Orlando, Florida is home to some of the best theme parks in America. So, if you’re planning a vacation on a budget you may think you need to skip attractions like Disney World and Universal Orlando. But wait a second, here are our tips on how to get discount tickets to the best Orlando theme parks.
Use Your Club Benefits
Many auto clubs and Big Box stores offer discounts to members. Sam’s Club Travel Service offers reduced price tickets to Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and more. While AAA members can get discounted tickets to Disney World when booked at an AAA Travel Service Center.
Try a Broker
Using third-party ticket sellers can be tricky. However, sites like Touringplans.com can help you find low-priced, third-party tickets. And there are other legitimate third-party sellers, such as Undercover Tourist, Get Away Today, and Park Savers.
Buy An Annual Pass
Annual passes can be expensive, but they may be worth it if you’re a regular at Orlando theme parks. The SeaWorld Platinum Annual pass is $297 for unlimited access to 11 parks for the year. With it comes free parking, six free guest tickets and up to 50% off in-park discounts.
And for non-Florida residents, the Universal Orlando two-park Premiere Pass is $559.99. It entitles you to unlimited admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not to mention, the deal also includes free parking, early admission, and a discount on CityWalk food and merchandise.
People often think Disney is out of the running when looking for discount tickets to Orlando theme parks — but that would be a mistake. The Disney Platinum Pass begins at $1,195 for admission to all four theme parks with no blockout dates. Also, Platinum pass holders get standard theme parking and 20% off select dining and merchandise. If you’re a huge Disney fan and plan to go multiple times of year, this can be great, convenient savings for you.
Back to School
The Disney Youth Education Series Program offers groups of 10 or more students in grades 3-12 discounted, multi-day packages in conjunction with Disney staff-led educational programs. Students and their families can participate in a one-day, three-hour class in topics like “Properties of Motion” or “Principals of Animal Behavior.”
College students, too, can take part in the Disney Education Series – College Edition. This course offers seminars on leadership, hospitality and design. Participating students also receive discounted, multi-day tickets for themselves and accompanying friends and family.
Additionally, Universal Orlando offers educational programs and discounted multi-day tickets for school groups of 20 or more and their chaperones.
Lastly, SeaWorld Orlando has educational, one-day field trips for just $39 per person for groups of 10 or more students and their chaperones.
Disney World’s Military Promotional Ticket allows active or retired members of the military four or five day deeply discounted passes with the valuable Park Hopper Option.
Similarly, Universal Orlando offers one-to-five day discounted ticket packages to service members. And SeaWorld’s Waves of Honor Program gives up to four, one-day tickets to active service members and their families.
Orlando, Florida is a great destination for the whole family. And, with some creativity, you can visit them all without breaking the bank. Safe travels.