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  • On Feb 9, 2020
    John from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi. This is in regards to purchasing park tickets. I'm aware of how/where to look for promotions going on. But for my trip in October 2020, is there any disadvantages of purchasing park tickets online just a couple days prior to travel?

    Hi John!

    I'm excited to hear you are planning a Fall vacation at Walt Disney World! It really is one of the best times to visit. I love all of the Halloween touches that decorate the Magic Kingdom and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of my favorite special events!

    One of the best perks of purchasing your Theme Park Admission in advance is the ability to make FastPass+ reservations. This service allows you to reserve a place at up to 3 shows or attractions for each day that you purchase park admission. For guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, FastPass+ options are available 60 days in advance of your arrival, if you have park admission. For guests staying outside of Walt Disney World Resort, these reservations open 30 days prior to arrival, but again you must have valid park admission.

    Personally, I think being able to take advantage of FastPass+ is the perfect reason to purchase your admission in advance and not wait until just before you arrive. You do have a bit of time before October, so you could wait a bit longer before purchasing.

    One last perk to purchasing admission early is that you'll lock in your park ticket prices and avoid any potential price increases. If you are purchasing tickets for a family, this can be an important factor to consider. I don't have any information regarding if prices will increase this year, but I'd rather be safe than sorry!

    I hope this helps!

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Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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