Disney World Raises Ticket Prices; Here's How to Save

by  Amanda Black | Jun 3, 2013
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom / Courtesy of Christine Dayao

It just got a little more expensive to visit the Happiest Place on Earth. Recently, Disney World and Disneyland increased their 1-Day ticket prices (Disney World: $95 for adults/$89 for kids ages 3-9; Disneyland: $92 for adults/$86 for kids ages 3-9). If you're adding up the cost of a family – say two kids, mom, dad, and maybe even grandparents – you could be looking at upwards of $500, without taxes...or food...or souvenirs! If that number scares you, think of it this way: There are plenty of other ways to save big on your trip to Disney.

On AirfarePrices to Orlando are cheap right now due to it being the low season – it's heating up in Florida which means fewer crowds at the theme parks and better rates on airfare. Here are some of the best prices we've found:

Fort Lauderdale: $110
Houston: $195 Tues/Wed in August
Washington, D.C.: $196 July/August
Boston: $202
Hartford, CT: $226
NYC: $230
Charlotte: $232
Chicago: $236 August
Detroit: $236
Atlanta: $254
Denver: $278 July/August

On HotelsEnjoy amazing hotel deals not far from the parks in Orlando. From free Wi-Fi, breakfast, and hugely discounted rates, consider these hotels for big savings.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress from $99; 4-star resort
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort from $79 with free shuttles
Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration from $69 with $50 flight credit and kids eat free
Regal Oaks Townhomes from $79 for 3-bedroom villa; over 50% off!
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista from $59 with free shuttles and Wi-Fi

Looking for more money-saving tips for Disney? We've got 10 of them!

How are you planning on saving at the Disney parks this season?

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