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  • On May 2, 2022
    Jessica from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My mother lives in Orlando and would like to buy tickets for her grandkids, 6 & 11yrs. My questions are Could she get discounted tickets for them only or also for my husband and I? where can she validate the tkts, without coming with us to the park?

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, Jessica!

    You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney.  Since it looks like you're just a few weeks away from arriving at Walt Disney World Resort, I bet the anticipation is really starting to set in. With all the excitement surrounding The World's Most Magical Celebration, there's so much to see and do –– believe me, you and your family are in for an incredible time!

    How cool is it that your mom is planning to purchase Walt Disney World theme park admission for your family?! If you ask me, that makes her both a grandma and a fairy godmother! But while she's welcome to wave her magic want and purchase Florida Resident tickets for any children under the age of 18, unfortunately, she can't buy tickets for non-resident adults at the discounted resident rate.  That means you and your husband will need to purchase standard theme park admission for your upcoming visit.

    In order for your children to use those tickets, your mom will need to verify her Florida Residency and there are a few ways she can do this ahead of time.  If she has a Florida Driver's License, state-issued ID card, or Florida-based military ID, she can verify her information on the Walt Disney World website at the time she purchases the tickets.  If the tickets have already been purchased, or if your mom doesn't have any of those ID types, she can also provide proof of her Florida residential address at any Walt Disney World theme park ticketing window or Guest Relations location.  If she isn't planning to visit a Walt Disney World theme park before your visit, I think visiting the Guest Relations location at Disney Springs will probably be the quickest and easiest option for her.

    Since you mentioned that your mom isn't planning to come to the park with you, I also want to share something to keep in mind. In speaking with a Cast Member about this, I learned that in the unlikely event of a problem with a Florida Resident ticket the first time it's used, it's best to have the Resident present to show their proof of residency again, if necessary.  If the ticket needs to be re-verified and a Resident isn't present, you'll need to pay the difference in price between the Florida Resident rate and the standard rate in order to use the ticket.

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney, Jessica.  I'm wishing you and your family lots of pixie dust during your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    See Ya Real Soon,

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