• On Oct 24, 2019
    Kristen from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I start using my Park tickets 3 days before I check into my WDW resort? If so, is there a special way to activate the tickets?

    Hi there, Kristen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out and allowing us to help you plan your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! 

    I don't know about you but my family and I almost always arrive at Walt Disney World Resort prior to the 3:00 pm standard check-in time at the majority of Disney Resort hotels! We're always so incredibly excited to begin our adventures so we will often head to the parks prior to officially checking-into our room. Fortunately for both of our families, there should be no problems with you using your tickets prior to checking-into your Disney Resort hotel! 

    There is nothing special you need to do prior to arriving in order to use your tickets for theme park entry! As long as you have linked your tickets to your My Disney Experience account, you should have no problems simply tapping your MagicBand to enter the parks. You can verify that your tickets have been linked by clicking the "My Plans" tab under your My Disney Experience account. Once here, you should be able to scroll down and locate your tickets under "Tickets & Memory Maker". 

    I hope this information assists you and your family in experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World Resort as quickly as possible on your day of arrival! 

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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