• On Sep 9, 2016
    Kerry from TX Asked

    Hi,son is visiting DW with his band with 3 day performing arts hopper tickets. We are going at the same time and plan to stay an extra day as a family.Can we add the 4th day onto his ticket once we are there?Or buy separate 1 day ticket?

    Hi, Kerry!

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Having your family join your son when his band is playing at Walt Disney World is a great idea! He'll get the rush of performing in such a wonderful place, and you'll get to watch him at this most special time.

    Spending the extra day is an excellent plan, too, as that will give your entire family some time to tour the parks together. Your son will probably enjoy a little less-scheduled time that day, as well.

    I have traveled with my high school students on their senior class trip to Walt Disney World for many years, and, much like your son, am given a youth group discounted park hopper. On several occasions, I have asked if it were possible to upgrade my ticket or, if I have an Annual Pass with me, activate the hopper later in the year, outside of the time period during which the ticket is valid. Unfortunately, that has not been possible because the youth group ticket is offered at a discounted rate. As such, no changes could be made.

    Nevertheless, revisions happen frequently at Walt Disney World, so I suggest that you inquire at any park ticketing window PRIOR to activating his ticket that first day. Once the ticket is activated, if there were any additions that could have been made, you may not be able to do so.

    I would purchase a 1-day ticket prior to departure so that you can line up your son's FastPass+ plans with the rest of the family's that additional day, just in case no changes can be made once you arrive. Should you be able to add a day to his youth group ticket, simply do not activate that one-day ticket. Use the other ticket on the fourth day, and this 1-day ticket can be used at some other time in the future.

    Happy planning, Kerry! Be sure to send more questions as you do so; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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