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Disney: Save on park tickets at Walt Disney World

To the point With credit card points, find out how to save big on Walt Disney World tickets!

Tickets for Walt Disney World Resort

In this article on How much does a trip to Walt Disney World cost, we estimate that a ticket to enter a Disney park costs between $150 and $215 CAD per day per person, plus taxes.

Below, we’ll give you tips on how to save on those coveted Walt Disney World theme park tickets in Florida.

The aim is to save money at Walt Disney World on the main expenses of the trip:

How to save on Disney World tickets in Orlando?

Have you decided to visit Walt Disney World instead of Universal Studios? Now, how can you pay less for a ticket to Disney?

There are several ways to save on Walt Disney World park admission tickets. One of the best is to use AIR MILES miles. But, in addition to one-day tickets or tickets for multiple parks (Park Hopper), you could also look for special offers on tickets. Here are the details of each option.

Save at Disney World with AIR MILES Reward Miles

There are several ways to save on Walt Disney World park admission tickets. One of the best is to use AIR MILES miles. Let’s look at how to use the two types of AIR MILES Reward Miles available, CASH and DREAM, to save at Disney World.

AIR MILES CASH rewards for Disney World

First, the AIR MILES CASH rewards. This is the easy solution for many AIR MILES collectors.

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In this case, 95 AIR MILES reward miles = $10 (equal to 10.5 cents / CASH Reward mile).

AIR MILES CASH miles can then be credited to a gasoline invoice at Shell or to an electronic voucher (Starbucks, Sephora, St-Hubert, Winners, etc.) at other AIR MILES partners.

This money saved can be used to be placed in a separate bank account for the future Disney trip. See Aline’s strategy here in her article.

Especially when the CASH Rewards were easily obtained through various promotions or through AIR MILES credit card application bonuses!

Here are the best current credit card offers:

AIR MILES DREAM Miles for Disney World

Then there are the AIR MILES DREAM rewards. For tickets to the Disney parks, the interest of DREAM miles lies at the entrances to the Disney parks in Orlando and California.

In fact, AIR MILES is the biggest seller of Disney park tickets in Canada!

You will discover all the theme park tickets options:

  • Disney World
  • Disneyland Resort California
  • Orlando Universal
  • Universal Studios Hollywood California

Depending on your date and the theme park visited, the number of AIR MILES DREAM MILES required will vary.

How to use AIR MILES DREAM Miles for a free ticket to Disney

On the AIR MILES website, in the Travel section, under Extras, you’ll find the place to search for theme park tickets.

Type”Disney” and the desired date;

On the results page, you’ll see the price in dollars. For the prize in AIR MILES miles, complete the following steps:

  • Choose the options (number of days and date) and click on Add to cart ;
  • Your ticket will appear at the very top of the results. Click on the down arrow to open the selection.
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Then the number of miles required for your ticket will be displayed.

For example, you need 5,254 AIR MILES miles for a 2-day park ticket in March 2025, for an adult :

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The same ticket is sold for US$333, equivalent to CA$455.

It’s a great way to save money!

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Other ways to save on your Walt Disney World ticket

Walt Disney World offers a variety of tickets to suit every visitor’s needs. Whether you’re planning a day trip or an extended stay, there’s a ticket for you on the AIR MILES Travel site:

One-day ticket

The basic one-day ticket gives you access to a single Walt Disney World theme park for a full day. This ticket is ideal for those with limited time and travellers who wish to visit a specific park. Prices vary according to the park and season. You can then add upgrade options (Memory Maker, Genie+, etc.).

Park Hopper ticket

The Park Hopper ticket allows you to visit several Disney theme parks daily. This ticket is designed for all travelers who want to maximize their experience by visiting several parks. Park Hopper tickets are generally more expensive than day tickets, but offer more flexibility and allow you to see more attractions to optimize your time.

Special tickets and discount offers

From time to time, Disney offers special tickets or promotional offers, such as tickets for special events or 20% discounts at certain times of the year for Canadian residents. The AIR MILES Travel site has the same promotions.

Disney gift card

Another tip is to use the right credit card at the right place to get your Disney gift cards! Then, the Disney gift card can be used for :

  • Buy park tickets, the Genie+ option, restaurant meals, hotel nights at Disney hotels, gift stores, etc. at Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in California;
  • Shopping at Disney Store and disneystore.com;
  • Any type of cruise purchase with Disney Cruise Line;
  • At Adventures by Disney.

For example, the American Express CobaltMD Card earns 5X points for Disney gift card purchases at Metro or Super C. So for a $100 Disney gift card, you’ll get:

  • 5 X $100 = 500 Membership Rewards points ($5 value)

Then you use those points to pay off your Disney Gift Card spending on the credit card. If you do this every 2 weeks for a year, you’ll save $130 ($5 x 26 weeks), which is almost the cost of an admission ticket.

What’s more, the Disney Gift Card avoids the 2.5% foreign currency conversion fee, and as an added bonus, you’ll earn points too! Buying one or a few Disney gift cards here and there allows you to spread this big expense over several weeks or months.

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With loyalty program points

If paid directly on the Disney website, a park ticket purchase is coded as “Entertainment”. So, you won’t be able to use your points to pay for your “trip” (as with Scene+, NBC À la carte Rewards or BMO Rewards).

The trick is to buy your ticket from Undercover Tourist, which acts as a travel agency. Your credit card will then code it as “travel” and you can use your precious points to reimburse your purchase!

Plus, Undercover Tourist has a few promotions throughout the year, like paying for an adult ticket at Disney for the price of a child’s ticket.

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How to easily collect AIR MILES miles for Disney tickets

To earn AIR MILES Reward Miles easily, there are several credit card offers.

As mentioned above, a no-fee card in the first year as a welcome bonus of 3,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles!

2 significant others could, for example:

  • To each BMO AIR MILES™ World Elite®* Mastercard®*;
  • Indicate their own AIR MILES Collector Number;
  • Earn the welcome offer of 2 X 3,000 miles by making daily purchases (+ approximately 2X 250 miles);
  • Combine the miles between these 2 spouses living at the same address (over 6,500 miles);
  • Buy 2 one-day tickets for Magic Kingdom during Spring Break at Walt Disney World for 6,021 DREAM miles!
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Here are the most interesting offers that give you the chance to realize your dream of going to Disney:

All in all, Walt Disney World offers a wide range of ticket options to suit all types of visitors and, of course, families with children.

Whether you’re looking for a one-day ticket for a quick getaway to Magic Kingdom, or a Park Hopper ticket for a multi-park experience lasting several days, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to consider special offers and promotions to maximize your savings and add a touch of magic to your stay!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a trip to Walt Disney World cost?

It’s a frequently asked question that we wanted to answer. Here’s our new article: How much does a trip to Walt Disney World cost?

How can I save on Disney tickets?

Using AIR MILES miles is a great way to cut costs. However, you must plan well to save enough AIR MILES miles.

Where can I buy Disney tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online from the official Disney website or authorized resellers.

How much does admission to Walt Disney cost?

Prices vary according to ticket type and park. Check the official website for the latest rates.

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