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  • On Mar 18, 2022
    Dianne from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a Disney trip with our son , his wife and 2 children. Our son has leukemia and is in and outof the hospital often. I fear buying tickets, have him get sick and lose that money. Do we have any recourse.

    Hey there, Dianne, and welcome to planDisney! I am sorry to hear that your son is dealing with this sickness. But in the words of Winnie the Pooh, I am sure he’s stronger than he seems! A trip to Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect way to celebrate just how strong is he is!

    Dianne, fear is no friend of ours here at Walt Disney World. If your son is unable to attend the upcoming Disney Vacation, you will not lose the money paid for the Theme Park Tickets. The amount paid for unused expired tickets may be applied towards the purchase of new tickets at a later date according to Disney World’s Ticket Usage Guidelines. This means you’ll have a head start on planning the perfect trip for your son when he is better! And that sounds like the perfect reason to celebrate to me. Since your expected arrival date is so close, I recommend purchasing your tickets and making your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as possible. Reserving soon will make sure there is space available in your desired parks for your vacation dates. 

    I hope this helps, Dianne! I’m believing that now is the perfect time for your Disney Vacation and that your son will be able to experience it all with you! 

    Until Next Time, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

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