• On Sep 29, 2021
    Thomas from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What guest service locations on Disney World property can we show proof of Florida residency besides the park entrances? Can this be done at guest services at Disney World hotels? Thanks!

    Hey there, hi there Thomas! You're always welcome as can be at planDisney. I'd be happy to assist a fellow Mouseketeer today.

    Hot dog! As one of Mickey Mouses's closest neighbors in the Sunshine State, you're eligible for some fantastic discounts and specials. My parents recently became part-time Florida residents, and we've spent the past year getting to know the ins and outs of redeeming ticket offers.

    Did you know that you can verify your residency status on My Disney Experience before finalizing your ticket purchase? If you do this, you're all set to go right to the theme park entrance as soon as you arrive. If you didn't do this, you can show proof of residency and activate your tickets at a ticketing window outside of a theme park, the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, or the Transportation & Ticket Center. 

    While you can't take care of this at your Disney Resort Hotel, you're likely not too far from a theme park entrance, Disney Springs, or the Transportation & Ticket Center. If you're staying at a resort in the Magic Kingdom area, just hop on the monorail and get off at the Transportation & Ticket Center. On a recent stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, my parents and I walked there to activate some tickets they had purchased for my children.

    If you'll be in the EPCOT resort area, walk, take the Disney Skyliner, or board watercraft transportation to either Disney's Hollywood Studios or the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT. Both locations have ticketing windows, and the EPCOT entrance isn't usually crowded. If I ever need to visit Guest Relations during a visit, it's my first choice. If you visit the Disney Springs location, be sure to enjoy some shopping en route to the Disney Ticket Center and pick up a sweet treat at Gideon's Bakehouse or the Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop on your way out. 

    I hope this is helpful, Thomas! Best wishes for a smooth verification process and a wonderful visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. We'll see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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