Understanding Disney Theme Park Passes

If you are new to vacationing in Disney, or never took the time to look at how to shop for your Disney tickets, then you have come to the right place.

We purchased an annual pass for each of us.  (2 adults, & 1 child)  We spent @$1150.  (Thank goodness for credit cards)

I just ran the entire pricing situation on the Disney site to see what I would have spent if I purchased individual tickets.

The most amount of days that I could have gotten out of the same money with individual tickets is 6 days.

Here is how you can calculate the break point.

How many days are you going to make sure you visit the Disney theme parks?

How many trips can you guarantee within 364 days?

If you are going to visit more than 1 time within the 364 days, then you really must think about getting annual passes.

The visit count for one trip is hard to calculate, but account for @60 per day per adult.

Check the Disney site for the cost of the annuals, and see if you are going to save money.

I know I am saving, as I am returning for Easter 2010.  2 trips within 364 days.

That’s a Savings with a capitol $!

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Disney World & The Military


Armed Services personell is once again getting the benefit of FREE admission.

Here is the article.

Disney is reviving its “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” program, with free five-day passes to Walt Disney World now available to all active and retired U.S. military personnel.

The offer is good through Dec. 23, 2009. Personnel should show their military ID at a ticket window to get the free ticket, as well as to buy additional five-day passes for $99 each. (Note that these are not park-hoppers.)

I haven’t seen a specific announcement about Disneyland, but the last time Disney ran this promotion, free tickets at Disneyland also were available with a military ID.

Disney’s run this promotion in previous years, and Busch has had a long-standing policy of free admissions for U.S. military at its theme parks (Busch Gardens and SeaWorld). Busch’s offer does include family members, too, if I recall correctly.

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