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  • On Feb 3, 2015
    Dana from NC Asked

    We are Military and will be purchasing the Magic Your Way tickets from Shades of Green for our October 2015 trip. Upon arriving to the park, what is the quickest way to presenting our tickets at the gate? Is there a way to do this prior to park entry?

    Hi Dana!
    You've got a great question! What you will be purchasing at Shades of Green isn't an actual ticket, it's an exchange certificate that you will have to trade for a ticket. You might find that the best way to buy these is actually at your local Morale Recreation and Welfare/Information Tickets and Travel office on your local base. The reason I say to buy them locally is so you can enter the code on the reverse side of the ticket to make your FastPass+ selections 30 days prior to your arrival.

    You can present your exchange certificates to any ticket window or guest relations prior to entering the park at any theme park or at Downtown Disney. Should you arrive the day before you plan on entering the parks, that would be an ideal time to make the exchange. If not, just take those exchange certificates with you (don't forget your military ID) and you can make the trade just before you enter the parks for the day. Fortunately, you only have to do this one time. If you plan on purchasing Magic Bands, I would bring those along with you and they can load your tickets directly onto the bands when they exchange your certificate for your park tickets.

    If your base does not offer Disney tickets on site, has some fantastic resources for those that want to order tickets and have them shipped (you will need to allow several weeks for processing and shipping, so you're incredibly smart to already be thinking about this). You will still need to show your military ID when exchanging these for your real tickets once you arrive, so be sure to have it with you.

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop by and visit me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are Star Wars Weekends, the Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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