For the umpteenth time, The Walt Disney World Resort has announced new special theme park tickets available exclusively for its fellow Florida Residents. Whether or not this latest offer, the Disney Weekday Magic Ticket, is the right choice for you and your family, we at Disney Fanatic wanted to use the announcement to remind all non-passholder Florida residents who are craving some Disney Magic that they should not pass up on similar offers and the exclusive savings offered year-round.
Let me explain.
FL Resident vs. Standard Theme Park Ticket
What is the price difference between a Florida Resident Walt Disney World park ticket and a Standard theme park ticket?
Prices of Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets can vary depending on the day and time of year, so for the sake of consistency, let’s look at theme park tickets starting on January 11, 2022.
The Walt Disney World Resort regularly maintains 1, 3, and 4-day theme park tickets at a rate only available to Florida Residents. The ticket prices range from $109/day for a 1-day ticket to $63 a day for a 4-day ticket. Visiting one theme park per day, a Florida Resident can score a 4-day theme park ticket for $274.26.
Now, let’s look at the price of a Standard Theme Park Ticket. Disney World lists a 2-day standard ticket will cost the future guest $236.19. A 3-day standard ticket will cost $348.56, and a 4-day Walt Disney World Standard Theme Park Ticket will cost $457.63.
Now let’s look at this brand new special offer for Florida Residents! Disney World states on its website that the Disney Weekday Magic Ticket starts as a 2-day ticket for $149 before tax. The special offer for Florida Residents is also available as a 3-day and 4-day ticket, costing $179 and $199, respectively. Now, the downside is that the Disney Weekday Magic Ticket only allows Florida Residents to visit on a weekday and, at that base price, only one park per day. But, regardless, you do the math!
When can I visit Walt Disney World using a Florida Resident Theme Park Ticket vs. a Standard Theme Park Ticket?
Walt Disney World’s Florida Resident Theme Park Tickets and its Standard Theme Park Tickets are only valid within a certain window after they’re first used. So, for example, if you begin using a 3-day ticket on Tuesday, January 11, you have until Saturday, January 15, to make use of your remaining two days.
However, the Disney Weekday Magic Ticket appears to be different. While Guests can only visit Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Monday – Friday, their tickets will last longer. The Disney World website states tickets are valid for nonconsecutive days “from January 11 through April 7, 2022, subject to blackout dates from March 14 through March 18, 2022.” And–here’s an important bit–Disney World also states, “After the expiration date, the price paid for a wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price.”
As always, please visit the Walt Disney World website for the most thorough and up-to-date information on Florida resident Disney tickets.
Florida Residents, we stand at the start of a whole new year filled with opportunities to take advantage of our proximity to The Most Magical Place on Earth. After looking at these deals and thinking of all the future deals yet to come, the only question is what works best for you.