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  • On Sep 27, 2023
    Kerri from MD 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 recently booked our 3rd trip to WDW. YIPPY! We have only been there when park reservations were instated. Since that will be lifted by our trip. Do we just show up at the park we want for that day?

    Hello there, Kerri!

    From one Marylander to another, welcome back to planDisney. I get it; as soon as I leave my Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I’m already planning my next trip. There is something about staying in the Disney Resort Collection hotel bubble and experiencing the magic in the theme parks that has my family coming back generation after generation. 

    Kerri, you brought up a great question. I can tell the force is strong with you. As long as you have a date-based ticket after January 9, 2024, you will no longer be required to make theme park reservations. Please note that theme park reservations will still be required for student group tickets, sport and convention tickets, and Annual Passes.  

    Besides purchasing your ticket, you’ll want to make sure you have a mode of entry into the theme parks. My personal favorite is the MagicBand+; otherwise, you can also take advantage of the Disney MagicMobile Service on the My Disney Experience mobile app or a physical ticket that you pick up from a ticket window at any of the theme park entrances. You will feel like Disney’s Cinderella when you figure out which one of these options fits you best. 

    I like that you can use the MagicBand+ to unlock your Disney Resort hotel room, check into Lightning Lane entrances, link Disney PhotoPass photos, and participate in Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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