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  • On Jul 26, 2022
    Diane from NY 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 have tickets to Disney World and I have park reservations. If I need to change the park reservations is there any “expiration” time. We have not used them at all yet. For instance, instead of going this November could I change to 2023 sometime?

    Seasons greetings, Diane!

    Welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet! I am so excited that you stopped by to ask us this question as you picked such a magical time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. Indeed, there is no better way to ring in the Holiday season than by visiting the Disney parks, so I hope that you will be able to experience the Holiday magic this year! 

    Should you want to reschedule your trip, the main thing you will need to work on is your theme park tickets. Indeed, theme park reservations can be cancelled at any time with no fees, so just make sure to check the availability calendar. However, when you purchased your theme park tickets online, you selected a date for your visit as prices vary according to the time of year. Therefore, if you decide to change your trip, you will also have to make sure that you are changing the dates of your theme park tickets, or they will expire. Unused, expired tickets can be used as a credit and put toward purchasing your new theme park tickets, so that would not be the end of the world! In this case, I suggest checking if your theme park tickets have a "Change Ticket" option in the "My Plans" section of your My Disney Experience account. Otherwise, you can simply reach out to a Cast Member via chat, email or phone. Cast Members truly are real-life fairy godparents, and they are always happy to help! 

    Now, Diane, I do hope that you will be able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort during the Holiday season! Many offerings are only available at that time of year, adding so much to your vacation. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed event that includes festive offerings such as a parade, entertainment, fireworks, treats, and even unique character meet and greets. Plus, the lines for your favourite rides are usually shorter since theme park capacity is limited. The holiday fun doesn't stop there, though! All the theme parks and Resorts get decked out in beautiful decorations, and each theme park has its own unique offerings too. Some Disney Resort hotels even make gorgeous gingerbread displays like life-sized gingerbread houses! With all the special offerings you can experience, a Disney vacation during the Holiday season can be completely different than a vacation at any other time of year! 

    I hope this was helpful, Diane, and that you and your family will have the best day ever on your next Disney vacation. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your trip, don't hesitate to reach out! I know that no matter when you decide to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, it will be nothing short of absolutely magical.

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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