How to get cheap honest tickets to disney World

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Broke family

Lafayette, TN

#1 May 8, 2013
I live several states away and never been on a trip my kids are now in high school and always wanted to go to disney world. With cancer and other problems never could afford a trip. Any places that has big discounts.
Pete Moss

Bethpage, NY

#2 May 8, 2013
Broke family wrote:
I live several states away and never been on a trip my kids are now in high school and always wanted to go to disney world. With cancer and other problems never could afford a trip. Any places that has big discounts.
Sorry. No such thing as "big" discounts on Disney tickets. Check mousesavers dot com, but you likely won't find much. PS: The place isn't worth the price of admission anyway. Very phony and very, very crowded.

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#4 May 9, 2013
Broke family wrote:
I live several states away and never been on a trip my kids are now in high school and always wanted to go to disney world. With cancer and other problems never could afford a trip. Any places that has big discounts.
Pete is an anti-Disney person. There are many- myself included- who LOVE the place and are blessed to visit regularly. My advice is to look at off-season, all inclusive package deals. They include room, meals, and admission.

BTW- I have a Six Flags Season pass. Theme park plus a waterpark , which gives me access to two parks for the 3 months they are open.$90 or so for the pass...

I also have an annual Disney Pass that costs $400. Admission to four theme parks, two water parks, two mini-golf courses, and Disney Quest. This pass is good for 12 months.

But let's leave that aside and focus only on the theme parks.

Six Flags:$90 for three months- one theme park. If they were open year-round, the pro rated cost would be $360 for park admission.

WDW-$400 for four parks for the year. That's $100 per park for the year unlimited admission.

Mow, which offers a better value?

Oh, and I will caveat the equation with this: Six Flags DOES cross-honor season passes. So, if you have it in your head to do a Six Flags road trip and visit other parks, have at it. Let's see how many you can visit in a week's vacation- unless you fly from park to park. But wait, there's that pesky cost factor again...

Pete can rant all he want about how expensive Disney is, and he's right. It's not cheap. Neither is a week at Myrtle Beach, or a week in NYC, or the Bahamas.

To me, Disney is a tremendous value because the place makes me happy and helps me forget about the real world for a while. My children and I LOVE making memories there. Isn't that what a vacation is about?
Pete Moss

Bethpage, NY

#5 May 9, 2013
Well, you don't live in Florida and have not been dealing with tourists for over 30 years. It's not just Disney. I avoid all places to which the tourists flock. It never ceases to amaze me that people spend thousands of dollars to visit Florida and then never really visit Florida. Plenty of state parks, rivers, springs, forests and historical points of interest in this state. Re: the annual pass... why would you return to the same place, stand in line all day, ride the same rides, pay $12 for a hamburger and sweat to death over and over again? This is creating memories? Different strokes I suppose. Cheers,
Charles R Darwin wrote:
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Pete is an anti-Disney person. There are many- myself included- who LOVE the place and are blessed to visit regularly. My advice is to look at off-season, all inclusive package deals. They include room, meals, and admission.
BTW- I have a Six Flags Season pass. Theme park plus a waterpark , which gives me access to two parks for the 3 months they are open.$90 or so for the pass...
I also have an annual Disney Pass that costs $400. Admission to four theme parks, two water parks, two mini-golf courses, and Disney Quest. This pass is good for 12 months.
But let's leave that aside and focus only on the theme parks.
Six Flags:$90 for three months- one theme park. If they were open year-round, the pro rated cost would be $360 for park admission.
WDW-$400 for four parks for the year. That's $100 per park for the year unlimited admission.
Mow, which offers a better value?
Oh, and I will caveat the equation with this: Six Flags DOES cross-honor season passes. So, if you have it in your head to do a Six Flags road trip and visit other parks, have at it. Let's see how many you can visit in a week's vacation- unless you fly from park to park. But wait, there's that pesky cost factor again...
Pete can rant all he want about how expensive Disney is, and he's right. It's not cheap. Neither is a week at Myrtle Beach, or a week in NYC, or the Bahamas.
To me, Disney is a tremendous value because the place makes me happy and helps me forget about the real world for a while. My children and I LOVE making memories there. Isn't that what a vacation is about?

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#6 May 9, 2013
Pete Moss wrote:
Well, you don't live in Florida and have not been dealing with tourists for over 30 years. It's not just Disney. I avoid all places to which the tourists flock. It never ceases to amaze me that people spend thousands of dollars to visit Florida and then never really visit Florida. Plenty of state parks, rivers, springs, forests and historical points of interest in this state. Re: the annual pass... why would you return to the same place, stand in line all day, ride the same rides, pay $12 for a hamburger and sweat to death over and over again? This is creating memories? Different strokes I suppose. Cheers,
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I have seen other parts of FL over the years and have found many wonderful sights and sounds. Regarding Disney: Do you think that I'm 'in lines all day' and eating $12.00 hamburgers after 35 years of annual or bi-annual visits? My visits include stays in 2 bedroom villas with full kitchens, multiple bathrooms, and jacuzzi. Any penchant for going on a ride is satisfied before most families drag their azzes out of bed in the morning. And while the 'tourists' are sweating in ride queues, I'm sitting on the pool deck of my choice (DVC members can pool hop) sipping a cold adult beverage and working on my tan. And IF I decide to go elsewhere, I can use my vacation membership for a cruise, a vacation at Aulani in Hawaii, many Disney resorts around the world, or a non-disney vacation through a partner travel company.

You and I have the same definition of 'tourist' in the Disney context and believe me, I try to avoid them as much as you. Unfortunately, my favorite vacation place is also the #1 tourist destination in the world. So, I've adapted my habits to absolutely minimize the negative impact of rude parents, screaming kids, and ankle-breaking strollers.
Tip

United States

#8 May 21, 2013
We went last week, it was our 4th time. We had a ball, I have small children my girls loved the princesses and my little boy rode buzz light year like 5 times. It was really hot, the lines weren't all that bad, but the flies!!!! What is going on? They wee everywhere! I've never seen so many anywhere!
There are a few cheap ticket places that sell them for $50-$70. We've never used used the but I've heard people don't have any problem with them! Good luck, I hope you get to go!
Pete Moss

Bethpage, NY

#9 May 22, 2013
Tip wrote:
We went last week, it was our 4th time. We had a ball, I have small children my girls loved the princesses and my little boy rode buzz light year like 5 times. It was really hot, the lines weren't all that bad, but the flies!!!! What is going on? They wee everywhere! I've never seen so many anywhere!
There are a few cheap ticket places that sell them for $50-$70. We've never used used the but I've heard people don't have any problem with them! Good luck, I hope you get to go!
The "flies" were most likely lovebugs. Unfortunate timing for you as they are gone now. They bloom every May and stick around for 2-3 weeks. Annoying little b*stards...

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#10 May 23, 2013
Pete Moss wrote:
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The "flies" were most likely lovebugs. Unfortunate timing for you as they are gone now. They bloom every May and stick around for 2-3 weeks. Annoying little b*stards...
I hate those things. Ride in a boat launch on Bay Lake and they're like tiny little kamikaze pilots aimed at your head.
Officerswife10

Xenia, OH

#14 May 29, 2013
I know the main accountant of Disney!! I get free tix all the time n I live in Ohio. Disney is so expensive!

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