• On Nov 27, 2021
    Silvia 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.

    We will be staying at Boardwalk Inn on January 2022. We are Florida residents and when I bought tickets I was not asked to prove residency. Can I do it before the trip? Can the hotel do it or I have to do it at the gate?

    Hi there Silvia, and welcome back to planDisney!

    I'm excited to hear you have a magical stay planned at Disney's BoardWalk Inn. You're going to love this resort's seaside charm and picturesque location along Crescent Lake. It's one of my favorite places to call home in Walt Disney World! 

    Silvia, my parents also live in the Sunshine State and love to take advantage of special hotel rates and ticket offers just for Mickey Mouse's closest neighbors. Last summer, they joined my family and me on our Walt Disney World vacation and arrived with Florida resident tickets that needed to be activated by confirming their residency. We were staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and activated their tickets at the Transportation & Ticket Center the evening before our first theme park day.

    It is possible to verify Florida residency online before finalizing a ticket purchase, but if you didn't do this, you can take care of it once you arrive, before entering the theme parks. The Cast Members at Disney's BoardWalk Inn can't help you with this mission, but if you take a quick stroll or boat ride to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT or the main entrance of Disney's Hollywood Studios, stop by Guest Relations or a ticket window and present proof of residency there. Cast Members at any theme park ticket window, the Transportation & Ticket Center, or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs can activate Florida resident tickets. 

    I hope this is helpful, Silvia! Don't forget to follow the Disney Parks Blog and monitor the Florida resident specials page to see if future ticket or resort offers will make your family's vacations even more magical. Thanks for coming to see us at planDisney, and have a happy holiday season!

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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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