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  • On Sep 30, 2023
    Jennifer from FL 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 am wanting to purchase theme park tickets, however my last name will be different when I go to the park. Is that going to be an issue?

    Hello there, Jennifer!

    I know changing your last name can be so time-consuming, but I’m happy to share that the Walt Disney World Resort makes changing your name easy. I recently had to update my last name and was amazed by how simple it was. 

    Once you purchase your tickets, make sure to link them to your My Disney Experience account. First, select the ticket icon at the top of the page and press “Link Tickets.” You’ll manually enter the ID Number or Confirmation Number from your confirmation email to link your tickets to your account. 

    Jennifer, I like to check that the tickets are linked to my account by using the My Disney Experience mobile app. After you sign into the app, select the three horizontal bars in the bottom right corner of the screen and select “Tickets and Passes” to see your tickets appear. 

    Once it comes time to change your name, you’ll need to go to the “Manage your Walt Disney World login” website to update your last name and select “Done” at the bottom of the page. Now, go back to the “Tickets and Passes” page in the mobile app to confirm that your name has been updated on the ticket. If you run into any issues, you can always call a friendly Cast Member to assist you.  

    Besides your valid ticket, make sure to make a theme park reservation for each day you plan on visiting the theme parks. In addition, you’ll also need a mode of entry, such as a MagicBand, the complimentary Disney MagicMobile service in the My Disney Experience mobile app, or a physical ticket that you can pick up at a ticket window. I hope these tips help you have a very merry vacation!

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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