Discounted Disney World tickets are about as rare as black swans and empty first class seats on airplanes. That’s why I was really excited to see an announcement today about BIG discounts on Disney World tickets for Disney Vacation Club Members.
Perry P. sent the details my way just a few minutes ago. Effective immediately, Disney Vacation Club members will have access to two discounted offers:
- DVC members will be able to save 25% on a Disney Platinum Plus Annual Pass.
- DVC members will be able to purchase a seven-day Disney theme park ticket for the price of five days.
How Much Are The Tickets/Passes?
The 25% discount on the annual pass is good for both new passes and renewals. That means a new pass is $559 plus tax while a renewal is $475 plus tax.
The 7-day tickets are $370 plus tax for adult tickets and $350 plus tax for a child ticket.
There are a few restrictions, though they’re pretty minor:
Tickets must be purchased by January 3, 2018 and used for the first time by December 31, 2018.
Each member is entitled to purchase up to 8 tickets.
***These are generally restricted to people who live in your household, though I have no idea how they would functionally restrict this. My guess is that if you’re traveling with someone else and you make the purchase collectively you wouldn’t have any issues here.
I also called DVC to check as to whether resale members would be eligible for this offer. For those unaware, there’s a robust market for DVC resales. For folks who bought their units directly from Disney or purchased them prior to a change a few years ago, they get access to a separate set of benefits. Folks who buy on the resale market today have a few restrictions on their membership. It appears that resale members are not eligible for this offer. However, I would still try calling to purchase given the value of the discount here.
The Final Two Pennies
Anyone who plans a Disney trip understands how expensive tickets to the parks are. Disney raises prices on a consistent basis and rarely offers meaningful discounts. There are the occasional offers for discounted Disney gift cards. Those can yield anywhere from a 5% to a 20% discount on tickets, but the bigger discounts are their own version of unicorns. 😉
Disney Vacation Club members are generally folks who visit Disney on a regular basis. This represents a clear savings on those trips over the next couple of years. And, this doesn’t take into account the 13-month bonus of an annual plan (more on that in a future post).
Even if you’re not going to buy annual passes for the entire family, it may make sense to buy one for the dining and merchandise discounts. I’m trying to confirm if the dining one is different from Tables in Wonderland, something DVC members already get access to for dining discounts.
In short, it’s a good day for Mickey fans. Well, at least for those of us who own DVC points!
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