• On Feb 27, 2020
    Amy from PA 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.

    My mom who lives in Florida bought tickets for my kids and I for the parks. Since she purchased Florida residency ones, is she the only one who has to show Florida ID when picking them up or will we all have to since there are 5 tickets?

    Hi Amy!

    Thanks for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! As a Florida Resident, this is probably the biggest question I get from my out of state family. Unfortunately, only Florida Residents can use the Florida Resident tickets (with the exception of minor children). Your mom can technically make the purchase, however you will not be able to activate the tickets. You see when you purchase the adult tickets, each adult will be required to present a valid Florida Drivers License or Florida ID Card or provide proof of Florida Residency, regardless of who purchases the tickets. If they are linked to your MagicBands, you will not be able to enter a park until you provide the valid proof of Florida Residency. Minors do not have to provide proof of residency, so if  any of your kids are under the age of 18, then your mom can pick up their tickets.  I recently purchased a ticket for my husband and although I was able to pay for it, the ticket was not active until we arrived at Epcot and provided his Florida ID at the ticket window. I wish it could be different, but at this time, the discounted tickets are limited strictly to Florida Residents. Hope this helps!

    Did you know? From time to time, Disney will release special offers such as free dining plans, special room rates and great ticket offers. This is a great way to save money on future vacations! Be sure to find these and other great discounts on this page: Special Offers

    It has been a pleasure assisting you Amy! Please feel free to send me any other questions you may have!

    ~ Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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