• On Aug 3, 2016
    Georgia from WI 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 husband will be arriving on October 7th and has a separate hotel only reservation. On October 8th our package for the Yacht Club is 5 nights/6 days. Will he be able to use the park ticket if we change to 7 day if we have not checked in the hotel yet?

    Hi, Georgia! Thank you for stopping by with your question. A Magic Your Way Vacation Package is a great way to help you and your family explore many of the magical experiences Walt Disney World Resort offers. How awesome your husband gets a head start on experiencing some of the fun before the rest of you arrive! I have had to do this several times when I was headed to Orlando for conferences a day or two early, so I do have some personal experience to share with you.

    Theme Park Tickets are valid for up to 14 days after first use and, when purchased as part of a vacation package, become available after you check in to your Resort hotel. However, your husband can actually request to have the Theme Park Tickets activated early. In my experience, we have been able to activate them up to three days before our check-in date. To do so, he needs to visit Guest Relations at any of the Theme Parks or at Disney Springs, and a Cast Member will be more than happy to assist him. Georgia, if your vacation package includes a Disney Dining Plan, the meal entitlements will only be available from the date of your October 8 check-in until midnight on your date of your check-out.

    I hope you and your family have an unforgettable vacation, Georgia! Please stop again if you have any further questions for us. 

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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