Disney World Discounts, Deals, and Coupon Codes 2018-11-14T04:22:18+00:00

Disney World Discounts, Deals, and Coupon Codes

Find out how to receive Unique Offer Codes, Military Discounts,  and other

Disney World Vacation Deals

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Disney World is often regarded as the ultimate family vacation destination, but rarely as the ultimate bargain destination. When you consider the cost of theme park tickets, resort stay, Disney Dining Plan, and a myriad of various other expenses,  a Disney family vacation can become very pricey. That said, Disney does offer several types of discounts that can reduce your overall expenses. Let’s review some of the best Disney World discounts and deals, special offers, coupon codes, and other savvy money-saving strategies so that you will increase your chances of getting the best deal possible on your vacation package.

Disney World Pin Code and Unique Offer Codes (Pin Coupon Codes)

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Although not advertised to the general public – or even widely known by many people – Disney World does offer pin code discounts to a select few potential guests.

Disney pin codes – now referred to as Unique Offer Codes – will give you special discounts to apply to certain aspects of your trip. Such discounts may include early Free Dining discounts, “kids play free” discounts, room-only discounts, Free Dining for dates unavailable to the public, or some other deep discount on a vacation package. Generally speaking, these promotional pin codes offer better deals than anything offered to the public and are thus considered the “holy grail” of Disney World discounts.

Unique Offer Codes are non-transferable (only the person who receives the pin code can use it) and come by way of snail mail or an email invitations.  The letter will be addressed to a particular individual and contain a unique pin number to be used only by that same individual as they book their next trip.

As we mentioned, pin codes are not advertised to the general public and are targeted to a limited number of recipients. So how does Disney decide who will receive UOCs?

The answer is not so clear-cut.

No one knows exactly why some chosen to receive the offers while others aren’t so lucky. It could be entirely a totally random process. However, many believe Disney’s algorithms are set to analyze your booking habits and online activity, and then choose a select number of guests to receive pin code.  The idea is that these incentives may nudge those of you who seem to be on the fence about booking a trip into actually booking a trip. Looking cheap may pay off in this case!

Whatever the rational, these codes are often a pleasant surprise when they are received.  And they do typically encourage people to book, especially when a last-minute bargain presents itself (last minute deals tend to be the deepest discounts of all).

Disney World pin code discounts

So how do you increase your chances of receiving a pin code/ Unique Offer Codes? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Go to https://www.disneyplanning.com/destinations and choose at least one video to watch from Disney free library of vacation videos.  Follow the steps and sign up with your personal information.
  • Proceed through Disney’s website (DisneyWorld.com) and proceed to book a resort while you are logged into your My Disney Experience account. Select your hotel and dates that you wish to book. Continue through the steps until you get to the actual purchasing screen but stop there and log off before making any reservation.
  • Choose a random or unpopular date as you make Advanced Dining Reservations. Then cancel it right away.
  • Use a different email address (that has never been used to book for Disney before) and create a new My Disney Experience account.
  • Always choose to receive communications from the “Walt Disney Family of Companies” to increase your chances.
  • Create a Disney Movie Rewards account at http://www.disneymovierewards.go.com/member/index.htm

Be sure to always use your real name, your real mailing address, and a real email address that you will have access to in the future. Offers may come in via email or via standard mail. Unique Offer Codes will be associated only with your name, address, and email accounts.

Monitor Disney World’s Website for Discounts and Special Deals

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Another way to save money on your vacation expenses is to monitor Disney’s own “Special Offers, Deals, and Discounts” page.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/

Most of these deals are for vacation package discounts (holiday or otherwise), reduced rates for members of the US military or for Florida residents, deals for Annual Passholders, or special savings for Disney credit card holders. The list of current promotions is always changing, so check Disney’s website for the latest deals.

Disney World Discounts and Deals for Annual Passholders

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Disney World Annual Passes

Frequent guests may benefit from purchasing a Disney World Annual Pass. Passholders are eligible for a host of special offers, exclusive events, and wonderful discounts that only they can receive.

To be more specific, Annual Passholders receive special Passholder communications, exclusive offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels, and are eligible for discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, tours and more. Disney Passholders are eligible for discounts (typically between 10-20%) at select Disney dining locations, merchandise locations, at select events and for certain entertainment options, as well discounts for bike and boat rentals, fitness and spa locations, and more.

Check out the Annual Passholder discounts for more information.

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So are Annual Passes and their associated discounts worth it? This obviously depends on how frequently you plan on visiting Disney World in any given year. See the breakdown of costs below to see if you think an Annual Pass will save you more money than a pass-as-you-go strategy.

There are currently 3 tiers of Annual Passes. Here is the breakdown:

  • Disney Platinum Plus Pass ($994+)

The Disney Platinum Plus Pass gives you 1-year of admission to all 4 theme parks and Disney’s 2 water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and to Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. There are no blackout dates, you may visit all theme parks on the same day (akin to a Park Hopper), and Disney PhotoPass downloads are included. Platinum Plus Passholders also receive standard theme park parking and up to 20% off select dining and merchandise.

  • Disney Platinum Pass ($894+)

The Disney Platinum Pass will give you everything the Platinum Plus Pass offers with the exception of admission to the water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course.

  • Water Parks Annual Pass ($130+)

The Disney Water Parks Annual Pass gives you 1-year of admission to Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks during normal park hours.

See Disney’s website to learn more about their annual pass program, or call (407) WDW-PASS.

Discounts on Disney World Family Vacation Packages

Family Vacation Packages

Disney typically offers several promotional vacation packages at any given time which are geared towards families. Usually, they are for travel during a specific week or season, including holidays and off-peak times. The list of current promotions is ever-changing, so we recommend that you monitor Disney’s special promotional deals page to keep up-to-date on the current offerings.

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As an example, a few recent Disney World family vacation package deals have included:

  • A vacation package for a family of four, including 4 nights at select Disney All-Star Value Resorts and 4 days of theme park tickets for the entire family. Room and ticket packages are for select dates and start at $2145
  • A 3 night/2-day resort and ticket package for three starts at $995.

Disney World Military Discounts

Military:

Disney World salutes the members of the US Armed Services by offering them special discounted rates.

Disney currently has the following discounts available to eligible current and former service members:

      • 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket (w/Park Hopper Option) for $241 + tax
      • 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket (w/ Park Hopper Option) for  $257 + tax
      • 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket (w/ Park Hopper Plus Option) for $291 + tax
      • 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket (w/ Park Hopper Plus Option) for $307 + tax

*prices subject to change and some restrictions apply

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  • Disney World Military discounts are for “Eligible Service Members” only. This is defined by active or retired members of the United States Military (National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, Reservists, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify when they present valid and active U.S. Military IDs without their Eligible Service Member spouse present.
  • You can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets at participating U.S. military sales outlets. Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) require a valid military identification at the time of purchase.
  • No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any Eligible Service Member or spouse and one of the tickets must be used by the Eligible Service Member (or spouse).

For more information on Military Promotional Tickets, visit the nearest Military Base Ticket Office for details. You may also call (407) 939-7830 to check on room availability or to make your room reservations.

Disney World Discounts for Florida Residents

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Special Tickets, Passes and Offers exclusively for Florida Residents

Florida Residents are eligible to receive special Staycation promotional rates at select Disney Resort Hotels, as well as choose from discounted 3 and 4-day theme park ticket options. Florida residents can also take advantage of their close proximity to Disney World Resort by purchasing an Annual Pass.  You may choose from 6 different types of passes that allow you:

  • Free customizable MagicBands
  • Same-day admission into all 4 Disney theme parks (excluding Epcot After 4 Pass)
  • Parking at all 4 Disney theme parks
  • Plus limited-time offers and special discounts on Disney World dining, merchandise, hotel resort stays

Florida residents are can participate in a monthly payment program called A Florida Resident Disney Silver Pass,  Down payment is required, and then its just $32 per month thereafter.

For more information on these discounts, see Disney’s discount page for Florida residents.

Travel Planners can help you find Disney World Discounts and Deals

Deals for Disney Travel Agents

As you may have read in our Disney Travel Planners page, a travel agent who specializes in Disney World vacations can be a major asset in many ways, including their ability to find you the best possible rates.

As their client, a Disney travel agent will answer your questions and concerns, help you plan a comprehensive itinerary, search for the best current deals and promotional rates, and book every aspect of your Disney vacation for you.  Once the trip is booked, they will continue to monitor any new promotions that pop up, and (if they can save some additional money) they can go into the system and change your reservation so that the new lower rate is applied to your trip.

Using a Disney travel planner will save you time and money. They will give you peace of mind. And – maybe best of all – the services of a Disney vacation planner is entirely free of charge! We highly recommend using one, especially if you are visiting Disney World for the first or second time.

We hope that our Disney World Discounts, Deals, and Coupons page has been helpful as you search for the best possible rates.  If you need assistance with booking your vacation package, contact our recommended travel agency – The Vacationeer – for a no-obligation quote.

For more helpful Disney World vacation information, see our other pages, including Disney World for AdultsDisney Dining Plan Calculator, Christmas at Disney World, Pets at Disney, and Disney Crowd Calendar pages. Have a magical vacation!

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