An 8-day Disney World ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun, for example, which includes unlimited admission among the four theme parks for 8 days plus 8 visits to any combination of the resort's two water parks, DisneyQuest, a round of golf, or Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, costs $402. That's $50.25 per day, which is fairly reasonable considering all of the options. A comparable 10-day pass costs $432, just $30 more than the 8-day option. That brings the per-day cost down to about $43, which is a pretty good deal. Of course, the Disney folks are no fools. Guests staying longer on its property will spend more money for hotels, food, and merchandise, AND they won't be escaping to Islands of Adventure to visit the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or other nearby parks.
BEWARE, however. Unlike Disney's unused tickets from years ago, which were good indefinitely, Magic Your Way tickets expire 14 days after first use. You can discover how to convert your tickets into no-expiration passes and other buying tips on the pages that follow.
Note also that unlike past Magic Your Way pricing, Disney is NOT offering any discounts for purchasing tickets online in advance. Effective August 2007, the prices online are the same as the prices at the ticket booths. (And, if you choose to pay for shipping --a free will call option is available-- the price will actually be higher.) You will, however, be able to save time by purchasing tickets in advance. And you'll be able to carefully consider the options and make an informed decision rather than a rushed purchase.
You could order Disney World tickets online from the vendor, BestOfOrlando. The minimum number of days available is a three-day pass. To get one- and two-day passes, you'll have to purchase them at the park or directly from Disney. Neither BestOfOrlando nor Disney offer an E-ticket (i.e., print-at-home) option. Tickets purchased in advance can either be picked up at the BestOfOrlando office in Orlando (located about a mile away from Disney World) at no charge or shipped to your home or Orlando-area hotel for an additional fee. BestOfOrlando sells multi-day advance tickets at the same prices as Walt Disney World or at a slight discount. It often has special deals available. Buy direct from BestOfOrlando.
One way you might be able to get discounted Disney World tickets is to purchase a hotel and park tickets package. See all of the latest Disney World specials and deals on my regularly updated Florida Theme Park Deals page.
Next page: Learn about the Magic Your Way features and options.