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  • On Jan 3, 2019
    Dawn from PA Asked

    We are traveling to WDW the first week in February. We are staying off property and we are buying our park tickets at Shades if Green. I’ve purchased and received magic bands already. How to I link these together and link my tickets w/my Disney experience

    Hello Dawn! Thanks for submitting your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I'm assuming you're affiliated with the military in some way since you're purchasing park tickets at Shades of Green. We are a military family as well, so thank you for your service! You have a couple of options for your tickets and linking them to My Disney Experience.

    If you are waiting until you arrive to purchase tickets, you may use the My Disney Experience Mobile App to scan the barcode on the back of your ticket to link it to your MagicBand. The only problem with waiting until your arrival is that you can't make any FastPass+ selections until you have an active park ticket associated with each person. I'd hate for you to miss out on the opportunity to choose your favorite three attractions for each day you're visiting one of the Walt Disney World theme parks.

    You may actually call Shades of Green directly if desired and order tickets from them over the phone. After you submit proof of military service, they will ship the tickets to your home. You may link the tickets in My Disney Experience and make your FastPass+ selections before you arrive. Alternately, if you live close to a military base, the Information, Tickets and Travel/Morale, Welfare and Recreation office may be able to sell you what are called Exchange Certificates for your tickets. The codes on those may also be entered into My Disney Experience and linked with each person, then used for FastPass+ selections; the certificates must be converted to park tickets upon arrival with appropriate military identification.

    Please come back and see us again if you have any questions.

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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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 the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International 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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