2. Disney Resort Hotel Deals for Florida Residents
Disney routinely offers hotel discounts for Florida residents. Most savings are available during the Value and Regular seasons, though some promotions run during the Peak season. Disney usually announces their Florida resident deals two to four months in advance.
Discounted rooms are limited and not available for all dates at all resorts. If you don’t get the room you want the first time, you should check periodically to see if it becomes available again. As people change or cancel their reservations, discounted rooms often open up again.
Current Room-Only Promotions for Florida Residents
There are currently room-only discounts available for Florida residents from July 8 – September 8, 2022, at official Walt Disney World resorts.
The discounts vary by resort, room type, and date. There is no minimum stay requirement. It is possible to book a stay beyond September 8, but discounts apply only to the valid dates.
Here are some examples of discounts off Disney World room rates in 2022:
- Value Resorts:
- Campsites at Fort Wilderness are 15% off.
- All-Star Movies, Music, and Sports rooms are 20% off.
- Art of Animation family suites are 25% off.
- Moderate Resorts:
- Coronado Springs, Port Orleans – French Quarter, Port Orleans – Riverside, and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness are 25% off.
- Deluxe Resorts:
- Bay Lake Tower and Wilderness Lodge rooms are 15% off.
- Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Inn, the Contemporary Resort, and Yacht Club Resort rooms are 30% off.
- Deluxe Villas:
- BoardWalk Villas are 15% off.
- Animal Kingdom – Kidani, The Villas at Grand Floridian, Old Key West Resort, Riviera Resort, and Saratoga Springs Resort rooms are 30% off.
This offer excludes Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort as well as 3-bedroom villas and any resort not mentioned in the promotion.
At check-in, residents of Florida must provide proof of residency, and there may be a minimum length of stay requirement.
The offer is room-only, but you can add tickets to make it a package.
Disney’s promotional discounts exclude certain resorts (offered only at “select Disney resort” locations), room types, and dates. It’s best to be flexible if you wish to book a discounted room.
There are a limited number of rooms available for this offer, so act fast!
If you read this article after the stated deadline in September 2022, don’t fret because a new promotion may be available for Florida residents. Contact a Disney travel agent and ask about the latest promotions. As always, we recommend the fantastic travel advisors at The Vacationeer to help guide you.
Florida Residents can save on Resort Hotels
3. Florida Residents Deals on Disney World Annual Passes
Florida Residents can enjoy the magic of Disney all year long with an Annual Pass. These passes allow entrance into each of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, but often include limitations such as blockout dates.
Walt Disney World offers a discounted monthly payment option to Florida residents who purchase new Disney World Annual Passes. New Annual Passes can now be purchased at any theme park ticket booth or Guest Relations location, or you can set up your monthly payment program at disneyworld.com/payments.
The Disney Pixie Dust Pass for Florida Residents
Residents of Florida can purchase the Disney Pixie Dust Pass for just $18.33 per month, plus a $205 down payment. Monthly payments are based on the balance remaining after a one-time charge of $205 at the time of purchase. You will make the first payment on, or shortly after, the purchase date.
If you want to pay in full, you can pay a one-time charge of $399 for the pass.
Florida residents must be 18 or older with a valid ID. Check the additional terms and conditions before purchasing.
The Annual Passes are designed to bring a special kind of magic tailored just for you. In addition to park admission, you’ll also receive perks like free parking, bonus reservations, dining discounts, and up to 20% off select merchandise. You can customize your experience with add-ons like Water Park and Sports (+$99) and Disney PhotoPass Downloads (+$99).
Now is the perfect time to plan your next Walt Disney World vacation! Take advantage of these great deals and start planning now!
In the past, other special passes were offered to Florida residents, such as an EPCOT After 4PM pass for evening hours, and a Weekday Select pass that provides savings in exchange for blocking weekend admission. Those sales are currently suspended and it’s unclear if they will resume. Your Disney travel agent know about all the latest discounts news and can advise of any new pass deals that might become available.
4. Walt Disney World Water Park Deals for Florida Residents
As a Florida resident, you can enjoy special rates on select water parks at Walt Disney World Resort. With so much to see and do, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water parks are the perfect destinations to cool off and have fun.
Current Florida Resident Water Park Ticket Deals
While Disney’s Blizzard Beach is currently closed, residents of Florida can still splash into magic at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
Florida residents can purchase a 2-day Disney Water Park ticket for $69 plus tax.
Disney water parks are perfect for cooling off, relaxing, and enjoying the sun. As a Florida resident, you can spend two days enjoying the giant pools, sandy beaches, lazy rivers, and thrilling waterslides without breaking the bank.
Here are some additional details:
- You can use this discount Disney water park ticket on consecutive or non-consecutive days. It’s up to you.
- Reservations are not required at Disney water parks (this may change in the future)
- There is no charge for parking at a Disney water park.
- Cost: $69 for a 2-Day Water Park Ticket (Ages 10 and Up)
- Cost: $63 for a 2-Day Water Park Ticket (Ages 3 to 9)
- Proof of Florida residency is required at the park entrance
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is closed at this time.
This deal is for a limited time only, so act fast!
Florida Residents can Splash Down at Disney's Water Parks
5. Disney Dining Discounts for Florida Residents
In the past, Disney has offered discounts to Florida residents on dining. One such program is/was called Tables in Wonderland.
Until 2021, Florida residents could join Tables in Wonderland for $175 a year. Sadly, the program has been suspended, and Disney has not yet indicated a return date. We are hopeful it will resume shortly and want to include the information below in case it does.
What is/was the Tables in Wonderland program?
Florida residents can/could benefit from Tables in Wonderland’s discount dining program, which offers a 20% discount on food and beverages (including alcohol) at over 100 restaurants and lounges at Disney World parks and hotels.
In addition to 20% off food and beverages, membership includes complimentary resort/hotel parking (including valet parking) at resort restaurants, reimbursement for theme park parking at theme park restaurants, and invitations to exclusive member-only events (such as the Chef’s Table Experience at the Contemporary Resort).
A Tables in Wonderland purchase is/was valid for one year following its date of purchase.
The member must be present and must provide the discount card when ordering.
There are blackout dates for Tables in Wonderland, including holidays such as Mother’s Day, Easter Sunday,4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
Again, we hope Disney resumes the Tables in Wonderland program OR offers a worthy replacement for Florida residents shortly.
Contact The Vacationeer for the latest Disney World Florida resident dining deals.
How do residents of Florida verify their residency?
If you are a Florida resident, you can verify your residency online when buying select tickets. This process will save you time. Here’s how you can do it:
- Fill out the “Your Florida Resident Information” form at Disneyworld.com as you purchase tickets.
- If you purchase your tickets through the My Disney Experience app, you can verify your residency in the “Customize Your Tickets” section.
If neither of these options appeals to you, don’t worry. In-person verification of Florida residency via a valid state-issued photo ID will still be available at Vacation Planning windows.
Ready to book your Disney trip?
You cannot deny that Disney World is a magical place, but it is also quite expensive. With a bit of planning and smart shopping, you can find ways to save money on your trip. If you live in Florida, you have even more options for saving money on your Walt Disney World vacation.
Be sure to take advantage of the great deals available to you. All you need is a valid Florida ID and a willingness to have fun!