Walt Disney World rolled out a change to its ticket options a couple of years back, moving to date-based and flexible tickets. At least temporarily, flexible-date tickets are not being sold, and Disney is also requiring guests to make park reservations regardless of which ticket you choose. This post dives into all the ins and outs of the Disney date-based ticket types so you can pick the best ones for you and your family. Oh boy!
If you're ready to purchase, just hop on to it! You can see all of our discount Disney World tickets, including date-based tickets. We're offering physical, mailed tickets and E-tickets! Click the ticket details to see the terms for that specific ticket. For those who want to learn more about the changes to the ticket types and pricing, keep reading!
Disney World Date-Based Ticket Pricing
With Disney date-based ticket pricing, guests must select their intended start date in the parks in order to see the exact cost of tickets. The lowest-priced dates generally coincide with the least-busy times to visit, so vacationers who visit in the off-season will pay less than those who visit during peak times such as summer and holidays. With date-based tickets on Undercover Tourist, you can select your start date from the top calendar and then scroll down to see the list of prices for 1-Day through 10-Day tickets. You also have the option of clicking within a specific ticket, the 5-Day Disney Theme Park Ticket, for example, and selecting the start date from that calendar to see prices.
These tickets can be used on non-consecutive days, but they do have to be used within a specific time period (more on this below). Those who are trying to save the most amount of money on tickets will want to choose the date-based option and select from the lowest-priced dates.
Keep in mind that even if you use date-based tickets, you must still make individual park reservations by day. To ensure you visit on the days you want, we highly recommend you make park reservations as soon as you purchase and link your tickets on the My Disney Experience website or app. Whatever type of ticket you select, generally the more days you select, the lower your cost per day. As always, our prices include tax and free shipping, and we hopfully show the savings vs. adult gate prices.
Same Disney World (Base) Ticket, Different Name
With the Disney ticket-pricing changes, there is a new name for the base ticket, although the functionality is the same. These tickets can be linked to My Disney Experience and MagicBands!
- Disney Magic Your Way Theme Park Tickets become Disney Theme Park Base Tickets - These allow you to visit one theme park per day.
- If you want to be able to visit multiple theme parks in one day, you will select the Park Hopper Option. (Not available in 2020.)
- If you want to be able to visit multiple theme parks in one day, plus a select number of visits to water parks and more, you will select Park Hopper Plus Option. (Not available in 2020.)
Using Disney World Date-Based Tickets on Non-Consecutive Days
Just as has been the case in the past, multi-day tickets can be used on non-consecutive days, but now the number of days you have to use your ticket varies by the number of days on your ticket and ticket type. Once you select your ticket type, the number of ticket days and your start date, you will see a valid use period that begins on your starting date. Note: Park Hopping is not allowed in 2020.
|Date-BASED Tickets||Days of Admission||Valid Use Period, Beginning on Start Date|
|2-Day||2||Within 4 days for Base and Park Hopper (5 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|3-Day||3||Within 5 days for Base and Park Hopper (6 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|4-Day||4||Within 7 days for Base and Park Hopper (8 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|5-Day||5||Within 8 days for Base and Park Hopper (9 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|6-Day||6||Within 9 days for Base and Park Hopper (10 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|7-Day||7||Within 10 days for Base and Park Hopper (11 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|8-Day||8||Within 12 days for Base and Park Hopper (13 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|9-Day||9||Within 13 days for Base and Park Hopper (14 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
|10-Day||10||Within 14 days for Base and Park Hopper (15 days for Park Hopper Plus)|
Making Changes to Disney World Date-Based Tickets
The process for making changes or upgrading your Disney World date-based tickets purchased through Undercover Tourist has also changed! For changes or upgrades to mailed Disney World date-based tickets:
- If it's before your start date and/or within 90 days of your order date: Please contact Undercover Tourist with your order number and the requested change.
- If it's after your start date and/or 90 days of your order date: Please contact Disney Guest Services or make changes through My Disney Experience.
For mailed tickets, we have a 90-day refund policy. We offer a 95 percent refund if tickets were purchased within the last 90 days and have not gone past the selected start date. They cannot have been modified by Disney Guest Services or through My Disney Experience or have been activated by entering the park. Please refer to the ticket details of the specific ticket for more information!
Have questions about the changes? We're hoppy to help! Drop us a line in comments below. And don't froget, you can purchase discount Disney date-based and flexible-date tickets from your frog friends at Undercover Tourist!