• On Aug 27, 2021
    Thomas from FL 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 have been retired for 3 years. Do we still receive hard tickets ? I want to visit park in October, as a retiree how does this process work.

    Hi there, Thomas! Welcome to planDisney, and thank you for stopping by to see us!

    A trip to Walt Disney World in retirement sounds incredible! In October, Walt Disney World will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, so you could not pick a more exciting time to visit! It will be a time of happiness and celebration for all involved.

    Theme Park Tickets are available for purchase via the Walt Disney World website. They are often discounted as part of Vacation Packages on the Special Offers pages of the Walt Disney World website. During the purchase process, you will choose whether you would like your Admission cards mailed to your home or if you would like to pick them up from the Ticket window. The Admission Card is a “hard ticket,” but your MagicBand, if you have one, can also serve as the same. Plus, a MagicBand is instant Disney flair, right on your wrist!

    Once your Tickets are purchased, even if you have not yet received the Admission Cards in the mail, you can use the confirmation number provided to you after your purchase to link the tickets to your My Disney Experience account. After you’ve done so, you’ll be able to make Disney Park Pass Reservations, which are necessary for each day you wish to visit a Theme Park. Once you have your reservations, you’ll be all set!

    Thomas, I hope that these tips are helpful to you as you continue to plan your retirement getaway. Please do not hesitate to return to see us if we can keep helping you with any of your Disney travel needs!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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