How far in advance can you purchase Disney Tickets?

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by lillyandlexisnana, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. lillyandlexisnana

    lillyandlexisnana Earning My Ears

    Jul 21, 2009
    I am new here so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong area, please feel free to move it if so. But I have a question. How far in advance of my trip can I purchase Disney Tickets and would they still be good and useable? My trip isnt until the Fall of 2012. I was wondering how soon I could purchase them and would I need the No-expiration option? Thanks!
  2. Alesia

    Alesia DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2007
    Unused tickets never expire.
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  4. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2008
    Prices usually get raised the first weekend in August. If you can buy the tickets by the end of July, I would do it.
  5. bradisgoofy

    bradisgoofy Retired, can see MK fireworks from my window, CM

    May 6, 2005
    Just to be clear, if you buy your ticket from Ticketmania, Undercover Tourist, etc. they are not activated until the first time you enter a park and run it through the reader. Then they must be used up within 14 days. Therefore, if you buy tickets right now, they don't expire, ever ("ever" being a relative term), until used.
  6. lovetoscrap

    lovetoscrap Sees tag fairy posts that aren't there. Moderator

    Feb 15, 2003
    But also keep in mind that if you want to purchase the Dining Plan, or take advantage of Free Dining or another Package Discount that comes along you will have to purchase at least a one day ticket to qualify for the package. And some of the offers require a minimum ticket purchase that may be more than just one day. So you could end up having to buy your tickets twice.

    But as others said, the tickets don't expire until after the first time you use them. So if you do buy a package with tickets then you could save either those tickets or the one you prebought. Just be careful not to use those tickets that you want to save.

    Just something to be aware of if budget will be an issue.
  7. dzneelvr

    dzneelvr A Disney Dolly<br><font color=deeppink>Doesn't min

    Jan 11, 2003
    I've begun picking ours up at time of resort check-in and having them add the Park Hopper to our room key.
  8. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

    Aug 25, 2001
    Hint: Don't add the Park Hopper until you need it.

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