Travel Documents for Continental United States Travel

If you are an American, traveling within the United States, then travel documents are fairly easy to get together; but what exactly do you need to make a continental trip to Walt Disney World? For first time travelers it can feel daunting, but we're here to let you know ID requirements are easily met with a little preparation.

The basic form of identification that you need to have is some sort of government photo ID. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort (and truly most any area hotel) you will be required to present a photo ID at check-in. For most US travelers this is the only thing that they have to have to travel.

If you are flying, to get through a US airport security checkpoint you will need both your boarding pass and a photo ID. The Transportation Security Administration requires a photo ID for all travelers over the age of 18 who are flying, some options include:

  • Passport or Passport Card
  • State ID or Drivers License
  • Military ID
  • Permeate Resident Card
  • Native American Tribal Photo ID

Documents Organized by Day

For seniors traveling with grandchildren for the first time, a little extra pre-planning will be needed where documents are concerned. Make sure that you have copies of the following forms signed by the child's Parents to keep things running smoothly:

  • Minor State ID or Birth Certificate
  • Minor Consent to Travel Form
  • Medical Treatment Authorization Letter

In addition to these forms of ID, there are several other important papers or Disney specific documents, that should be kept with travel documents in case of emergencies, such as:

  • Magical Express or Disney Cruise Line Packets
  • Baggage Claim Receipts
  • Health Insurance ID Cards
  • Travel Insurance Paperwork

Don't Forget Your Disney Specific Documents Too!Don't Forget Your Disney Specific Documents Too!

These documents have gotten me to Walt Disney World and Disneyland from within the United States (with and without kids) without a problem for many years. I must admit that I carry both a paper and digital copy of just about everything I could dream of needing. For most travel it never gets used, but on occasion that there's an emergency, I've got it covered.

What do you keep in your travel document case? Have you gone all digital, or do you still carry the paperwork with you? Do you have any document tips or tricks to share? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

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