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  • On Oct 17, 2017
    Faith from NY Asked

    I am thinking of purchasing theme part tickets for all my adult kids this Christmas. I have no idea when they all can travel to WDW and want to be certain that the unactivated tickets won't expire before they can get there.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Faith! 

    How fun to see a question from a guest with a shared name - thank you so much for reaching out to me :) And how generous to want to give such a magical gift to your grown children! I have no doubt they'll squeal like they did when they were little. You also ask an excellent question regarding the logistics of providing such a pixie-dusted gift. I am here to help you with your options. 

    Multi-day tickets expire 14 days after first use or on 12/31/2018, whichever comes first. I also recommend purchasing theme park tickets from your local Disney Store, if available, in lieu of purchasing from the Walt Disney World® Resort website. So if you know they can travel within the 2018 calendar year, this is a great option. 

    Another idea is to purchase a Disney Gift Card with a monetary value that equals the amount you would have paid for the theme park tickets. This way, your children will be able to purchase theme park tickets when they're ready, and be able to add any available upgrades, like a Park Hopper Pass or a Park Hopper Plus Pass (includes Water Park visits). Additionally, if they purchase the tickets when travel dates have been established, the Disney Gift Cards could be used toward a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, which could save them money! Also, they'll be able to set-up and link the tickets to their MyDisney Experience Account. This will allow them to take advantage of Disney's FastPass+ program.  And, if you visit Disneygiftcard.com, you'll be able to shop for a gift card based on occasion, or favorite Disney Character.   

    I hope this is helpful, Faith! If my answer has raised any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach back out to me. 

    Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust,


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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