• On Apr 23, 2020
    Hilda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Could I pay the difference to turn a child ticket into an adult one at the gate? Bought a child ticket for my niece earlier but she will turn 10 when we plan to visit the park next time

    Hello, Hilda and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question. Hilda, I'm excited to hear that you're planning a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth with your niece! I have a young Mouseketeer in my house that is very close in age to needing an adult ticket, so I appreciate this question! 

    First, I'm happy to report that you ARE able to pay the difference and modify the ticket you purchased. You can go about doing this in a few ways. You may, like you mentioned above, visit the ticket counter on the day of your visit prior to entering the park. However, if you would rather use your time to grab a Mickey Pretzel or ride Space Mountain, you can modify that ticket in advance by calling the Existing Tickets line at (407)566-4985. If your purchased tickets are already linked to your My Disney Experience account, make sure to have that information pulled up and handy before you call.

    Another option to modify your tickets would be to visit the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. My family and I will often visit Disney Springs on our arrival day before visiting a park. If you are doing the same, this would be a quick and easy stop to change your niece's ticket. 

    Hilda, I hope this helps as you are dreaming about your Disney days. While you are thinking ahead to your trip, if your niece likes thrill-rides and you're planning to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios, my son would say there is no better attraction than The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. 

    Whichever rides you choose, I'm wishing you a pixie-dusted visit full of unforgettable moments. Please come back and see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other vacation planning questions you might have, 
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Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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