• On Apr 2, 2018
    Alison from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I do not want to book a package, because I do not want the cancellation rules associated with packages. We are staying for 6 nights at the Contemporary. Can we buy a 5 day ticket separately, and still link it to our hotel without making a package?

    Hi Alison!

    This is a great question. Unlike a fast food restaurant where you try to order the same items that come in a combo meal but in a smaller size, and they look at you funny and try to sell you on the larger combo meal anyway, Disney understands that some guests like to build their own vacations, and they truly want you to have it your way. (See what I did there.)

    I'm a military wife, and the way that we're able to take advantage of the amazing military offers on Walt Disney World Resort Hotel rooms and theme park tickets means we have to book and buy everything separately, then link all individual items in our My Disney Experience accounts ourselves. I've visited Walt Disney World Resort this way six times, most recently was a month ago where I too stayed at Disney's Contemporary Resort. I am happy to share that the addition of Disney theme park tickets has never turned my room-only reservation into a package.

    The room portion of your reservation will include MagicBands for each member of your party to use as your room key. You can also link a credit card to your MagicBand for charging anything from souvenirs to snacks, so you'll have one less thing to carry during your stay. Once you link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account, the tickets will auto-magically link back to your MagicBands too.

    Pro Tip from someone who also doesn't buy the packages: write each persons name on their ticket (the same side as the ticket ID number), and then take a picture of each tickets name and ID number as a just-in-case.

    I hope this helped, Alison, and We'll See You Real Soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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