Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Mar 30, 2022
    Diana from GA 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 want to surprise my daughter to a small trip to Disney, however upon looking I realized Magic Kingdom is sold out 4/1-4/4. Can I go to Disney and buy tickets for magic kingdom if it’s sold out online?

    Hiya Diana,

    Welcome to planDisney! What a magical surprise you are trying to plan for your daughter! Mother/Daughter trips are my favorite, and I have so many beautiful memories of visiting Walt Disney World Resort with my mother. We always love grabbing sweet treats together and doing a little (or a lot, depending on who you ask) retail therapy.

    At present, to visit a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park, you will need both a ticket and valid park reservation for entry. So although, yes, you can purchase Theme Park tickets, you would be unable to get entrance to Magic Kingdom Park for the dates requested at this point in time.

    With that being said, there is still some hope I can offer:

    1. Check back later; as Guests’ plans change, you may be able to find Park Pass Reservations for you and your daughter for Magic Kingdom Park after all. It has been known to happen, so I would wait to purchase your tickets until you see availability.

    2. Purchase a Theme Park ticket with a Park Hopper Option. You could visit one of the other available Theme Parks such as EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and then hop over to Magic Kingdom after 2 pm (you must first visit the park you have a reservation for first to park hop). I actually love this option because I get to experience more magic on the same day.

    If you decide to wait for Magic Kingdom Park availability to open up or to visit one of the other available Theme Parks and park hop, you will still need a Disney Park Pass Reservation. Follow these steps to make a park pass reservation after purchasing your Theme Park tickets:

    Step 1: Make sure that your tickets are linked to your My Disney Experience account.

    Step 2: Make sure that your daughter is added to your Family and Friends list. This will allow you to get park reservations for both of you.

    Step 3: Visit the Disney Park Pass calendar and select the dates of your trip. If the date is “green” when you click it, then you can book a Disney Park Pass Reservation for any of the four Theme Parks that day. A date marked in “Yellow” means that only certain parks have availability that day, and “grey” means there is no park availability for any of the Theme Parks for that day.

    Step 4: Select the Theme Park you wish to visit and confirm your Disney Park Pass Reservation.

    I hope this is helpful, and you still get to plan the perfect surprise for your princess! If there is anything I can help you plan to make the trip even more special, please come back and see me.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, North Carolina

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in North Carolina. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our annual passes. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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