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  • On Jun 23, 2019
    Jennie from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    i have military tickets and am purchasing magic bands. do i still need to present the certificates at the gate when we arrive?

    Hi, Jennie! Walt Disney World Resort loves saluting U.S. military personnel and is currently offering 4 and 5 Day Military Promotional Tickets. I vacationed this week with a friend of mine who's husband is a veteran, and I'd be happy to tell you about her experience with activating their military tickets.

    First of all, you'll want to want to link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account, assigning each one to a Guest in your traveling party. This will enable you to make your FastPass + selections in advance. When you arrive onsite, you will need to visit a Guest Relations location at any of the four theme parks or Disney Springs to activate your tickets and make sure to bring your MagicBands. You can do this on your first day of use or if your schedule permits, I'd recommend going the day before. To activate your military tickets, everyone in your party should be present, and military ID will need to be shown. 

    One thing I'd highly recommend is attending the Flag Retreat Ceremony that occurs daily at 5:00 PM in Magic Kingdom Park. It is a very heart-warming and patriot tradition, and you'll often see the Dapper Dans and members of Disney's Color Guard there to guide you through numbers such as "God Bless America." While you're there, take time for one of my favorite Walt Disney World attractions, the Hall of Presidents. I shed a tear every time!

    I hope you have a magical vacation in a few weeks, Jennie!

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