• On Nov 11, 2021
    Nicole from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are visiting Disney World for the first time April 18-22. We are staying at the Dolphin hotel. Are there any discounts or promotions offered for tickets to Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom?

    Hi there Nicole, and welcome to planDisney! It's great to see a fellow Marylander here.

    Your very FIRST Walt Disney World vacation? How exciting! Late April is a fantastic time to visit. While Elsa is still making things a touch frosty back home, the weather in Florida is Olaf-approved.

    My family and I have stayed at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel several times. As teachers, my husband and I love to take advantage of special rates sometimes available to educators, and you can't beat the picturesque location on Crescent Lake, just steps away from EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios

    If you're looking for the best price for theme park admission, I recommend starting with the special offers page on the Walt Disney World website to see if there is a vacation package that works for your family. Vacation packages bundle your hotel and theme park tickets, and the best part is, you only need to start with a small deposit. You can pay the rest of your balance in as many increments as you like, so long as it's paid in full a month before your check-in date. The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel might not be included in all special offers you see here, so you could also try calling the resort directly to inquire about package deals or ticket offers.

    If anyone in your party is an active or retired member of the United States Military, they can purchase promotional theme park tickets. Check this page for details and eligibility requirements. Additionally, some workplaces offer discounts on travel and entertainment through third-party companies like Tickets At Work. AAA also sells Walt Disney World tickets at a slight discount. No matter how you come by tickets, be sure to link them to your My Disney Experience account and make theme park reservations upon completing the purchase. 

    I hope this is helpful, Nicole. Planning your first Walt Disney World adventure can be overwhelming, but we're here to help guide you every step of the way. Don't hesitate to reach out again as more questions arise. You've got a friend in me! 

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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