Let’s face it, Disney tickets are expensive regardless if you live in Florida! Unless you’re fortunate enough to know a cast member who can get you into the parks for free, your chances of getting a price break is slim to none. Disney occasionally advertises specials for Florida residents, but these discounts are typically for one park, one day tickets. Although it is not broadcast, there is an Epcot After 4:00 pm Florida Resident Annual Pass with no blackout dates that can be purchased at a very reasonable price (currently $129 for adults and $114 for children ages 3 – 9).
My favorite park is Epcot and we only visit after the temperatures cool down in the evening hours, so this pass is a no brainer for my family. If you haven’t experienced this park at night, then I encourage you to do so. Not only is Epcot beautiful, but it also has great dinner and wine offerings throughout the countries. You can feel good about indulging since one trip around the World Showcase is approximately 1.2 miles. There are also a variety of ride and show options that will keep your children happy.
A few tips from The Unemployed Mom:
- Avoid paying Epcot parking fees by using the complimentary parking at the Boardwalk. You also have the option to valet. Use the World Showcase entrance to Epcot which will place you in between England and France.
- If you need to change diapers or prefer a quiet place to feed baby, use the Baby Center located inside the Odyssey Center in the Future World area. The facility is very clean and fully stocked in case you forgot any necessities.
- Stay hydrated. Ask for complimentary cups of ice water and avoid paying bottled water and soda prices. This will save you money (and cut down on the amount of plastic bottles thrown away daily).
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Bring a stroller for your little one.
- If you are seeking discounted tickets, check Craigslist Orlando or eBay. Many times, people are willing to sell their unused days since Magic Your Way tickets have an expiration date.
Have you ever been to Epcot? What is your favorite country to eat or drink in? I recommend a visit to Germany for a delicious frankfurter with sauerkraut on freshly baked bread! Afterwards, step inside the Wine Cellar for a white wine flight. Also, don’t forget to enjoy Soarin, it’s an incredible attraction located in The Land pavilion.
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