Tickets: There are different options regarding tickets and you must be familiar with all of them in order to choose the ticket that is most convenient for you. First, decide how many days you want to visit each park. The Magic Your Way Base Ticket is a ticket for 1-7 days that gives you admission to one Theme Park per day. If you plan to visit more than one Theme Park per day, you must get a Park Hopper ticket. This latter option allows you to go from Theme Park to Theme Park on the same day. If you want to go beyond the four Theme Parks, get a Water Park Fun & More Option, which provides you with a certain number of visits to spectaculars from the four Parks and also to water parks. Then, there is a service called Disney Fastpass that cuts the wait time on many attractions. If you purchase this ticket you will get a time for each attraction and will not have to wait in line. Attractions included in this option are marked with the FASTPASS symbol (FP) on guide-maps. Notice that tickets and options are nontransferable and expire 14 days after its first use –unless you pay an extra charge to get a No Expiration Option.
Pal Mickey: Pal Mickey is a toy that can be bought inside the Parks and is used as a fun, interactive Theme Park insider. This toy is full of Disney information on the four Parks, and it lets you in on Park tips -like where to find characters.
Information Centers: Disney’s Information Centers are indicated by DVC on Guide maps. There you will find information about Itinerary Planning, tickets and sales, hotels and reservations, Disney Character greeting information, information on dining, foreign currency and Disney Dollar exchange, lost children, information about services for Guests with disabilities and Sign Language services, among others.
Methods of payment: In Disney you can pay by cash or by credit card. There are exchange bureaus for people who have to change money. Some of the accepted credit cards are Visa, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, Japanese Credit Bureau (JCB), and the Disney Credit Card. Distributed inside the parks there are Bank machines, or automated teller machines (ATMs), which are available during park hours.
Visitors with pets: Disney cast members are so well organized and devoted to visitors that they have even thought of a solution for travelers bringing animals with them. They provide a service of kennels for people who have brought their pet, since pets are not allowed in the Downtown Disney area. These kennels are available in Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney-MGM Studios.
Shopping: Disney offers a service called Package Delivery, which delivers people’s packages to their Walt Disney World Resort. That way, customers do not have to carry their bags around and can buy as many Disney things as they feel like. What is more, if you buy something that is too big to be carried on your suitcase you can get it shipped to your home -of course in that case you have to pay an additional charge.
PTUs: Disney is prepared for international tourism, so it has multilingual Cast Members and Personal Translation Units (PTU) that translate the attraction narrations into French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. PTUs are headphone devices you can get at International Information Centers and use them in some select attractions.
Babies: If you want to travel around Disney with your baby, you can hire a baby pushchair. These are available in limited quantities at the Stroller Shop inside the Park entrance. But if you want to travel on your own while your child is safe under nursery care, you can use the Baby Changing/Nursing service.
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