• On Aug 6, 2019
    Sheila from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to WDW for 9 days but only going to the parks for 5 days. Do park tickets need to be used on specific days or can they be used on any day throughout our trip?

    Hi Sheila,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's wonderful to hEAR from you again!

    I must say...nine full days at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" sounds practically perfect in every way. I think you'll LOVE having plenty of time to soak up the magic and fun all around the Walt Disney World Resort. The theme parks are full of fun character greeting opportunities, parades, shows, and attractions, but you'll be pleased to find that there are LOTS of other wonderful things to do, too. My family loves relaxing around our Disney Resort hotel, participating in all of the fun activities (be sure to ask for a recreation calendar when you arrive!), touring the other Resort hotels to see all the immersive details, experiencing the magic of Disney Springs, visiting Disney's BoardWalk in the evening, and tasting all the yummy Disney foods along the way.

    The time period for which tickets are valid varies based on how many days are on the tickets. With a five-day theme park ticket, you'll be able to enjoy those five days at any point within an eight-day window. As long as you're not planning to visit a theme park on the day that you arrive and the day you head back home, you'll be fine. Just be careful to select a start date that covers all the dates you'd like to visit the theme parks. If you find that you need that usage window stretched a little, you can add the Flexible Date option to your tickets, and that will allow you to begin using your tickets at any point prior to their expiration date and they'll be good for 14 days from their first use, regardless of the number of days on them. Other than being mindful of the expiration date, theme park days never need to be consecutive, so feel free to schedule your visit however it works best for you!

    Please feel free to keep your great questions coming, Sheila, as we're always here and happy to help. I hope you have a blast planning your trip and that all your Disney dreams come true!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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