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  • On Jan 24, 2024
    Corrine from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Please help me understand how to use my 5-Day Theme Park Base Ticket? I understand I have to use it on valid dates. Do I show up at whichever park I want on any of those days & simply scan my ticket? I don't need to reserve or decide ahead of time?

    Hi Corrine!

    It looks like you have a fun-filled Walt Disney World Resort vacation on the horizon! May will be here before you know it, and I'm sure you're getting excited about your trip. It's great to have a Disney getaway to look forward to, isn't it? Spring is such a great time to visit, and the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival will be in full bloom through May 27th, 2024!

    In 2020, Walt Disney World theme parks established the Theme Park Reservation system that required Guests to make reservations for specific theme parks they planned to visit. Guests could only make reservations with valid theme park admission. These advance reservations guaranteed admittance to the park for the date on which the reservation was made.  

    As of January 9th, 2024, date-based tickets, such as your 5-Day Theme Park Base Ticket, no longer require theme park reservations. Hooray! During the days your theme park tickets are valid, you can visit any one of Walt Disney World's four theme parks on any day that you choose:

    • Magic Kingdom Park - the classic, iconic theme park where fairy tales come to life
    • EPCOT - combining innovation, technology, and global culture, where the impossible becomes possible
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios - have a "picture-perfect" day in a theme park dedicated to Disney stage and screen, or visit a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park - have a wild time at this unique blend of a theme park and animal reserve - a celebration of nature and exploration
    If you want to show up and just go where the day takes you, you can absolutely do it! Of course, I always encourage Guests to have some sort of plan in place to maximize their time in the theme parks. Don't forget to make plans for some amazing meals with Advance Dining Reservations, which can be made up to 60 days before your arrival.

    Now it's time to start counting down the days until your magical Walt Disney World vacation!
    Diane W. 


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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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