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by Leap on October 30, 2018 65 Orlando

Disney World Launched Date-Based Tickets Oct. 16 — We've Got Discounts!

Walt Disney World rolled out a big change to its ticket options Oct. 16, and we're very hoppy to be offering discounts on date-based and flexible-date tickets! This post dives into all the ins and outs of these new Disney ticket types so you can pick the best ones for you and your family.

If you're ready to purchase, just hop on to it! You can see all of our discount Disney World tickets, including date-based and flexible-date 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

Disney Date-Specific Tickets on Undercover Tourist

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 with Park Hopper Option, for example, and selecting the start date from that calendar to see prices.

Disney World Date-Specific Tickets on Undercover Tourist

These tickets can be used on non-consecutive days, but they will 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.

Disney World Flexible-Date Ticket Pricing

Disney Flexible Start-Date Ticket on Undercover Tourist

Those of you who don't yet know your travel dates or don't yet want to commit to a start date can select the Flexible-Date option at a higher price. With this option, the first day of use of your ticket can be any day on or before the expiration (currently Dec. 31, 2019). Additionally, with this option you have 14 days (from first use) to use all of your ticket days.  (You can always find the expiration and other terms on ticket details page of each specific ticket!)

Keep in mind that 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.

Cinderella Castle - Disney World Date-Specific Ticket Pricing

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 for FastPass+ reservations!

  • 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
  • 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.

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. (If you select Flexible Start Date tickets, your use period is 14 days.)

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)

So, for example, if you purchase a 5-Day Disney Theme Park Base Ticket or 5-Day Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option starting March 7, 2019, you would be able to use that ticket five days over the course of eight days, through March 14, 2019.

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% 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!

Keep hopping!

Keep hopping, Leap!
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Nov 6, 2018 at 2:48 p.m. Rosa Says...

My question: my daughters are taking their younger children to Disneyland. I need to go so that the third child will be able to ride the older rides. I am unable to ride bc of my health and can not walk without a walker. We were told a ten year can not stand in line alone for rides. Are their discount tickets for individuals like myself who can not ride any of the rides? Thank you for your reply, Rosa

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Nov 6, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rosa!

All tickets are the same price regardless of what rides you're able to do. The good news is, we offer discounted tickets for everyone ... hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 3, 2018 at 3:41 a.m. Kimberly Says...

Hi

Trying to plan our trip in April the best way possible without breaking the bank. We have 8 days to play. Staying at Loews Sapphire. Would like to visit Disney & Universal four days each. What’s the best way to buy our tickets?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly!

We have tons of discounted ticket options for both Disney and Universal! We recommend getting a 4-day ticket for each. Base tickets will work perfectly fine, but we do prefer park hoppers for ultimate flexibility, if you find them in your budget.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 10:25 p.m. Angela Says...

I just got my tickets that I ordered the other day well ahead of the should be received date. It was pouring outside today when I checked the mail box the envelope was soaked. I want to thank you so much for having them in plastic it saved my tickets.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

What a relief! We're so hoppy we could help you avoid a stressful situation. That's what we're here for!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. Kathy Says...

Do you have to use your ticket on the start date? We are going for 2 days Feb 13 and 14, a Weds. and thurs. Every day that week has different and escalating prices. If I bought a 2 day starting 2/11 (the cheapest) it says use 2 days between 2/11 and 14. Would our visits on the 13 and 14 be covered or does one of the days have to be the start date, 2/11?

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Nov 2, 2018 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy,

Great question! Yes, if you purchased a 2-Day ticket starting 2/11, your valid use period would be any two days between 2/11 and 2/14. We list the valid use period for all ticket types above in the post, and you can also see this information on the individual ticket detail pages!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 2, 2018 at 2:58 p.m. Shaun Says...

Does using the Disney app to lock in a fastpass reservation activate the starting first day of a ticket? Or does actually going through the gate activate the first day of the ticket? For example, if you book a fastpass 30 (or 60 days) ahead of time, but then change your trip plans before actually going through the gate, can the start date be when you actually use the ticket and not the date you made of the fastpass?

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Nov 2, 2018 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shaun,

The ticket is activated once you enter the park. If it’s a date-based ticket, you select the start date when you purchase the ticket, and then you activate that ticket by entering a park any time within your valid use period.

You must link your ticket in My Disney Experience to make FastPass+ reservations, and while you have to select a date and park to book FastPass+, you are also free to change them and are not “locked” in.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 27, 2018 at 6:13 a.m. Michelle Says...

I received my tickets today and wanted to thank you for the “hoppy surprise”! We were excited and will definitely use all the days!

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

YAY! We're so hoppy to hear it. Enjoy, and let us know if you need anything else :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. Tim Says...

If I purchase two "No start date" tickets from Undercover Tourist can I use them sometime in 2020 (after the December 31st 2019 expiration date)? I just have to pay any additional cost if the tickets have increased in price, right?

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Oct 26, 2018 at 12:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim!

That is correct. You would have to upgrade the ticket at guest services and pay the difference in gate price (if any) for the unused ticket after its expiration.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 1:10 a.m. Elizabeth Says...

I purchased physical tickets from Undercover Tourist that expire on February 28, 2019. Our trip starts on February 25, 2019. My understanding was that as long as our date of first use was prior to Feb 28, we would be able to use all 6 days of our tickets (within the 14 days expiration, of course.) However, I am getting different information from Disney. Has the policy changed in the last few weeks? Thanks!

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Oct 26, 2018 at 12:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

The ticket just needs to be activated on or before 2/28/19. You will have 14 days to use all of your entitlements once the ticket is activated.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 20, 2018 at 2:50 a.m. Dale Says...

If we purchase the tickets with no start date are we able to still link these to our Disney account and get the fast passes. Do we then select the dates that we are going through our account?

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Oct 22, 2018 at 10:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dale!

Yes! Our Disney World tickets can be linked in My Disney Experience to make FastPass+ reservations. You will select your date and park when you make the FastPass+ reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. Vicki Says...

If we purchase a 3 day undercover tourist ticket can we use our first day on the 29th December, second day the 31 st December and third day 2nd January. Or does it expire on the 31st and we wont be able to use our third day in January. Thanks

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicki!

You can find the expiration date of each ticket under "Ticket Details." Days do not have to be used consecutively...there are usage windows for this particular ticket! You can read more here. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 18, 2018 at 6:57 p.m. Russell Says...

How will this effect the tickets we purchase in the UK

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Oct 26, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Russell!

The ticket changes will be the same for you as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 4:38 p.m. Steve Mock Says...

Hi. We are planning our biennial trip to WDW for March of 2020. Are there any "old price" tickets available for purchase that would be valid for that date or do all tickets expire by end of 2019? Thanks.

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Oct 22, 2018 at 10:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

You can check out the expiration date under "Ticket Details" :) You can buy the E-tickets today and upgrade at the park in 2020 and pay the difference (if any) after they have expired.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2018 at 7:29 p.m. Edward Bober Says...

Do you anticipate still be able to offer some type of discounted tickets to Walt Disney World?

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Oct 19, 2018 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edward!

Yes! We are and will continue to offer discounted Disney World tickets. You can find both our old and new ticket options here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2018 at 12:12 p.m. Rebecca Chase Says...

Will a water park fun and more still need to be used within this time frame? For example a 4 day would give you 4 fun and more visits. These will have to double up to be used?

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

The Water Park Fun and More ticket has not been offered for several years, but the equivalent ticket, the Park Hopper Plus Option still exists. While supplies last, we are offering limited inventory of e-tickets that would offer a longer use period than the tickets Disney introduced this week. Please see the specific ticket details!

Going forward under the new ticketing, a four-day ticket with the Park Hopper Plus Option would give you four "fun visits.” You would have to use all of these within the specified window, beginning on your start date (for a four-day ticket this would be seven days), unless you selected the Flexible-Start Date ticket.

Please reach out to our customer service if you have more questions!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 16, 2018 at 9:18 p.m. Erica Says...

Will you also be selling tickets at a discount with the new structure when you sell out of the current tickets?

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

Yes! We are and will continue to offer discounted Disney World tickets. You can see them here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. Edward Says...

That link brings us to the old tickets still. Thank you

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edward!

Lucky for you, the old ticket pricing and structure is still available on our site while supplies last.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 16, 2018 at 12:07 p.m. kelli Says...

We purchased 5 day park hopper passes a few years ago for our family but have not made it back to use the tickets yet. Are they still going to be good until we decide to use them or will they expire?

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Oct 16, 2018 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelli!

If your tickets have expired, you will simply need to visit guest services at one of the parks and pay the difference (if any.) You can still use them!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 15, 2018 at 6:48 p.m. Leigh Says...

I’m confused. In the past you could purchase a say 4 day ticket (not a Park Hopper) and if your stay in Orlando was actually a week you could decide which park to visit and what day with some flexibility to make changes due to weather. Now, do I need to know the exact dates that week I am going so I can be charged a specific ticket price?

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Oct 17, 2018 at 12:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leigh!

For a limited time, we are offering the previous ticket options while supplies last! We highly recommend you buy your tickets now to lock in the savings and flexibility! (Our current tickets are valid through the expiration date listed on the ticket detail pages. For multi-day Disney e-tickets, this is December 31, 2019.)

Going forward, you will need to know your exact start date (or pay an additional fee for Flexible-Date tickets). The number of days you have to use your ticket will vary depending on the length of the ticket. We’ve updated the post with these specific details.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 15, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. Rita Jones Says...

I will be traveling to DisneyWorld with my family of 10 in August for 6 days. I have purchased thru your company in the past. My Question is if I purchase park tickets today do I need to register them to

My Disney account today so that I do not get stuck with the flexible pricing.

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Oct 15, 2018 at 3:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rita!

Check the expiration date under "Ticket Details" ... as long as it comes AFTER your trip, you'll be good to go! You can link to MyDisneyExperience anytime.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2018 at 2:27 p.m. Terri Says...

We will be visiting the parks in mid April 2019. Any idea how far in advance we'll be able to purchase mailed tickets that won't expire prior to April?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terri!

Check the expiration date under "Ticket Details" to be sure your tickets will still be valid. :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 15, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Joanne Says...

Will the price for canadian tickets be increased tomorrow?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 4:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne!

The ticket structure will be changing across the board, so we imagine it will affect Canadian prices as well.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 10, 2018 at 8:33 p.m. Kristen L. Says...

Do you think with the new ticket structure your discounts will only be good on the flexible ticket option or will you be able to link to the calendar to offer deeper discounts for the days selected for peak and off peak?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

We can't confirm details just yet, but we'll update this post as soon as we can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 10:56 p.m. Angie Says...

Will Undercover Tourist still have tickets from today’s prices after the new ticket system starts?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie!

If you're concerned about price changes, we recommend hopping on tickets prior to Oct. 16 :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:02 p.m. Jennifer Ream Says...

I know you don't have a crystal ball, but what do you think are the chances that multi-day tickets may be a better deal under the new system? I'm planning a trip for early May 2019 and wondering if I should bite the bullet now or wait until after the 16th!

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

At this time, we can't confirm where prices are headed with the new ticket system. Historically, prices typically increase with any changes like this. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 7, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. Angie Says...

Will you still have tickets available at the old price when Disney changes to the new date specific ticket system?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie!

We recommend hopping on tickets now. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2018 at 10:57 a.m. Neil McCauley Says...

Do you have a rough idea of the peak vs low traffic days or months that will be affect the ticket pricing.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neil!

We imagine many of the "peak" days will fall in the summertime and during holidays. We'll update as soon as we know for sure!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. Michelle Says...

Planning a trip beginning of November 2019. If I buy tickets now, will they be good at that time? Will I have to pay a difference if the prices are different the first day I use them?

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Our current tickets are valid through the expiration date listed on the ticket details page. For multi-day Disney e-tickets, this is December 31, 2019 so you would go good!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 3, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. kathryn Says...

I purchased my tickets in advance for Disney World. Now they implemented new prices. Will there be a refund for tickets already purchased for anyone that bought them prior to the change? I'm going at the end of October.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathryn!

The previously purchased tickets will still be honored, and you can reach out to our awesome customer service team if you have any other questions :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 8 p.m. Kathy Says...

Is there a way to look up the pricing of the new tickets based on the dates we are planning on traveling or is that kept secret until October 16?

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

Those details haven't been released yet, but we'll update this post when we know for sure :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2018 at 1:31 p.m. sue Says...

what if you get tickets and need to change dates of stay do you loose tickets or do you have to pay the extra amount for flexibility

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Oct 1, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue!

Yes, you will have to pay the price difference.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2018 at 3:58 a.m. Toady Says...

Will you update the ticket price in this site after October 16? Thanks

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Oct 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi!

Don't worry - we will update prices accordingly :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. April Says...

I am wondering (worrying) how this will affect the future of undercovertourist.com? I love being able to purchase tickets at a discount from you guys. Any insights?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April!

Don't worry about us :) We're all good on our end!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. Tahlia Says...

It will be interesting to see if the low-traffic days will have a base price similar to the current ticket price or if they might be lower (seems like wishful thinking, though). I also wonder if this will result in fewer of those magical days when you go to the park and it's not crowded, since more people will be trying to take advantage of the cheaper dates. Can't wait to see!

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