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  • On Feb 1, 2020
    Geertje from Friesland Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there, We (my family of 6 adults and 4 grandkids) are in Orlando from Febr 9 th and would love to visit the Magic kingdom on Tuesday Febr 11 or Wednesday Febr 12, What is the smartest/cheapest thing to do,buy tickets at the gate, or order online

    Hallo Geertje!

    It is a pleasure to welcome a fellow international traveler to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You must be very excited about your upcoming visit. In just a few days you will be making lifelong memories with your family at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    I recommend purchasing tickets online because they cost the same as purchasing them at ticket windows at the parks, and this way you will be able to link them to My Disney Experience and start making FastPass+ selections as soon as possible. FastPass+ is an amazing service included with theme park tickets that allows you to reserve a specific time to enjoy up to three attractions without having to wait in the regular line.

    Purchase your tickets online or with your travel agent in the Netherlands, and then create a Disney account and download the My Disney Experience mobile app. Once you get acquainted with My Disney Experience, add all the family members traveling with you to your “Family and friends” list. Once they are all added, assign each ticket to each family member. Remember that kids under 3-years-old do not need tickets. After they have been assigned, you will be ready to make FastPass+ selections.

    When you arrive for your day at Magic Kingdom Park, go directly to a will call window to retrieve your ticket cards. Please bring your passport, your printed ticket voucher sent as purchase confirmation to your e-mail, and the credit card used to purchase the tickets. FastPass+ is such an amazing benefit that I believe it is not worth it to wait until you arrive to buy tickets and finally have access to planning. The sooner you can buy them and start planning, the better.

    Thank you for sending a question our way, Geertje! I hope this helps you plan a magical day at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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