Park Ticket Discounts

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by organized mommy, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. organized mommy

    organized mommy Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone ever offer any discounts on park tickets only? We are staying off property. I have AAA and also the Disney Visa, do either of these offer good discounts? Also, BJ's or Costco are options as well.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  3. Mom2six

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    It depends on when you are going. Some months there are YES Disney Youth tickets that are very discounted, but you have to attend a class at WDW. The classes all sound really intersting though.

    Undercover Tourist, I believe, has discounted tickets. I don't know much about them, but I have heard them referenced several times on these boards. I've also watched some youtube videos of Disney World resorts by them.
     
  4. MMS1125

    MMS1125 "You can design and create, and build the most won

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    I've used undercover tourist in the past and they are fast and prompt. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

    Sign up for the mousesavers newsletter and there's a special link to buy them even further discounted. The newsletter is sent on the 15th so if you sign up now you should be good to go for October's email
     
  5. tripletots

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    Costco offers discounts on tickets????
     
  6. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    This is really better suited to the Theme Parks board than the Resorts board.. so I'll be moving it over there. Thanks.
     
  7. ghtx

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    I second the recommendation for Undercover Tourist. You can look at their ticket prices here: http://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/attractions/tickets.html

    If you sign up for their "Mousesavers" newsletter before the 15th, then on the 15th you will get an email with a link that offers tickets at a slightly lower price than in the link above (about $2 per ticket cheaper).

    Undercover Tourist is reputable, authorized by Disney, you will get your tickets promptly, tax and shipping included, etc.
     
  8. jtowntoflorida

    jtowntoflorida Looking Like I Can't Really Afford To Go To Disney

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    We've used Undercover Tourist twice now. There is a (very, very small) additional discount you can get on their tickets via the Mousesavers newsletter, which comes out once/month. The UT tickets don't seem all that less expensive at first blush when you compare their prices to Disney's prices, but the UT ticket price is a all in price--including taxes and mailing costs, so after all that they do come to a nice discount. I think we ended up saving around $140 last year on three tickets (2 adult, one child) and about the same amount this year, but that was also because we purchased from UT right when Disney announced a price hike in their tickets, and the UT ticket pricing were still based on the old Disney pricing. Even if you only save a few bucks, though, it's still worth it.

    I do hear the AAA has discounted tickets, but I'm not sure how the pricing compares with UT's.
     
  9. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    authorized resellers like undercovertourist or mapleleaftickets are your best bets (and that is only for small discounts).

    costco is a great option for universal tickets but i've never seen them carry wdw tickets.
     
  10. Alesia

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    1 or 2 day tickets are actually cheaper at the gate. Since Disney doesn't sell them for a discount to resellers, they will actually charge slightly more.
     
  11. ghtx

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    That's interesting. I suppose that's why Undercover Tourist doesn't even sell any tickets for fewer than (I think) four days.
     
  12. Grumpy92

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    I always get them through AAA. I have found them to be a very good discount.
     
  13. Andreak0428

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    AAA can be more expensive then directly through Disney. I have also wondered about the undercover tourist. I am going to look into it for the next trip since I need four adult 10 day passes. :upsidedow
     
  14. Alesia

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    Keep in mind that Undercover Tourist includes sales tax in their prices, other sites do not. So the discount is actually quite a bit more than it originally appears.
     
  15. DisneyGayl

    DisneyGayl Earning My Ears

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    We are going to WDW the first week of January. I just purchased our tickets from Undercover Tourist. I searched other ticket sellers, but UCT tickets were the cheapest I found. UCT has a deal where if you buy a three-day ticket you get the fourth day free. They also have a four-day/fifth-day ticket free deal. I saved $66.76 on 4 MYW three-day MYW tickets by using UCT instead of Disney.

    I'm wondering if AAA isn't selling WDW tickets anymore. I searched their website three different times trying to find their prices, but didn't find any Disney tickets available. :confused3

    That's my $.02!!

    Gayl
     
  16. Jestocost

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    Some AAA's do and some don't. Those that do frequently offer a limited number of options at a discount, so the exact ticket you want may not be available.

    I too endorse signing up for the newsletter at mousesavers.com then using the special UnderCoverTourist.com link that comes out in their newsletter on the 15th.
     
  17. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    AAA operates differently in each area. Some have discounted tickets, some don't - some have better deals than others.
     
  18. Disneyholic

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    AAA & UT tax is included when you look at the prices. Disney doesn't show the tax til you check out.

    I buy mine at my local AAA store since it is close and then I can wait til the week before the trip to get them. By getting them at the AAA store I save the shipping.
     
  19. Raenstoirm

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    Another UT fan here. We use them every trip we dont have APs for.
     

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