Walt Disney World Tickets: Getting Discounts
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- How to Get Discounted Tickets For Walt Disney World
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How to Get Discounted Tickets For Walt Disney World
The first thing you should know is that all multi-day Walt Disney World Tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the same person on any and all days. The person who uses the ticket for the very first time must use the ticket for its entirety. Walt Disney World uses biometric measurements to identify the owner of the ticket and prevent ticket fraud. Furthermore, in Florida, it's illegal to sell partly-used multi-day attraction tickets, but that doesn't stop scammers for selling them.
It's a good practice to avoid tickets sold on eBay, Craigslist, etc whether they or used or not. Never buy partially used tickets from any of the various used-ticket brokers operating in the Orlando and Kissimmee area or from any source! You just don't know what you are getting and even if you manage to get past Disney's fraud protection, you have no guarantee that there are any days left on the tickets you purchase.
Ticket Brokers and Vendors
Beyond buying only the ticket options needed, discounted Walt Disney World admission tickets are offered by a number of ticket brokers and vendors online. Ticket brokers buy their passes in bulk from Disney and then pass the savings on. In many cases ticket broker prices are better than ticket prices bought directly through Disney online or at the Gate. Online, use ticket vendors recommended on long-standing Disney information sites and communities when purchasing any attraction tickets. Most Disney communities have a long history with reliable vendors and you will see those vendors mentioned often on forums, boards, and email lists, along with testimonials from people who have used them. When shopping for prices, just be sure to compare prices equivocally across the board. Check whether tax and/or shipping are included in the price before assuming one price is better than another. Disney and many other vendors don't include them in the prices shown online. Most ticket vendors that carry tickets for Walt Disney World, also have tickets for Orlando's other popular attractions.
Undercover Tourist Discounted MYW Tickets
TheMouseForLess has partnered with Undercover Tourist. Some of the best discounts on Walt Disney World tickets are available through Undercover Tourist. Undercover Tourist tickets include tax in the prices shown and the company offers free shipping to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and a few other locations abroad. Undercover Tourist is a licensed ticket vendor and authorized by Walt Disney World and other Orlando area attractions to sell their tickets. From all of the raves we've heard on TheMouseForLess Group from members who have used Undercover Tourist, this is a very reliable company with very competitive prices. Note: When comparing Undercover Tourist tickets with those on Disney's web site, be aware that the prices displayed on Disney's web site do not include tax! Use our Magic Your Way ticket calculator to see the prices, including tax, if you were to purchase tickets directly from Disney.
Discounted WDW Tickets Available Thru Undercover Tourist's iPhone App
The new, updated iphone app available from Undercover Tourist allows you to purchase discounted Walt Disney World tickets from your iphone. This application is also designed to maximize the enjoyment for visitors by minimizing the time they would otherwise waste standing in long lines or looking for their favorite attraction. The app features colorful maps, list view, wait times, attraction descriptions, height requirements, filtering options and more. The most recent update includes complete dining coverage including menus for 160 Walt Disney World restaurants, plus available discounts and prices. You can also mark your "favorite" rides and restaurants and get park hours and parade or show times up to 10 days in advance, locate your car in the parking lot, and take photos of all your tickets for added protection in case of loss. The newest version is available for $3.99. For more info or to purchase, visit the iTunes Store. There is also a free version of this App supported by ads.
Last Minute Ticket Discounts
If you are in the Orlando vicinity and haven't purchased tickets yet, discount tickets for Walt Disney World are available at select Wal-Mart stores that have a ticket center. Phone orders are not accepted. Tickets must be purchased in person at the store. All ticket types may not be available.
The following Wal-Mart stores near Walt Disney World (among others) participate in the sale of discounted Walt Disney World tickets:
Wal-Mart Supercenter 0817
4444 West Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 397-7000
Wal-Mart Supercenter 5420
3250 Vineland Road
Kissimmee, FL 32746
Phone: (407) 397-1125
You can also purchase tickets at Ticket Momma. Ticket Momma carries Walt Disney World tickets from 1 - 10 days in addition to special event tickets, water park tickets, Disney Quest, Universal Orlando, Sea World and many other attraction tickets. Ticket Momma is located at:
4497 W. Hwy 192
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (866) 996-7508
Phone: (407) 396-7508
A method for getting free single-day tickets is to tour Orlando timeshares. This is not a method we are fond of, but some people do find this a worthwhile method of getting one-day attraction tickets. If time is flexible and one does not mind the high-pressure sales pitch, those interested can receive free Walt Disney World tickets. Take a drive along Rte. 192 in Kissimmee. There are lots of signs for "free" or "discounted" tickets. Take only the tours offering Free admission (including tax). There should be no hidden fees. Ticket shoppers may be asked to pay a deposit (about $25), which will be refunded after the tour. Other vendors that work with Timeshare Resorts are 7-Elevens, and some Howard Johnson motels (check the lobby). Finally, if you do take a timeshare tour, leave your charge card and checkbook in your room and do not pay anyone cash for tickets or deposits.
Travel, Rewards and Discount Clubs, Programs and Cards, Oh My!
Check the web sites of any Travel or Discount Clubs to which you belong for attraction discounts and offers. AAA and CAA offices usually carry select Walt Disney World multi-day tickets members can purchase at a discount, but the tickets available can vary by location. And don't overlook Rewards programs. These can include hotel, airlines, banking, merchant and grocery store rewards programs. Hilton HHonors program allows members to trade in points for Walt Disney World passes. Giant Eagle's fuel perks program sells Disney gift cards and gives you a discount on gas for your purchase. Disney gift cards can be used to purchase theme park admission tickets and annual passes (The Disney gift card can not be used to purchase tickets online). Disney's Reward Visa Card's Dream Dollars can be redeemed for Walt Disney World Tickets.
Periodically, specific retail stores offer deals on Disney gift cards. This is particularly common around the holiday season. Disney gift cards can be used in at the parks to purchase or pay for tours, meals, recreational activities, park souvenirs, admission tickets for theme parks, DisneyQuest, Cirque du Soleil La Nouba tickets, hotel stays, and more (some restrictions may apply). For park locations that do not accept the Disney gift card (some non-Disney owned merchant shops and restaurants), you can simply make the charge to your room key and pay the entire or a portion of the total with your Disney gift card!
• Target is currently offering Disney gift cards at 5% off when you use the Target Red Card to make your purchase, which is better than the 1% or 2% back that Disney Visa Cardholders get. Additionally, if you have a $ off total purchase coupon, you can apply that discount as well.
Active and retired military as well DOD employees can obtain discounted Walt Disney World tickets through their military base MWR offices and Shades of Green, located on Walt Disney World property. Shades of Green offers discounted Disney tickets, as well as other discounted area attraction tickets. A military identification card or Department of Defense identification card is required at the time of Purchase. The Shades of Green Attraction Ticket Sales Office is located on the lobby level of the resort and is open daily.
Those staying at Shades of Green can purchase their Military Salute tickets or Magic Your Way tickets in advance. The resort will send an email that includes links to the current ticket price document, as well as an order form which can be downloaded, filled out and faxed in. Universal Orlando, Sea World, and all other discounted Orlando area tickets sold by Shades of Green may be purchased in advance as well. Your tickets can then be picked up at the front desk during check-in.
Retired, Active, Reservists, National Guard and DoD Personnel can order discount tickets by mail by calling the Commander, Navy Region Southwest 619-767-6000 or Air Force Central Ticket Program at 210-652-2855, or by visiting their local base MWR/ITT office. Discounted tickets do not include tax and prices may vary slightly from base to base. Military ID may be checked at the gate when using these tickets. Tickets may be purchased for guests but there are strict restrictions on how many and there use at the parks (typically 50% of the group must qualify for military tickets). Inquire about the rules when purchasing.
Until September 25, 2013 (last use 9/28/13), Active and Retired U.S. Military or their spouses, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists can purchase Disney's 4-Day Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Tickets with the Park Hopper Option or the Water Park Fun & More Option for $156 each (plus applicable tax), or upgrade to a 4-Day Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Tickets that includes both the Park Hopper Option AND Water Park Fun & More Option for $184.00 (plus tax applicable tax). Military may purch tickets for themselves and up to five (5) family members and/or friends. Additional days or the "No Expiration" option may not be added to these tickets. Tickets can be upgraded to Florida Residents annual Passes or Regular Annual Passes (anyone), with the original ticket price applied to the passes. Blackout dates apply. See our Walt Disney Current Code page for additional info, rules and blackout dates.
New! Until September 24, 2014 (last use 9/27/14), Active and Retired U.S. Military or their spouses, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists can purchase Disney's 4-Day Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Tickets with the Park Hopper Option or the Water Park Fun & More Option for $169 each (plus applicable tax), or upgrade to a 4-Day Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Tickets that includes both the Park Hopper Option AND Water Park Fun & More Option for $198.00 (plus tax applicable tax). Military may purchase tickets for themselves and up to five (5) family members and/or friends. Additional days or the "No Expiration" option may not be added to these tickets. Tickets can be upgraded to Florida Residents annual Passes or Regular Annual Passes (anyone), with the original ticket price applied to the passes. Blackout dates apply. See our Walt Disney Current Code page for additional info, rules and blackout dates.
Nurses, teachers, students, fireman, police and others are occasionally offered attraction discounts. Employees of companies that have an association with Disney, such as Chase Bank employees, can sometimes get discounts on Walt Disney World ticket. The best way to find them is to visit attraction web sites, employee and student benefit offices and intranets, and union and organization web sites. Civil Service employees of some branches of government, such as NASA, can purchase discounted Walt Disney World tickets at their exchange shops at the same rates as military.
University of Central Florida faculty, staff and student body can purchase discounted single day, single park admission tickets to Walt Disney World through the campus Ticket Center located on the first floor of the Student Union. Details are available online. Purchases are restricted to 10 tickets per 90-day period.
Corporate Discount Clubs offer a variety of travel discounts to large companies or government agencies (usually more than 200 employees) or private groups. These clubs are often able to offer good discounts on attraction tickets through third-party vendors. Check with your employee benefit office to see if you are eligible for any Corporate offers. A password or access to a company intranet is often required for purchase of these tickets.
Discounts Through Disney's Youth Programs
Organized youth groups of ten or more qualify for discounted Walt Disney World tickets through Disney's Youth Program. To participate, you must live in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada and be between the ages of 3 and 22. Two complimentary chaperon tickets are provided for each group that participates. For more information, visit Disney's Youth Program page.
Open Enrollment Deal: Disney has recently opened it's Youth Educational Series (Y.E.S.) to individuals. For those willing to do one of the Y.E.S. Programs with a student in 1st grade through 12th grade, deep discounts are available on tickets during open enrollment. Educational experiences are generally about 3 hours and additional tickets can be purchased for other members of your party not attending the class at a discounted rate. A variety of ticket options are available from 3-Day to 10-Day Base Tickets. Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More options can also be added. The No Expiration option may not be added to these tickets, however. A minimum number of participants must be reached for each program to be activated. Purchase of a ticket does not ensure program activation. You will be contacted if the minimum is not reached for your selected program. A responsible adult over the age of 18 from each group must accompany the students attending the program from that group. Visit Disney's web site for more info on open enrollment.
Disney Vacation Club Discounts
DVC members who purchase at least 100 points at either Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas or the Disney Vacation Club Villas in Aulani by October 4, 2013 will receive a special discount on their contract, and will receive their choice of either 4 free 5-day Park Hopper tickets for Walt Disney World or exchange certificates for two Disneyland Resort Premium Annual Passports. Interested DVC members can visit the special offer page for more details.
DVC members qualify for a number of Disney discounts including discounts on Walt Disney World Annual Passes. A new Annual Pass may be purchased for each member of the owner's immediate household, up to a total of eight (8) per year, at a discount. There are no discounts on renewals. WDW Passes may be purchased by calling Member Services or by going to Guest Relations at the theme parks or Downtown Disney area. New WDW Passes also can be purchased at dvcmember.com. DVC Members and up to three of their guests may also purchase daily admission media to Disneyâ€™s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and DisneyQuest at a discount off the daily admission prices upon presentation of their Member ID Card.
Special Deals for Florida Residents
Florida Resident 3- and 4-day tickets offer a savings, plus extended time to use. Florida Resident 3- and 4-Day Tickets and Options expire 6 months after first use or 12/17/2014, whichever comes first. Block-out dates apply. Florida Resident tickets may not be upgrade to the "No Expiration" option. Valid proof of Florida residency per adult is required for purchase and use. See out Walt Disney World Ticket page for prices and details.
For half of the regular price, The Park Hopper and/or Water Park Fun & More options may be added to the 3- and 4-day Florida Resident Tickets. A Full-priced 1-day MYW base ticket is also available featuring a special Florida Resident discount to add the Park Hopper and/or Water Park Fun & More options. Valid proof of Florida residency per adult is required for purchase and use. See out Walt Disney World Ticket page for prices and details.
Florida Resident annual and premium annual passes are also available from Disney at a discount, as well as other annual passes with restrictions. See out Walt Disney World Ticket page for prices and details.
Auto Club South offers an additional discount on 3-Day and 4-Day Magic Your Way Florida Resident tickets and select Florida Resident annual and seasonal passes and renewals for AAA members. Discounted tickets and passes are available at local offices in Florida and online.
Other Great Disney Ticket Discounts
Visit Our Orlando Attraction Discounts Page for Ticket Savings on Universal Orlando, Seaworld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Dinner Shows and More.
Visit Our Save at the Parks Page for Savings on Walt Disney World Tours, Recreation & Entertainment.
Visit Our Disneyland Discounts Page for Savings on Tickets and Area Attractions.
Visit Our Universal Studios Discounts Page for Savings on Packages with Tickets.
Visit Our Current Code Page for Savings on Walt Disney World and Disneyland Packages with Tickets and Specials for Disney Cruise Line.