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  • On Oct 10, 2023
    Leah from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use physical tickets to gain access into the park?

    Hi there, Leah! 

    Welcome to planDisney; thanks for stopping by with your question for us. 

    I’m thrilled to hear you’ll soon be off to adventure around Walt Disney World Resort. It truly is such an incredible place where we see some of our favorite stories come to life. I’m reminded each time of the magic that exists in this extraordinary place as I walk down Main Street, U.S.A., and watch the excitement as Guests catch their first glimpse of Cinderella Castle or see the bright bunches of balloons bobbing around. Although I’ve visited several times, my heart can’t help but feel full as I take it all in! 

    Leah, there are different options to gain access to the theme parks; you can choose the method that works best for you. I’m happy to tell you that you can absolutely get physical tickets to enter the theme parks. They would also act as your entry method into the Lightning Lane queue should you want to purchase the Disney Genie+ service. You can pick up the physical theme park tickets at any ticket booth window at the front of all four theme parks. If you are around the area before your theme park visit, you can also stop by the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs to pick up physical tickets. If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can request Disney’s Key to the World cards upon arrival at the front desk. These can act as your hotel room key and your theme park ticket!  

    Other ways of admission include the MagicBands series, like the MagicBand+, which is interactive! That’s right, it will shine and vibrate with select nighttime spectaculars; it also allows you to unlock your Disney Resort room. Additionally, you can use the Disney MagicMobile service. This is a feature of the My Disney Experience Mobile App and works through an eligible iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phone. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these methods; whichever one you decide to go with is a win/win situation because you get to enter the magic!

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Leah!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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