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  • On Nov 27, 2022
    Mary from DC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi-- my mother-in-law, who lives in FL, would like to buy tickets for my non-FL kids, but she doesn't want to enter the park. Can she just validate the tickets at the gate without having a ticket of her own?

    Hi Mary! Welcome to planDisney.

    Looks like your Mouseketeers benefit from Florida-based grandparents at the house of the mouse. As long as your children are under the age of 18, no address will need to be presented to activate your children's theme park tickets. However, your Mother-in-law will need to provide proof of residency either at the time of purchase online or through the My Disney Experience Mobile App or in person at any ticket booth located outside of any park or at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. Protip, parking is free at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and at Disney Springs if she chooses to validate the tickets in person. She does not need to enter the theme parks. Here is a list of acceptable forms of proper identification.

    Friendly reminder, at this time, anyone ages three and older needs both a valid Theme Park Ticket and a Disney Park Pass reservation in order to visit the four theme parks. Here is the availability calendar to help plan your park days.

    As your trip gets closer, I suggest you keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any Walt Disney World Resort announcements on entertainment, dining, and policies. Of course, you can always seek out the planDisney Instagram account for fun tips and tricks to everything Disney vacation related from our panel of guests helping guests.

    Keeping it Magical,
    Cindy
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