• On Jul 10, 2021
    Sakina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I lock-in or find the best prices for tickets?

    Hello Sakina,

    Thanks for stopping by to see us here at planDisney. It's great to see you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks!

    Theme park tickets for the Walt Disney World Resort follow a date-based ticket pricing model. What this means is that the prices for theme park tickets will vary depending on the month, week, and day of the week for which you purchase tickets. 

    When you go to purchase theme park tickets at Disneyworld.com, you will see the base price for a 1 Park Per Day theme park ticket for ages 10+. After you select the number of days you plan to visit, and select your ticket options such as the Park Hopper Option, you'll see a calendar prompting you to choose the day you will visit the theme parks. What you'll notice as you flip forward through the calendar is that the ticket prices will vary. 

    For example, you'll notice that weekday ticket prices are generally lower than weekend ticket prices. You'll also notice that ticket prices for popular times such as the Christmas holiday week are higher.

    My best suggestion is to look through the ticket pricing calendar to see if you can line up your travel plans for when the ticket prices are lower and closer to the "starting from" price.

    Another suggestion is to watch for special offers that might feature theme park ticket promotions.

    One more quick suggestion I'll offer is to consider purchasing a Disney Gift Card (some member club stores sell gift cards at a discount) to pay for your theme park tickets. This is one way to see some savings when you buy the tickets.

    Sakina, I hope this info is helpful as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort trip. You can visit the planDisney website and find some great tips from my fellow planDisney panelists on how to make the most of your magical stay, including tips for planning travel budgets.

    Here's wishing you lots of Disney magic in your day today!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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