Florida Residents Save Big at Disney World



florida resident discount at disney

Living in the Sunshine State has its perks; warm weather year-round, no state income tax and loads of Florida Resident discounts at Disney! If you’re a resident of Florida, Disney offers various attractive incentives for visiting the parks for the millionth time. Keep reading to learn how Florida residents save big at Disney World.

Annual Pass Discounts

While any Disney guest can purchase Platinum annual passes, Florida residents are given the option of purchasing several other annual passes not available to non Florida residents. Similar to Platinum annual passes, the Florida Resident passes include standard parking, 20% off select dining and 20% off select merchandise. The available Florida resident annual passes are as follows:

Gold Pass (also available to DVC Members with a Blue Card)

Includes:

  • Entry to all 4 theme parks during most times of the year 
  • Blackout dates: 2 weeks during April (Spring Break and Easter Holidays) and 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year holidays

Price: $699

Silver Pass

Includes:

  • Entry to all 4 theme parks during most times of the year
  • Blackout dates: 2 weeks during April (Spring Break and Easter Holidays), 10 weeks between June and August (summer break), and 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year holidays 

Price: $519

Theme Park Select Pass

Includes: 

  • Entry to all 4 theme parks during certain times of year
  • Blackout dates: vary by theme park based on events taking place or high capacity dates, check Disney’s black out calendar for more information

Price: $439

Weekday Select Pass

Includes: 

  • Entry to all 4 theme parks Monday – Friday
  • Blackout dates: weekends, 2 weeks during April (Spring Break and Easter Holidays), 10 weeks between June and August (summer break), and 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year holidays 

Price: $349

Epcot After 4 Annual Pass

Includes: 

  • Entry to Epcot after 4PM every day of the year
  • Blackout dates: none

Price: $309

Ticket Discounts

In addition to amazing annual pass options, Florida residents receive discounts on 1-, 3- or 4-day park tickets. 4-day tickets start at $61 per day, a 30% discount off non-resident tickets. Prices vary based on date so check out Disney’s Florida Resident ticket page for more information.

Florida Resident Flex Ticket

For an additional fee of approximately $90, Florida residents can transform their multi-day park ticket into a Flex Ticket. Flex Tickets allow you to use the remaining days on your multi-day ticket within 6 months of your first use. This is a great option for those who enjoy visiting the parks periodically during the year but not on consecutive days. 

Resident Verification

In order to qualify for any of the discounts mentioned above you must first verify your Florida State residency. Showing your Florida State ID/Driver’s License at the ticket counter when you purchase your tickets is the easiest way to confirm your residency but there are many other avenues to let Disney know that you’re living in the state.

  • Present a valid Florida ID with a Florida address
    Be sure that your ID is not expired and has a Florida address listed. Out of state addresses will not be accepted.
  • Proof of Mortgage
    You may instead opt to bring in a recent mortgage statement from within the past 2 months as proof.
  • Bills, Policies or Registration
    Bills are also a valid form of proof of residency. Be sure that bills are no more than 2 months old and display your name and Florida address. Also note that P.O Boxes are not accepted as proof of address.
      • Recent homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
      • Recent auto registration, insurance policy or bill
      • Recent Utility bill (power / phone / cable / water)

 

  • Other Mail
    Other types of mail are also acceptable to prove your residency. Again, be sure your name and Florida address are listed on the documents you submit and that they are no more than 2 months old. Here are the forms of acceptable mail you can bring to Disney as proof of Florida residency.
    • Mail from banks or other financial institutions, including checking, savings or investment account statements
    • Mail from federal, state, county or city government agencies

New Online Verification

Florida residents will be thrilled to discover Disney’s new online verification process. Now, instead of the hassle of bringing your residency documentation to the parks, residents have the option to quickly verify online when they purchase tickets. While not all ticket types will be eligible for online verification, this added feature is sure to delight many. Below is a step by step, fool proof guide on how Florida residents can register online.

Step 1: Log-in to the My Disney Experience or disneyworld.disney.go.com

Step 2: Shop for your tickets and add them to your cart

Step 3: Complete the verification process by adding in your Florida Driver’s License number

There is no doubt that Florida Residents save big at Disney World. For more information about Florida resident discounts be sure to visit the Florida Resident page on the Disney World website. 

For those of you not fortunate enough to live in Florida but would still like to take advantage of discounted Disney tickets, contact DVCShop Rentals for Disney ticket discounts. 

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Katherine Rand

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