Disney World Tickets Tips
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My husband and I took a trip to Disney for 13 days in November. The cheapest tickets for that amount of time were Annual Passes. We used them ahead of the trip to secure Annual Pass rates on our hotel rooms and a tour, and wanted to pick them up before we checked in just in case the Cast Member wanted to see them. We had rented a car, so we drove to Disney Springs first to their Guest Relations. No one was waiting in line, so it was extremely easy and quick to get our tickets. - Suzie
When you start adding up all the "extras" booking your Disney trip, it might seem like a good idea to waive the No Expiration option on the Magic Your Way pass. If you are like our family, there is no way you would not spend at least part of every day of your passes at one of the parks. Unfortunately, on our recent trip, I came down with a severe case of food poisoning after eating at a popular chain and found myself unable to get out of bed most of the following day. My family used their tickets at the parks while I wallowed in self pity, but I realized that ticket option is worth considering because you truly never know what might come between you and your plans! (By the next day, I had recovered and had a terrific time the rest of the week.) - Peggy Zambrano
EDITOR'S NOTE: Even if you don't initially buy the "No Expiration" option, you can add it on at any time before the ticket expires. Note that the amount you pay will be based on how many days the original ticket was for, not how many days are left. You can purchase the add-ons at any Guest Relations location in the parks or Disney Springs, or at Lobby Concierge at any Disney resort.
For those "financially challenged," who accumulate Hilton HHonors points, a WDW 4-day Magic Your Way pass can be purchased for 65,000 points per adult, and 55,000 points per child. Given that 65,000 points also buys $150 worth of gift certificates at Bloomingdale's or Sharper Image, or two nights in a Category 4 hotel, I think it's a pretty good deal for a park hopper pass. We're looking forward to using these passes in October on our first trip in two years!
Don't stay at the Hilton family of hotels frequently? They also offer American Express and Visa Rewards cards at no annual fee. The AmEx card gives you 3 points per dollar (5 points for charges at their hotels). Visa is 2 points per dollar (3 points for hotel charges). There is also a 10,000 point signup bonus with your first purchase with either card. More information and applications can be found at http://hhonors.hilton.com/en/hhonors/points/index.jhtml - M. Michelle Buchecker
I would like to thank you for the information on the Maple Leaf Tickets discount ticket seller! They saved us a lot of money on DisneyQuest tickets and we received them within days. I would let your readers know that I would use Maple Leaf again! - Lori A. Young
Shades of Green offers reduced rates on tickets to all the parks in the area, not just Disney. Needless to say, this saved us several hundred dollars! - Sharon McNeil
If you go to Disney every year, buy an Annual Passport for this year, and next year go a couple of weeks earlier.This makes hugh savings!!!! - Bruce Haynes