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How to Get Discounted Disney World Tickets

You are not alone if you hope to purchase your Disney World ticket at a discount. In fact, “how to get discounted Disney World tickets” was a widespread search for Guests hoping to Park hop at Walt Disney World Resort in 2023. Rightly so, while Disney World Resort Hotel costs, Disney dining, vacation souvenirs, and travel to central Florida are all pricey, tickets are an added cost that has continued to creep up over the years.

Disney World Website Ticket Page

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Regardless of if you are planning a day at Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom Park, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, or a Disney Water Park, Theme Park tickets are a major part of the vacation cost on a Walt Disney World vacation.

The bad news is there is no way to snag discount Disney World tickets on a whim. The good news is with a bit of shopping around and planning, you can save money on your Disney Resort, dining, and Disney genie to offset the cost of Park tickets.

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Beware of Scams

As a die-hard Disney World lover, I want everyone that visits the Most Magical Place on Earth to have a wonderful experience. Nothing makes me sadder than hearing that a visitor has been scammed by one of the many “discount Disney ticket” gimmicks in central Florida. Keep your eyes open if you have yet to encounter this timeshare pitch hybrid. You’ll see billboards in the Orlando area and on major roads leading to Orlando, advertising discount tickets at meager prices.

Mickey on EPCOT Ball Waving

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These “tickets” come at the end of a timeshare vacation pitch that wastes your precious vacation time. Some deal-seeking Disney World Guests have wasted as much as 4 hours in these scam sessions. The worse news, these companies often don’t even deliver theme Park tickets after the pitch. Don’t fall for any funny business. If it seems too good to be true- it is! You will never find a third party selling discount tickets at the rate advertised in these scam sessions.

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Certified Disney Travel Planner

Contacting a certified Disney travel planner is an excellent move if you are looking for a more hands-off vacation planning approach but want expertise to enhance your Disney experience. Certified Disney travel planners can handle everything from booking advance dining reservations at table service restaurants and securing Disney Genie for your theme Park days to recommending the best Disney Resort for your family.

Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom

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Where your budget is concerned, a travel planner can be invaluable. Helping you decide on what splurges are worth the extra money and which ones you should skip to save money. Ticket-related decisions like what days (if any) you should buy a Park hopper and understanding how much you can save on tickets if you travel outside of peak season are all details your certified Disney travel planner can advise on.

France World Showcase, EPCOT-Disney

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While there are no guarantees on snagging discount Disney tickets through a travel planner, you may be able to save money overall by taking advantage of package deals and discounts. Depending on the season you are traveling, length of stay, and promotions, your travel planner may score special deals that lead to a better value for your money. On a Disney vacation this can prove nearly as helpful as getting tickets at a lower price point.

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Sam’s Club

Sams Club Gift Card

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Have you heard of the Sam’s Club or Costco Disney ticket hack? Yep, it’s true you can sometimes save money by buying Disney World Park tickets with Disney gift cards you purchase in Sam’s Club. If you already have a club membership, this may be a good choice. If you don’t have a membership, this deal will not be worth your time or money. You can purchase Disney gift cards in $50 or $500 increments at a slight discount and use those Disney gift cards to pay for your Park tickets. Just how much will this ticket hack save you? Only around $16 on a $500 gift card and around $3 on the $50 gift cards.

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My advice? Use these discounted gift cards as it makes sense to pay for quick service dining in the Parks but doesn’t invest the time trying to hack Disney tickets entirely from Sams Club discounted gift cards; it’s not worth the time.

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Plan Smarter

Disney Park Ticket Package

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Walt Disney World tickets are expensive, coming in at approximately $109 – $170, depending on the Park ticket type and the day you visit Walt Disney World. Save money by reducing the number of days you purchase a Disney Park hopper ticket. Take rest days outside the Parks to enjoy your Disney Resort, tour Disney Springs and save the cost of a theme Park ticket.

Another way to reduce ticket prices is to purchase more days at a time. If you are toying with visiting Walt Disney World multiple times a year, roll the days into one trip and purchase tickets at a discount when you buy more days.

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Disney Park tickets don’t come cheap, but there are ways you can hack your vacation budget to make them more affordable. Remember, when it seems too good to be true, it is! Only purchase Disney World tickets from the Disney website or a certified Disney vacation travel planner. Happy planning!

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.