• On Aug 19, 2017
    Scott from SD 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.

    For park tickets, we are going to be there 7 days, but we are taking one day off in the middle, to go to the beach, can I buy tickets for 6 days, and not have to pay for the day we are not at the parks? Or will I need to buy 7 day passes?

    Hi Scott, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I think you have a great idea in taking a day off in the middle of your vacation to visit the beach. My family has done this many times, as we have family on both sides who live on the Gulf Coast. It is a great way to put some rest and relaxation into a busy park touring agenda, so you return recharged and excited to head back to the Theme Parks.

    Fortunately, I have good news. If you plan on taking a day off to enjoy the beach, you are most certainly able to only purchase 6 Day Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets. Once your tickets are activated (on their first day of use) you will then have 14 days before your ticket and any remaining admission associated with the tickets expire. Therefore, you are certainly free to take as many days off from Theme Park touring as you would like, so long as all 6 days of admission are used in full within 14 days. Also, if you later decide to add a 7th day, you can do that as well!

    Another option you may wish to consider when purchasing your Theme Park Tickets is adding Park Hopper privileges. This allows you to tour two (or more) Theme Parks each day. My family puts our Park Hopping privileges to good use each trip as we normally start our days in one Theme Park and close the evening in another. This allows us to take full advantage of Extra Magic Hours offered to select Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests, as well as the regular Park Hours schedules, by planning our touring to maximize our time in the Parks.

    Scott, I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue planning your trip. We are here to help and want you to have the best possible upcoming Disney vacation!

    Magically Yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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