Walt Disney World Ticket Guide
Updated: Feb 19
Hi guys. Serious topic here: tickets at Walt Disney World. The probably most hardest task of planning your trip. There are just so so many options! If you have even considered a trip to Walt Disney World, and checked out the ticket options, you have probably noticed that choosing a ticket can be extremely confusing. The website offers a variety of options that sometimes you are not even sure what exactly you are picking.
The very first thing that I recommend to do is create a mydisneyexpereince account. One that account is set up, it makes purchasing tickets a lot easier. At the actual website, breaking the options down, the first thing that people generally see are three basic options: theme park tickets, annual passes, and room & ticket packages.
Theme Park Tickets
When selecting this option, you may be offered a special offer suggesting 4 day park magic ticket. This allows you to visit the four theme parks in four days at a cheaper price. Please note that it does not involve park hopper options. The most common item is the standard theme park ticket which allows you to buy between a 1 to 10 day ticket. In this option, the longer you choose, the less you pay per day. Please note that this ticket only allows admission to one theme park per day. Note: price changes per date. You will need to choose a starting date which then gives you a window of days to visit the parks based on the amount of days chosen and the date.
Upgrading to a Park Hopper Option
In this option, depending on the number of days visiting, the price will still be cheaper per day, however, you have access to all four theme parks per day. Note: price changes per date. You will need to choose a starting date which then gives you a window of days to visit the parks based on the amount of days chosen and the date.
Upgrading to park Hopper Plus Option
In this option, depending on the number of days visiting, the price will still be cheaper per day, however, you have access to all four theme parks per day and you can choose to visit one of the following per day as well: Blizzard Beach (water park), Typhoon Lagoon (water park), ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Oak Trail (Golf Course), Fantasia Gardens (Miniature Golf Course), and Winter Summerland (Miniature Golf Course). Note: price changes per date. You will need to choose a starting date which then gives you a window of days to visit the parks based on the amount of days chosen and the date.
Water Park Tickets
These are not on Disneys main admission ticket page, but if you choose this park seperatly, it gives you the option to purchase a ticket only for these parks. The price here is a fixed price. You can purchase 1-day tickets without blockout dates or 1-Day Water Park Tickets with Blockout Dates (not valid for admission during the summer and early fall; blockout dates are May 25 – September 29, 2019 and May 23 – September 27, 2020).
Room and Ticket Packages
This is a option that can be extremely beneficial or not at all useful. Sometimes the company will release amazing packages which include hotel and ticket combo. This is almost very rare for the package to be amazing, but it is something that can happen.
The Annual Pass
The Annual Pass has three options, the Disney Platinum Plus Pass, Disney Platinum Pass, and the Water Parks Annual Pass.
The Disney Platinum Plus Pass gives you yearly admission to water parks, theme parks, ESPN World Wide Complex, and Disney Oaks Trail Golf Course. Along with this, you have access to all four parks and two water parks on the same day. This features, Photopass, which is basically where you walk up to a cast member who is a photographer and they take a picture professional picture of you! This pass comes with special discounts and free theme park parking.
The Disney Platinum pass, allows yearly access to all four theme parks, allowing you to visit the four parks on the same day. And also includes free theme parks parking, and special discounts. I have this pass, and it allows a major flexibility.
The Water Parks Annual Pass, which allows a yearly admission to the two water parks.
Well what do I think is the best option? I personally do not like the water parks. I wear contacts and well just knowing I have to take them off and then having the fear I might break or lose my glasses, yeah, big no. I focus on the theme parks. I recommend doing four days. I used to recommend opting for the park hopper option, but now that the theme park industry has changed and expanded so much, I recommend doing one theme park per day especially if it is your first time. If you have gone multiple times and feel like you know what you like and do not like, I recommend getting a park hopper to move around throughout your day quicker. Personally, I have always been a park hopper, however, growing up, the parks were not as big and if it were my first couple of times, I would like to soak up all the new aspects of the park.