Are you planning a vacation to Orlando's theme park hub or other parks in Florida? Deals abound, but you need to plan in advance. Learn about the latest promotions, discounts, and deals.
- Will you be visiting a bunch of parks? You might want to check out the Orlando FlexTicket, which bundles unlimited admission passes for 14 days to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica as well as Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Wet 'n Wild Orlando. The package price ($339 and $329 for kids) is less than the combined single-park ticket prices. A 6-park deal tosses in Busch Gardens Tampa with free bus transportation between Tampa and Orlando. Buy Orlando FlexTicket from Best of Orlando.
- The Go Card Orlando Build Your Own Pass lets you choose the attractions you'd like to visit on your vacation and offers discounted rates. You put together a custom package and pay only for the attractions you choose. Options include SeaWorld, Legoland Florida, Busch Gardens, and more. Pre-packaged passes are also available. Must be used within 30 days after first admission. Buy Go Card Orlando Build Your Own Pass direct from Go Card.
- The Go Card Orlando Explorer Pass offers a bunch of parks and attractions and allows you to choose any of them. You can opt for a 3-Choices card for $64 ($52 for kids) or a 5-Choices card for $99 ($84 for kids). The pass is valid for 30 days after you first use it. Attractions include The Orlando Eye, Fun Spot America Theme Park, and CoCo Key Water Park. Make sure you would use all three (or five) of the passes to get the full value of the discount. Buy Go Card Orlando Explorer Pass direct from Go Card.
- The Go Orlando Card All-Inclusive Pass includes Legoland Florida, Kennedy Space Center, and more than 30 other attractions. If you are planning to see a lot of sights in central Florida, and you enjoy packing a lot of activities into a day, the Go Orlando Card could save you some vacation dollars. It also offers admission to attractions in the Miami area. Make sure that you'll be able to take advantage of enough attractions to make the purchase worthwhile. The card is available for two, three, or five, days worth of activities. Buy the Go Orlando Card All-Inclusive Pass direct from Go Card.
Disney World Ticket Deals
Well it happened. Again. Disney World raised its prices in February 2016 to a sticker-shock amount of $124 -- $124! -- for a one-day, one-park ticket to the Magic Kingdom. It's all the more reason to do some advance planning and explore the best deals for your visit.
- Limited-time special offer. Disney is offering a free additional day for online purchases of 4-day Magic Your Way Tickets (in other words, the 5th day is on Mickey). Good for Base Tickets and Park Hopper Tickets. You can score this special deal at Best of Orlando. This deal is not available at the theme parks; it is only available for advance purchases made online. Other Disney World tickets are also available at a slight discount from Best of Orlando.
- Are you looking for info about tickets? Learn all about Disney's Magic Your Way 2015 pricing program, and discover how to save money and find the best discounts for your next vacation in my Disney World Tickets overview.
- Park Hop for Free- Disney World introduced a new park hopping policy for its water parks starting in 2015. If both water parks are open, ticket holders can go to both of them on the same day. Also, Disney offers a seasonal water park ticket, which has blackout dates from late May to late August, at a slight discount.
Disney World's MyMagic+
Disney World fully rolled out a new trip planning program in 2014. Learn how to make advance ride reservations and more with these articles and resources:
- MyMagic+- Basics of the trip-planning program.
- What is Disney's MyMagic+, FastPass+, and My Disney Experience? Breaking down and defining the different elements of Disney World's trip planning program.
- FastPass+ vs. FastPass: What is the Difference? How the new ride reservation program compares to Disney's original program.
Disney World Hotel Deals
Walt Disney World Hotels Guide
Before you get to Disney World, you'll need to make plans, including hotel reservations. The Guide includes an overview of Disney's Hotels, as well as the benefits of staying on property, such as free ground transportation and extra theme park hours.
- Compare rates for Disney World-area hotels in and near Orlando at TripAdvisor.
Limited-Time Walt Disney World Deals
Save up to $500 and more on a Disney hotel, dining, and tickets package- 5-night/6-day room, ticket, and dining package at select hotels across all resort categories. Book by December 21, 2016 for stays from January 1 through March 7, 2017.
Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels- Book by December 21, 2016 for stays from January 1 through April 8, 2017.
Universal Orlando Deals
The Universal parks and resort are quite expensive as well. Check out the deals below to help make your visit as affordable and value-packed as possible. Confused about what kind of ticket to purchase? Passengers must have a two-park ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts Express that connects the two Wizarding World of Harry Potter lands. Read more in my article, "What kind of ticket you would need to ride the Hogwarts Express?"
- Special 3-Park Ticket from Best of Orlando- Great rate for 14-day park-to-park tickets with admission to Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, and Wet 'n' Wild water park. Expires December 31, 2016.
- Other admission tickets to Universal Orlando's theme parks are also available.
- Will you be visiting other parks? Consider the Orlando FlexTicket, which bundles unlimited admission passes for 14 days to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure as well as SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, Wet 'n Wild Orlando, and Busch Gardens.
- Want to avoid lots of muggles at the Wizarding World? Learn how to beat the crowds, save money, and have a better, more value-filled visit in my guide to the best time of year to visit Universal Orlando.
- Universal Express Plus Pass
Pay an extra fee (which varies, depending on the season) beyond the regular price of admission to either Universal Studios Florida and/or Islands of Adventure, and guests can bypass nearly all lines (note that Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, the Hogwarts Express, and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts are not included) with a Universal Express Plus Pass. There are no pre-determined ride times. Universal limits one use per attraction. With wait times sometimes swelling beyond an hour, this can be well worth the extra expense. Available for purchase at the parks and online.
SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens Deals
- New Choose Your Adventure program features discounted one-day tickets to Busch Gardens or SeaWorld Orlando, as well as multi-day, deeply discounted passes to any combination of Busch Gardens, SeaWorld Orlando, and the water parks, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island. Buy direct from SeaWorld Orlando.
Busch Gardens Tampa Play & Dine Ticket: Buy Busch Gardens and get All-Day Dining Deal for FREE. Save up to $33.99. Buy direct from Busch Gardens.
- Looking for tickets to Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's swim-with-dolphins experience? Check for dates and availability. Buy direct from Discovery Cove.
- Aquatica, located next to and operated by SeaWorld Orlando, is one of the world's greatest water parks. Save $20 by purchasing an advance ticket. Buy direct from Aquatica.
- If you will be visiting other parks, consider purchasing the Orlando FlexTicket, which bundles unlimited admission passes for 14 days to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens as well as the Universal Orlando parks and Wet 'n Wild Orlando.
Legoland Florida Deals
Save on 2-day admission tickets to Legoland from Best of Orlando.
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More Ways to Save
Orlando Vacation Deals
The Orlando Visitors Bureau offers packages that include hotel and theme park tickets, as well as other offers and features.
Visit Orlando Deals
Family vacation packages, discount offers, and more from the the Convention and Visitors Bureau.