• On Mar 23, 2021
    Heather from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to purchase Park Tickets before making a Park Reservation?

    Hi Heather,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    I am so happy to hEAR that you are planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Yes, you will need valid theme park admission to make those Disney Park Pass system reservations, so, if you do not have an Annual Pass, you will need to purchase theme park tickets

    Before purchasing theme park tickets, check the theme park availability calendar for the dates of your visit. If you do not yet have a My Disney Experience account, you will need to create one and then link those tickets. If there are others traveling with you, you will need to make sure they are connected through or listed in your My Family & Friends List in My Disney Experience.

    If folks traveling with you already have a My Disney Experience account, you can send them an invitation to connect through your My Family and Friends List. If they do not have their own accounts, you can create profiles for them in your My Family & Friends List and then you can assign tickets to them in your account. Once all of your tickets are linked and assigned, you can then make Disney Park Pass system reservations. 

    As you continue to plan, also keep an eye on the operational updates since policies and procedures could change. If you purchase theme park tickets with the Park Hopper® Option, be sure to review the details related to park hopping. Make sure that you have downloaded the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Keep an eye on the mobile app for push notifications regarding park hopping availability during your visit.

    Heather, I hope this helps! My family had an AMAZING time on our most recent trip and I trust you will have an equally Incredible visit!

    Magic and memories,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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