How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Trip to Orlando with Disney Passes

Are you planning on spending the holidays celebrating your favorite Disney characters in Florida?  No trip to Orlando is complete without finding a great deal on Disney Passes!  If you are planning a trip to the Disney theme parks this holiday season, make sure that you purchase valid tickets from an authorized ticket seller.  The quickest way to ruin your holiday is to buy tickets that are either fake, stolen or otherwise invalid.  That’s why we’ve put together these helpful tips for avoiding scams and making sure you plan the perfect Orlando adventure for your holiday season.

One easy rule of thumb to remember is that purchasing partially used Disney passes is NEVER a good idea.  You’ll likely see a lot of these for sale on sites like EBay and Craigslist, but it’s not actually legal to resell tickets like these and the tickets probably won’t work when you get to the park since Disney tickets are non-transferable and require a fingerprint to validate.  Save your money and only buy new, unused tickets from a reputable, authorized reseller.

Another simple thing to remember is if a ticket site is offering super low prices that seem too good to be true, they probably are.  Be wary of really low prices on passes unless they are from an authorized ticket seller, as many companies will advertise low prices on tickets just so you’ll enter your credit card information.  Later on down the road when you never receive your tickets, you’ll be kicking yourself for sharing so much personal information online.

Finally, unless you want to spend your holiday trip listening to a sales pitch about timeshares, be sure to read the fine print on any “deals” out there before you buy, as many companies will use the lure of cheap Disney passes to get you to listen to a long sales presentation.  Unless you really want a timeshare and are willing to invest the time in listening, skip these deals, as they aren’t really a good deal in the end.

A Guide to the Most Popular Disney Passes

If you are planning a trip to Orlando this year, than you are no doubt looking for some great deal on the most popular Disney passes!  Disney passes are the best way to save money on your Orlando vacation.  Instead of paying full price and being limited to just one park, Disney passes make it possible to get the most of your vacation by including more parks and fun extras like extended hours. Depending on what parks you want to see and when you want to plan your trip, you can really save a bundle when you purchase Disney passes.

When visiting Orlando, there are four different parks available to visit:  Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  When you purchase a “one park” ticket, that means that you only get access to that park for that day, and you must purchase a new ticket for any additional days.

Many visitors opt for a “Park Hopper” ticket, which is available for an additional fee, that allows visitors to go to any one of the parks within the group on the ams ticket.  This is a great option for those that want a little flexibility, as the Park Hopper feature can be added to everything from a one-day ticket to a multi-day park pass, making it easy to stretch your budget.

Another add-on for Disney tickets that is very popular with families is the “Water Park Fun  & More” option, which allows visitors to have a certain number of visits to Disney water parks and other recreational and entertainment options in the area.  As with the Park Hopper add-on, the Water Park Fun option is an option that can be added to your ticket at an additional charge.

If you truly want to see everything, try combining both of the options! Having the flexibility that both the Park Hopper and Water Park fun passes offers is the best way to see everything that the Disney theme parks in Florida have to offer, and it’s a great way to save money too.