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  • On Jul 15, 2019
    David from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! My uncle is a Florida resident and offered to purchase our Disney tickets for us for trip coming up in November. He won't be coming on the trip because of work obligations. Can that happen with the magic bands?

    Hi, David!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I must confess that I am a little bit jealous of my friends who live in Florida.  They get to be so close to the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort, and the only time they get snow is on Main Street, U.S.A. during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  I'm sure as a fellow Pennsylvanian you understand.  Florida Residents are also able to take advantage of some great discounts and special offers from the Walt Disney World Resort.  It is so nice of your uncle to offer to purchase Florida Resident theme park tickets for you, but unfortunately, you must be a Florida Resident to use these tickets.

    When redeeming Florida Resident tickets, all guests ages 18 and older must present a valid form of ID showing that they reside in Florida.  When you purchase Florida Resident tickets, you may link them to your My Disney Experience account right away in order to make your FastPass+ selections and associate your tickets with your MagicBands.  However, once you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, before being admitted to a theme park, you must stop by a ticketing window to activate your Florida Resident tickets.  At this time, a Cast Member will need to see your ID to verify that you do indeed live in The Sunshine State.

    Although you won't be able to use the Florida Resident discounts during your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, there are lots of other special offers that you could be eligible for.  There are so many exciting things happening throughout the Walt Disney World Resort this year.  I'm sure you will agree that now more than ever, it's the perfect time for a visit!  If we can help you with any other questions as you get ready for your trip, please stop by again.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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