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  • On Oct 25, 2023
    Nina from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to purchase discount tickets from AAA for my family as gifts and am wondering if this would affect them using the Disney app? Would I be required to be at check in for park each time? Guess how those discount tickets work?

    Hello Nina,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for your question! It's so great to hear that you're planning on gifting Disneyland Resort tickets to your family for a trip next year! What a great way to make memories.

    I'm happy to share that discounted tickets from third-party vendors still function the same as those purchased through the Disneyland Resort website. Specifically, you'll receive a ticket ID number for each ticket you purchase that your family members can use to link with their Disney account(s). 

    Once linked, they'll be able to see and plan all the rest of the details of their upcoming vacation through the My Plans hub on the Disneyland Resort website! Keep in mind that they'll need to make theme park reservations for each day of their visit, which they can do in this hub, but it's also a quick and easy way to make other reservations as well like for dining and enchanting extras.

    Since these theme park tickets will be linked to your family member's Disney account, they'll be able to access their tickets from the Disneyland mobile app to enter the parks without you needing to be there. This ticket is all they'll need! The first time they enter a park, a Cast Member will scan this ticket and snap a quick photo of each family member, which will then be assigned to their individual ticket for the rest of the trip.

    One thing I'll note is that the Disneyland Resort often has Special Offers available throughout the year - like the Kids' Special Ticket Offer that runs in early 2024. It's worth checking that out as you're planning your ticket purchase!

    Thanks again for your question, Nina! I hope this upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort is full of magical memories.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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