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  • On Mar 23, 2022
    Amber from MO 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! I am planning to buy tickets soon and have a question about paperless vs. hard tickets. Do you have to choose just one or can I use My Disney Experience and get a hard ticket as a backup just in case there are phone issues?

    Welcome to planDisney Amber!

    It sounds like you are a planner. I am one, too, so I know how important it is to plan "just in case!" I use Disney MagicMobile Service on my phone almost exclusively to get into the parks, but I always have a back-up "just in case" my phone dies or other issue. I always keep a MagicBand with me or stop by the front desk of my Disney Resort hotel to get card. My Apple Watch is also linked, so I have so many back-ups, I am ready for anything!

    Regardless of how many back-ups you have, all are interchangeable during your vacation. You will know fairly quickly which method you prefer to use and will probably stick with it. But I feel better knowing I can tap into a park with a card if my battery is running low on my phone. 

    Speaking of "just in case," have a bag packed for your theme park visits. Toss in cheap rain ponchos, sunscreen, a phone charger, and hand sanitizer. These little items can be costly if needed in the parks, so having them in your magic bag is helpful. I feel like Mary Poppins sometimes with all the things I can pull out of my tote bag in a moment's notice!

    "Just in case" I haven't mentioned it, I hope you have a magical visit to Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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