Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Dec 26, 2021
    Jessica from NJ Asked

    If I purchase tickets from an outside vendor and I decide when it gets closer to our trip or when we get there to upgrade to parkhoppers can I do that if the tickets were not purchased from Disney directly?

    Welcome back, Jessica!

    It is so great to see you again here at planDisney! 

    Jessica, I have been in this exact same situation. The answer to your question is actually .... it depends. In the past, I  have purchased theme park tickets through my husband's place of employment and not directly through Walt Disney World Resort.

    When I purchased these tickets I was able to add the Park Hopper option, as well as an extra day, but I could not do so until we arrived at our resort. Jessica, note that in order to upgrade your tickets, you must have an additional entitlement remaining, meaning that you must add the Park Hopper option before you enter the park on the last day of your visit. 

    Now, Jessica, when you purchase through a third party you do run the risk of purchasing a "special issuance" ticket. These tickets are unable to be modified or upgraded. I recommend that you reach out to the outlet that you plan on purchasing from to verify your ability to upgrade them at a later date. 

    I hope that this answered your question!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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