With the beginning of the busy summer tourist season upon us, Disney has announced a number of new discounts and deals for guests considering a visit to a Disney park in the near future. Unsurprisingly, most of these deals involve deep discounts on hotel stays around the resort when guests book specific rooms with a Magic Your Way ticket package. If you are thinking about going to a Disney park in the near future (and especially if you are planning to stay on-property), here are some easy ways you can save some money right now that you should definitely know about before booking your next trip to the resort.
1. Florida Resident Summer Room discount
Though it is still spring, Florida residents who would like to book a stay for this summer can now take advantage of discounted rates for on-property reservations most Sunday through Thursday nights from June 6th through August 31, 2017.
Interestingly, there is no deadline for booking (beyond the end of the promotion, of course) and all Walt Disney World hotels are included, including deluxe accomodations at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and even Disney's Contemporary Resort.
This deal can be booked now, and does not require the purchase of a Magic Your Way ticket. There is no minimum stay, and the maximum is 14 nights' accomodation. You can learn more about this new Florida Resident offer here.
2. New annual passholder discounts
A number of new upcharge experiences have been announced over the past few weeks, that should continue to bring annual passholders to the Walt Disney World resort, though not necessarily to the theme parks...
- Water park admission: Though the highest tier of Walt Disney World annual pass already includes water park admission, guests who have Platinum annual passes (or lower) can purchase a discounted one-day ticket to Disney's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon for just $45 plus tax. Annual passholders can purchase this ticket for themselves as well as up to 3 guests, and can hop between the two parks using this special ticket. Unfortunately, this new ticket cannot be purchased online or over the phone, and annual passholders will need to physically visit either a water park ticket window or guest relations to take advantage of this deal. These discounted tickets will be available all summer long through October 1, 2017.
- Wonderland Tea Party: Now through the end of June, Walt Disney World annual passholders can save 40% off the regular $49.99 price of the Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare, located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This special event is a whimsical celebration for kids ages 4 to 12 that includes snacks, apple juice "tea" and plenty of crafts and activities for little ones. For discounted reservations for the Wonderland Tea Party, annual passholders will need to call (407) WDW-DINE, as this package must be booked via phone.