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  • On Mar 22, 2024
    Kathleen from TN 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 trip and don’t know our daily plans yet but want to buy tickets and book hotel. If I buy date based tickets that start on a Wednesday and are valid until Sunday do we have to activate them on Wednesday? Or can we wait and activate a day later?

    Hey there, Kathleen, and welcome to planDisney. June will be here before you know it and that means... it's Disney time! So make sure you pack your sunscreen, cooling towels, hats, and other sun and heat repelling items because Walt Disney World Resort is both hot with temperatures and entertainment. Ponchos and umbrellas are super helpful during afternoon pop-up showers which are excellent times to wait in shorter lines as the crowds disperse into restaurants and merchandise locations.

    Walt Disney World Resort date-based theme park tickets have a use window and they can be used in any combination during that period. For example, if you buy a three-day ticket then you have five days to use all three admissions. So, a three-day ticket that begins on a Wednesday can be used until the following Sunday. You could go for three days in the theme parks or every other day; it's your adventure to choose. After Sunday (the fifth day), the ticket, regardless of how many admissions remain, will expire.

    During the summer the restaurants get very busy. I know you want some flexibility but if you want specific dining experiences then I suggest you book them all 60 days before your check-in date. Booking 60 days in advance for up to 10 days of your Resort hotel stay is a major benefit of staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. Other Guests are only allowed to book 60 days in advance one day a a time.

    Another recommendation for the three-day ticket holder is to consider adding the Park Hopper Plus Option which will get you three admission into the Disney Water Parks or rounds of miniature golf at Winter Summerland Miniature Golf or Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf. You could use those on your non-theme park days as there is so much to do beyond the theme parks.

    Kathleen, I hope this information helps you have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure this summer. planDisney is always here to help. Please feel free to write us back with any follow-up questions or for more Disney vacation planning advice and tips.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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