There are quite a few Disney World Park Ticket Options. Disney gives you choices and it’s a good idea to understand all the choices so you don’t buy more ticket then you need.
A base ticket is a ticket without any additional options added to it. A base ticket can be for 1-10 days, with each day being cheaper than the day before. A one day adult ticket is $129 + tax for one day during peak season. A 10 day adult ticket is $570.26+ tax. The longer you stay, the less it costs per day.
If you aren’t 100% certain how many days you will be in the park, buy a ticket for the least amount of days you plan to spend. You can always add additional days at the ticket window for the same price you would pay for them now. Just make sure you have one unused day on your existing ticket.
Who pays child prices at Disney?
Disney charges child prices to children between the ages of 3 and 9 years old. Once your child is 10 years old, they are considered an adult for both ticket and dining purposes. They are not considered an adult on your resort reservation (meaning you won’t pay an extra fee for them to stay in your room until they reach 18; Disney charges $10-$25 for the 3rd and 4th adult in a room).
If your child is about to turn 3, you just need to arrive at Disney World the day before their 3rd birthday. As long as you have checked in when they are still legally 2, they will still be free the length of your stay.
Park Hopper is an extra $65-$85 per person per ticket. This enables you to hop from one park to another.
If you aren’t 100% certain you will use Park Hopper, don’t buy it yet. Set the money aside and if you decide when you are at Disney that you want to Park Hop, you can easily add it at the ticket counter
Park Hopper Plus Option
This option is an extra $85-$105 per ticket. In addition to park hopping, this gives you a set number of admissions into the 2 water parks, NBA Experience, ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex or a round of golf at Oak Trail or the 2 miniature golf courses.
This option gives you an equal number of days of access on your ticket. So if you have a 7 day park ticket, you also have 7 days worth of admissions giving you a total of 14 days of fun!
Where to buy your ticket?
If you are booking a Magic Your Way package with the dining plan, you will have to purchase your tickets as part of your package. If you are taking advantage of a Room Only discount, you can purchase your tickets when you arrive or from another reputable source even if you are getting the dining plan.
I do not recommend buying your tickets from those places outside the gates of Disney that advertise ‘cheap tickets’. These are usually a rip off and I hate to see you lose your hard earned money. However, you can get a bit of a discount on your tickets if you buy ahead of time through Undercover Tourist. They are a Disney Authorized Ticket Seller.
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