Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Dec 16, 2023
    Claudio from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! When purchasing the tickets (5 people) i'm asked to name all the people. Is that necessary? Or optional?

    Hi Claudio, welcome to planDisney!

    Virginia is for Disney lovers and I love that you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Beginning January 9, 2024, theme park reservations are not required for date-based tickets. This means that all you need to enter a theme park is valid admission linked to your My Disney Experience account and a method of entry (MagicBand, MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card).

    A My Disney Experience account is the digital space that houses all of your vacation entitlements (theme park tickets, Disney Resort hotel reservation, dining reservations, etc.) Each Guest in your party must have their own account or an account profile managed by another person's account. In my family, I manage the My Disney Experience account profiles of my two children (you have to be 13 to create an account) and my mom. My husband and dad have their own My Disney Experience accounts. It's also important for everyone in your travel party to be connected as Family & Friends in My Disney Experience. This lets you view and make plans (book dining, purchase Disney Genie+ service, join virtual queues, etc.) for each other.

    When you buy Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets directly from Disney, you must be logged into your My Disney Experience to complete the transaction. As you experienced, each ticket must be connected to an individual. You can do this by selecting a member of your Family & Friends list from the dropdown menu or clicking "Add a Guest." The "Add a Guest" option creates a My Disney Experience account profile for that individual that is managed by your account.

    I recommend connecting with all members of your travel party as Family & Friends before purchasing your tickets, Claudio. This makes it easy to link each ticket to the correct person during the purchase process. If your party is still in flux, you can link each ticket to yourself and reassign them in My Disney Experience later. Wholly unused theme park tickets can be reassigned by clicking the "Reassign Ticket" dropdown menu next to a ticket on the My Plans page of your My Disney Experience account. 

    Please return to planDisney with any other questions about connecting to the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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