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Re: Disney World Tickets

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We didn't find any deals.

A small savings thru AAA, otherwise nothing.

Have a great time!!

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Upfront disclosure: We have a vacation business in Orlando (but we don't sell Disney tickets!) so here's a few tips to help you decide which tickets might be best for you.

 

Disney is BIG!!

Firslty, not many people realize just how big Disney is - it covers over 40 square miles - the size of San Francisco. You need to have a plan of which parks you want to visit before you can decide which Disney tickets to purchase.

Disney have 4 totally seperate theme parks - Magic Kindgom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Plus they have 2 water parks - Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

 

And don't forget Universal, the home of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, King Kong and Transformers. They have 2 theme parks - Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, plus Volcano Bay which is a themed water park.

Then there's SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and a whole host of smaller attractions.

 

It's impossible to do it all in one visit, so you need to plan where you want to visit to work out which ticket package works out better for you.

 

Compare Tickets

When comparing prices, make sure you compare the final check out price. Some add delivery fees or admin charges, some show prices with tax, others show without tax, so always check the final checkout price to compare accurately.

 

There are no discounts on 1 or 2 day tickets, the more days you visit, the lower the rate works out.

 

Touringplans.com have a ticket price comparison tool which might help you:

https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/ticket-calculator

 

Always Buy in Advance

Unless you are only buying 1 or 2 days tickets, it's always cheaper to buy in advance than at the gate. But not only that, by getting them in advance you will have access to Disney's FastPass system. That means you can book rides and attractions 30 days in advance.

(60 days if you stay at a Disney hotel).

 

Be Wary of Cheap Deals

You can get cheap tickets if you do a timehsare tour, but you can lose up to half a day having to do that. Check the small print of low priced tickets to see what the catch is - there will more than likely be a catch somewhere.

 

NEVER Buy Used Tickets

You might see tickets with days left over for sale. These are totally illegal, stay well away from them. Tickets are non-trasferable and the parks use a biometric finger scan system. It is illegal in the State of Florida to sell these tickets - if they are confiscated at the gate, you will lose out and Disney will not help you in any way.

 

How to Avoid Ticket Scams

Here's a few red flags to avoid:
#1 Disney do not allow anyone to use the word 'Disney' in a website URL (domain name or website address) - if you see the word Disney in the address (and it's not Disney) leave the site.

# 2 Never pay by Western Union or any other money exchange service. Always use a credit card.

#3 Avoid sob stories - "our vacation was cancelled, we can't use these tickets". Unless you know the people personally, avoid. This is the classic Ebay or Craiglist scam for fake tickets.

#4 If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Nobody is allowed to sell discounted 1 day Disney tickets, if you see 1 day tickets at a discounted rate, walk away.

 

Save Money on Hotel Bills

Another way to save money, (and totally up-front, this is blatant self promotion!) is to stay in a vacation rental home rather than a hotel or resort. It's a wonderful way to save money rather than paying for 2 or 3 hotel rooms.It's really great when 2 or more families can split the cost.

 

You all get your own space, but the central living areas means you can all gather together without being tied down to meeting in the hotel lobby, or getting together for just a chat. You can sit and relax while the kids are tucked up in bed. We also have a ton of things for the little ones, so you don't need to load up your luggage with strollers or things for the kids.

 

Save on Dining Out

You can also save a small fortune on dining too - vacation homes come with full kitchens, so you can prepare a quick snack, breakfast before you head out, or a full family feast. Of course, eating out on vacation is a big part for everyone, but it can become a chore having to do it 2 or 3 times a day, especially with tired or cranky kids.

 

Some restaurants do offer kids eat free and there is also a kids dining card that might work for you too.

 

Multi Generation Vacations

Vacation homes are absolutely perfect when there are different in age groups traveling together - grandparents can have a few quiet hours at home while the kids run around in the parks. You can meet up for meal times, spend time together in the evening and everyone can have their own space for some quiet downtime.

 

We have 3 vacation homes in Orlando and would be happy to answer any questions or help with any planning. Visit us online anytime or email us Smiley Happy

Ken & Sarah Elder

https://orlandoinsidervacations.com/orlando-vacation-homes/

Ken & Sarah Elder
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Re: Disney World Tickets

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we are looking too.  Want to take our 10 yr old granddaughter for 3 days.  Any ideas on how to save money would be appreciated.

 

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Re: Disney World Tickets

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We are looking as well.  Going in November.  

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Registered: ‎09-09-2011

Re: Disney World Tickets

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Did you get any good info?

We are also looking for discounted park tickets for june, 2017.

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Disney World Tickets

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Wife and I are planning a 3 day stay at a near by resort.  Are looking for best (cheapest) way to see the theme parks on a limited budget.