Theme park tickets. The reason you go to Orlando and the factor that makes your holiday so magical. However, buying them can be expensive and it’s hard to know which parks to go to. Using my experiences I will give you some guidance on which tickets to buy so that you and your holiday party can have the best experience possible.
First things first, you need to decide which parks you are going to go to. On my trips I have been to just Disney twice, both Disney and Universal twice and then Universal, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. We went to just Disney on our first 2 trips when me and my sisters were 11 and under, I would highly recommend doing this if you are only taking younger children. Although Universal does have a Dr. Seuss area tailored to younger children and a small toon area, it caters more to people who are slightly older and when we were younger we much preferred the Disney holidays over the Universal and Busch Gardens one as it felt more exciting, so if you only have younger children then Disney is what I would recommend. However, if you have children over the age of 11/12 I would definitely recommend doing both Disney and Universal (if you can afford to) as there’s something for everyone and it makes the holiday even more magical if you can visit not only Cinderella’s castle but Hogwarts castle as well. Talk to your holiday party and looking at the attractions and shows at all the theme parks decide which parks will make your holiday the most enjoyable it can be.
Next comes booking the tickets. Now this can be done through the parks websites or through attraction ticket websites where they sell tickets for all parks. My advice would be to not get them directly through the parks. If you are buying combination tickets it will be cheaper to book them through a site such as: attraction tickets direct or American attractions. These sites will offer you cheaper tickets in a variety of combinations that you can choose to suit the holiday that you imagine. If you look around these websites you can get the best deals as often they offer discounts on prices seen on other sites (I managed to get an extra £15 off per ticket on a price I had seen on another website). These discounts can make a big difference on your budget. Being from the UK means we get slightly cheaper tickets anyway but it also offers other perks including; food vouchers, a free memory maker (meaning you can get all of your Disney pictures for free on an app), gift cards, and booking through Disney means that you can get discounts within the Disney store UK and a free 12 month subscription to Disney Life, and a coupon book when you book through Universal. The amount of days you book for each ticket will depend on how long your holiday is, but I would advise getting the most days possible as there’s so much to do.
I hope this has provided some help on what tickets to buy to make your holiday as magical as possible. There’s so much to do in Orlando that it can be hard to decide but research (I know it sounds boring) and discussions on what everyone wants to do will make it much easier. If you have any questions get in touch.