Walt Disney World announces its latest ticket discount deal

December 18, 2018, 12:05 PM · Walt Disney World fans, if you were getting jealous when Disneyland announced its annual spring ticket discount deal last month, it's time to do your own happy dance. Disney World this morning announced its own seasonal ticket discount, which will go on sale next month.

The "4-Park Magic Value Ticket" is a four-day, one-park-per-day ticket that costs $340 for adults plus tax, working out to $85 per day. That's a discount of at least $8 per day from Disney World's new variable-priced multi-day tickets. All four days must be used within seven days of the ticket's first use, and the ticket is good for only one entry to each park.

The tickets go on sale January 18 and are valid through March 1, 2019. If you were planning to visit after that, Disney will offer two other "4-Park Magic" ticket deals: a Select Ticket at $89 a day that is also valid for designated periods before and after the peak summer vacation period, and a Summer Ticket at $95 a day that's good for that season, too. In both cases, you must use your four days within seven days of first using the ticket, otherwise you lose them.

Here are the prices and valid dates for each ticket:

Tickets for children ages 3-9 are $20 less at each level. (That's off the total price, not per day.)

Disney's standard four-day, one-park-per-day tickets for adults range in price from $93 to $109 per day, so you definitely should check Disney's regular ticket pricing pages for the dates you are thinking about visiting before buying the 4-Park Magic Summer Ticket. But you could save up to $56 a ticket with the 4-Park Magic Summer Ticket if you are visiting on the highest-priced days. And the other two 4-Park Magic tickets definitely will save you over regular tickets on the dates those are valid.

The 4-Park Magic Tickets will be available on Disney's website.

Replies (6)

December 18, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Discounts on summer tickets to Walt Disney World? I think Mickey might be getting worried that fans will postpone their visits while waiting for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in the fall.

December 18, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Honestly, these discounts are just peanuts. The reality is that Disney is probably going to recoup any losses from the discounts from guests not using all of their days given the more restrictive use rules for these tickets compared to standard WDW multi-day tickets. Authorized ticket resellers can get you better discounts than this that don't have the 7-day use restrictions, and if you're willing to add an extra day or 2, can add park hopping for little to no extra cost over a non-park hopping ticket from Disney. If Disney really wanted to encourage guests to visit next year, they would offer far steeper discounts than this along with resort discounts.

Let's not forget that M&MRR will also miss the busy summer travel season, so it's not just Galaxy's Edge that will cause guests to delay trips. In fact, Disney is not adding any new attraction to the WDW parks through the fall of next year, but through the end of 2019, could be adding as many as 4 new attractions with even more likely to come online by the end of 2020. If you're not tied to visit WDW in 2018 (by time share, DVC, or other annual reason to travel to Orlando), you're almost assuredly delaying a trip until late 2019, or perhaps even 2020 when Disney will start kicking in all of the hoopla surrounding WDW50. A <10% discount on admission is not going to get anyone to shift a trip up or to plan an extra trip in 2019 that they weren't planning to take.

December 18, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Totally agree Russell .... it's all smoke and mirrors, but sadly people will fall for the dangly carrot loosely termed as 'discounts' and buy the tickets. So very restrictive as you mention as well.

Universal have showed them the way with the 12 month +6 extra months deal they are selling until April. But as mentioned before, Disney will never get into that game, especially now with GE opening late 2019. I can see their promotion being .... "Buy an annual pass, and only get 6 months for the price of 12" .... LOL !!! .... and yes, people would buy them ... :)

December 18, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Wow! If people are almost assuredly delaying trips to Central Florida imagine how this will impact all of the attractions -- including Universal Orlando.

If the economy slows and Universal doesn't open a "gate crasher" attraction other than Potter for the second two-thirds of 2019 ... Disney pretty much owns the next three years. As Mr. Meyer notes Disney "could be adding as many as 4 new attractions with even more likely to come online by the end of 2020" -- two of which will likely be open for the summer season. Of course 2020 will be followed by a massive marketing push for the 50th anniversary in 2021.

I guess we will see if UO will maybe gain a little momentum beginning in ... maybe 2023-ish?

In the meantime, I am looking forward to Disney Springs theme park opening the NBA Experience and the new Cirque du Soleil attraction/show next year. Traffic at DSTP has been solid throughout 2018.

December 18, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Take advantage of these Disney World discount tickets so your family of 4 only pays around fourteen hundred dollars.

December 19, 2018 at 5:34 AM

Smoke and mirrors and credits cards and equity loans. What happens when people can no longer finance these outrageously expensive trips with debt? The party can't go on forever.

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