Family in Magic Kingdom
  • On Apr 8, 2023
    Sarah from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My parents are Florida residents. They would love to buy my kids tickets for their Birthday. My husband and I would purchase our own tickets. However, would my parents need to attend in order to use their in state discount?

    Hi there, Sarah!  

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. If I were a kid, I would declare a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth the BEST birthday gift ever! It seems like you all have a game plan, and I am more than happy to give you more information to iron out this final detail.

    Sarah, I love that your parents are sprinkling their own pixie dust on your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. As Florida residents, they may purchase Florida-resident tickets or annual passes for your kids who are under the age of 18 years old. You all should definitely check out the Special Offers, Deals, and Discounts web page to see what's currently being offered. 

    Because your kiddos are not Florida residents, on their first visits (to the theme parks or at Disney Springs), your parent who purchased the ticket will need to be present at the ticket window with proof of Florida residency. After that day, your kiddos may use their tickets or passes at the theme parks without their grandparent being there. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: One of my family's favorite ways to kick off our birthday celebrations at Disney is to grab a complimentary birthday button from Guest Relations or from other random spots like gift shops. Then, if you'd like, visit Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom Park's Liberty Square and Disney's Days of Christmas store at Disney Springs where a Cast Member can, for a fee, customize it with a beautifully handwritten message. It's a great family keepsake! 

    I just know that your family is going to have so much fun celebrating at the Resort this year. If you have any questions about how to make this birthday celebration truly special, don't hesitate to give us a holler at planDisney. I'm all ears

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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