You know you need a ticket to enter the Disney World theme park, but once you have the ticket it’s not always obvious what’s included with that ticket, especially for first-time park visitors.
Please note that here I am discussing which items are included in a day ticket for Walt Disney World theme park. There are several input options available, each with a unique set of features included.
Depending on the date of your visit, tickets to the theme park will cost between $ 109 and $ 159, plus taxes. The lower end of this interval is the price of weekdays during the lowest public season; the final price is valid during the week between Christmas and New Year.
For your one-day ticket you will get:
- Entrance to ONE of the four Walt Disney World theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, during normal park hours.
- The ability to make one theme park reservation (Park Pass), pending availability.
- Access to the free transportation system between Walt Disney World locations (buses, boats, monorail, Skyliner).
- Access to attractions within the chosen theme park, pending availability.
- Frozen water. Guests can request a free cup of ice water at any Walt Disney World theme park fast food restaurant, including those at the theme parks.
- Use the basic Genie service for free, when launched.
To help you understand the situation, it may also be helpful to know what is NOT included with the basic purchase of a ticket to the Disney World theme park. Some of these are:
- Parking. Theme park parking is not included for day guests. Guests at Disney World Resort hotels and Disney World annual ticket holders are entitled to free parking at the theme park.
- Access to parties outside opening hours.
- Food. While some special events and parties (Disney Very Merriest After Hours, for example) include some food as part of the ticket price, regular theme park tickets do not include food.
- Drinks other than ice water in a cup. Bottled water is not included with the park ticket, nor is there any other beverage.
- Visits to a theme park for a single day. To visit more than one theme park in a single day, you’ll need to purchase the Park Hopper plug-in for your base ticket or have some form of annual pass.
- Access to Disney water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, mini golf courses, boat rental or other forms of recreation outside of the theme parks.
- Rental of strollers, wheelchairs or lockers. All of these are available on a first-come, first-served basis, at an additional cost.
- Access to the Genie + service. When this product is launched, it will only be available at an additional cost.
Do you have any other questions about a basic ticket for the theme park? Let us know in the comments.