• On Oct 17, 2021
    Rebecca from MI 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, we are leaving for our 1st Disney trip ever soon and we have our park reservations in already. Do we need to have the paper tickets or print out of the confirmation email when we arrive? Or will electronic copies on our phones be enough?

    Three chEARs for you, Rebecca!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins in just a few days, and I am so very excited for you to experience the magic! As you stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., inside Magic Kingdom Park, I hope you take a moment to yourself to enjoy your surroundings. You’ll see the brightly colored Mickey-shaped balloons bobbing in the sky; you’ll hEAR joyful music being played, and smell the delicious aroma of freshly brewed coffee as you pass Main Street Bakery. And just when you think it can’t get better, you’ll see it: a fairytale come to life as you set your sights on Cinderella Castle dazzling in its 50th Anniversary glory! 

    Rebecca, you have a few choices in how you’d like to enter the theme parks with your tickets. But before I give you your options, please do be sure that along with your tickets, you’ve also made your Disney Park Pass reservations since both are required to enter the parks.

    Now, you have a few ways to enter the theme parks:

    Admission Cards: These can be picked up on your first day at any of the parks. You’ll find Will Call windows which are located at the entrance of all four theme parks. You will need to show a Cast Member your ticket order confirmation email, photo identification, and the form of payment you used to buy your tickets, and they will be happy to give you your admission cards. You can use the admission cards as your tickets to enter the parks.

    Disney MagicMobile service: You can also set up the Disney MagicMobile service if you have an eligible iPhone, Apple Watch, or a Google Pay-enabled Android phone. This service is set up through your My Disney Experience Mobile app; please follow the steps provided here, and your phone will then act as your ticket.

    MagicBands: If you purchased a MagicBand, it would be linked to your account, and you can wear it on your wrist. With a simple tap, you’ll be able to enter the theme parks!

    We can’t wait to welcome you to the magic, Rebecca! Have an enchanting first visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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