It’s no secret that tickets to Walt Disney World (WDW) are EXPENSIVE. As in “over $100 per day” expensive if you buy tickets for just a few days, and several hundred dollars if you decide to spring for an annual or seasonal pass. Granted there are a few ways to try possibly get them a little cheaper:
- You may be able to get discount tickets through your employer.
- There are some small, legitimate discounts you can get here and there.
- There are some places where you should NEVER try to get cheap Disney tickets.
- You can consider if maybe getting an annual pass is cheaper in the long run
The above being said, Florida residents are eligible for specially priced park tickets and annual/seasonal passes at Walt Disney World. But what proves residency? And what if you live out of state but have a friend or relative who lives in the state, can they get you tickets or passes? What about your kids? Read on, friends…
Proof of Florida residency for WDW tickets/passes
From WDW’s website:
Q: What proof of residence will I need to provide in order to purchase a Florida Resident park ticket or annual pass?
A.: You’ll need to provide proof of a Florida residential address in order to purchase a Florida Resident park ticket or annual pass. For each ticket or pass purchased for an adult, you may provide any of the following:
- Valid Florida driver’s license (must have a Florida address)
- Valid Florida state-issued ID card (must have a Florida address)
- Valid Florida-based military ID
If you do not have one of the IDs indicated above, then you must provide one of the following—dated within the past 2 months—evidencing a Florida residential address, along with a corresponding picture ID (passport, driver’s license, state identification card):
Proof of Current Mortgage
You may use a monthly mortgage statement from within the past 2 months; it may not be more than 2 months old. Deeds, mortgage contracts, mortgage payment booklets and leases are not accepted.
Bills, Policies or Registration
- Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
- Current automobile registration, insurance policy or bill
- Current Utility bill (power / phone / cable / water)
- Bills can be no more than 2 months old (P.O. Boxes are not accepted as proof of residency)
- Mail from financial institutions, including checking, savings or investment account statements
- Mail from federal, state, county or city government agencies
- Mail can be no more than 2 months old (P.O. Boxes are not accepted as proof of residency)
Additional members of the same household must only provide proof of same residential address.
Current statements and bills printed from electronic versions are accepted, along with electronic bills provided via smart phones and tablet devices.
For more information, please call (407) WDW-PASS or (407) 939-7277—or use the Annual Passholder Help Form to email our dedicated Help Team with any questions you may have about your annual pass. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.
In a nutshell, you need to show Florida residency in order to purchase a Florida resident pass. Guests age 18 and over may also need to show proof of residency when they use that ticket media for the very first time. So even if your friend or relative could conceivably buy the FL Resident Annual Pass for you by somehow proving that you live with him/her, you would still have to show that you’re a FL resident, by providing the above proof, before you use it. Children under the age of 18 do not have to show ID.
In other words, Disney will need to ensure that you are a Florida resident before you can purchase and/or use a Florida Resident ticket/pass before you can use one.
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