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Disney FAQs - Updated for 2017

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What ages are Disney's educational workshops/tours for?
Please read the description for each workshop or tour to find out age requirements.
 
We have two parents and one student in our party. Will we be able to get three tickets?
Yes - we've consistently had more students than adults, so we're proceeding this year as if it'll all work out as usual.
 
Will I be able to attend programs with my students? 
Yes, at least one parent must attend with their children. Both parents can attend the educational workshop and the Behind the Seeds tours.
 
Can younger/older siblings attend Life, Liberty and the American Way workshop and/or Behind the Seeds tour?
All ages can attend Life, Liberty, and the American Way, but no one under age 5 for Behind the Seeds.
 
Do the ticket prices include the hopper option?
Premium tickets include the hopper option, so you'll be able to hop between parks each day. Basic tickets don't, so only one park per day for those.
 
Does the price for Disney World and Universal tickets already include tax?
Yes, tax is already included in the price of all tickets.
 
What payment methods to you accept?
I accept checks and money orders. Bank of America and Wells Fargo customers can do bank transfers. I don't accept PayPal or credit cards, but convenience checks issued by your credit card company are fine.
 
When is payment due?
Within 7 days of the date of my confirmation email.
 
For the fun passes, is it 4 or 5 fun passes per person, or per family?
You have 4 or 5 passes per ticket (per person) for Premium tickets only. Basic tickets don't have fun passes.
 
Is it 4 or 5 *days* of fun passes?
No, it's 4 or 5 passes. If you visit a water park and a miniature golf course in one day, then that's two passes. If you visit a water park (or miniature golf course) in the morning, leave to eat lunch, then go back to the same water park or miniature golf in the afternoon, then that counts as one pass. (Miniature golf courses must be visited before 4:00 pm.)
 
Are the water parks and miniature golf courses considered parks (on our tickets)?
No - the four Disney parks are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The water parks and miniature golf courses are extras and you'll have passes to use for them. (You must visit the miniature golf courses before 4:00 pm.)
 
Is Disney Quest included as a fun pass?
It was in the past, but Disney is still talking about closing it and it's not expected to be included on our tickets in 2017.
 
Does the regular golf course count as a fun pass?
The regular golf course is not included on our tickets.
 
So using one of the fun passes for a water park or miniature golf doesn't impact the number of park days on our ticket?
No. Using a fun pass will not "take away" one of your park days. They're two different things.
 
So using our park days on our tickets doesn't impact our fun passes?
No. They're completely separate.
 
We can go to as many of the four parks as we want each day if we have a Premium ticket?
Yes - that's what the "hopper" function does. You can hop between the parks as many times as you want for 4 or 5 days. They don't have to be consecutive days.
 
Can we get more days on our tickets?
No - tickets over 5 days aren't discounted, so please choose between our 4- and 5-day tickets.
 
If the tickets are for 4 or 5 days, will I have enough to do for a week or more?
Yes. Our tickets also include 4 or 5 passes to the water parks and the miniature golf courses, etc. You could go to Disney for 8 or 10 days and have something to do every day. Also, Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) and the BoardWalk areas offer plenty to do and neither requires a ticket.
 
We're going a few days earlier (or staying a few days later) than the group. Will our tickets still be valid?
Yes. Disney tickets will be valid from November 4 to November 25. You must attend the Life, Liberty, and the American Way workshop or Behind the Seeds tour to qualify for the tickets, so save one day on your tickets for that. If you miss it, Disney can charge you the difference between our tickets and the regular gate price.
 
Universal tickets will be valid around the same time as our Disney tickets. However, once you use the ticket, you must use the second day within 7 days or it will expire.
 
Where are the Cirque du Soleil seats?
Our group seats are in Category 3. They're not the best seats, but they're not bad, either. I've never received a complaint on our seats, but use your best judgment before ordering group tickets. (Cirque du Soleil won't give refunds on their tickets under any circumstances.)
 
Do you have a group hotel this year?
Yes - at Disney's Pop Century (value) and Port Orleans Riverside (moderate) standard and preferred rooms. If you want to stay at one of these, mark it on your registration form and I'll give you the number to call.
 
Do you provide transportation for this trip?
No, you must arrange your own transportation for this trip - to Florida and back, as well as between Disney and Universal, if you choose to go there. (If you stay at a Disney resort, they'll provide transportation to their own parks, as well as Downtown Disney and the water parks. They will not provide transportation to Universal.)
 
Are you getting SeaWorld tickets for the group this year?
No, it's just Disney World and Universal this year.

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DavisFamily2004    1
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New to this, but very interested.  I've read as much as I could find, but need clarification.  If we have younger children under 3, what is their price for tickets, etc?  Everywhere I've read specifies ages 3 and up.  Thanks!

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Dianna    487
Dianna

Hi, and welcome! There's no charge for anything for children under 3.

Warmly,
Dianna

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Tiffani    1
Tiffani

Can you leave and re-enter the same park in a day? 

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Dianna    487
Dianna
On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 1:47 PM, Tiffani said:

Can you leave and re-enter the same park in a day? 

Hi Tiffani, yes, as long as it's the same park. You can go to a different park if you have the premium tickets (with hopper option).

(Sorry if this posts twice. I'm out of town and my connection is spotty.)

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whiteirishtiger    8
whiteirishtiger

Disney Quest is officially closed now.

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Dianna    487
Dianna
10 hours ago, whiteirishtiger said:

Disney Quest is officially closed now.

:(

 

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whiteirishtiger    8
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I noticed in the frequently asked questions about transportation, it doesn't seem to be mentioned that if you fly in to MCO, Disney will take you to your Disney Resort. Generally Disney sends the yellow tags to put on your luggage to be identified when you fly into MCO and they will handle your luggage all the way to to your room.

 

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Dianna    487
Dianna

Yes - this is provided to those who are staying at a Disney Resort (not off-property). It's called "Magical Express."

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whiteirishtiger    8
whiteirishtiger

The Ellen ride in EPCOT and the Great Movie Ride in Hollywood Studios will be closed.

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Dianna    487
Dianna

My daughter's favorite ride is the Great Movie Ride. (I don't know why, but she's always loved it!)

 

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SahtevaM    0
SahtevaM

I hope it is ok to put this question here... I did't see another place it would really fall under.

This will be our families very first time going to WDW! Super excited!!! :)  

I was wondering around what time we will all be meeting together for the Fantasmic dinner party? I know the actual show doesn't start until 8:30pm, but I have been trying to figure out what attractions to try to get done before we all get together. 

Thanks for any help!

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Dianna    487
Dianna
7 hours ago, SahtevaM said:

I hope it is ok to put this question here... I did't see another place it would really fall under.

This will be our families very first time going to WDW! Super excited!!! :)  

I was wondering around what time we will all be meeting together for the Fantasmic dinner party? I know the actual show doesn't start until 8:30pm, but I have been trying to figure out what attractions to try to get done before we all get together. 

Thanks for any help!

We're finalizing details for all our events and I'll email more information soon.

Warmly,
Dianna

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