General Information

Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida (20 miles southwest of Orlando)

Phone #: 407-824-4321
Number of Parks: 4
Number of Hotels: 28
Other Activities:

Ticket Information

Buying tickets for Walt Disney World is surprisingly complex (though showing up and getting a one-day ticket for just one-park will run as high as $124 plus tax for admission to the Magic Kingdom).

Park tickets are available from several sources and in many different combinations, from tickets good for just one of the parks for a single day up to tickets good for ten days of admission at either park. You can opt to purchase tickets that are good for just one park per day, or buy park-hopper tickets which allow you to visit multiple parks each day of your trip. Regardless of which you choose, all tickets expire within 14 days of first use.

The Park Hopper Plus Option is a $15 upgrade to any multi-day park-hopper ticket. This option allows additional admissions to the two water parks (Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach), the miniature golf courses (Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland), the Wide World of Sports Complex, and the 9-hole Oak Trail golf course. with the number of admissions depending on the length of the base ticket.

The following lists help lay out the different pricing options, and the % increase from the last price change in 2016.

Walt Disney World Resort – Prices Effective February 12, 2017

Note: Prices below do not reflect sales tax.

Ticket

Adult admission, ages 10+
(% increase)

Child admission, ages 3–9
(% increase)

One Day – Value

  • One-park: $99 (+2%)
  • Magic Kingdom park: $107 (+2%)
  • Park hopper: $162 (+10%)
  • One-park: $93 (+2%)
  • Magic Kingdom 1-day: $101 (+2%)
  • Park Hopper: $156 (+11%)

One Day – Regular

  • One-park: $107 (+5%)
  • Magic Kingdom 1-day: $115 (+5%)
  • Park Hopper: $170 (+12%)
  • One-park: $101 (+5%)
  • Magic Kingdom 1-day: $109 (+5%)
  • Park Hopper: $164 (+12%)

One Day – Peak

  • One-park: $119 (+4%)
  • Magic Kingdom 1-day: $124 (no change)
  • Park Hopper $174 (+13%)
  • One-park: $113 (+5%)
  • Magic Kingdom 1-day: $118 (no change)
  • Park Hopper $168 (+14%)

Two Day

  • One-park: $199 (-2%)
  • Park Hopper: $259 (+1%)
  • One-park: $187 (-2%)
  • Park Hopper: $247 (+1%)

Three Day

  • One-park: $289 (-$1)
  • Park Hopper: $349 (+1%)
  • One-park: $271 (-$1)
  • Park Hopper: $331 (+1%)

Four Day

  • One-park: $350 (+8%)
  • Park Hopper: $425 (+8%)
  • One-park: $330 (+8%)
  • Park Hopper: $405 (+8%)

Five Day

  • One-park: $370 (+9%)
  • Park Hopper: $445 (+9%)
  • One-park: $350 (+9%)
  • Park Hopper: $425 (+12%)

Six Day

  • One-park: $390 (+10%)
  • Park Hopper: $465 (+10%)
  • One-park: $370 (+10%)
  • Park Hopper: $445 (+10%)

Seven Day

  • One-park: $410 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $485 (+10%)
  • One-park: $390 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $465 (+11%)

Eight Day

  • One-park: $420 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $495 (+10%)
  • One-park: $400 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $475 (+11%)

Nine Day

  • One-park: $430 (+10%)
  • Park Hopper: $505 (+10%)
  • One-park: $410 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $485 (+10%)

Ten Day

  • One-park: $440 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $515 (+10%)
  • One-park: $420 (+11%)
  • Park Hopper: $495 (+10%)

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Park Hopper Plus Option: $15 per park-hopper ticket.
  • Memory Maker - Advance Purchase: $149

Tickets and any options purchased must be used within 14 days of first use. The first day of use must be on or before December 31, 2018. The purchase price of an unused, expired ticket can be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the then-current price, but unused, expired tickets can not be returned.

Annual Passes (these prices include tax)

Annual Pass type New  
Premier (both coasts) $1485.77 No change
Platimum Plus $925.49 + 5%
Platinum $829.64 + 4%
DVC Platinum Plus $818.99 + 5%
DVC Platinum $723.14 + 5%
Gold
(Florida residents or DVC members only)
$595.34 + 2%
Silver
(Florida residents only)

$446.24

+ 8%
Florida Weekday Select
(Florida residents only)

$286.49

+ 4%
Florida Epcot After 4
(Florida residents only)

$275.84
+ 4%
Water Parks Annual Pass $133.13  
Water Parks After 2 Annual Pass
(Florida residents only)
$79.88  

Premier Pass: This pass is equivalent to a Signature Plus Pass at Disneyland and a Platinum Plus Pass at Walt Disney World combined.

Gold Pass: Only Florida residents and DVC members are eligible to purchase this pass. The Gold Pass has blockout dates around the Christmas and New Year's holidays as well as Spring Break periods.

Silver Pass: Only Florida residents are eligible to purchase this pass. The Silver Pass has more blockout dates than Gold, including most of summer, and does not include the PhotoPass benefit.

Florida Weekday Select: Exclusively for Florida residents, this pass offers admission on weekdays only, and includes other peak period blockout dates. Parking is included.

Florida Epcot After 4: Exclusively for Florida residents, this pass offers admission to Epcot after 4 p.m. only. Parking is included.

On-Site Ticket Purchase: Ticket booths can be found at the main gates of Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The main ticket booths for Magic Kingdom are located at the Transportation & Ticket Center, though tickets can also be purchased at the Guest Relations window to the right of the main entrance gates of the park. You can also purchase park tickets at any of the resort hotels on property.

  • Online Ticket Purchase: Tickets can be purchased online directly from Disney. Advance purchase discounts are available for tickets good for four days or longer.
  • Other Purchase Locations: Just get to Florida and everybody will be trying to sell you tickets to Walt Disney World, though most of the "Ticket Discount Centers" are fronts for timeshare organizations and purchases will come with hard sells. Many hotels in the area of Walt Disney World also sell park tickets. You can also make your ticket purchases at any Disney Store (including annual passes).
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Parking, Directions, and Transportation

Walt Disney World is located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, just outside of Kissimmee and about 20 miles southwest of Orlando and Orlando International Airport.

From the airport you'll want to follow the directions to 417 and take that west until you have passed Interstate 4. Once in that area, you'll need to watch for the exit appropriate for your specific destination.

Parking at Walt Disney World is different depending on what you are doing. Parking at Disney Springs is free. Parking at any of the on-property resorts is free for guests and anybody with appropriate business at the hotel (eating at one of the restaurants, for example). Parking is also free at the two water parks, the Wide World of Sports complex and the golf courses.

Each of the four theme parks has its own parking, which is free for guests of the on-property resorts and annual passholders but otherwise costs $20 for regular cars, $22 for RVs, and $25 for buses and tractor trailers. Except for Magic Kingdom, the theme park parking is right in front of the gates. For Magic Kingdom you'll need to park at the Ticket & Transportation Center and take the monorail or ferry to the park.

Once on property, there is a resort-wide system of free buses. For the most part it is possible to get to every park from every hotel. If nothing else, every location with a bus stop connects to the hub at Downtown Disney from where you can connect to any other location. There is also a ferry that connects Epcot to the hotels in the Epcot area.

For additional information on getting around the parks with wheelchairs and ECVs see our Walt Disney World Mobility page.

 

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Parks

Each of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World has a different focus and provides unique experiences.
  • Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom

    Modeled on the original Disneyland, Magic Kingdom is still its own unique destination.

  • Epcot Epcot

    One half explores science and the future while the other half presents the cultures of the world.

  • image-description Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Celebrate the history and wizardry of Hollywood.

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Disney's Animal Kingdom

    As the ads used to say, this is not a zoo, but it does mix a zoo with a theme park.

Hotels

The hotel resorts on property at Walt Disney World are very much a part of the experience. While some are just basic hotels, others are destinations in themselves and no visit would be complete without taking a walk through the grounds.

    Deluxe

    DVC

    Moderate

    Value

    Special Events

    Regularly scheduled special events across the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Resort Wide Events

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Events

    Disney's Hollywood Studios Events

    Epcot Events

    Magic Kingdom Events

    Other Activities

    Beyond the theme parks, Walt Disney World has an expansive array of other activities available to keep you entertained.

    Disney Springs — Shop, dine, or see a movie.

    Water Parks
    Typhoon Lagoon
    Blizzard Beach

    Miniature Golf
    Fantasia Gardens
    Winter Summerland

    Golf
    Lake Buena Vista
    Magnolia
    Oak Trail
    Palm

    Sports Activites
    ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    Open Water Activities