Can FL or CA Residents Buy Discounted Disney Tickets For Your Use?

by SharonKurheg

It’s no secret that tickets to Disneyland (DL) and Walt Disney World (WDW) are EXPENSIVE. As in “over $100 per day” expensive if you buy tickets for just a few days. Granted, there are a few ways to try possibly get them a little cheaper:

The above being said, Florida and California residents are eligible for specially priced park tickets at, respectfully, Walt Disney World and Disneyland. 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, travel friends…

Proof of residency for WDW tickets

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

*For your convenience, Florida residents with any of the above listed identification can now verify their residency online, which means you can bypass Guest Relations and go straight to the parks! Simply fill out the “Your Florida Resident Information” form upon check-out when you purchase tickets through or complete the “Customize Your Tickets” step when you purchase through the My Disney Experience app.


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.

What about Disneyland?

Disneyland’s rules are pretty much the same – you have to show proof of being a Southern California resident to use a park pass intended for Southern California residents.

In a nutshell, you need to show residency in order to purchase a Florida or Southern  first time (Note: Children under age 18 do not need to show proof of residency).  So even if your friend or relative could conceivably buy the FL/SoCal Resident ticket for you by somehow proving that you live with him/her, you would still have to show your own residency by providing the above proof before you use it.

In other words, if you are age 18 or over, Disney will need to ensure that you are a Florida or Southern California resident before you can purchase and/or use a Southern California or Florida Resident ticket.

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Boraxo December 10, 2023 - 6:19 pm

It’s only SoCal residents. Huge fine print

SharonKurheg December 10, 2023 - 9:04 pm

Noted and updated. Thank you.


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