If you have been following this series, you should have already made your budget, decided when you are going, how you are getting there, and where you are staying for your Disney World vacation. Today we will be discussing ticket options. This can be a little tricky since there are so many options and because ticket prices vary.
Your first ticket option is the base ticket. The base ticket will allow you entry to one park for one day. This option is ideal for families who have small children or who are visiting for the first time and do not wish to be overwhelmed by visiting more than one park in one day. A one day base ticket for adults (anyone ages 10 and over) will cost about $95.00 per person for the Magic Kingdom and $90 per person for Epcot, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios. A one day base ticket for children (ages 3-9) will cost about $89.00 per person for the Magic Kingdom and $84 per person for Epcot, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios. Children 2 and under are free. The price of the ticket might vary slightly depending on the time of year you visit. This is where things get a little tricky. The more you stay, the less expensive ticket prices per day will be. For example, say you stay for four days so you can spend one full day at each park. A four day base ticket for adults will cost about $69.75 per person per day. A four day base ticket for children will cost about $65.00 per person per day. If you are planning a longer trip, a 10 day base ticket for adults will cost about $33.90 per person per day. A 10 day base ticket for children will cost about $32.00 per person per day. If you are planning on staying longer than 10 days, purchasing an annual pass will save you the most money.
What if you want to visit more than one park in one day? The Park Hopper option would be the best option for you and your family. The Park Hopper ticket option will allow you to visit two, three, or even all four parks in one day. This option is ideal for several different families such as those who have older children who wish to ride all their favorite thrill rides in one day, those who are traveling during special events such as the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and wish to see the Eat to the Beat concert series every night, or those who wish to view their favorite parade or fireworks display at their favorite park every day. To add on the Park Hopper option, you will need to add an additional $59.00 per ticket to your base ticket option.
The Water Park and More option gives families the option to visit one theme park and some of the many other extra entertainment options Disney has to offer every day. The Water Park and More option will allow ticket holders entry to Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, (Disney’s two water parks) ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, and Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. This option is ideal for families who want to take a break from the parks and play golf, play video games, or splash at one of the water parks. To add on the Water Park and More option, you will need to add an additional $59.00 per ticket to your base ticket option.
What if you are the adventurous family who wants to experience anything and everything in a single day? There is a bundle ticket with the Park Hopper and Water Park and More option for you! This ticket option includes everything mentioned above. This option is ideal for families who wish to split up and do their own thing then meet up for lunch and/or dinner or families who want to experience different activities throughout the day. To add on the Park Hopper and Water Park and More option, you will need to add an additional $84.00 per ticket to your base ticket option.
Which ticket option works best for you and your family?
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You know I live in So Cal just a couple of hours away from the Anaheim Disney Park and I’ve never, ever been there! Not even as a kid. I was told that as a baby I was taken there, but I don’t remember it.
Thanks for the info on it, when I have kids, it would be awesome to take them to Disney World, and maybe bring family so that my boyfriend (husband then) and I can enjoy some parts of FL on our own too. 🙂
I like your blog, I’ll be following on feedly.
That sounds like such a great plan! Alexia has tons of savings tips for Disneyland, too. You should totally get in touch with her if you guys decide you ever want to day trip it. Thanks so much for following!
I really want to go on a Disney Cruise!
My brother just got back from Disney world with his six kids. They only went for one day (since it’s so expensive for a family of 8!) but he said that they had an absolutely blast!
I’m so glad they had a great time! Did they do the park hopping thing or was there one park they really wanted to go to all day? Do the request a quote thing with Alexia. She’ll hook you up on the cruise, too.
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I love Disney but I rarely go so its always seems so confusing to me. This is such great information for planning a trip to Disney, I’ll be sure to use it next time.
Next time you go if you want her to sort things out for you, she knows all the hookups for FLA residents, too. It is a lot of info to handle solo.
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