• On Jan 31, 2020
    Rebecca from MI 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.

    We are planning a trip to Disney magic Kingdom, March 2021. How soon can I start buying tickets? We will be staying off Disney property. What is the normal expiration date for tickets? If they have one. Thank you for any input

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca! 

    I am always in some stage of planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation so I appreciate how you're looking ahead to 2021! As you are thinking about your trip, here are a few things to get you started. 

    As of today, tickets and vacation packages are not yet able to be purchased for 2021. While I can't guarantee an exact date, historically these have been released in June for the following year. I would encourage you to keep an eye on the ticket page and on the Disney Parks Blog, this June 2020, to book for March 2021. 

    You also mentioned expiration dates. Back in 2018 Disney moved to date-based tickets and pricing. Basically what this means is that ticket prices will vary based on the time of year you're planning to travel. So, since you're headed to Magic Kingdom Park in March of 2021, you will purchase ticket(s) specific to your date. And, because they are date-specific, if you buy a 1-day Standard Theme Park ticket, it will expire after the selected start day. Take a few moments to review how longer tickets work as there is more flexibility in usage. For instance, if you purchase a 3-day Standard Theme Park ticket, you will have 5 days to which to use those. 

    Rebecca, I hope this helps as you're starting to put together your trip for 2021. Don't forget that after you have your dates picked, tickets purchased and My Disney Experience set up, it's time to start thinking about all of that delicious food. If you are hoping to dine at any Table Service restaurants while you're enjoying Magic Kingdom Park, I recommend making reservations well in advance. You may begin booking those 180 days prior to your visit. 

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Come on back and see us with any other questions! Wishing you a Magical vacation, 


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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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