Sources for Walt Disney World Ticket Discounts

LAST UPDATE: 10/8/14

There are plenty of sources for Disney World ticket discounts and ways to get a discount on Disney World passes. However, don’t count on saving a huge amount. You’re probably going to have to pay 80%-95% of full price. Still, if you’re buying passes for a couple or a family, even a 5% discount on your Disney tickets can add up to a chunk of money! This page compiles a comprehensive list of places that offer Disney World ticket discounts and deals.

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Discount Tickets From Undercover Tourist

Undercover TouristFor the best discounts on multi-day Walt Disney World tickets (and other theme park and attraction tickets), we highly recommend checking out Undercover Tourist, a reliable ticket broker offering excellent Disney World ticket discounts and outstanding customer service.

How can Undercover Tourist offer discounted Walt Disney World tickets? Undercover Tourist buys tickets wholesale directly from Disney and sells them at a slight mark-up. Undercover Tourist is a Disney Parks USA Selected Ticket Seller – Disney’s authorized program for ticket resellers.

Theme park tickets are an expensive outlay, and you should feel confident that you are dealing with a legitimate business. Undercover Tourist is a reputable company that we have recommended since 2006. Over 100,000 MouseSavers.com readers have bought and used tickets from this ticket broker. Still nervous about buying tickets from Undercover Tourist? Go check out the Disney Parks Moms Panel, an official Disney website, which features moms (and dads) Disney has hand-selected to answer questions, and see what they say.

Undercover Tourist prices include tax and FREE shipping. When comparing prices with Disney’s published prices, remember that Disney quotes prices without including the 6.5% tax. Undercover Tourist prices include the tax. Be sure you are comparing “apples to apples” by looking at the full price with tax!

Undercover Tourist sells actual, physical Walt Disney World tickets. They are not e-tickets, vouchers, or “will call” reservations. You get what are called in the business “hard tickets,” meaning they are actual plastic passes exactly the same as the ones sold at ticket booths at Walt Disney World. They can be taken directly to the gate with no detours at ticket booths, guest services, or your hotel front desk.

Tickets purchased from Undercover Tourist have the EXACT same benefits as those purchased at the Disney gate. You can log into MyDisneyExperience.com, create an account if you don’t already have one, and enter the numbers off your Undercover Tourist tickets, attaching those to your Disney hotel reservations for use with FastPass+ (and with the new MagicBand wristbands, if those have been issued as part of your on-site hotel booking).

  • Click here to buy discounted Walt Disney World tickets and other attraction tickets from Undercover Tourist.

Exclusive Discounts for MouseSavers Newsletter Subscribers

Undercover Tourist offers its best deals on tickets exclusively for MouseSavers Newsletter subscribers. These special prices are not available to the general public and are not published here on MouseSavers.com. They are provided ONLY through private links in our monthly newsletter, which comes on the 15th of each month, and one Hot Deals announcement near the end of each month. Undercover Tourist offers even larger discounts on a small selection of attraction tickets in the Hot Deals Announcement, so for the absolute best deals you’ll want to subscribe to both FREE newsletters.

  • Click here to subscribe to the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and the optional FREE Hot Deals Announcements. The main newsletter comes out on the 15th of each month and the Hot Deals announcement with the special Undercover Tourist sale prices comes out on the final Monday of each month. We do not send out the private links separately from the newsletters, so please plan ahead.

AAA (American Automobile Assn) and CAA (Canadian Automobile Assn) Ticket Discounts

AAA and CAA Discounts on Magic Your Way Tickets

Note: There are, as of now, no AAA/CAA discounts available for 2015 tickets at Walt Disney World. The information below is valid through the end of 2014.

AAA and CAA discounts on selected Magic Your Way tickets (usually 3 to 7 days in length) are available in advance through most, but not all, AAA and CAA offices. Different AAA/CAA chapters offer different tickets. Some in the Western US and Western Canada may not sell any Walt Disney World tickets at all.

Auto Club South Discounts on Annual Passes

Auto Club South offices in Florida offer an additional discount on regular Walt Disney World Annual Passes for AAA and CAA members. You’ll save over $20 on adult or child Annual Passes and Premium Annual Passes.

The nearest office to Disney World is located at 7339 West Sand Lake Road, Suite 424 in Bay Hill/Orlando (note that this is not very close to Disney World — it’s about 11-12 miles away). Call (407) 351-5610 for hours and directions. Passes must be purchased in person unless you are a member of Auto Club South, in which case some passes can be purchased online after logging into the Auto Club South website. You will be sold a voucher that must be redeemed at a Disney World ticket window. Thanks to Robert M for info.

Auto Club South Discounts on Florida Resident Tickets, Seasonal and Annual Passes

Auto Club South offices in Florida offer an additional discount on 1-Day and 3-Day Magic Your Way Florida Resident tickets, Florida Resident Seasonal Passes and the Florida Resident Annual and Premium Annual Passes for AAA members.

The nearest office to Disney World is located at 7339 West Sand Lake Road, Suite 424 in Bay Hill/Orlando (note that this is not very close to Disney World — it’s about 11-12 miles away). Call (407) 351-5610 for hours and directions. Passes must be purchased in person unless you are a member of Auto Club South, in which case some passes can be purchased online after logging into the Auto Club South website. You will be sold a voucher that must be redeemed at a Disney World ticket window, with proper Florida resident ID required.

Florida Resident Disney World Ticket Discounts

In order to qualify for Florida Resident pass discounts, you have to show proof of residency such as a valid Florida driver’s license or Florida state ID card, showing a Florida address. These passes are also controlled using a biometric finger scan, to prevent them from being transferred to non-Florida residents. Disney has the system down to a science — trust us, you really can’t buy or use these passes unless you actually live in Florida!

The only exception is small children — since Disney can’t reasonably require them to show residency through an ID, it’s technically possible for Florida residents to buy Florida resident passes for non-resident kids. For instance, if Grandma and Grandpa live in Florida, they could accompany their grandkids who live outside Florida to Walt Disney World, and buy the kids Florida resident passes.

If you’re not an actual Florida resident, can you just go to Florida, get a Florida ID and buy tickets at the Florida resident rate? Not legally. This scam is promoted by some websites and “e-books” that sell advice about how to save money at Disney World. Here’s what the Florida Dept of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles has to say about that: “Giving false information on an application for a driver license or identification card is a third degree felony which may result in arrest, and includes a one-year suspension of the driving privilege.”

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Florida Resident Tickets

Florida residents can choose from several savings options:

You can purchase these tickets at DisneyWorld.com or the theme park ticket booths; you must have proof of Florida residency.

Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass

The Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass is a specially-priced Annual Pass that gives admission to all four of the major Walt Disney World theme parks on weekdays (Monday-Friday) ONLY. There are also blockout dates during the busiest times of year. Weekday Select Passholders receive the same discounts on resort rooms, meals and merchandise as regular Annual Passholders. However, the Weekday Select Pass does NOT include free parking.

In addition to Saturdays and Sundays year-round, the blockout dates for Florida Resident Weekday Select Passes are 4/12/14-4/25/14, 6/7/14-8/14/14 and 12/18/14-1/2/15.

You must have proof of Florida residency to activate this pass.

First time Florida Resident Weekday Select Passes can be purchased at DisneyWorld.com (you’ll receive a voucher that must be redeemed at Disney World ticket booths), or just wait and purchase at the theme park ticket booths. If you buy online, you can make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year, interest and finance charge free.

Renewal Florida Resident Weekday Select Passes can be purchased at the theme park ticket booths, at DisneyWorld.com, or by mail.

Florida Resident Seasonal Pass

The Florida Resident Seasonal Pass is a specially-priced Annual Pass that gives admission to all four of the major Walt Disney World theme parks, with blockout dates during the busiest times of year. Seasonal Passholders receive the same discounts on resort rooms, meals and merchandise as regular Annual Passholders. However, the Seasonal Pass does NOT include free parking.

The blockout dates for Florida Resident Seasonal Passes are 4/12/14-4/25/14, 6/7/14-8/14/14 and 12/18/14-1/2/15.

You must have proof of Florida residency to activate this pass.

First time Florida Resident Seasonal Passes can be purchased at DisneyWorld.com (you’ll receive a voucher that must be redeemed at Disney World ticket booths), or just wait and purchase at the theme park ticket booths. If you buy online, you can make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year, interest and finance charge free.

Renewal Florida Resident Seasonal Passes can be purchased at the theme park ticket booths, at DisneyWorld.com, or by mail.

Florida Resident Discount on Regular Annual Pass

Florida residents get substantial discounts on regular Annual Passes.

You must have proof of Florida residency to activate this pass.

First time Florida Resident Annual Passes can be purchased at DisneyWorld.com (you’ll receive a voucher that must be redeemed at Disney World ticket booths), or just wait and purchase at the theme park ticket booths. If you buy online, you can make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year, interest and finance charge free.

Renewal Florida Resident Annual Passes can be purchased at the theme park ticket booths, at DisneyWorld.com, or by mail.

Florida Resident Discount on Premium Annual Pass

Florida residents get substantial discounts on Premium Annual Passes.

You must have proof of Florida residency to activate this pass.

First time Florida Resident Premium Annual Passes can be purchased at DisneyWorld.com (you’ll receive a voucher that must be redeemed at Disney World ticket booths), or just wait and purchase at the theme park ticket booths. If you buy online, you can make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year, interest and finance charge free.

Renewal Florida Resident Premium Annual Passes can be purchased at the theme park ticket booths, at DisneyWorld.com, or by mail.

Florida Resident “After 4″ Epcot Annual Pass

This is a rather obscure pass that gives admission to Epcot only in the afternoon and evening (after 4:00 pm). It is used by local residents who only want admission to Epcot in order to enjoy the restaurants and evening shows, and maybe hit an attraction or two. This annual pass does NOT provide the benefits of Seasonal, Regular or Premium Annual Passes, such as room rate discounts.

You must have proof of Florida residency to activate this pass.

First time Florida Resident “After 4″ Epcot Annual Passes can be purchased at DisneyWorld.com (you’ll receive a voucher that must be redeemed at Disney World ticket booths), or just wait and purchase at the theme park ticket booths. If you buy online, you can make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year, interest and finance charge free.

Renewal Florida Resident “After 4″ Epcot Annual Passes can be purchased at the theme park ticket booths, at DisneyWorld.com, or by mail.

Florida Resident “After 2″ Water Park Annual Pass

This pass gives admission to the Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks only in the afternoon and evening (after 2:00 pm). This annual pass does NOT provide the benefits of Seasonal, Regular or Premium Annual Passes, such as room rate discounts.

Purchase this ticket at the water park ticket booths; you must have proof of Florida residency.

Military & Civil Service Disney World Ticket Discounts

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Military Salute Ticket Offers

Military Salute Tickets for Visits 9/28/14 – 9/30/15

Active or retired US military personnel may purchase 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with your choice of either the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More option for $177 per ticket + tax, to be used by themselves, family members (including spouse) or friends.

If you wish, you can upgrade to both the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options. In that case the total cost is $207 + tax per ticket.

No Base Ticket (without Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options) is available with this offer.

The tickets expire and may not be used after 9/30/15. Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets (including any options) for the Walt Disney World Resort may not be used on the following blockout dates: 12/22/14-1/2/15 and 3/29/15-4/9/15 at all theme parks and all Water Park Fun and More locations.

How to Get Military Salute Tickets

Tickets for use 9/28/14-9/30/15 will go on sale 8/25/14.

Military Salute Tickets must be purchased in person, with your military ID in hand. You can pre-purchase the tickets (in the form of an exchange voucher) at Shades of Green or at a military base (MWR/ITT office), TAX-FREE! The exchange voucher is then taken to a Main Entrance theme park ticket window, where it is exchanged for the actual ticket (activated).

The military tickets can also be purchased at the Main Entrance theme park ticket windows or at Downtown Disney’s Guest Relations, but if you do this, you must pay tax.

Rules for Military Salute Tickets

These tickets are for active or retired members of the US military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the US Coast Guard, with a valid military ID card. Dept of Defense (CIA, FBI, Secret Service) and Coalition Forces are not included.

Click here for more details.

Where to Ask Questions About Military Salute Tickets

If you have questions about this promotion, please don’t send them to us. All the information we have is listed above. If you need more info, here are some good resources:

  • Military Disney Tips has a very long FAQ on these tickets.
  • Call Shades of Green (SOG) directly and ask them. They seem to have a pretty good handle on some of the issues involved with the military tickets. However, be aware that sometimes Disney’s internal policies and SOG’s policies are slightly different.

Ongoing Military/DoD Discounts

Active duty and retired military, DOD civilian employees and their dependents qualify for discounts on Walt Disney World tickets. The savings mainly come from not paying tax (6.5%).

Disney has the right to check ID at the gate. Military personnel may bring in non-military guests with the military discount as long as they accompany the non-military person(s) and at least 50% of the group are qualified for the military discount (i.e., active duty, retired, DOD and dependents). If military personnel purchase tickets and give them as gifts to non-military users that they will not be accompanying, they risk having the recipient denied entry and the tickets confiscated.

Corporate, Government & Other Membership Discounts

Employees of large companies, major government agencies, or large membership groups like unions or professional organizations (typically those with 200-plus employees or members) may qualify to purchase discounted Disney World tickets, regardless of whether the company has any direct relationship with Disney. Tickets are offered through private websites operated by various ticket suppliers such as Tickets at Work and Working Advantage, which exclusively service large organizations. A password is required to access those sites. Check with your company or organization’s benefits department to find out whether your company participates and how to get the password.

If you work for a company that is a major corporate sponsor at Walt Disney World (i.e. the company’s logo is on a major attraction), you might qualify for significant discounts on tickets. Check with your Human Resources department for additional info.

Additionally, employees of companies that have a business relationship with Disney sometimes qualify for deep ticket discounts. Reportedly employees of Chase (which offers Disney’s Visa cards), Kellogg’s (which does a lot of cross-promotions with Disney) and ADT (installs alarms for Disney) get ticket discounts, for instance. Check with your Human Resources department for additional info.

Some of these membership discounts can be significant, but others are no better (or even worse) than discounts available to the general public, so be sure to compare the final price (with tax and shipping) to the price available from Undercover Tourist.

Disney World Ticket Discounts for Canadians

DVC Member Ticket Discounts for Disney World

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a Disney-operated timeshare program with properties at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Vero Beach, Hilton Head Island and Hawaii.

DVC Regular Ticket Discounts

Most of the time there are no special discounts on regular tickets for DVC members. When a discount is offered, it will be listed below.

DVC Annual Pass Discounts

DVC members qualify for significant discounts on Annual and Premium Annual Passes.

The discount is valid for members of the DVC member’s immediate household only.

DVC members can call Member Services or log into the DVC members’ website to order the discounted passes.

Discount Tickets at Disney World-Area Wal-Marts

If you are driving or renting a car in Florida, here’s another option: there are two Wal-Marts in Kissimmee, not far from Walt Disney World, each of which offers a ticket center within the store that sells discounted multi-day Disney World tickets.

We suspect (but don’t know) that the ticket desks in the Wal-Marts are actually operated by a local ticket broker. When we’ve checked prices in the past, Undercover Tourist had better deals. But the Wal-Mart desks do offer an option for those who have actually arrived in Florida and still need to buy tickets.

The Wal-Mart locations do not carry every ticket type. You have to buy the tickets in person — they will not mail them. We recommend calling ahead to confirm prices, hours and availability. The numbers listed below are the main line for the store. You’ll have to ask to be transferred to the ticket desk.

Thanks to Bram W for info.

University of Central Florida – Disney Ticket Discounts

Students, faculty and staff at University of Central Florida can purchase One Day, One Park Disney World tickets at a significantly reduced rate. There is a limit of 10 tickets per 90 days. Tickets can be purchased through the SGA Ticket Center located on the first floor of the Student Union in the Lighthouse Mall area. Be sure to buy in advance because they do sell out at times. For more details, visit their website. Thanks to Amanda for info.

Discounted Disney Tickets from the Y.E.S. (Youth Education Series) Program

Disney Y.E.S. programs are special educational programs offered in the Walt Disney World theme parks on selected dates to students in 1st through 12th grade. Y.E.S. is a wonderful educational program, but it also has an added benefit: discounted tickets. You can get 3-Day to 10-Day Base Tickets. Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More options can also be added. However, the No Expiration option is NOT available with these tickets and cannot be added. Y.E.S. tickets must be paid in full upon registration and are non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-upgradable, and cannot be saved for later use.

Normally the Y.E.S. programs are available only to groups of 10 kids or more, but at times Disney offers “individual enrollment” that does not require you to be part of a group. However, if the “individual enrollment” events don’t fill up, they may be cancelled. To learn more about individual enrollment, click here.

Thanks to Kim H, Brian R and Angie L for info.

Youth Group Disney World Ticket Discounts

If you will be taking a youth group to Walt Disney World, visit disneyyouth.com for more info on “field trip” discounts.

Disney Youth Tickets are available to organized youth groups of 10 youth or more between the ages of 3 and 22 years old that are located in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Orders should be placed 6 weeks prior to the group’s arrival if you want the tickets mailed out, but orders can be placed up to 1 week prior to the group’s arrival if choosing Will Call ticket pick-up.