• On Apr 24, 2017
    Craig from OH 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.

    We will be staying at the French Quarters. Do we need to buy tickets for fireworks, and could you give me any information on what we should know about getting into the theme parks.

    Dear Craig,

    Thanks for stopping by here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your terrific question about planning for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    You've chosen a beautiful hotel - Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is lovely I know that you will enjoy staying there. You didn't mention in your question if you had purchased tickets for the theme parks at this time. If you have already purchased tickets for the theme parks, then rest assured that the fireworks are included in your park admission. Of course, occasionally the fireworks must be canceled due to weather conditions, but that's rare.

    If you have not purchased tickets, I recommend that you check out the different options. There are the standard theme park tickets, that allow you to enter one theme park per day, and then there are some other options such as the Park Hopper option, that allow you to enter more than one Walt Disney World theme park in the same day. You can consider which option works well for you. 

    In terms of getting into the theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort transportation is excellent, and includes buses to the theme parks from your resort hotel! You wear your MagicBand and that can be used as your ticket, your room key, and can also be used to charge meals and souvenirs to your room. At the end of the night, just hop back on the bus and you will be back to your hotel!

    Hope that helps with your planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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