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  • On Feb 23, 2020
    Jessica from NC Asked

    We’re planning a family trip to Florida to see my mother in law for her birthday, and she is planning on taking us to Disney. If she buys the tickets with her Florida Residency are we able to go with her even though they are residency tickets?

    Hi Jessica!

    Thanks for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! As a Florida Resident, this is probably the biggest question I get from my out of state family. Unfortunately, only Florida Residents can use the Florida Resident tickets (with the exception of minor children). Your mother in law can technically make the purchase, however you will not be able to activate the tickets. You see when you purchase the adult tickets, each adult will be required to present a valid Florida Drivers License or Florida ID Card or provide proof of Florida Residency, regardless of who purchases the tickets. If they are linked to your MagicBands, you will not be able to enter a park until you provide the valid proof of Florida Residency. Minors do not have to provide proof of residency. I recently purchased a ticket for my husband and although I was able to pay for it, the ticket was not active until we arrived at Epcot and provided his Florida ID at the ticket window. I wish it could be different, but at this time, the discounted tickets are limited strictly to Florida Residents. Hope this helps!

    Did you know? From time to time, Disney will release special offers such as free dining plans, special room rates and great ticket offers. This is a great way to save money on future vacations! Be sure to find these and other great discounts on this page: Special Offers

    It has been a pleasure assisting you Jessica! Please feel free to send me any other questions you may have!

    - Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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