Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Magic Kingdom; mother; daughters
  • On Jul 9, 2024
    Sandra from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can tickets be booked on the spot on arrival. Thanks

    Hi there, Sandra!

    Welcome back to planDisney and thanks for returning with another fantastic Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. I'm thrilled to learn you'll be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a short couple of days! The only thing better than visiting the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks is experiencing them alongside the people you love. I'd be happy to help your travel party prepare for a magical and memorable trip!

    Sandra, I'm happy to share that theme park admission can be purchased same-day at the ticket booths located outside each theme park's main entrance, pending availability. (You can check the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar for the most up-to-date information on the availability of theme park tickets before heading to the parks!) At the time of writing, all four theme parks show remaining availability for the date of your visit. To purchase admission, simply head up to any ticket booth window outside the theme parks with a valid method of payment. (While you're there, be sure to request a complimentary "First Visit" button to commemorate your special day!) It's important to note that, if you'll be driving and parking a personal vehicle on property, you'll have to pay for parking at the theme parks. Therefore, I recommend checking theme park ticket availability (or purchasing your admission using the My Disney Experience mobile app) before you head to the park!

    If you find that the theme park you were hoping to visit has no availability remaining upon your arrival, you could always head to Disney Springs, as my panelist pal Elaine also recommended. Visiting Disney Springs is a fun and free family activity, and parking there is also free of charge! Plus, at this time, Guests of Disney Springs can enjoy Disney Dreams That Soar - a dazzling drone show only available for a limited time this summer. Though I don't have any trips planned to catch this incredible summertime spectacular, I'm told that it's simply stunning!

    Sandra, I hope you've found these suggestions helpful and I wish you and your travel party an unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort vacation. If you have any additional questions before or during your trip, you can always revisit us right here at planDisney! We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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