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Where to Purchase Walt Disney World Tickets

By Edited Sep 21, 2016 0 0

The Best Authorized Discount Ticket Brokers

The most expensive place to purchase tickets, except one- and two-day tickets, is from Disney.  There aren’t even discounts for purchasing in advance.  Luckily, there are authorized ticket resellers where you can purchase discount Disney World tickets.

Undercover Tourist:  One of the most favorite authorized Disney World discount ticket brokers of Disney fans worldwide.  Undercover Tourist includes in their ticket pricing tax and shipping.  This is important to note when comparing prices.  Another bonus of Undercover Tourist is that if you subscribe to the MouseSavers newsletter, there is a link that gives another small additional price off.

Maple Leaf Tickets:  A long-standing authorized Disney World discount ticket seller with a strong reputation.  Maple Leaf Tickets has fairly good prices.  The prices listed include taxes, but not shipping.  Maple Leaf Tickets does offer different types of shipping and only charges per shipment v. a little on every ticket.  If you are going to go their office to pick-up tickets, there are no shipping charges at all.  Delivery to a local hotel for those that do not have a car or via USPS is the same cost.  Shipping to Canada or The United Kingdom will cost extra.

Visit Orlando: Is the official sales and marketing center for Orlando and the Orange County area in Florida.  They sell Walt Disney World tickets, but it is not their biggest priority; lots of discounts for the Orlando area can be found on their website.  Their prices do not list tax or shipping.  When it comes to shipping, you can either pick them up at their office or have them delivered via FedEx 2-day delivery or FedEx overnight.  They do not ship outside of the continental US.  If you subscribe to their newsletter, on occasion they have sent out discount codes to be used on ticket purchases.

Orlando Fun Tickets:  They appear to be the most marketed among authorized resellers of Walt Disney World tickets.  Many resorts or vacation rental home owners appear to sell tickets to their offsite guests through Orlando Fun Tickets.  They do not include taxes & fees or shipping charges in their ticket pricing list.  Once taxes & fees are added to your order, you will then have a variety of different shipping methods with different charges to choose from.  Shipping charges range from free (Orlando Office Pick-up) to $18.95 for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.  They do not ship outside of the US and its territories. 

Kissimmee Guest Services: Located next door to Disney World in the town of Celebration, Kissimmee Guest Services have been in business for over 10 years.  They offer promo codes frequently—just ask your travel agent or give them a call.  Other bonuses are offered in their newsletter.  They also offer a Low Price Guarantee: You must present a written price list within 7 days of your purchase and all online companies must have an Orlando area office.  Taxes and shipping are not included in their listed price and will not be calculated until after your credit card information has been entered and confirmed.  If you are picking up, shipping is free.  They will ship to the US, Canada or The United Kingdom.  Refunds, minus a 10% fee are available on all orders not picked-up or shipped.  Orders should be placed 1-3 weeks prior to needed date if shipping.  You can make instant purchases and/or pay via cash or check at their Celebration office.

The Official Ticket Center: Family owned and operated, The Official Ticket Center has been in business for over 12 years and located just around the corner from Walt Disney World.  All listed prices include tax and shipping ranges from free (pick-up at the office) to $10 for delivery to your hotel (must be present for delivery).  Tickets can also be delivered via USPS priority delivery.   They only ship to the continental US.  All ticket orders must be placed 72 hours prior to pick-up at the office or 3 business days prior to needing tickets if shipping.  If you haven’t picked up tickets or have had them ship, you may cancel your order for a $25 fee.  The Official Ticket Center promises to meet or beat any other online prices for tickets, just call them if you find tickets for less elsewhere.

Reserve Orlando: Reserve Orlando is a subsidiary of Reserve Direct.  Reserve Direct is a reservation system that has personal relationships with business to offer discounted prices, and Reserve Orlando is specifically for the Orlando area.  Reserve Direct has been in business since 2001, and Reserve Orlando has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  They do not offer price matching, but do offer 100% refunds if you have a problem with any tickets (or reservations) purchased through them.  Many of their tickets have extra day(s) specials attached.  For example, if you buy a 5-day ticket at the cost of a 3-day ticket, getting days 4 & 5 free.  Listed prices do not include taxes and handling, that is added once you place items in your cart.  There is one fee for each type of ticket order.  Tickets are e-tickets that you simply exchange at Walt Disney Worlds ticket centers, so no shipping charges apply.  There is a fee-free cancellation/change policy for up to 7 days to your use date (provided by you when you place your tickets in your cart); you may choose any use date you want, but you cannot exchange your tickets prior to the use date.

AAA:  A decent option for buying discount tickets to Walt Disney World, but not necessarily the best option.  You do need to be a member of AAA to take advantage of their discount ticket offers.  Of all authorized resellers, AAA usually offers the least discount.  However, each AAA office sets their own prices by region and they can vary greatly.  The best discounts tend to come from AAA South—where annual passes are sold with a discount.  Some people report that they’ve called an AAA South office and have been able to purchase over the phone and have them sent to their home as long as they are a member.  Others report that they have had no success with this and were told they must stop by an AAA South office to purchase tickets.  Yet others have been told they must live within the AAA South district to purchase tickets. 

Of course, where to purchase the ticket is only half the battle.  If you want to spend the least amount of money on tickets, you must purchase the right ticket in the first place.  Disney offers an assortment of ticket options that can be added to base tickets if chosen.  Spending a little bit of time on ticket research can save you hundreds of dollars.



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