• On Mar 21, 2021
    Daniel from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to visit in April, 2022. How far in advance should we purchase tickets to ensure we get into the parks on the schedule we desire?

    Hi Daniel,

    It's just FUN to think about a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, isn't it? Even if it's a year away, having something to look forward to can put a smile on your face just dreaming about walking down Main Street, U.S.A., soaring on the back of a flying elephant, or enjoying your favorite Mickey-shaped snack. Plus, the earlier you start planning, the more time you have to put together the perfect itinerary! That's a win-win in my book!

    I'd recommend purchasing your tickets and making your plans as soon as you're reasonably sure you'll be visiting! Vacation packages and theme park tickets are available for purchase now for next spring, so it's possible to make your plans at any point. The key to making sure you're able to visit the parks on your desired schedule is to make your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as your theme park tickets are purchased and linked to your My Disney Experience account. If you check the availability calendar, you'll see that options are pretty wide open if you look at least three months out, but you'll also see that some options are unavailable around the kickoff of Walt Disney World Resort's 50th anniversary celebration this fall. With your trip planned during spring break, the earlier you can make your plans, the better. If you're worried about your plans possibly changing between now and then, it's important to note that while theme park tickets are not refundable, it is possible to modify your dates if something comes up and you need to make changes to your plans.

    I'm sending pixie dust that your itinerary comes together perfectly, Daniel, and this time next year, you and your fellow Mouseketeers will be practically giddy with excitement and anticipation. Please don't hesitate to come back and see us again at planDisney any time you have a Disney-planning question or would like advice regarding your trip. I hope you have a truly magical vacation next spring!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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