• On Jan 20, 2018
    Lisa from ID Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our trip is in a little over a month. I'm wondering are the tickets to the parks cheaper if bought online in advance or are they the same price if i just buy them at the gate?

    Hi, Lisa, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so glad you stopped by with your question because I have a few tips I would like to share with you. Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets will be the same price online as they are at the gate. However, there is one caveat to note: the price of tickets usually increase at some point each year. So, purchasing your tickets ahead of time could save you some money if the ticket price increases before your trip. As of today, there has not been a price increase this year. I know in previous years, there has been one in spring, so I do recommend you purchase your tickets online as soon as you are able.

    Lisa, I would also like to encourage you to purchase your tickets before your trip so that you can make FastPass+ selections for your favorite attractions. Every guest with theme park tickets linked to a My Disney Experience account is welcome to make up to three FastPass+ selections for each day they plan to visit a theme park. The best part is that this is included with park admission! There are some attractions that see their FastPass+ allotment quickly taken, so you want to have those theme park tickets in your account well in advance. If you are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, you can make these FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance of your check-in date. If you are not staying on property, you can make your selections 30 days in advance of each day you plan to visit one of the theme parks.

    I hope this information helps you plan ahead for your theme park ticket purchase! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your visit.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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