Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Jan 22, 2023
    Dennis from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I purchase a single day park ticket/reservation and don’t use it on that date and won’t be in the area till this time next year, can I apply the price paid toward a new ticket for another day a year from now?

    Hi Dennis,

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your great question about Walt Disney World tickets, I am happy to help you today.

    It sounds like you will be in the Walt Disney World area next month and are hoping to have enough time for a quick visit, and I have to agree with you that sounds like a lovely plan!  I have good news for you.  If you purchase a 1-day theme park ticket and are unable to use it, you may apply the value of the unused ticket towards the purchase of another ticket as long as it is equal or greater in value.  I have done this myself and have even applied the value of a multi-day theme park ticket to an Annual Pass and only paid the difference between the two items.

    Dennis, if you purchase a ticket and then discover you will be unable to use it you may change the ticket start date in your My Disney Experience account.  After logging in, find the ticket and select the "Change" option.  You can then select a future date of usage and pay any price difference, if applicable.  If you are looking quite far in advance, sometimes tickets and prices have not been released yet.  If that is the case you will not be able to do this in your My Disney Experience Account, and I advise you to call the phone number listed for Existing Tickets and a Cast Member can help you out.  I also want to mention that after the usage date has passed, your ticket will not show up in your My Disney Experience account, but no worries you can still apply the value towards a new ticket by calling that number I have listed above in the link.

    Since your visit is coming up, I recommend taking a look at the theme park reservation availability calendar before purchasing your ticket to ensure the park you want to visit has availability.  Currently, all parks are open for a reservation in February, so more good news!  At this time, a 1-day theme park ticket purchase for a specific date and park will have a theme park reservation automatically made.  

    I hope this information helps you with your decision.  Please come back and visit us again with all of your vacation planning questions, we are always happy to help you plan your next Magical visit.

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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