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WALT DISNEY WORLD TICKET PACKAGES

Walt Disney World tickets come in a variety of packages to help meet the needs of guests.  At the current time, guests will need to purchase tickets and make park reservations in advance of their visit for admission into their park(s) of choice.



How Tickets are Priced

Generally, tickets are priced as part of a ticket package.  The terms used to describe ticket types are as follows:


ANNUAL PASSPORT – Allows a single guest one (1) full year of admission into Walt Disney World resort theme parks (subject to limitations).   There are blackout days (typically during peak periods) in which Annual Passholders (APs) are NOT able to use their Annual Passports for admission.   Annual Passports come with a variety of options that have different rules and blackout periods.  There are also discounts available to Annual Passholders and other special benefits (such as a free Memory Maker package) that may make it beneficial for one person in your party to become an Annual Passholder to book your vacation package.

Currently, new Annual Passports are not available for purchase.  Plans are under way to re-start the annual ticketing option in advance of the resorts 50th anniversary.


BASE TICKET – Base tickets allow the holder to access a single park for one operating day and are priced based on the time of year, with peak season tickets more expensive than off-peak tickets.  Generally, the more days in your ticket package, the lower the cost per day will be.

PARK HOPPER – A Park Hopper add-on to a base ticket package allows ticket holders access to multiple theme parks in a single day.  In these cases, you MUST purchase the same number of base tickets as Park Hopper add-ons (i.e. if you buy a 5-day Base Ticket, you must buy a 5-day Park Hopper).


Park Hopping is currently operating on a modified basis, Guests that wish to park hop must make a new park reservation prior to doing so.  A new park reservation cancels your original park reservation.

PARK HOPPER PLUS – Park Hopper Plus includes the same offer as a Park Hopper, along with an option to visit a water park, miniature golf course, and other attractions.  The number of times you can take advantage of those additional attractions is based on the number of days on your Park Hopper Plus.  For instance, if you book a 5-day Park Hopper Plus package, you are entitled to visit these attractions 5 times.


Park Hopping is currently operating on a modified basis, Guests that wish to park hop must make a new park reservation prior to doing so.  A new park reservation cancels your original park reservation.


SPECIAL TICKETED EVENTS – There are also a variety of special ticketed events on certain operating days for early admission or after-hours admission into a specific theme park.  These tickets each have their own rules.


How Do I Know What Ticket Package to Buy?

The best way to purchase a ticket package is determine what theme parks you want to visit, park hours, and the length of your stay.

For instance, if you are planning to visit Walt Disney World for 7 days, you will have 2 travel days (day one and day seven).  Depending on the time of your arrival and departure, you may not need tickets for 2 of those days.  If you are planning to attend an after-hours party, you may be able to use that ticket for your first day.  If you are planning a day away from the parks, you will be able to subtract a day.


Guests can upgrade tickets by paying the difference in price but are unable to downgrade ticket packages. 

Determining an itinerary based on what your party wants to do while at a Disney Resort and travel plans will help to determine which ticket package best suits your needs.  A Disney Travel Company cast member, or your travel agent can assist you with determining which package best suits your needs.