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  • On Jul 17, 2019
    Amie from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying offsite and have our e tickets. When I exchange the etickets at the park do I get the Disney card tickets? For rope drop can we still do this since we are staying off site? can we rope drop if there is a special ticketed event that morning?

    Hello, Amie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As offsite Guests, you can pick up your Admission Cards at any Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park ticket window or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. With the Ticket ID number provided in your email confirmation, though, you should go ahead and link those tickets to your My Disney Experience account so you can make your FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days in advance of your visit.

    If you plan to use your Admission Cards for the duration of your visit, I would encourage you to consider purchasing a lanyard with a card holder attached. In my experience, this is much easier to manage than having to retrieve each person’s Admission Card whenever you’re ready to enter the Theme Parks or redeem those FastPass+ experiences. Did you know, though, that you can still use a MagicBand as an off-site Guest? There are dozens of options to choose from, and you can either purchase them in advance through or find them in a variety of Walt Disney World Resort shops. You can then link those MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account and use them in lieu of your Admission Cards for Theme Park admission, FastPass+ redemption, and PhotoPass photos. And if you plan to return to Walt Disney World Resort in the coming years, your MagicBands can be re-used on future visits!

    As far as “rope drop” is concerned, any Walt Disney World Resort Guest can participate. This just means you’re there right when the Theme Park opens to the public. Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests have access to Extra Magic Hours, so as an off-site Guest, I would plan to rope drop for a Park that does NOT have morning Extra Magic Hours or an early morning ticketed event available on that day. Plan to arrive 45 minutes to an hour prior to official Park opening to give yourselves time to park your car and get through security and bag check. Guests will not be able to enjoy attractions prior to that official Park opening, but queues for some areas (like Pandora - The World of Avatar) may form prior to that time.   

    I hope you have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Amie! Please let us know if there are other questions we can answer for you.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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