• On Feb 15, 2020
    Lindsay from MA 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.

    If we have a ticket for a member of our party who is no longer going, does her ticket expire if it’s not scanned in to the park?

    Hi, Lindsay!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You have asked a great question, so let's take a closer look at the details of your ticket purchase.

    When Guests purchase Theme Park Tickets for Walt Disney World, that purchase is nonrefundable. However, if you scroll to the bottom of the Theme Park Ticket page, you'll see that "After expiration date, the price paid for a wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price."

    I contacted Walt Disney World to see how long you would be able to apply that purchase price to the cost of a new ticket and was told that while the ticket expires, the cost of that ticket does not. There is no time limit to apply that purchase price to the cost of a new ticket. Woo hoo!

    In short, that member of the party can use that payment at a future date, whenever the time is right for them to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Happy planning, Lindsay! Send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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