• On May 31, 2017
    Lea from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I need to pay my vacation package in full before I will receive my tickets and magic bands? More importantly, do I need the tickets in hand and linked to my account before I can start scheduling my fast passes?

    Hi Lea,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! When Fast Pass+ selection time arrives in our house, the party begins!

    As long as you have your resort hotel and valid theme park tickets linked to your My Disney Experience Account, you can begin making Fast Pass+ selections 60 days prior to your trip, even prior to having paid off your vacation package in full. 

    Once you have paid your deposit on your Walt Disney World Vacation package. you can start doing some serious vacation planning. If you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience Account. Once you get your resort hotel confirmation number, link that confirmation number to your My Disney Experience Account by clicking on "My Reservations and Tickets," then clicking on "Link Resort Reservation." Once you link your resort hotel reservation, your vacation package should appear in My Disney Experience. Check to be sure your theme park tickets appear under "My Reservations and Tickets."

    Be sure to check My Disney Experience to see the countdown clock - it will tell you how many days are left until your Walt Disney World Magic begins! If you click on the My Disney Experience icon towards the top right-hand corner of the webpage, that link will take you to a page that says "Welcome!" and "My Plans." That countdown clock will become very important as you prepare to make Dining Reservations and Fast Pass+ selections.

    Lea, as long as you have booked a vacation package, you are all set to being making Fast Pass+ selections once your 60-day time window arrives!

    Magic, Memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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