Occasionally Disney offers special deals on it tickets as part of a Disney vacation package. When available, you can find them listed on our Walt Disney World Discount page.
Advance Purchase Discount
Disney has introduced a $20 savings on a 3-Day or longer Magic your Way Ticket when purchased through Disney or through a Disney Travel Planner.
Before Buying Tickets in Advance
Never buy partially used tickets! All Walt Disney World Tickets are nontransferable. Tickets must be used by the same person on any and all days. Walt Disney World uses biometric measurements to identify the owner of the ticket. It is illegal to sell partly-used multi-day attraction tickets. Avoid tickets sold on eBay, Craigslist, etc.
There are no large ticket discounts available on Walt Disney World tickets. While you may find a small discount available, it likely will not amount to a huge savings. If the discount seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Tickets that are not sold as part of a vacation package are non-refundable. Tickets also have an expiration date. If you must delay or cancel your vacation, your tickets may expire prior to your new travel dates. As an alternative, if you book a package that includes tickets and you cancel more than 30 days prior to your travel dates, your package price is fully refundable.
Tickets that are not part of a package require payment in full at the time of purchase. Packages that include tickets only require a $200 deposit and that deposit is fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the cancellation date.
Many of the discounted Walt Disney World packages include tickets. One of the ways to get the best discount on your Walt Disney World vacation is by taking advantage of a discount package. These packages include tickets for each person included on the reservation. Instead of purchasing your stand-alone ticket in advance, you may want to wait and see if a discounted package is available for your travel dates. Visit our Walt Disney World discount page to see all the current Walt Disney World discounts.
Walt Disney World Ticket Brokers and Vendors
Beyond buying only the ticket options needed, 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 some cases ticket broker prices are slightly better than tickets bought directly through Disney or through an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner like The Magic for Less Travel. Only use online ticket vendors with stellar reputations when purchasing any attraction tickets. 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.
Travel, Rewards and Discount Programs
Check the web sites of any Travel or Discount Clubs to which you belong for attraction discounts and offers. Some hotel and airline rewards programs occasionally offer Disney tickets. Check with your rewards program if you have a lot of points to burn.
Periodically, specific retail stores offer deals on Disney gift cards. Some supermarkets also offer rewards for purchasing Disney gift cards. 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, 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!
In addition, you can pay for your Disney Destination packages and room only reservations when they are booked with Disney or with a Disney Travel Planner like The Magic for Less Travel.
Target frequently offers 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.
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.
Disney does not typically offer discounted tickets for any particular occupations. Some companies occasionally offer discounts. Check with your employee benefit office to see if you are eligible for any Corporate offers or discounts.
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. Contact Disney for additional information.
Disney Vacation Club Discounts
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. WDW Passes may be purchased by calling Member Services or by going to Guest Relations at the theme parks or Downtown Disney area.
Special Deals for Florida Residents
Special Florida Resident tickets may be available with a discount. Block-out dates may apply. Valid proof of Florida residency per adult is required for purchase and use. See our Walt Disney World Ticket page for prices and details.
Valid proof of Florida residency per adult is required for purchase and use. See our Walt Disney World Ticket page for prices and details.
Other Great Disney and Disney Area Ticket Discounts
Our Orlando Attraction Discounts Page for Ticket Savings on Universal Orlando, Seaworld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Dinner Shows and More.
Disneyland Discounts Page for Savings on Tickets and Area Attractions.
Universal Studios Discounts Page for Savings on Packages with Tickets.
Current Code Page for Savings on Walt Disney World and Disneyland Packages with Tickets and Specials for Disney Cruise Line.