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Wondering how to save money buying Disney World tickets in advance for an upcoming Walt Disney World trip? I’ve got you covered with details on booking Disney tickets on your own, or through a travel agent… including costs, when to buy, and more.
Is it difficult to buy Disney World tickets?
Buying Disney tickets can seem like a difficult process, because you have options like Park Hopper and multiple day discounts, but there are plenty of strategies for getting the most value.
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Do you have to reserve Disney World tickets for specific park days?
Due to changes in the reservation system over the years, especially after the pandemic, people have also had some adjusting to do as it was required for years, to book / reserve tickets for each park in advance.
Check before buying tickets if you still have to reserve park days when you book, too.
I say this because it is changing near the time of publishing this post.
From discount programs for tickets bought in advance to special packages that sometimes include food (depending on booking with Disney dining reservations, when available) and lodging.
You should definitely try researching Disney ticket deals before buying can help save money.
Let’s go over some basics…
How to save money buying Disney World tickets
1. Buy online in advance
Buying tickets online, in advance to take advantage of any promotional discounts is a good place to start.
2. Book Disney World tickets with a resort vacation package
Next, consider booking a Disney World vacation package…
Which can help save money on park tickets by bundling Disney resort lodging at places like the Riviera and promotional Disney World sales.
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Tips for planning a Disney World trip
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- 2 pack of ponchos
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Disney dining tips from Jenna Loves Magic
Remember: for any sit-down dinner or character meal, I recommend to definitely book 60 days out, or whenever your Disney dining dates open.
If you’re staying on site, you can book dining reservations earlier as a perk.
Don’t have reservations? Check regularly during your trip, on the app, or walk up to the restaurant early in the day and request a day-of reservation. Disney reservations are often dropped day-of since sometimes people “hoard them”.
I once was a walk-up and was told there would be a 90 minute wait for a table at Steakhouse 71.
Not a problem, since it’s an interesting hotel to walk around and they have an arcade.
Anyways, within 5 minutes my reservation was ready because someone canceled. So you never know.
Also see my other favorites on this list of the best places to eat at Disney World. (coming soon)
How to avoid Disney World ticket scams
Always use authorized Disney ticket retailers to avoid counterfeits.
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