Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 31, 2012
    Tracy from PA 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.

    The only time we can go w/ our 2 kids and my parents is the week after Thanksgiving.Someone suggested instead of just the typical package, buying annual pass to get discounts on resorts and dining. Will that be better than a package and will it work then?

    Hi Tracy!
    Throughout the year, promotions and special offers are available for annual passholders. As a current AP holder, I can definitely speak to the value of these. AP holders are usually given a room discount, and can add the dining plan to their reservation without having to purchase any additional park tickets, which is required of a non AP reservation. You can save anywhere from 25-40% on your hotel stay, depending on the resort.
    With general special offers, you would have to choose between the free dining promotion or room discount. You would not be able to combine the room discount with the dining promotion. You would be required to add a minimum two day base ticket for each person to your reservation. Currently, there is a free dining offer which is available for the week after Thanksgiving, so there is a good chance that an AP room discount will be released for that time frame as well.
    The one caveat to AP is the price. It is approximately $611 per person, which is quite a chunk of change if you are only visiting the parks once or twice throughout the year. I have found that if we purchase it just at the right time to cover two to three or more trips, we do get our moneys worth.
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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