• On Jul 6, 2018
    Alice from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have military discount tickets. I understand we need to activate them before entering a theme park. We want to activate the night before our first day in the parks. I read it can be done at Disney Springs. How late is Guest Services open in DS?

    Welcome BACK, Alice!

    Mine is a Military family too, and I can confirm that activating your U.S. Military Promotional Tickets the day/night before your first Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park day is a solid plan. We try to do this every trip as it's one less thing to do the morning of your very first Disney Day.

    You're more than welcome to validate these tickets at any Guest Relations location in the days leading up to your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation. Guest Relations windows and offices can be found just outside the entrance of all four of Disney's theme parks, both water parks, and at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex. The Disney Springs location is in the Town Center area near the Disney Resort Hotel Bus Stop. Each of these locations remains open until the listed hours for that area's daily operating time. That's really vague, but because the hours of each location change based on the time of year and even the day of the week, know that the Disney Springs location is usually the latest open option of at least 10 P.M. daily. (When looking at the Disney Springs Calendar for your vacation time frame, go by the non-late night hours. I would also recommend getting there at least an hour before they close, if not as soon as you arrive to Disney Springs as there is so much to do and explore, I'd hate for you to get side tracked and then miss getting your tickets validated altogether.)

    Bonus Tip: There's a U.S. Military discount on Disney's Memory Maker! For the rest of 2018 the 'Starts Immediately' version is $98. Ask about it when validating your tickets.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Alice!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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