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  • On Jun 13, 2022
    Kristen from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Can we make park reservations and then buy the actual tickets at a later date or do the tickets need to be purchased before making the reservations to the parks? Thank you!

    Hello Kristen,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. These next couple of months will fly by, and soon you'll find yourself in the middle of The World's Most Magical Celebration!

    All guests need to make a theme park reservation for each day they plan to visit a Walt Disney World theme park. However, in order to make your reservations, you will need to purchase your tickets first. Tickets can always be upgraded, so I recommend purchasing one park per day passes for as many days as you think you will need. That will allow you to start planning out your itinerary and reserving your park days. Then, if you decide you want to upgrade to add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets you can.

    You will be able to make dining reservations 60 days in advance, even if you haven't purchased park tickets or made theme park reservations. Just remember that if you make a reservation for a restaurant inside a park, like Space 220 Restaurant in EPCOT, you will need to have a theme park reservation and park ticket to dine in that location.  

    Since you'll be visiting in August, you might want to consider chilling out by adding a day at Typhoon Lagoon into your plans. You don't need to have a reservation for the water parks, so this is something else you can wait to add as your vacation gets closer.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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