• On Aug 17, 2017
    Colleen from NY 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.

    Good morning it's not our first trip but was wondering if it's less expensive and more beneficial to buy an annual pass instead of a 9 or 10 day ticket

    Hi Colleen ~

    There are several different ticket options available at the Walt Disney World Resort and it is always a great idea to look at all of the options and compare before purchasing your tickets.

    Currently, the base price for a 10-day ticket for ages 10+ is $440.00 (plus tax). This type of ticket only allows you to visit one theme park per day.

    A 10-day ticket with the park hopper option for ages 10+ is $515.00 (plus tax). This type of ticket allows you to visit as many of the theme parks per day as your heart desires.

    A Disney Platinum Pass (ages 3+) is $779.00 (plus tax). With this Annual Pass you also get some great perks including:
    * An unlimited number of visits (with no blackout dates) to all four theme parks.
    * Park hopping privileges.
    * Free parking at all of the theme parks.
    * A discount at many merchandise and dining locations (up to 20% off).
    * At times you can get discounts on tours and special event tickets.
    * At times they offer discounts on resort stays.
    * Includes Disney PhotoPass downloads. Memory Maker is $169.00 so having an Annual Pass saves you a lot right there.
    * Discounts when using the Shop Disney Parks app even after you return home (your Annual Pass must be linked to your My Disney Experience Account).

    Please keep in mind that all prices and conditions are subject to change without notice.

    Another thing you could consider is getting the 10-day tickets with the park hopper option for everyone else in your family and you get an Annual Pass. Those tickets would allow everyone to park hop with you but you get the Annual Passholder discounts. This is what we do because I take some girls trips to do runDisney races during the year and I get more use of an Annual Pass than the rest of my family.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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