November 24, 2017

7 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Park Tickets

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Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? There’s no question that the park tickets can be one of the most expensive line items in the budget, but there are easy ways to save money, particularly if you’ll be visiting more than a few days. Take a look at these seven tips to help you hold onto some of your hard-earned money as you gear up for a fun-filled Disney vacation.

Try Discount Ticket Broker Websites. Two popular sites for deals on park passes are Undercover Tourist and Best of Orlando. These sites can generally save you between 5-10% or more on park tickets depending on the option you choose.

Sign up for the Free MouseSavers Newsletter. If you’re new to MouseSavers, it’s a popular website dedicated to saving you and your family money on all things related to Disney, including park passes. Sign up for their free newsletter, which comes out mid-month, for the very best deals on tickets from Undercover Tourist. These discounts are only available to newsletter subscribers.

Choose a 10-Day No-Expiration Pass. If you think you’ll be back to Walt Disney World again, buy a 10-day pass with the no expiration option. This offers the least expensive per-day rate and it never expires, so hold onto it and come back next year (or the year after that).

Take Advantage of Military Discounts. Through September, active or retired U.S. military personnel can purchase four-day military promotional tickets. Choose from a Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More for only $138 per person. That’s a huge discount over the $298 non-military price for the same option.

Enjoy Special Deals for Florida Residents. If you live in Florida, take advantage of the new Wild for Disney passes through May 24. You can get a three-day pass for $99 or a four-day pass for $129. Add $27.50 per ticket for the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More option. Proof of Florida residence is required.

Use Disney Dream Reward Dollars. If you have the Disney Rewards Card, you can earn Disney Dream Reward Dollars that can be used toward park tickets. For every $100 in qualifying purchase, you earn $1 Disney Dream Reward Dollar. Once you accumulate points, order a Disney Rewards Redemption Card to use toward tickets purchased online, at the park or at a Disney store.

Ask About Corporate Discounts. If you work for a large company, check in with your human resources department to see if they offer discounted tickets to employees. This is an easy, often-overlooked way to save on park tickets.

As a word of warning, beware of outlets that either buy back or sell unused park tickets (we stayed one mile away off-property this year and saw a variety of these “re-sellers”). The tickets are non-transferrable and it’s really not legal for them to be sold in this way. Plus, Walt Disney World uses biometrics (fingerprint scans) to prove you are the legal ticketholder, so keep this in mind.

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