Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 9, 2022
    Alexis from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband is active duty and we bought military tickets for Disney, when we go to activate do our kids need photo id? Or is it just the adults that needs photo id?

    Welcome, Alexis!

    Thank you for trusting planDisney with your important Walt Disney World Resort trip-planning question. Most importantly, thank you for your family's service. A world of magic awaits you during the 50th Anniversary Celebration, so let's talk about the process for activating your tickets.

    Disney Military Salute tickets offer incredible savings for Eligible Service Members and their families. The tickets you purchased need to be activated at a theme park or water park ticket window, or at any Guest Relations location, including the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. When it works with my family's schedule, we prefer to activate our tickets the day before our first park day so we're ready to head straight into the park. Guest Relations windows located outside of the theme park entrances typically open about one hour before park opening

    When activating your Disney Military Salute tickets, all adults should be prepared to show a photo ID and the Eligible Service Member and/or spouse must show a valid military ID. In my decade of experience with these magical tickets, my children have never been asked to show ID. There have been times the wait at Guest Relations was long so the kids and I got our wiggles out at a nearby location until I was called over to show ID. 

    You cannot enter a park until the tickets are activated, Alexis, but you can and should go ahead and link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account and make your park pass reservations. When making park pass reservations, be sure to check the theme park availability calendar first. Spring has sprung at Walt Disney World Resort and current trends suggest May dates may start to fill up in a few weeks. 

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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