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  • On Jan 29, 2024
    Jessica Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be purchasing 2 theme park tickets for entry of two days from now. When I purchase online, will all my tickets online be enough to enter park. Do you receive paperwork that needs to be printed? As well as genie plus, anything needed in advance?

    Hi there Jessica and welcome to planDisney! I’m so happy to chat with a fellow Canadian and assist with vacation planning questions. It looks like your trip to Walt Disney Resort is right around the corner so let’s hop to it!

    To answer your question, it depends on the type of ticket you purchase. If you purchase a regular theme park ticket online, you do not need to print out any paperwork, just link your tickets and you will be set. If you are taking advantage of the current Canadian Resident ticket offer with up to 20% savings on Theme Park tickets, you’ll need to activate the tickets at either a ticket window, Guest Relations at the first theme park you visit or at the Disney Springs Welcome Center. You will need confirm Canadian residence with either a Canadian Passport or a Canadian driver’s licence to activate the tickets. I like to have my tickets activated at Disney Springs the day before I visit the first park so that I can get started on my day as soon as I arrive. 

    I always make sure to link my tickets in the My Disney Experience Mobile App so that when I enter the park, I can simply scan my smartphone at the gate using the Disney MagicMobile pass. If you have a Disney Band connected to your My Disney Experience account, your linked tickets will also be connected so there’s nothing more to do than scan your band at the theme park entrance. 

    If you are thinking about using Disney Genie+, it is available for purchase anytime after 12:01 AM EST on the day of your park visit. Genie+ will allow you to save time by using the Lightning Lane entrances which have a shorter wait time than the standby lanes. Once Disney Genie+ is linked to an account, the Guest may start booking the first Lightning Lane at 7 AM EST. If you’d like to book any Individual Lightning Lanes, if you’re staying at a Disney Collection hotel, you can book at 7 AM EST but if you are staying off-site, you may book your first Individual Lightning Lane at park opening. You may purchase up to 2 Individual Lightning Lane entrances per day. 

    Jessica, I hope this information is helpful for your ticket purchase. I hope you have a magical vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, it will be a nice break from Ontario’s snow! One last thing, if you’re heading to EPCOT, be sure to enjoy the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts with its music, artistry in action, Food Studios and more!  Please visit us again at planDisney if you have any other vacation planning questions. 

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Candace, Ontario

Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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