• On Aug 22, 2019
    Steve from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My grandkids are coming to visit next fall. I am planning to buy them annual passes with my Florida discount. Am I able to activate their passes without them being present before they arrive so that they can have their magic bands in time for the trip?

    Greetings Fellow Floridian Steve!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are about to "Granddad of the yEAR" when you purchase Walt Disney World tickets for your grandkids!

    One of the best advantages of living close to The Mouse is the fantastic discounts to be had on Disney Theme Park tickets. I love that you want to take advantage of that! You can purchase tickets in person or online, and then pick up at will call. To get discounted resident tickets, only adults (age 18 and over) need to show proof of Florida residency. Thankfully, if the kiddos are under 18, you can purchase and activate the select tickets for them.

    Steve, do you know that you don't need to show up to the Parks to activate their tickets? A Ticket Center is now open at Disney Springs, which makes logistical errands a lot simpler! When you activate the passes, you will need to show proof of residency. That proof can come in a variety of forms, including:

    -State or military-issued ID card with Florida address.
    -Bills, Policies or Registration in their name (i.e., automobile registration, insurance policy or statement from utilities, insurance, etc. note though that the bills can be no more than two months old).
    -Mail from a certified institution such as a bank, federal, or state agency with their name.

    Current statements and bills that are printed from an electronic version or via smartphones are also acceptable.

    I hope that was clear. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back. I wish you a grand adventure with your family!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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