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How to score deep discounts at Disney

5:55 PM, Jun 4, 2013   |    comments
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CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. -- 10 News found several ways for you and your family to have a blast at Walt Disney World without breaking the bank.

Two weeks after Universal Orlando Resort became the first Orlando theme park to break the $90 threshold for a single-day, single-park ticket, Walt Disney World Resort has announced adult admission to the Magic Kingdom will increase $6, to $95 ($89 ages 3-9).

Single-day admission to its other Florida parks, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, is slightly lower at $90, adult and $84, ages 3-9.

"Don't necessarily assume that the ticket price that is being charged at the front gate is the lowest available ticket price," Robert Niles, editor from Theme Park Insider says. "You can very often find lower prices by going online. The first place to check is the park's own website."

He says the Disney website sometimes offers deals as well as AAA and other authorized ticket brokers and consolidators. Niles also suggests going to your human resource department at your job, and if you're a college student, going to the student union and asking if they offer discounted tickets. The same thing goes for your credit union.

"If you're visiting a park more than once over a course of a few times a year, you definitely want to look at annual passes," Niles says, adding that they can also entitle you to special discounts on food, merchandise and parking.

Niles points out a couple of other groups likely to get lower rates. 

"Two main areas where you'll find parks offering discounts are military, and also people attending conventions. That's one that gets overlooked a lot."


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