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  • On Feb 16, 2024
    Sue from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have non expiring tickets linked to our MDE. Some expire 2030 and some 2099. Just wondering why the difference. Also is there any way we can make sure they use the nearest expiring ones first WITHOUT standing in line at Guest Services?

    Hiya, Sue, and welcome to planDisney! I'm a little envious of your non-expiring tickets. Being able to imagine visits far in the future seems positively magical. Let's look at how you can prioritize those tickets for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit.

    I was a little puzzled that your non-expiring tickets have expiration dates listed, so I spoke to a helpful Cast Member who gave me some advice to pass on. She said those dates are mainly listed as placeholders in the system and confirmed that those tickets won't expire. But I understand how you'd like to use the ones with the 2030 date first, so here's an easy way to do that.

    All non-expiring tickets require a theme park reservation when you plan to use them. So, for your upcoming trip, you'll go to the theme park reservations page where you'll sign in and follow the prompts to make those reservations. You'll choose which specific ticket you'd like to assign to the reservation, so that's when you'll specify the earlier-expiring ticket.

    I recently wanted to prioritize my Disney Pixie Dust Pass over other theme park tickets in my account, so I did this at the entrance after scanning in. A Cast Member made that prioritization for me in just a few minutes, so my tip is to double-check which ticket was used immediately after you scan into a theme park. 

    Finally, if you don't think you'll use all of your 2030-dated tickets before that time, I recommend you stop by Guest Relations to inquire about moving that date out. My tip is to do this the next time you're at Disney Springs because the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs typically takes care of guests quickly. And you can do some shopping while you're there! For me, no Disney vacation is complete without a stroll through World of Disney.

    Sue, I hope I've helped you with your ticket questions. Enjoy those "forever magical" tickets! Stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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