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  • On Dec 3, 2018
    Sharon from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m planning an impromptu WDW trip in a week. If I buy tickets thru the My Disney Exp app, can I link them to my account so I can make FP+ selections now? Or do I need a physical admission card? And if I have cards, can I trade them for bands at the gate?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sharon! I love a last-minute trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    As a Florida Resident myself, I try to take advantage of any Florida Resident discounts available to me. While you can purchase your theme park tickets via your My Disney Experience app, you may not always get the Florida Resident prices. I encourage you to visit the Disney site specifically geared toward Florida Resident deals on theme park tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays.

    Once you purchase your theme park tickets, the process to link your tickets is very simple if you follow this link. Once your tickets are linked, you can make your FastPass+ selections. Florida Resident tickets require one extra step before you can enjoy a fun-filled day at the theme parks. You must stop by a ticket window or Guest Services location to show Proof of Florida Residency to activate your tickets. (But don’t worry, you won’t have any problems making those FastPass+ selections!) The Cast Member at the window will also give you a hard ticket when you give them all of your necessary ticket information. 

    If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you will receive a complimentary MagicBand when you check in to your resort. If you are staying off-site, you will find that your hard ticket will work just as well when you check in for your selected FastPass+ attractions. MagicBands are available for purchase at shops all around the Walt Disney World Resort. You will also find some magical bands that are exclusive to the theme parks! ShopDisney online has a great selection, too! 

    Sharon, I hope you have a wonderful time on your last-minute adventure! Please feel free to come back to see us if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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