Pluto Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Feb 18, 2022
    Alexandria from TX 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 I have to purchase tickets in advance or can I wait until I arrive at Disney World gate?

    Hey there, Alexandria! Welcome to planDisney!

    In less than a month, you’ll be surrounded by magic as you “Bibbidi Bob” your way through Walt Disney World. Spring brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival to the parks. And with The World’s Most Magical Celebration in full swing, your vacation will be full of enchanted offerings!

    You do have the option to purchase tickets once you arrive at The Walt Disney World Resort, but I highly recommend purchasing your tickets beforehand! Guests need both a valid Theme Park ticket and Disney Park Pass reservation to gain entry into the parks, so waiting to purchase tickets may complicate your visit if the park you desire to visit is out of reservation availability. 

    The good news is that I reviewed the Reservation Availability Calendar and the dates near your arrival are showing that all Theme Parks currently have availability. Just know that that availability is constantly changing! As soon as you purchase tickets, you can go ahead and reserve your Theme Parks and make sure you get to visit your preferred parks!

    And Alexandria, if you decide to wait and snag those Theme Park tickets upon arrival, you do still have the option to purchase them with a Cast Member at any Ticket booth outside the Theme Parks or at the Ticket Center in Disney Springs. If you choose to do this, I recommend reviewing the availability calendar to see which parks are showing availability to help plan out the parks you purchase tickets from that day. As soon as you have those tickets in hand, make sure to head over to make your Disney Park Pass reservations in your My Disney Experience account.

    I hope this helps, Alexandria! The magic awaits!

    Until Next Time, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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