Christmas on Main Street
  • On Nov 20, 2018
    Bobbi from CA Asked

    I am taking my grandkids to Disneyworld between Christmas and New Years should we purchase our tickets asap or wait until 30 days before so we can use the pre-book rides with fastpass. I don't want the parks to sell out of entrance tickets! Thanks!

    Hi Bobbi,

    It makes my heart so happy to hear that you and your grandchildren will get to enjoy a visit to the most magical place on earth together during the holidays! You will surely make memories that will last a lifetime!

    Because you don't pick which theme park you're going to when you buy your tickets, it's not likely that the tickets will sell out. However, since you want to already have your tickets purchased and linked to your My Disney Experience account early enough that you're ready to make your FastPass+ selections 30 days ahead of time, I'd say to go ahead and purchase your tickets now. Your FastPass+ planning window opens next week, which is really exciting! You'll be able to make three selections per day at one theme park, and then once you've enjoyed those initial three selections, you'll be able to make additional selections, one at a time, at any theme park, pending availability. You'll simply use the My Disney Experience app or an in-park kiosk to make those additional selections, and that will help you save lots of time!

    While I don't think you'll have any trouble buying your tickets ahead of time, that week is a very popular time to visit and there is always a chance that the parks could reach capacity and Guests may not be able to enter. I'd encourage you to arrive at least 45 - 60 minutes before the theme park opens in the morning to make sure you have plenty of time to go through security and ticketing and ensure that you'll get to be some of the Guests who are blessed to enjoy the holiday fun for the day!

    Thanks so much for bringing me your great question, Bobbi, and please let me know if I can help with anything else as you're planning your visit. I hope that you and your Mouseketeers have a truly magical vacation together!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  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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