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Which Ticket to Buy for Your Orlando Trip

by Mommy Frog on June 12, 2014

One of the best ways to Skip the Lines and save time and money is to purchase tickets in advance. From a 10 day Park Hopper + Water Park Fun & More ticket for the Walt Disney World® Resort to dinner shows and driving experiences, there are plenty of ticket combinations to suit your length of stay and touring preferences. This guide will help you determine which ticket to purchase for your Orlando trip.

Orlando Which Tickets - FastPass+ RFID tickets

Choosing the right tickets depends on a number of factors such as how long you will be in Orlando, what attractions you want to visit and whether you want to visit more than one attraction or park in a day. When deciding which tickets to buy for your Orlando family vacation, we recommend you use the list below.

Orlando Which Tickets Magic Your Way

Start by determining which resort you will be visiting. For a Disney World vacation, start your reading with Magic Your Way vs. Park Hopper tickets. All of our Disney World tickets are RFID-enabled. No matter which ticket you choose, be sure to read more about FastPass+, Disney's new reservation system that allows guests to book advance reservations for rides and entertainment experiences. For a visit to Universal Orlando Resort®, start by familiarizing yourself with Base vs. Park to Park tickets. Bear in mind, that in order to experience Hogwarts Express™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, you will need a Park-to-Park ticket.

Orlando - Which Ticket to Buy

We hope you’ve found this guide on where to stay in Orlando helpful as you plan your trip. You’ll find more planning information in our Orlando Planning Guide.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Melanie Ford Sep 1, 2014 at 7:20 p.m.

Can u add the park hopper option onto a base ticket later?

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FrogBlog Sep 2, 2014 at 7:46 a.m.

Hi Melanie,

Yes, you can upgrade your ticket.

Best,

Leap

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Julie Mar 1, 2015 at 3:57 a.m.

We are planning to visit Florida in a month. We want to do Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and Hollywood Studios. What kind of package do you think I should go for? There are 4 adults and two children.

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 11:31 a.m.

Hi Julie,

You would need separate tickets for Universal and Disney, as there are no combo tickets for these two resorts. Our Orlando ticket page includes each of the ticket types available depending on length of stay.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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pamela Sep 9, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.

do you have to buy your tickets first before you can do your fast past plus for the parks?

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FrogBlog Sep 10, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.

Hi Pamela,

Yes, you have to purchase your tickets first. There is more information here.

Best,

Leap

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rena phillip Sep 26, 2014 at 1:26 a.m.

Hello my family wants to keep a reunion at the park it would be sixteen in total we wanted to visit three parks can you make sugession please

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Rebecca Sep 30, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

Once I purchase tickets, will I immediately be able to link them to my WDW resort reservation and be able to set up fast pass or will I need to wait until my tickets arrive??

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FrogBlog Oct 1, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.

Hi Rebecca,

After your order has processed, our customer service folks can give you your tickets numbers, you will just need to call them at 1-800-846-1302.

Best,

Leap

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Liliana Nov 5, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

so we are going for xmas from the 23 to the 31st, it will be 4 adults and 2 kids. any recommendations on what tickets to get? if I get the tickets for 4 day hop pass do those days need to be together or can I go lets say Friday and go on sunday? or do I have to go Friday Saturday sunday Monday?

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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2014 at 3:17 p.m.

Hi Liliana,

Sorry for the delay, but I found your comments in our spam filter! Hopefully you are purchased your tickets now, but you have a 14-day period to use those tickets. More details here.

Best,

Leap

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oscar naselli Dec 8, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

Quiero comprar las entradas por este medio y esta pagina y tengo dos dudas: La primera me envian las entradas a Mendoza Argentina Cuanto tardan La segunda recibe tarjeta de débito o necesariamente debo usar tarjetas de crédito

Espero respuesta URGENTE ya que viajo el 22/12/2014

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FrogBlog Dec 10, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.

Hola,

Nosotros no ofrecemos la entrega a Argentina, pero usted puede recoger los billetes en Orlando. Mientras su tarjeta de débito tiene un símbolo Visa o Mastercard, podemos aceptarlo!

Para más preguntas, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestro servicio al cliente directamente en info@undercovertourist.com.

Gracias!

Leap

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Veronica Dec 17, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

I want to plan to go next year Nov.2015 for my niece birthday but I don't understand what is the 4 theme park for the park hopper tickets.

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FrogBlog Dec 17, 2014 at 3:12 p.m.

Hi Veronica,

The park hoppers allow you to more than one park per day, including if you wanted all four theme parks - Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Magic Your Way simply allows you to enter one park per day. If you have any more questions, please reach out to our customer service directly at 1-800-846-1302 or info@undercovertourist.com.

Best,

Leap

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Julie Wycherley Mar 2, 2015 at 3:06 p.m.

My son & I are staying on International drive in August 2015 for 14 nights My son wants to go to Universal and we think Wet n Wild and epcot I don't want to spend every day in the parks what ticket would you think is best suited to us my son is 14 thank you

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 11:21 a.m.

Hi Julie,

One of the best values for a longer stay is the Orlando FlexTicket, which includes unlimited 14-day admission to Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, Wet 'n' Wild, SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. For just a little more, you could add Busch Gardens in there too with the Orlando FlexTicket Plus.

You would still need to purchase separate tickets for Epcot at Disney World, but the other ticket covers the other major parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Alex R Dec 28, 2014 at 11:27 a.m.

Hi!

My wife and I are planning to spend 2 days on Universal parks. The dates we set aside for this visit are March 19-20. I check the crowd calendar and it looks like it will be quite busy. Would you recommend booking an on-site hotel in order to avoid the crowds?

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Dec 29, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

Hi Alex,

Yes, I would suggest staying on site so that you get the Express Unlimited benefit. All of Universal's hotels except Cabana Bay offer this benefit.

Best,

Leap

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nss Jan 9, 2015 at 6:27 a.m.

Hi, My husband and I are coming to Orlando for the first time for our 5 yr anniversary. We only have 4 days total before amother destination and want to spend 2 days at Universal and 2 days at Disney. What kind of ticket would be best? We have decided to stay at the resorts. Many thanks! :)

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FrogBlog Jan 11, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Hi Nss,

You don't mention when you will be visiting, but I would suggest two day park hoppers for Disney World and 2 day park-to-park tickets for Universal, so you make the most of your days in the park.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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vania Jan 12, 2015 at 1:21 p.m.

Please , I would buy the tickets for the following parks :

- Universal 2 days Park -to -Park

- Disney 4 days

- Aquatica

- Legoland

We are 5 adults and 3 children

We will arrive in Orlando in March, 15 .

It would be possible to send tickets to Brazil ?

Payment will be by credit card.

Thank you for your attention.

Vania

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FrogBlog Jan 13, 2015 at 6:37 a.m.

Hi Vania,

We do not ship to Brazil directly, but you can purchase from us and pick up your tickets in Orlando. Please let us know if you have more questions!

Best,

Leap

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Laurie Jan 21, 2015 at 2:34 p.m.

My family will be visiting Orlando from April 25 to May 2 and spending 2 days at Universal and 1 day at Seaworld. Will we need to purchase the Express Pass to best experience the parks during this time of the year?

Also, not sure if you can answer this question ,but my husband is a larger individual 6'5", 300 lbs., and I'm concerned the Express Pass may be a waste of money and he won't be able to get on many of the rides.

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Jan 21, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.

Hi Laurie,

Crowds are expected to be medium-sized during your visit. If you follow our touring advice by arriving ahead of opening and hitting most of the popular attractions first thing, you should be in good shape. But it's ultimately your call on whether you want to have to wait at all, and the passes definitely help with that.

As far as your husband is concerned, Universal offers test seats outside of its attractions so he can see if he will fit comfortably. Because of different body shapes, it's hard to say with certainty what he would or would not be able to ride.

Here are the rides that have test seats available:

Dragon Challenge™

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®

The Incredible Hulk Coaster®

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®

Revenge of the Mummy®

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™

Best,

Leap

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Char Jan 23, 2015 at 6:13 p.m.

Visiting from July 4th thru July 10th, want to see fireworks at Magic Kingdom is it possible to do Animal kingdom and Magic kingdom in on day? Also how much is parking at the parks? Thanks

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FrogBlog Jan 26, 2015 at 8:34 a.m.

Hi Char,

You can get Park Hoppers and visit both the parks, or all four parks, in one day. The parking fee is $17 per day. If you visit another park that same day, just show your receipt and you won't need to pay twice.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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aisha Jan 24, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.

If I purchase the tickets today but not going to Disney till July they wont expire by then?

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FrogBlog Jan 26, 2015 at 8:11 a.m.

Hi Aisha,

You are good to go. They will not expire!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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daniel Jan 29, 2015 at 7:56 p.m.

hola

ya compre mis boletos para disney no sabiendo los beneficios de quedarse en un hotel disney como escoger fast pass 60 dias antes, si reservo ahorita en un hotel disney tengo el beneficio del fast pass de 60 dias antes o no?

muchas gracias

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FrogBlog Feb 2, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.

Hola,

Sí, si te alojas en un hotel de Disney, puedes reservar tus FastPasses a 60 días fuera.

Leap

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April Feb 12, 2015 at 6:54 a.m.

If I purchase the 3-day Unlimited Universal Ticket, does that include the Hogwarts Express?

I just want to make sure that I can visit all the Harry Potter rides and shops. Thanks!

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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.

Hi April,

Yes, you can ride Hogwarts Express and experience all of the Harry Potter rides and shops with this tickets.

Mommy Frog

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Stacy Feb 12, 2015 at 10:50 p.m.

Which days of the week are best to visit the Disney Waterparks?

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FrogBlog Mar 6, 2015 at 12:44 p.m.

Hi Stacy,

Generally, the earlier in the week the better, as most families spend the start of their vacations in the theme parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jennifer Feb 19, 2015 at 3:47 a.m.

Hi,

My family and I are going to Disney in Sept. We would like to spend 4 days at disney, 1 at Islands of Adventure just to see Hogwarts and 1 day at Sea World. What would you suggest for best option for buying tickets?

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FrogBlog Feb 19, 2015 at 2:29 p.m.

Hi Jennifer,

The big question is whether you want to hop while you're in the parks. That is, do you want to visit more than one WDW park per day and would you want to visit the water parks? If so, I'd recommend the Park Hopper or Park Hopper with the Fun & More option. I know you want to see Hogwarts, but Diagon Alley is just as fabulous. You could do the Universal Park to Park ticket and see both for your one day at Universal.

Hope this helps!

Mommy Frog

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Paul Mar 3, 2015 at 11:23 p.m.

Hi,

I've booked to come to Orlando in august 2015 from the UK.

I'm looking to go to universal for one day and to Disney's magic kingdom for one day....which tickets do you recommend i purchase?

Many thanks

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FrogBlog Mar 6, 2015 at 1:08 p.m.

Hi Paul,

If you are only going to visit Magic Kingdom, you would simply purchase the 1-day Magic Kingdom ticket. For Universal, I would recommend the 1-Day Universal Park-to-Park ticket. Keep in mind, the more days you visit, the lower the per day cost of admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Michelle Mar 5, 2015 at 2:46 a.m.

Looking to come to Universal and Epcot only for 1 or 2 days each. Would be staying at a separate hotel. Which tickets are the cheapest for us to purchase? We are not interested in any waterparks or Harry Potter. Thanks!

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FrogBlog Mar 6, 2015 at 1:21 p.m.

Hi Michelle,

Our Orlando ticket options are listed here. To visit Epcot only, you would need a Magic Your Way ticket. At Universal, you have the option of a base ticket or park-to-park ticket, which would get you in both Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Lynette Mar 12, 2015 at 7:53 p.m.

We will be visiting Universal from April 18- April 25. We want to purchase the 3 park unlimited ticket but are wondering if we can use this to get into MardiGras on April 18 or is that considered a special event we can't use the ticket for that day?

Thanks for your help!

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FrogBlog Mar 14, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.

Hi Lynette,

Yes, Mardi Gras is included with regular park admission, including the 3-Park Unlimited ticket.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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fredddy velez Mar 16, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.

Hi, i want to buy tickets for me and my wife. Also for her sister that is coming from spain. On the seaworld website the price for weekend says its limited to u.s residents, what. Would the price be for her sister coming from spain

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

Hi Freddy,

You can view our SeaWorld tickets and pricing on this page.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Celine Mar 16, 2015 at 7:07 p.m.

I am visiting Orlando with 2 of my other friends at the end of March. I just have a question about the Express passes. Do you have to buy the tickets and then the Express passes on top of that? Or is it okay if I just buy the Express passes? Thanks,

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2015 at 8:20 a.m.

Hi Celine,

You have to buy regular admission and then Express Passes on top of that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Henk B Mar 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Hi,

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 14 and 15. We are staying in Orlando from approx. 27 July to 15 August 2015, we would like to vist Disney (several parcs) and Universal (studios and adventure), and probably also Sea World. Which tickets do you recommend ? And is it possible to send the tickets to the Netherlands ? Thx in advance for yor reply !!

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FrogBlog Mar 23, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.

Hi Henk,

Yes, we do ship to the Netherlands. I would definitely recommend you purchase the Orlando Flex Ticket (or Flex Ticket Plus if you want to visit Busch Gardens Tampa), which includes 14 day admission to the Universal and SeaWorld parks and waterparks for a terrific price. You would then need to decide how many days you want to visit Disney and whether you want park hoppers or not. Let us know what you decide!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Hannah Mar 25, 2015 at 6:03 p.m.

Hi,

My husband and I ( no kids) will be visiting DisneyWorld at the end of April for one day. We used to have annual pass to Disneyland but it's our first time to Disney World. I am planning on getting a hopper ticket but which three rided should I get FP+ on? Thank you!

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FrogBlog Mar 26, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.

Hi Hannah,

This is a great question! At the bottom of this post, we have links that take you to the FastPass+ priorities and touring plans by park! Please report back on how you found Disney World after so much time at Disneyland :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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