Disney Makes Updates To Multi-Day Theme Park Ticket Purchases

Toy soldiers parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom during "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade." The festive processional is one of the happy highlights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a night of holiday splendor with lively stage shows, a unique holiday parade, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The special-ticket event takes place on select nights in November and December in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

As Disney continues to keep updating their ticketing system, they are now trying to help guests with a more flexible policy.

Guests who purchase date-based, multi-day Walt Disney World theme park tickets are required to select their planned days of admission from a specific time range (a.k.a. validity window) upon purchase. Disney’s ticketing systems will now allow guests to order multi-day theme park tickets, even in circumstances where Disney Park Pass reservations may no longer be available for select days during your chosen validity window.

In this situation, you will be able to make theme park reservations on days within the ticket’s validity window (based on theme park availability, of course), although you not be able to make a reservation or visit a park on a day when reservations are unavailable.

For example:

  • You want to purchase a 3-day Walt Disney World theme park base ticket (last day of the validity window is 4 days after the selected start date)
  • You select a start date of March 1st, however, in this example let’s assume that there are no Disney Park Pass reservations available for March 3rd but Disney Park Pass reservations are available for all of the other days during the validity window.
  • In this example, you will be unable to visit the theme parks on March 3rd, but may use your 3-day ticket to obtain a Disney Park Pass on three of the other four days within their validity window:
    • March 1
    • March 2
    • March 4
    • March 5

Disney is expecting that multi-day, date-based tickets will remain unavailable for purchase in situations where there are too many days within the ticket’s validity window where Disney Park Pass reservations are unavailable, and therefore you would (as of the time of the order) be unable to make park reservations for the full amount of days available on your ticket.

It’s important to remember that in order to enter a theme park, all guests ages 3 and older must have a park reservation in addition to valid admission for the same park on the same date.

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