Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 12, 2020
    Jackie from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are visiting on Feb. 4th this year and have a $150 credit toward our tickets when we purchase the same day as visiting the park. How long is the line typically to purchase tickets?

    Hi Jackie! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your vacation planning question. It looks like in just a few short weeks you will be at Walt Disney World. How exciting!

    I'm glad you're able to make use of a credit towards a theme park ticket purchase. If you plan ahead, you should be able to avoid long lines at the ticket windows. In my experience, the will call ticket windows located near the entrance of each of the four theme parks will have the shortest lines as soon as they open - which is usually one hour before official park opening. Check the Park Hours calendar before your trip for up to date opening times. If you arrive at your theme park of choice a full hour before official park opening, I don't think you will encounter a long line.

    Before arriving at the theme parks, I highly suggest that you download the My Disney Experience App to your mobile device so that as soon as your purchase your tickets, you can link them to your account and start selecting FastPass+ experiences.

    If you're worried about arriving too early, hakuna matata! There will be plenty of things to keep you busy after picking up your tickets, but before park opening. At the Magic Kingdom, shops and some dining will be open along Main Street, U.S.A. My Magic Kingdom morning always starts with an iced latte from the Main Street Bakery and a family picture in front of Cinderella Castle.

    If you are visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, take the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and animals of Discovery Island, which should be open for you to explore before the attractions begin operating. Before the official opening of Epcot, you may catch the JAMMitors drumming up some fun. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, get yourself and your mobile device in position to join a boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. No matter which park you choose to start your Disney adventure, you will find plenty to do before the attractions are even up and running.

    Jackie, I hope you have a magical Walt Disney World vacation! If you have any other questions as your trip gets even closer, we'd be happy to help.

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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