• On Aug 2, 2021
    Renee from NC 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 am taking my grandson to Disney this weekend. I need to go ahead and book the reservations. But we may take another child. Can I book now and add that child if his parents decide he can come without a major cost different than if I book together?

    Welcome to planDisney, Renee!

    You sound like the most wonderful Grandma to your grand-Mouseketeer! I love that you’ll be making wonderful memories together as you experience incredible attractions and try delicious Mickey-shaped snacks!

    Renee, I’m so glad you know that both, Disney Park Pass reservations and theme park tickets are required in order the enter the theme parks. It is definitely recommended that you book your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as possible because Theme Parks can get full to capacity, and we wouldn't want the clock to strike midnight on your plans! However, you would need first to purchase tickets, and those would need to be linked to your My Disney Experience account before making your Disney Park Pass reservations. 

    Before you purchase your tickets, I would recommend you check the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar to be sure the theme parks of your choice are available during the time you’d like to visit. 

    If after purchasing your tickets, the tickets didn’t automatically link to your My Disney Experience Mobile app, open up the app, tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom right corner, and then choose “Tickets and Passes.” From here, you will select the “+” on the top right corner of the screen and enter the ID codes of the tickets to link them.

    As far as the cost difference goes, if you are purchasing theme park tickets for the child, and the child cannot come, although tickets are nonrefundable, you can use the value of a wholly unused ticket toward the purchase of another ticket for a future date. 

    If you have a Disney Resorts Collection hotel room-only reservation and the child cannot come, it’s perfectly alright. However, if you have a Vacation Package and make changes to your reservation within 30 days of your visit, there may be a fee. Therefore, my recommendation if you have a Vacation Package would be to give the Reservations Team a call at (407) 939-1936, and a friendly Cast Member will be happy to assist you! Meanwhile, here’s a link to the 2021 Online Package Terms and Conditions

    We hope to welcome you to the magic very soon, Renee! Have an enchanting time!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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