Discount Walt Disney World TicketsOne of the most expensive (if not THE most expensive) part of any Disney vacation are the Disney theme park tickets. With the price of tickets going up year after year, tickets can become a major expense.
REMINDER: Regardless of where you purchase your discount Disney World tickets, ALWAYS copy the back side on each pass (where the serial number is located) and put it in a safe place. It is the only chance you have of getting the passes replaced if you should lose them.
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Best Discount Ticket Option!By far, the best discounts you can get on Disney passes is through ticket brokers in the Orlando area. These brokers purchase their passes in bulk from Disney World, and all other area theme parks, and offer substantial savings. As an example only, a 7 Day ticket with the Park Hopper Add-On could cost you $355 through a broker, as opposed to $399 at the gate (this price is only an example). While there are several reputable Disney ticket brokers in Orlando, the one we recommend is The Official Ticket Center on Hwy 535 in Lake Buena Vista.
The operation is run by Bruce Carter, and we have no qualms in telling you that it is a top notch operation. Tickets can be shipped 2-3 Day Priority Mail with signature required through the US Postal Service ($8), delivered to your hotel when you arrive ($10 per order), or you can pick them up at the OTC office directly. You can order the tickets on-line, or call the OTC toll free at (877) 406-4836 (be sure to mention rate code TC11). Please note that all prices shown include tax.
In our opinion, it's never a good idea to take the tour simply to get the ticket. If you are interested in purchasing a timeshare, then you're killing two birds with one stone. Our suggestion is this: If you are interested in purchasing a timeshare, take the tour, but be sure to check The DVC Store for resale prices on Disney Vacation Club. The Timeshare Store has resale property from just about every timeshare company in the Orlando area, and at a fraction of what you would pay directly.
Active Military personnel with proper ID (includes active U.S. Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists) are eligible to receive Disney Ticket discounts. Military personnel can also purchase Discount Disney Tickets for up to 5 members of their family. Guests in the Military can only purchase these tickets at Shades of Green. YOU MUST PRESENT VALID ID IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE PASSES.
You would think that it would have put an end to the practice of selling 'used' tickets, but it didn't. Many of those who purchase these discount Disney tickets with the promise that they're still valid often find out the hard way that they are used up. Disney will not help you as all passes are clearly marked "non-transferable." Quite frankly, it's not their responsibility if your "bargain" turned out to be anything but.
The use of My Disney Experience has made it somewhat more difficult for 'used' tickets to be sold as once they've been connected to someone within the app, they cannot be transferred to another guest.
Keep in mind that if a deal seems too good to be true, there's probably a very good reason why. Never buy used tickets from anyone, not through auction sites, and not through those individuals who may approach you while in Florida. They are professional scam artists.
Disney World Tickets aren't cheap and if you allow yourself to be taken advantage of, you'll only spend more in the long run. There are legitimate discounts offered, such as through the The Official Ticket Center and by advance purchase through Disney World. Always play it safe.
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Park Hopper Add-On Option
Adding the Park-Hopper Option lets you come and go as you please through all four Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day or every day for each day of your pass.
Park Hopper Plus Add-On Option
For Disney fun beyond the four theme parks, this option includes admission to the following:
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
- NBA Experience
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- FootGolf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
- Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course
The number of options is equal to the number of days on the ticket you select.