• On May 6, 2019
    Marlyn from NJ 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.

    I'll be visiting WDW soon. I'm looking into buying the tickets from the Disney site. However, I'm overseas and not staying at Disney Hotel but an "official Walt Disney Hotel". How will I get my tickets? Will I get a Magic Band ticket?

    Hi Marlyn! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It looks like you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort very soon. How exciting! My favorite thing about visiting during this time of year is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. There are SO many delicious treats to try this year!

    MagicBands act as the key to Disney Resort hotel rooms and are included in your stay. However, other hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort area, including the Walt Disney World Official Hotels, do not use MagicBands in their hotels and don't include them as part of your reservation. You can certainly purchase a MagicBand when you arrive and link it to your theme park ticket if you would like! You can also use the ticket (card) you will receive instead.

    When you purchase your tickets, you will select from different options on how you wish to receive them. Most likely, you will need to print your confirmation and bring it with you to either a Walt Disney World theme park ticket window, Guest Relations, or Will Call. There, you will receive your actual tickets (cards) and these will be your key to all of the fun!

    I hope this helps, Marlyn! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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