Purchasing Disney World tickets requires a lot of decision-making, and recent changes to park tickets have made the process a little more complicated. This guide will help you understand each available ticket and ensure that you’re selecting the best option for your time at the parks!
All Disney World tickets are valid for entry to the resort’s four main parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Additional offerings include two water parks: Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, and other magical experiences.
When you’re starting to plan your trip to Disney, you first need to decide how many days you want to spend at the parks. Options range from one day tickets all the way to 10-day tickets!
Disney tickets are now date-based, with daily prices that change based on the selected date of your visit. When purchasing you’ll choose the first date of your planned visit from an online calendar, and the price of your tickets will be based on that day’s rate. For every multi-day ticket, you’ll have a small window of days around your selected dates that your tickets can be used in. For
If you’re not exactly sure when you plan on using your tickets or you don’t want to commit to visiting on a specific date, you can opt for a Flexible ticket. These tickets can be used on any date of your choice before the set expiration (the current expiration date is December 31, 2019). With multi-day flexible tickets, you have 14 days from the first day of use to use the whole ticket.
Once you’ve selected your dates, you have to think about how many park you want to visit each day. You can choose from One Park per Day tickets, Park Hopper Tickets, Park Hopper Plus tickets and Annual Passes.
One Park Per Day Tickets
One park per day tickets
Park Hopper Tickets
With Park Hopper Tickets, you can go from park to park as often as you’d like on each day of your ticket. These tickets are valid for unlimited entry to
Park Hopper Plus Tickets
Park Hopper Plus tickets are valid for admission to multiple parks per day, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Blizzard Beach
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
- Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course (Round of golf must be played before 4:00 PM)
The Disney Platinum Plus Pass offers the most Disney World access, valid for a year of park hopper admission to all four parks, both water parks, and all the additional magical experiences (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course, and Disney’s Winter Summerland Mini Golf Course). Other perks include Disney PhotoPass downloads, standard parking, complimentary Magic Bands, and special discounts on resort stays, dining and merchandise.
Disney Platinum Passes are valid for a year of park hopper access to the four main Disney parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom). They also include Disney PhotoPass downloads, standard parking, complimentary Magic Bands, and special discounts on resort stays, dining and merchandise.
You can also choose a Water Parks Annual Pass, which is only valid for one year of admission to Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
Florida Resident Tickets
Florida Residents can receive special discounts and prices on select tickets, including:
- 1-Park Per Day Tickets
- Park Hopper Tickets
- Park Hopper Plus Tickets
- Annual Passes
All park tickets and annual passes include the Disney FastPass+ service, which allows you to reserve a time at select attractions and entertainment. You can make up to three reservations per day online, on the Disney Parks mobile app, or at in-park FastPass+ kiosks. After you’ve redeemed your first three reservations, you can continue to schedule FastPasses at in-park kiosks throughout the day. Ticket holders can choose their first three FastPass+ selections up to 30 days before your trip to the parks.