Disney World Orlando is a fun, but darn expensive place to visit. Besides the cost of accommodation, the tickets you purchase are likely to be the most expensive item for your Orlando vacation.
How can I save money on my Disney Tickets?
There’s a couple of ways to save money on the park entrance tickets. One is to buy your tickets in advance from a ticket broker, the other is to make sure you don’t buy too many tickets or choose the wrong ticketing option.
To save money on the actual ticket I would advise you to buy your tickets in advance from the many ticket brokers on the net. You won’t save a fortune but it will be enough to buy a counter service meal in Magic Kingdom for each person in your party. The other advantage is that you won’t have to wait in line at the theme park to purchase your ticket so can get more time on the attractions.
The main way to save is to not purchase too many days entrance to the parks. For example, if you are visiting Disney World for seven days work out in advance how many days you will be visiting the parks. You may find that you will only be visiting for four days, therefore don’t go and buy a seven day ticket.
Another way to save is to make sure you don’t buy too many bolt-ons for your tickets. Additional options include the “Hopper”, “Non-expiring” and “Waterparks Fun & More”.
Disney give you the option of adding the “Hopper” extra to your tickets. This allows you to visit more than one park in a day. If you have no reason to visit more than one park every day, then don’t buy this add-on. Personally I like the “Hopper” option, as it allows me to visit Magic Kingdom for the rides during the day and then have a great meal and watch the fireworks at Epcot in the evening.
“Waterparks Fun & More” allows you to visit the Disney waterparks and other attractions such as Disney Quest without having to pay extra at the gate. If you have no intention of visiting these extra attractions, don’t add this option.
Finally you have the “Non-expiring” option. This means that any unused tickets will never expire. Great if you plan on re-visiting Disney World in the near future, not so great if you are never going to go back.
In summary, with a little planning you won’t overspend on your Disney tickets.