Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 23, 2010
    Julie from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Cathy, We want to get tickets for Disney World. Should we buy tickets in advance online or should we buy them at the park? Should we buy a hopper pass if we intend to go to Epcot as well? How much will we pay for a 3 day pass?

    Hi, Julie!  You have a few options for purchasing tickets.   You can purchase them online HERE or at the parks for the same price (shipping not included if you want them mailed to you;  free will call pickup available.) 

    Another option is to purchase through      This site sells tickets at a slight discount, but where the savings comes in is there is no tax or shipping charges.    While ticket prices are always subject to change, a 3 adult base ticket is about $233 and 3 day child (ages 3 - 9)  base ticket is $199.     If you plan to visit more than one park in a day, you will want to add on the Park Hopper option to each ticket which is about $51 per ticket.   With just 3 days, you might just want to pick one park a day and stick to it.  It will save you time and money.  

    A third option is to go to your local AAA office where discounted tickets are sold.  This discount is available only at the AAA office, AAA discounts are not given at the ticket windows in WDW.

    Whichever way you decide to get your tickets, I suggest doing ahead of time to save you time.   Once you reach WDW, you can get to the magic right away without waiting in line to purchase tickets.  One last note:  if you plan to book a resort package including the Disney Dining Plan, you will need to purchase your tickets as part of a package through Disney. 

    I am so happy to answer your question, stop by anytime! 
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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