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  • On Feb 6, 2021
    Jimmy from AL Asked

    If I purchase Military Salute Vouchers at my Military Base can I use them to reserve my days at the parks before going to the Park and having them activated. If so, how is this done?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jimmy!

    On behalf of my fellow panelists, and from my military family to yours, thank you for your service to our country. I know how important together time is for our military members, and in my opinion there is no better place than the Walt Disney World Resort. My husband is currently deployed and I was just looking at our countdown to his return alongside the countdown to our family’s Disney vacation and feeling fantastic about all the good things coming our way. I wish the same good vibes for you and yours!

    So, down to the business of getting your military discounted theme park tickets linked so you can make your Disney Park Pass reservations. When you purchase those tickets at your local base, you’ll receive exchange certificates. The ones I get are always little paper tickets, and they have a number printed on the back of each one. You’ll take those exchange certificates and link them to your My Disney Experience account. The first step is to ensure that each member of your party has a profile set up in My Disney Experience. Next, select “Tickets and Passes” in My Disney Experience, and then tap the plus symbol and select “Link Tickets and Passes.” Enter the number on the back of your exchange certificate and link it to a member of your party. Repeat that step for each exchange certificate. If you have any issues linking the exchange certificates, a friendly Cast Member can help – just call the Existing Tickets line at (407) 566-4985. Sometimes the system doesn’t like the numbers on the exchange certificate, but I’ve always had a quick and easy experience when I’ve needed to call for help.

    Once the tickets are linked, you’ll be able to select Disney Park Pass reservations for as many days as you have linked tickets. My Disney Experience reads them as valid tickets even though they have not yet been activated; I did this for a recent visit and it worked smoothly. In the My Disney Experience app, tap the plus sign in the bottom middle of the landing screen and select "Make a Park Reservation" to begin this process.

    When you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, you will need to activate the tickets before entering a theme park. This can be done at any Guest Relations location, either outside each of the four theme parks or in Disney Springs. If you’re planning to activate the tickets in the morning of your first park day, my advice is to plan to arrive early – my children are always super excited and ready to go, and they don’t like waiting! If you can plan an arrival day dinner or visit to Disney Springs, you can get those tickets activated in Disney Springs so you’re ready to go on your first park day. Don’t forget to bring your military ID, as you will need it to activate the tickets.

    Jimmy, have the best time on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! If you have any more questions as you count down to your visit, please come back and see us. It’s always a pleasure to help a fellow military family with their planning.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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