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  • On Jan 14, 2017
    Bethany Asked

    Hi there, I just purchased our tickets for WDW via the My Disney Experience app. We are staying off property this visit for the first time. Will I receive paper tickets? The only thing I received was a barcode to scan? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    Hi Bethany!

    I'm so excited to hear about your upcoming Walt Disney World visit. The barcode you received when purchasing your Theme Park Admission through your My Disney Experience account can be redeemed at Guest Services right outside the front gates of the Parks for a card that can be used to enter the Parks. Another option would be to purchase MagicBands online or through the Shop Disney Parks smartphone app and link them to your My Disney Experience account when you receive them. If you choose this option, your MagicBands will also be linked to your Theme Park Admission that you bought and you will be able to use them in place of the cards. When we have done this, I do like to still visit Guest Services to get my cards just to have as backup. If you decide not to do that though, your MagicBands should be all you need. Be sure to link all the other elements of your vacation to your account, as well--Advanced Dining Reservations, FastPass+ choices, Memory Maker (and more!)

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will come back if we can help you with any other planning.

    Have a magical day!

    -Nancy-
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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