Disney World, All Theme Parks Left Out of Florida’s ‘Freedom Week’ Sales Tax Holiday

Florida Tax holiday
Credit: Florida Department of Revenue/Disney (Canva Creation)

Last year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a special week-long sales tax holiday to help Sunshine State residents get out and enjoy this year’s summer. From July 1 – July 7, ‘Freedom Week’ will give families the opportunity to purchase certain outdoor and recreation items and admission tickets to certain cultural and entertainment events scheduled for the rest of the year TAX-FREE. But it appears that tax-free Theme Park admission will not be included.

Florida Flag

According to,

Consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor items and admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from tax during the 2022 Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Friday, July 1 and extends through Thursday, July 7…The sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.

Here is an overview of what will be covered under the tax holiday:

Florida Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday

Credit: Florida Department of Revenue

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Governor DeSantis is making it clear that he wants the citizens of his state to afford the ability to enjoy all of the adventures Florida has to offer, whether that adventure is going fishing, exploring a State Park, visiting a museum, or taking the family to a Major League Baseball game. However, all Theme Park purchases such as Disney World Theme Park Tickets and Resort Hotel reservations will continue to hold the sales tax.

Disney World Entrance

Credit: MyNews13

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It should be mentioned at this time that ALL other major Florida Theme Parks, including Universal Orlando Resort and Busch Gardens in Tampa, are also left out of this tax break, and its legislation was signed into law in 2021, months before the “culture war” with Disney began.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to monitor Disney Parks-related news and stories, and we will update our readers as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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