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Old 11-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question First Timer Ticket Help

Can you please tell me where is the cheapest and best place to get tickets? Family of 4 is very expensive and we are on a tight budget.

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Old 11-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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Can you please tell me where is the cheapest and best place to get tickets? Family of 4 is very expensive and we are on a tight budget.

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Here are some popular, reliable links for info and/or tickets:

http://www.mousesavers.com

http://www.undercovertourist.com

http://www.ticketmania.com

http://www.mapleleaftickets.com

And, AAA travel offices can often be a good source.

But, don't expect to save more than a few dollars per ticket off the prices at WDW.

Remember that Florida taxes will be added to any tickets you buy, so be sure to check if that's quoted in the price shown.

And, shipping fees may or may not be included in the price,
so consider that cost, as well.
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If you're trying to save money, my best advice is to skip the "park hopper" option on your tickets. You can plan your days so that you don't need a hopper, and it will save you $50+ per ticket.

And unless you're planning to do more than two days in the water parks or Disneyquest, don't buy the "waterparks and more" option. A single-day admission to a water park is less than adding the WPAM option to your base tickets.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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The places that Robo list are good values, but usually the savings from an off-site purchase is no more than 5%.

You might want to look at the Everything About WDW Tickets locked sticky in this Forum. Especially the items bolded in the list below.

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1. This Table of Contents
2. Magic Your Way (MYW) Ticket Basics Including Definitions
3. Annual Passes and Water Park Tickets
4. Tickets Available Only to Florida Residents
5. Tickets Not Available to the General Public
6. Upgrading MYW Tickets (Not to Annual Passes)
7. Upgrading Tickets to Annual Passes
8. Dealing With Tickets Issued Prior to 1 January 2005 (Pre-MYW)
9. Children and Adults
10. Special Events
11. Comprehensive MYW Ticket Example
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15D. Upgrading an Unused Ticket
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15F. Checking on Old Tickets
15G. Renewing Annual Passes
15H. Upgrading a Completely Used Ticket
15I. Getting Park Tickets Before Package Start Date
16. 2010 Give A Day, Get A Day Promotion
17. 2010/2011 Armed Forces Salute Tickets
18. Prices Effective August 5, 2010
19. "Free" Tickets and Special Promotions
20. Ticket Purchase/Upgrade Locations and Telephones

21. Florida Resident Installment Purchases of Annual Passes

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Old 11-03-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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Can you please tell me where is the cheapest and best place to get tickets? Family of 4 is very expensive and we are on a tight budget.

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Sign up for the MouseSavers newsletter - it comes electronically on the 15th of each month. In the newsletter is a link for Undercover Tourist tix with a little bit of a discount.

UT is very reliable - if you do a search you will find many DISers have used them and are happy with their service. I just ordered mine last night around 9pm and already rec'd an email that they have been shipped.

If you are shopping around remember UT has free standard shipping and prices include tax.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #6
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Smile Thank you!

Thank you all very much! I appreciate all your help!
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:48 PM   #7
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Depending on when your trip is, you might want to consider the YES program. Your children can get a fun, educational visit and you can get discounted park tickets for them. I think there is a whole thread on the budget board.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:34 AM   #8
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Has anyone done the Florida Hospital Foundation gift and received their tickets? Are these all adult tickets? If so, can children use adult tickets at WDW?

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The problem with the Florida Hospital program is all the tickets sold have been donated by Disney and are considered, in the Automated Ticketing System, as Complimentary. This means (1) there is no difference between Adult and Child, and much more important (2) that these are all one day, one park, tickets which cannot be modified or upgraded in any way.
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The problem with the Florida Hospital program is all the tickets sold have been donated by Disney and are considered, in the Automated Ticketing System, as Complimentary. This means (1) there is no difference between Adult and Child, and much more important (2) that these are all one day, one park, tickets which cannot be modified or upgraded in any way.
Seems to work out quite well for me - I'm only doing three days with a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children), and the math makes the tickets work out within a couple of dollars of buying through other sources... and I would get $140 in Planet Hollywood gift cards. Don't really care about modifying or upgrading since I know what parks I am going to do on which days, and I won't be park hopping, etc.

I like the idea of supporting the hospital foundation too. Seems like a good deal if someone can accept the restrictions you point out.

Thanks for the info!
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Just letting you know the gate price for two adult and two child three day base tickets, including tax, is $907.38. These tickets are available for a lower price at several of the authorized off-stie vendors. And not the PH Gift Cards from Florida Hospital currently have a 12/31/10 expiration.
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Can you please tell me where is the cheapest and best place to get tickets? Family of 4 is very expensive and we are on a tight budget.

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If you've never been than I would recommend using a TA that specializes in WDW to help you find the best deals that work for your budget.
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