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  • On Jul 14, 2019
    Michelle from Kent Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we are travelling to Disney later in the year and are about to purchase park tickets in advance. Does anyone know the cost of actually buying tickets on the gate, isnit more cost effective to do that? Thank you.

    Hi Michelle!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You absolutely can buy one-day park tickets for use at the Walt Disney World theme parks, either online or at the gate of any park, but depending on how many days you wish to spend at the theme parks you will probably find the Ultimate Tickets offered to us in the UK are the very best value, but let's look at the options.  If you visit the official website here, you can see the prices for one-day tickets in US Dollars. Please ensure that the country at the top of the page is 'United States (English)', and not 'UK & Ireland (English)'. If you literally want to visit one park, on one day, you can purchase a ticket for that. If you buy your tickets online in advance, you can link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account, and book your Fastpass+ 30 days ahead of your visit (60 days in advance if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel). If you buy your one-day ticket on the gate, my understanding is that this price is comparable to the online price, but you will not have the opportunity of making any Fastpass+ selections in advance. If it's possible that you will be spending more than two days at any Disney theme parks, our exclusive UK tickets - the 7-Day, 14-Day, or 21-Day Ultimate Tickets (with the 14-Day ticket currently on special offer at the same price as the 7-Day ticket - but this is subject to change) will give you the best value, as these also include the water parks, and unlimited park hopping every day. Also included is Memory Maker - Disney PhotoPass Photographers are located around all the parks ready to take photos of your family with the iconic locations, creating memories with the Disney characters and on some of the attractions. None of these extra benefits will be included with your 1 Park Per Day Ticket purchased online or on the gate in US Dollars, so it's worth adding it all up to calculate which tickets provide the best value for your family. 

    For a limited time, there is also a special 2-Day Ticket offered to UK Guests online, but this does not include park hopping or Memory Maker, and has to be used by 27th August 2019.  

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical holiday to Walt Disney World.  Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the official news and updates on events that may be happening during your stay.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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