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  • On May 10, 2024
    Dorothy from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My child's kindergarten class has planned to gift the teacher a Disney vacation, is a $1500 Disney gift card enough for tickets to all 4 parks plus an on-site stay of 5 days? Are there any teacher discounts/perks we should know about in advance?

    School's (almost) out for summer, Dorothy, and your child's teacher is going to be elated with this magical and generous gift from her students' parents! I'm a teacher myself, so I'm excited to chat with you about options for Theme Park Tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays so you can make the best choices for your gift!

    Dorothy, there are a lot of factors to consider when planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, but there are options available for all interests, party sizes, and budgets, so I'll share some information with you that will hopefully help you determine the best budget for your gift! Keep in mind, that pricing is always subject to change, can be affected by Special Offers, and varies depending on factors such as the time of year the trip will be taken, how many are traveling, and which accommodations are selected. Let's dig a little deeper into the magic!

    First, let's talk about Theme Park Tickets. You can look online to get a general idea of pricing for tickets, which currently starts at $109/per person per day, subject to change. Tickets are date-based, and there are options to add extras like the Park Hopper Option or Water Park admission. Generally speaking, and based on current pricing, for a four-day park ticket with no extras for an adult, an average price is around $152/per day. There are currently a few ticket offers, including an option for a 4-Day, 4-Park Magic Ticket priced at $99/person/day for visits from now through September 2024! With this ticket, the Guest would be able to spend one day in each of the four theme parks over the course of a seven-day window!

    Next, let's talk Disney Resort hotels! Choosing where to stay is one of my family's favorite things about planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. We have a goal to try every resort on Disney property, and we are checking them off one by one. The resort options include Disney Value Resorts such as Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's All-Star Movies Resort; Disney Moderate Resorts such as Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort or Disney's Coronado Springs Resort; and Disney Deluxe Resorts such as Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge or Disney's Contemporary Resort. Even within each type of resort, Guests can make selections for their room type and occupancy, as well as location upgrades and views that can affect pricing. There is also a current room-only reservation offer to save up to 30% on stays of five nights or longer this summer and fall!

    As you can see, Dorothy, there are so many factors that go into pricing and piecing together a magical vacation, but I am sure your child's teacher would be so grateful for your generous gift! If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and let us know! We're always happy to celebrate the magic of surprises!

    Magic and Memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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