Disney World is always exciting, but buying tickets is much less fun. It's not as simple as buying at the entrance gates - in fact, one of the first things to remember is to buy your tickets in advance. There are lots of vendors out there, but not all of them are reliable. Fake tickets and used passes are ust some of the ways you can get ripped off. That's why it's important to buy from reliable vendors. The following tips can help you avoid getting faked.
Look for vendors with a good reputation not only in the Florida area. Ask previous visitors for names of reliable vendors, or look up a particular vendor in directories. Find out how long they've been in the business, how they're affiliated with Disney, and how they obtain the tickets. A good vendor should be able to provide detailed answers; vague statements are a sign that they don't know their business.
Look for licenses
Make sure the vendor is licensed by Disney World, Universal Studios, and affiliated theme parks such as Sea World and Busch Gardens. If your visit is part of a travel package, also look for licenses from the International Association of Travel Agents Network (IATA), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the Chamber of Commerce. This assures you that their business is legitimate and that Disney has authorized them to distribute tickets.
Magic Kingdom is divided into seven lands, arranged in a spoke formation, meeting at the top of Main Street USA in front of Cinderella Castle. The seven lands or areas include Main Street USA Area, Liberty Square, Frontierland Area, Adventureland Area, Tomorrowland Area, and Mickey’s Toontown Fair. Each area has its own theme of rides and attractions consistent with the land’s title. Underground tunnels connect the areas of Magic Kingdom so that Disney cast members can walk from one land to the other without being seen, thus operating seamlessly.
Cheap isn't always good
If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Ads for "cheap tickets" or similar catchphrases shouldn't be trusted. There are a lot of reasons a ticket can be cheap: it could be fake, used, or a complementary pass that Disney World (or one of its theme parks) has voided before. Of course, some discount deals are legitimate - just ask the vendor to explain the pricing and how they got the discount.
There are a number of good online vendors, but there are even more bad ones. A domain and professional-looking website can be good signs, but should not be your only gauge. It's still best to ask around and call them up to verify their claims. When you do buy online, make sure the site is protected with encryption technology to keep your card information safe. Never buy from online auction sites; people have purchased genuine-looking tickets from them only to have them voided at the parks.
How to save on tickets
There are other ways to get cheap tickets besides pre-discounted ones. Here are some tips:
- Disney World offers discounts to members of Fortune 500 companies. If you work for one, ask your company if they are affiliated.
- Look for Flex tickets at some Orlando hotels. These are heavily discounted and give you entry to Sea World, Wet & Wild, and Universal.
- Try booking your trip with a travel agency. Some agencies offer travel packages that include Disney World passes, hotel accommodation, and even dining and tours for much less than discounts you could get on your own.
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