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Hello - Planning on a trip to Disney world, Orlando with family and looking for recommendations on where to stay, where can I find best deals on Disney tickets.

We are planning on staying there for full 5 days and would like to explore other places if possible in the vicinity. I was thinking 3 days at Disney, 1 at sea world and another day to explore. Not sure if its the right mix or how I should split those 5 days.

Looking for input, thoughts, suggestions...etc.

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There are no deals...You pay what you pay. Stay off property and bring your lunches and snacks if you want to save $$. It truly is a wonderful place though!
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You can easily spend a full 5 days at Disney and not cover everything. Also once you reach the 3 day or definitely the 4 day mark it is much cheaper to add more Disney days then to visit other parks (cheaper for the actual admission tickets anyway). The difference in price between a 4 day Disney ticker or a 5 day Disney tickets is very small like less than $20, I think its more difference going from 3 to 4 days though. As far as deals on tickets there are rarely any big savings on Disney tickets. At best you may save a few dollars but purchasing from a place like Undercover Tourist or other official re-seller. The best deal I ever got was by going through Expedia and combining cashback through one of the popular cashback sites but that was 3 years ago and I have not seen that deal replicated and it still only saved me 15%. You can sometimes save quite a bit on packages but it all depends on the time of year you are going and what promotions are being offered at the time. Of course that is only an actual savings if you would be purchasing the other components of the package anyway(like staying on site at Disney and/or meals at Disney). There are several sites and forums devoted to saving money at Disney you could look up. As for the other parks Universal also rarely has any big savings, Seaworld however sometimes has some pretty good deals, for example right now they are offering half price weekday tickets but not sure how long that promo lasts. Good luck, any Disney trip is expensive, we go every two years and it takes a lot of budgeting and planning.
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You should consider buying tickets ASAP, they are announcing new pricing in just a few days.

https://www.themeparkinsider.com/...1809/6288/

Ticket prices are sure to go up. I highly doubt that the lower visited days will be cheaper than the regular price now.
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Travel agent. Check with multiple - they can get you into hotels and restaurants that appear booked on the Disney site. And the good ones can throw in perks for free - park hopper, etc.
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Price structure is supposed to change tomorrow.
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Price structure changed, I think for a few more days you can get tickets from undercover tourist.
So it looks like you are locked into a 2 week window.
Ticket prices fluctuate by about $5-10 per day per ticket depending on the time of the year you are going to visit. Looks like you can pay an extra $22 to be able to not be locked into the starting window.
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We stayed at friend's place near to disney..
One day tickets are costly indeed.
We covered Seaworld, KSC, Magic Kingdom, Daytona, Gatorworld... one day each place. Costed around $1800 for 6 day trip including all expenses.. 2 adults plus 2 kids (<3 yrs).
Ad hoc purchases are costly on all sites. Did Uber instead of rentals saves parking money/time..
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Check your company for discount tickets. I just checked mine (Chase) and the tickets are 1) 12% off, which sounds like not much but... 2) don't have any date restrictions. For a 6 day pass it's almost $600 less for 3 people over the disney.com rate! This is over the Thanksgiving holiday. Good luck!
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Check your company for discount tickets. I just checked mine (Chase) and the tickets are 1) 12% off, which sounds like not much but... 2) don't have any date restrictions. For a 6 day pass it's almost $600 less for 3 people over the disney.com rate! This is over the Thanksgiving holiday. Good luck!
Forgot to mention, the Disney credit card http://disneyrewards.com will save you $200 after spending $500 in the first 3 months (there is a $49 annual fee making the savings $151). We did that last year and used the same card to purchase the Disney tickets (in the same transaction). You can also use the accumulated Disney points from that card to buy future tickets, or to buy food or gift items at the parks.
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If you have ever been in the military:
https://www.shadesofgreen.org/
Shades of Green is a Disney resort for military families ONLY.
The rates are far far lower than any other Disney hotel, and I believe they are fixed rates, i.e. don't change based on peaks/lows.
I've attached the rate schedule here.
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BJ's is selling Disney gift cards for 8% off through the end of the month (online only).
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Bottom line is you aren't walking away from Disney saving a substantial amount of money. You will without a doubt love it, but the experience is going to cost you! This is the one place that SlickDeals won't really be able help, but that being said enjoy it and look out for those character meals!!! You will cry while signing your CC receipt.
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Bottom line is you aren't walking away from Disney saving a substantial amount of money. You will without a doubt love it, but the experience is going to cost you! This is the one place that SlickDeals won't really be able help, but that being said enjoy it and look out for those character meals!!! You will cry while signing your CC receipt.
Absolutely agree. I haven't been to Disney for 10+ years. The cost was justifiable back in the days. It has now turned to highway robbery when Disney is trying to use ads targeting your kids. It is shameful that Disney has come to this because of corporate greed. We now turn elsewhere to substitute the fun and costs. Trust me, there are other places forfun and family get together then getting ripped off by Disney.
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Absolutely agree. I haven't been to Disney for 10+ years. The cost was justifiable back in the days. It has now turned to highway robbery when Disney is trying to use ads targeting your kids. It is shameful that Disney has come to this because of corporate greed. We now turn elsewhere to substitute the fun and costs. Trust me, there are other places forfun and family get together then getting ripped off by Disney.
We went probably 7 years ago and parking was $14. We went in 2017 and it was $20. Not too long ago, I heard it was going up to $22. Today, I heard parking at DW was up to $25. A week of parking is now $175.

With the new pricing structure for the theme parks and the resort guest parking fees -- they get free parking at the park but now have to pay at the hotels -- it's become outrageously expensive for your average family to visit DW. For the average family, DW has priced itself out of the "annual trip" category and into the "once in a lifetime" cost range.
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