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  • On Jul 24, 2023
    Mislim 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.

    Hello! I’m an annual pass holder. My two nieces (under 13 years of age) are visiting from out of state. I wanted to buy tickets for them,to visit the park. Can I purchase online, and send them the tickets electronically? Or do I need to meet them at park?

    Hello there, Mislim!

    Thanks for stopping by with this question. I love that you are planning to share the magic with your nieces on an upcoming visit. I'm sure you will have a fantastic time together!

    I took a look at the policy for purchasing tickets as a gift, and it notes that minors must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them when picking up their tickets. You didn't mention whether your niece's parents would also be visiting with them, so I reached out to a Cast Member for some additional assistance. I chatted with two helpful Cast Members, Josephine and Pancho, who both stated that your nieces will need an adult present to pick up their tickets and accompany them into the parks, but that the adult doesn't have to be their parent. However, I'd also like to highlight the additional restrictions associated with Florida Resident tickets

    Unfortunately, I don't have firsthand experience visiting with minors who aren't my children, so I'd recommend calling a Cast Member from the New Tickets team to discuss the specifics of your particular situation. They will be able to give you a more definitive answer once they know the full details of your request.

    Once you confirm the logistics, you should be able to purchase standard theme park tickets for your nieces online as a gift and forward the email to them upon receipt. I wouldn't advise waiting until they arrive as you will all need a valid theme park reservation to enter the parks. Depending on how many days they plan to visit you might also consider the special 4-Day, 4-Park Magic Ticket which will offer entry into each of the theme parks for one great value, but does not require theme park reservations. Just be sure to review the blockout dates and terms for these special offer tickets.

    Keep in mind that it can take 24-72 hours to receive confirmation when purchasing tickets as a gift. You'll also want to be sure you are all connected via your Family & Friends list so you can join Virtual Queues, or make Lightning Lane entrance selections together via Disney Genie+ Service during your visit.

    I hope this was helpful Mislim. If I've misunderstood your request, or you need more help planning your visit, please feel free to come back to planDisney with additional questions. We're always happy to help!

    Magic and memories,
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