Are you a sufferer of Walt Disney World FOMO? You know, that constant nagging worry that your family’s Disney vacation will be ruined unless you shell out major money for extra magical upgrades?
Before you reach for your wallet, we want to let you in on a little secret — sometimes ticket add-ons don’t add much to your Disney vacation!
Here are a few Walt Disney World ticket add-ons we think might not be worth the extra cost.
Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party
This Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party add-on really adds on the bucks to an already expensive evening at Magic Kingdom! The Most Merriest party costs $99 in addition to your MVMCP ticket! You may want to hold off on splurging for this soirée with Tony, especially if it’s your first (or second, or third) Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Mickey’s Christmas parties are cram-jammed full of rare Disney characters to meet, exclusive holiday parades, stage shows, treats, dance parties… The list goes on and on! You’ll find no shortage of goodies to sample (some of which are free!) and entertainment at the Christmas Party, meaning you might not get your money’s worth at Tony’s separately-ticketed bash, where All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Italian-inspired eats are included with the price.
Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom
Love the rides but hate waiting in lines? You may be tempted to purchase a separate After Hours ticket to get your Space Mountain reps in… But if you want to keep some money in your pocket, you could go for Extra Magic Hours or rope drop the Magic Kingdom instead — for free? You may want to reconsider spending that $125.00 on an After Hours ticket — especially if you’re a morning person!
To park hop or not to park hop? That is the question! Some families insist on getting Park Hopper and can’t imagine a Disney trip without the flexibility and convenience of having it. Meanwhile other families have different plans for their time at the Parks and would never consider spending $85.00 on something they get by just fine without having.
If you and your family aren’t into the whole spontaneity thing or don’t want to visit more than one Park in a day, then skipping the Park Hopper add-on is a good idea. You could save a whole lot of extra cash and spend it on cute merch and Mickey-shaped pretzels instead!
Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour
Many folks dream of someday taking this 5-hour, in-depth walking tour of the Magic Kingdom. But you may want to reconsider this $99.00 splurge if you’re not a fan of exercise in the tropical heat of central Florida! You’ll be hoofing it… a lot!
The guided tour takes place mostly outdoors, so if the weather’s bad, you’ll be out of luck! If you’re the type of person who’s always glued to his or her phone, there’s no photography or recording of any kind permitted, and you’ll have to pocket that cellphone until the tour’s over.
So unless it’s a top priority of yours to finally catch a glimpse of the utlidoors (a.k.a. the underground service tunnels used by Cast Members at Disney World), you may want to skip this add-on in favor of something more your style.
Which ticket add-ons do you think are worth the extra cost? Which ones have you purchased and regretted? Let us know in the comments below!