• On Sep 30, 2021
    Amanda from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I still purchase tickets for my grandchildren if I'm a FL resident?

    Greetings Amanda, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question.

    Oh my goodness! What a sweet fairy grandmother you are to treat your littles to some Walt Disney World fun. My parents recently became part-time Florida residents and we've learned a lot this year about how to make the most of their status in the Sunshine State.

    Florida resident tickets must be activated at a theme park ticket window, the Transportation & Ticket Center, or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs by someone who can prove residency. Because children under the age of 18 do not have to show identification, you will be able to activate tickets for your grandchildren so long as they are still minors.

    Last summer, my parents joined my family on our Walt Disney World vacation and purchased tickets for themselves and one of my children. The ticket had been his birthday present a few months prior! Before my son could use his ticket, my parents accompanied us to the Transportation & Ticket Center where they verified their residency and activated theirs and my son's tickets. My son's ticket had already been assigned to him in My Disney Experience, and he was eligible for theme park reservations, but he wouldn't have been able to scan it at the theme park entrance until it had been activated by a Florida resident. 

    I hope this is helpful, Amanda! As one of Mickey Mouse's closest neighbors, there are so many great ticket and hotel offers for you to enjoy all year long. Be sure to keep an eye on the Florida Resident page and the Disney Parks Blog for updates. Thanks again for coming to see us at planDisney, and have a magical day!

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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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