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  • On Oct 24, 2020
    Leslie from IN Asked

    i was comparing pricing and i’m not sure if i’m missing details but it seems when you package hotel and park together the park comes out to almost double what it is if you purchase hotel and park tickets separately. is something else including i’m missing?

    Hi Leslie,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    Well that is unusual in my experience although there can be slight differences in price so I always price the vacation package as well as the resort hotel plus theme park tickets separately. Make sure you are selecting the same rate category for the vacation package and the resort-only hotel rate. There are often Special Offers that pop up as pricing options, but you have to double-check to make sure the same rate is selected when you search. I just checked rates for a vacation package versus resort hotel plus theme park tickets for the dates of your visit and the separate pricing was about $40 less expensive.

    Also, make sure you are selecting the same type of tickets when you search. For example, there is a difference in price between standard 1 Park Per Day tickets and tickets with the Park Hopper option. Double-check to make sure you are selecting the same number of days for your park tickets. The system typically auto-selects a number of park ticket days when I am searching vacation packages. I have to manually change the number of days for our tickets if the auto-selection is incorrect. And finally, be sure that you get to the screen with the total estimated price inclusive of taxes.

    As you continue to price possibilities, remember that, at this time, guests can only visit one park per day and everyone must have a Disney Park Pass system reservation to enter each theme park. When we are trying to decide on a resort hotel, we also consider the resort's transportation options to theme parks. So, before becoming Disney Vacation Club members, we would pay a little extra for the deluxe resort hotel to have more transportation options. Disney's Contemporary Resort, for example, has a walking path to Magic Kingdom and, at Disney's BoardWalk Villas, we can walk to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios!

    Leslie, I do hope this helps you to troubleshoot those pricing differences! If you are still seeing a notable price difference, I suggest that you call and speak to a Cast Member at 407-939-1936. They may be able to offer additional guidance. In the meantime, Minnie and Mickey Mouse and the gang are super excited to welcome you back for your next Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell



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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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