• On Jul 30, 2021
    Lindsey from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can non military family members use “Magic Your Way” tickets bought through a military base without the military ID holder present? If not, do DOD Contractor CAC ID cards qualify (for January 2022)

    Hi Lindsey, and welcome to planDisney!

    I'm also considering a January 2022 visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. What better way to ring in a new year than to celebrate at The Most Magical Place on Earth? As a fellow Virginian, you'll know what I mean when I say some Florida sunshine would be much appreciated during the dreary winter months. An escape to Walt Disney World sounds like the perfect idea to me!

    Mine is a military family, and we have lots of experience using the very generous military discounts offered to us. I'm happy to assist you with your question so you can get to planning.

    The military-discounted Magic Your Way tickets are sold pre-activated, so the military member does not need to be present when using the tickets. To be very clear, that is not true for the Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets, which are a different type of military ticket sold on base. To use those deeply-discounted tickets, a member of your party must show their military ID to activate the tickets upon arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort, and they must be visiting with you.

    If you have the Magic Your Way tickets, you won't need to worry about showing a military ID. Please check the expiration date on your tickets to ensure they don't expire at the end of 2021; otherwise, you will be good to go.

    In case you want to compare your tickets with the Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets, I have two important points to clarify. Most importantly, be sure to read the Offer Details for eligibility information. To use this offer, a valid and active military ID is required; DOD Contractor or other civilian ID will not be accepted. Also, we have not yet heard an announcement about 2022 military discounts; those are usually announced in late summer or early fall and will appear on the Special Offers webpage.

    Thank you for stopping by with this question, Lindsey. Please thank your military family member for their service to our country, and thanks to your whole family for your service and sacrifice. If we can be of assistance as you plan your 2022, please come back and see us here at planDisney.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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