Today we are going to discuss how to buy Disney World tickets.  Recently, Disney World raised the prices on their tickets.  The high cost has many people looking for deep discounts.  Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be easy.  Today we’ll analyze the different ways you can purchase tickets, and give you some great recommendations.

Where to Buy Disney World Tickets

There are many ways you can buy tickets.  You’ll find that some people sell tickets on Ebay, Craiglist, and other online vendors.  However, this can be quite risky.  There are a number of ways you can lose your money when you buy second-hand tickets.  There are only a couple ways to buy Disney World tickets, that I recommend.


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Buying directly from Disney

Typically, this is the easiest way to buy tickets.  Please note that if you are only going to be at Disney for 1 or 2 days, you generally won’t find any significant discounts.  If you are going to stay for a longer period of time, you can combine your ticket packages with resorts and dining.

When you buy with Disney, you obviously eliminate risk, something that you can’t do when buying on Craigslist or Ebay.  Although there are ways to minimize your risk through Ebay and CL, you can’t be 100% sure.

Please understand that if the ticket prices seem too good to be true, they probably are.  It’s very rare to get any kind of sizable discount on tickets from any reputable vendor.  There is no way to get around it, tickets cost a lot of money!

Buying from an approved re-seller of Disney tickets

I highly recommend two excellent re-sellers:

1.   Best of Orlando — Best of Orlando is a local re-seller that is extremely reputable.  The good thing about Best of Orlando, is that you can also buy tickets for other area attractions, such as SeaWorld and Universal.  They also have great deals on local hotels as well!  They are definitely our favorite vendor!

2.  Undercover Tourist — Undercover Tourist is another well established reseller that has sold millions of tickets.  Much like buying from Disney, there is no risk involved with your purchase.  On longer-term tickets, you can often save 5-10% on your ticket prices.  That may not seem like a lot, but it can add up, especially if you have a big family.

Which Options Should I Choose?

When buying tickets, you will see a few options that might confuse you.  Let’s go through a couple of these so that you will know exactly what you are buying.

1. Park Hopper — This is an option that allows you to go to any of the four parks at anytime for the length of your stay.  If you wanted to try and go to all four parks in one day, that would be possible with the park hopper.  This is a one-time purchase and is good for the life of your trip. See our webpage on the Disney park hopper pass for more details.

2.  Water Park & More — This option allows you to spend time at the water parks, the 9-hole golf courses and Disney Quest.  Much like the park hopper pass, it’s a one-time fee and it opens up a wide range of activities that can be quite helpful if you are staying for a long period of time.

Combining the above two options

If you are going to get one of the above options, you might as well get them both.  At this time either option is $57/ticket for the entire stay.  It only cost $79/ticket for both options.  So even if you are staying for ten days, for only $79 dollars, you can park hop and get access to all the water parks!  We highly recommend this option if you are staying for a long time.


If you are staying offsite at a local hotel, we recommend purchasing tickets from Undercover Tourist.  You will save money with this approach, and there simply is no risk involved.

If you want to stay onsite, we highly recommend buying a full package that includes hotels, tickets and a dining package.  Next, lets look at how to put together a Disney package!

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