Where To Find The Cheapest Disney World Tickets

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Every night we check the price of Disney World tickets sold by Disney and the most popular discount Disney ticket wholesalers: Undercover Tourist, The Official Ticket Center, Kissimmee Guest Services, Maple Leaf Tickets, and Orlando Fun Tickets.

We use these prices in our Least Expensive Ticket Calculator, a search engine for Disney World tickets, that we’ve programmed to find you the cheapest Disney admission for whatever you want to do. For example, the Calculator knows that if you only want to visit a Disney water park once, a 1-day admission to the water park is usually cheaper than the Water Park Fun and More add-on.

The Ticket Calculator’s job is to hide the complexity of reading hundreds of vendor prices and admission options. The Ticket Calculator also takes into account sales tax and shipping, which some vendors don’t show until the last step in the checkout process, so it’s a true apples-to-apples comparison between all the vendors.

Sometimes it’s useful to see in one chart which vendors are selling the cheapest Disney World tickets. The images below show who’s got the cheapest Disney World tickets for adults and children ages 3-9, for 1 to 10 days of admission, including all combinations of Disney’s Park Hopper, Water Park Fun and More, and No Expiration options. (Sorry about the table formatting – did the best I could.)

Cheapest Disney World Tickets for Adults (ages 10+)
Theme Park
Entry
Days
Base Ticket Park Hop
Only
Water Park
Fun and
More Only
Park Hop+
Water Park
Fun
No
Expiration
Only
Park Hop+
No Expire
Water Park+
No Expire
Park Hop+
Water Park+
No Expire
1 $95.85
DisneyWorld
$137.39
DisneyWorld
$158.69
DisneyWorld
$185.31
DisneyWorld
N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 $195.96
DisneyWorld
$258.79
DisneyWorld
$258.79
DisneyWorld
$285.42
DisneyWorld
$230.96
DisneyWorld
$293.79
DisneyWorld
$293.79
DisneyWorld
$320.42
DisneyWorld
3 $276.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$332.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$333.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$348.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$323.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$366.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$366.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$387.00
OfficialTicketCenter
4 $289.95
OfficialTicketCenter
$342.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$340.95
UndercoverTourist
$351.00
UndercoverTourist
$389.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$426.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$426.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$447.00
OfficialTicketCenter
5 $289.95
OfficialTicketCenter
$347.95
OfficialTicketCenter
$347.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$365.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$436.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$486.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$487.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$506.00
OfficialTicketCenter
6 $303.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$356.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$357.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$375.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$494.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$543.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$542.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$545.25
UndercoverTourist
7 $313.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$366.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$368.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$384.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$535.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$583.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$583.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$600.00
OfficialTicketCenter
8 $324.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$376.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$379.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$393.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$571.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$619.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$622.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$631.00
OfficialTicketCenter
9 $334.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$386.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$387.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$405.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$617.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$660.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$663.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$660.00
OfficialTicketCenter
10 $344.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$395.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$396.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$413.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$667.27
OrlandoFunTickets
$712.59
OrlandoFunTickets
$712.46
OrlandoFunTickets
$723.00
OfficialTicketCenter

Cheapest Disney World Tickets for Children (ages 3-9)
Theme Park
Entry
Days
Base Ticket Park Hop
Only
Water Park
Fun and
More Only
Park Hop+
Water Park
Fun
No
Expiration
Only
Park Hop+
No Expire
Water Park+
No Expire
Park Hop+
Water Park+
No Expire
1 $89.46
DisneyWorld
$131.00
DisneyWorld
$152.29
DisneyWorld
$178.92
DisneyWorld
N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 $183.18
DisneyWorld
$246.02
DisneyWorld
$246.02
DisneyWorld
$272.64
DisneyWorld
$218.18
DisneyWorld
$281.02
DisneyWorld
$281.02
DisneyWorld
$307.64
DisneyWorld
3 $257.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$314.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$315.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$329.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$304.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$349.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$349.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$368.00
OfficialTicketCenter
4 $269.95
OfficialTicketCenter
$326.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$325.95
UndercoverTourist
$332.00
UndercoverTourist
$369.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$408.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$408.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$427.00
OfficialTicketCenter
5 $269.95
OfficialTicketCenter
$327.95
OfficialTicketCenter
$328.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$347.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$418.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$468.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$470.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$487.00
OfficialTicketCenter
6 $285.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$338.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$338.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$355.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$475.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$524.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$524.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$525.25
UndercoverTourist
7 $294.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$346.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$349.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$365.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$516.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$564.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$565.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$580.00
OfficialTicketCenter
8 $304.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$356.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$358.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$374.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$522.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$601.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$604.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$612.00
OfficialTicketCenter
9 $315.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$366.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$368.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$384.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$598.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$646.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$644.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$652.00
OfficialTicketCenter
10 $324.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$376.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$375.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$396.00
OfficialTicketCenter
$648.98
OrlandoFunTickets
$694.29
OrlandoFunTickets
$694.22
OrlandoFunTickets
$703.00
OfficialTicketCenter

A couple of things stand out:

  1. If you’re going to Disney World for 1 or 2 days, then your best option is to buy your tickets directly from Disney. No ticket wholesaler is going to beat Disney’s prices. (The 1-day ticket price shown is for the Magic Kingdom. Admission to the other parks is slightly less expensive, and still cheaper from Disney than anywhere else.)
  2. For Disney World tickets of 3 or more days, however, you’ll always save money buying from a ticket wholesaler.
  3. The Official Ticket Center sells the cheapest tickets for 58 of the 64 different Disney World admission options of 3+ days. Orlando Fun Tickets offers the best deals on 10-day Disney World tickets with the add-on options. And Undercover Tourist is competitive with some 4- and 6-day ticket options.

Prices are for 1 of the ticket type shown. Because some vendors add shipping costs to each order, the vendor who’s got the cheapest cost for 1 ticket may not be the least expensive option for 2 or more tickets. Use the Least Expensive Ticket Calculator if you’re buying more than one ticket.

Finally, note that the tickets listed above are all available to the general public. If you are eligible for any special discounts or tickets (Florida-residents, attendees at Disney World conferences, AAA members, U.S. Military, etc.), you may find those to be a better option.

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Posted on January 27, 2014

45 Responses to “Where To Find The Cheapest Disney World Tickets”

  • Does this take the Disney special right now into consideration? If you buy a package with 4 or more days worth of tickets, you get a free day.

    • Hey Shawn-

      The prices shown don’t include the packages. Because they’re combining the hotel room with the tickets, it’s hard to say where the discount is coming from. It might be cheaper, for example, to book a room-only discount and buy tickets separately, depending on where you’re staying.

  • Also note that if you subscribe to the MouseSavers.com it has a link for an additional discount on tickets from Undercover Tourist. Usually it is $1 per ticket, but every little bit helps!

  • Why is a two day ticket more than 2X a single day ticket?

    • The 1-day price that Len is showing is for the Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom only ticket. The 1-day Magic Kingdom ticket is $101.18. The 2-day tickets have no park restrictions and are less than twice the 1-day Magic Kingdom ticket.

  • Can you link the tickets from the Official Ticket Center into MDE ahead of your trip so you can make FPP ressies? We are staying onsite in May.

    • I think that feature is coming soon, Chris. You should be able to make your FPP selections about 60 days out from your May trip, though, if you’re staying on site. So you should be set either way.

      • I thought you could only make FPP selections if you had both a ticket and room link to your MDE account. Obviously, the information seems to change daily, so I could be going on old information!

        • On our December trip we were able to made FPP reservations without having valid admission. We got annual passes when we arrived, but were making FPP reservations before we got them.

          • This was not the case for the on-site trip I am taking in a month. I was not able to make any FPP reservations until I had linked tickets to MDE, and I am still not able to make reservations for the person on my reservation who has not yet bought tickets.

    • If you already have Magic Bands from a prior visit, you can link new tickets from a 3rd party seller and make FP+ reservations.

    • On our December/January trip, we linked our tickets from Undercover Tourist and made FPP reservations ahead of time. You just need to input the number from the back of the ticket into MDE.

      • I did the same thing in October. I had 4 day Park Hoppers+ Water Park & More from Undercover Tourist. I linked them in MDE and was able to make 4 days worth of FPP. When I got to Disney and added 3 more days to my tickets, I was able to make 3 more days of FPP.

  • Also worth noting is that some shipping options are better than others. Undercover Tourist ships free internationally whereas OfficialTicketCenter only ships to the Continental US for free. Plus OfficialTicketCenter doesn’t have Universal 3-day tickets (only 4 day) and Undercovertourist does, so for me, a European, UndercoverTourist was still $50 cheaper for a family of 4 with 7 day Disney Base and 3 day Universal Base with shipping included. With OfficialTicketCenter I would have had to take time out of my vacation to pick the tickets up at Vineland.
    So much to consider. :)

  • This is terrific! Will you be doing something like this for Universal Studios?

  • Does this include any discounts given by AAA, ect?

    • by Laurel Stewart on January 27, 2014, at 12:47 pm EDT

      AAA tickets are sold through the offices directly and prices aren’t constant throughout the country, so we’re not able to include them in the calculator. However, you should always check with your local AAA office (or the local office in FL after you arrive) for ticket discounts. The prices tend to be better than Disney directly but not usually competitive with the ticket wholesalers.

    • Check with your local AAA office, since each club sets prices separately. But saying that, I haven’t seen any AAA club that can match most of these prices. Let me know if you find one, though, and I’ll post it here.

  • This chart ignores the huge cost savings that foreign visitors can get, especially United Kingdom visitors, on long multi-day multi-park tickets. Could you include those types of tickets?

  • Also worth noting that the calculator sends you to a private affiliate link. Official Ticket Center pricing if you go to their home page is higher.

    • I know the page says it’s for affiliates, but I don’t think it’s exclusively for affiliates. We have no relationship with OTC.

      • Oh – I figured you all had negotiated a lower rate with them. In any case people should use the link in the calculator, rather than going directly to the website if they want the low price.

  • Expedia.com is offering cheaper 5 day park hopper passes now through I think April 30th. Buy 3 days get 2 free I just purchased 2 adult tickets with Tax it only cost $680.

  • Are these wholesaler options especially valuable now that Disney has phased out all their no expiration ticket selling?

  • Will you be doing a post like this for Disneyland tickets?

  • Expedia has a deal until the end of March. A 5-Day Park Hopper for the price of a 3 Day. That was such a good deal, we’re just doing five days at Disney and doing two at Universal this September.

  • Do you know if the Official Ticket Center’s tickets will link to our Magic Bands? I know that Undercover Tourists do, and we are trying to decide between the two. The Official Ticket Center will save us $35 on our 7 day tickets, but if they won’t link then it won’t be worth it.

  • I noticed OrlandoFunTickets has an E-ticket option & a non-E-ticket option. Does anyone know if there is a difference between these two regarding MyMagic+?

  • OK, I hope someone can help me with this question. I know I did some analysis above, but I am going cross-eyed on my own situation.
    Our family of 4 actually needs 5 day base tickets, no hopper. I plan to get them at Undercover Tourist, using the Mousesavers link, as I did for our last trip. This time, though, we are thinking we might want to add a 6th day.
    All quotes are including tax.
    At Undercover Tourist, the prices for 5 day adult = $290.95 & 6 day adult = $306.95, the difference being $16 to add a 6th day off the bat. But at Disney . com (and I am assuming it’s the same at the gate), the prices for 5 day adult = $307.79 & 6 day adult = $318.44, the difference being $10.65 to add a 6th day.
    Am I correct in that you can upgrade any ticket at the gate, and pay the current price difference between your actual ticket & the upgrade you want? So, if we are truly undecided right now, wouldn’t it work out cheaper for us to just order the 5 day tickets from UC now, and then upgrade to 6 days at the gate, on the fly, before our time is up? (We are going in April, so I do not anticipate a Disney price hike in that time frame).

    • Hey Sharon-

      I’m 90% certain Disney will charge you the $10.65. The reason is that Disney almost certainly doesn’t know how much you paid at UT for the ticket. (It’d have to be encoded in the ticket somehow, and I don’t think anyone’s doing that.)

      The reason I’m not 100% sure is that in my entire history of upgrading tickets, I’ve never had the same experience twice. Sometimes one set of rules gets applied, the next time it’s something different. I can’t explain it other than the process must not be automated, and every Castmember is left to figure how to do it.

      Oh, and the Official Ticket Center is offering those base 5-day tix for $1 less than UT ($289.95 vs $290.95).

      Let us know how it goes.

    • Thanks for your help, Len! I have listened to you guys discuss this countless times on WDW Today, and that’s how I got the idea. But I guess we won’t know for sure until we try, and I will definitely report back how it goes. I supposes we really don’t have anything to lose by attempting for the $10.65 upcharge vs. the $16. Unless something ends up even higher, and then I will be really mad at my cheap self, lol!