Disneyland, Disney World are again offering local resident ticket deals
The Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts have started selling their annual local resident ticket deals, allowing theme park fans who live in Florida or Southern California the chance to visit the parks during the first half of the year for 15%-50% off the regular price.
The bigger discounts are at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, which has a relatively smaller base of local annual passholders to boost attendance during the "off" season, which — thanks to all of Disney's various offers, deals, and special events — can seem just as busy as the "on" seasons of summers and the holidays anymore.
You can find the details of the Florida Resident Discover Disney tickets on Disney World's website:
- Three days: $159 (One park per day), $189 (Park Hopper)
- Four days: $179 (One park per day), $216.50 (Park Hopper)
Tickets must be purchased by June 20 and used (on non-consecutive days) by June 24. Proof of Florida residency is required.
For the Disneyland Resort, the SoCal Resident ticket deal is:
- Two days: $159 (One park per day), $204 (Park Hopper)
- Three days: $199 (One park per day), $244 (Park Hopper)
Tickets go on sale today and must be purchased by May 21. The tickets are blocked out March 23 through April 8. The offer is valid only for visitors who can prove residency in ZIP codes 90000-93599 in Southern California or ZIP codes 21000-22999 in Northern Baja California.
If you want to find the "best" days to use these tickets at Disneyland, look at Disneyland's Annual Pass Blockout Calendar and find a date when the SoCal Select Passes are blocked out but that isn't a "Peak" price day for one-day tickets, as shown on Disneyland's ticket website. Saturdays are often good, or maybe the start of Pixar Fest on April 13.
Or just wait for a rainy day and hit Disneyland on one of the few remaining days when Southern Californians are not crowding the parks.
From 1991 to 1995, my family lived in Jacksonville. A pleasant surprise was discovering that WDW offered these deals to Florida residents and so we took advantage for a couple of trips a year. As this was one of the prime periods for the parks with so many great rides opening, it worked out great and always fun to see how Florida residents can get such a nice break to enjoy.
I hit the link to the "details" on offer. Somehow it recognized my not living in FL or CA and would not let me look at page with offer.
For Disneyland, it seems like Disney doesn't feel like it really needs the promotion as much as last year, when the Rivers of America attractions (including Fantasmic) and Disneyland Railroad were all closed, and they were probably concerned about lower attendance due to so many closures in the park.
2017 prices for the Disneyland Resort offer -
The Disneyland prices increased a lot compared with last year, but I suspect this is the last year for the discount since they will anticipate Star Wars Land opening next year. Get it while you can. Many new attractions opening in Disney World too in 2019, but Star Wars Land won't open until late 2019 and many more parks to cover so it is less likely to have the discounts curtailed. We will see.
What will be interesting will be what happens this summer. People are already over Pandora. Nothing new elsewhere, except for two C-Tickets that probably won't open until mid-summer AT THE EARLIEST. (Don't y'all find it suspicious that Shanghai's Toy Story Land has a late-April opening date, yet Orlando's still says "Summer 2018"? It certainly doesn't look like it's approaching any sort of soft open, let alone a real debut.
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