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    I can't remember if I posted this here or not. If I did I apologise.

    DH won a 3 day 2 night stay at a Disney Resort right on Disney. We have made our reservations and are now looking to buy tickets to Disney World. I have never been and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of the best/cheapest place to buy tickets. Also any tips to make the trip better would be great. Thanks.

    ETA - I think I did post this here when he first won the Resort, but I was quite a while ago and I do not remember what everyone said. We are going in February.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I can't remember if I posted this here or not. If I did I apologise.

    DH won a 3 day 2 night stay at a Disney Resort right on Disney. We have made our reservations and are now looking to buy tickets to Disney World. I have never been and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of the best/cheapest place to buy tickets. Also any tips to make the trip better would be great. Thanks.

    ETA - I think I did post this here when he first won the Resort, but I was quite a while ago and I do not remember what everyone said. We are going in February.
    I don't have recs on where to get the cheapest tickets. When we went, we did it the old fashion way and just bought them there. Yes, it was expensive.

    My very quick and simple recommendations would be to take advantage of the fast pass, it is extremely handy.

    My other recommendation would be since you won't be there for very long, don't try to cram everything in. It will cause stress and chaos. We went for a week and still didn't go to every park/see every thing. We went to the places that we thought they would enjoy best.

    Some people are really good with the go go go thing all the time. But DH and I are not and it would cause serious meltdowns/exhaustion for the kids if we did not sacrifice disney time for some time by the pool or other calmer things.

    And my last recommendation would have been to go in October, but that doesn't work in this situation

    I'm sure there are other people with a lot more useful disney knowledge. I used to go a lot when i was a kid but Oct of 2011 was the only time I've been in the recent past!

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    Thanks for the advice. With how expensive it is, we will only go to one park one day. We will stay at a cheaper hotel for 2 days, so we will actually be there more like 4 days. We will do other things the other days.

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    If you enroll in one of these Youth Education Series you can get discounted tickets, but the kids will have to attend the class you sign up for, and you have to sign up in advance as soon as possible because the classes fill up. We did this when we went as a group, and my sister takes her kids a couple times a year and they have attended a lot of these classes. They last about 3 hours, my kids went to the Animation History class and thought it was pretty interesting to learn how they do the animation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Thanks for the advice. With how expensive it is, we will only go to one park one day. We will stay at a cheaper hotel for 2 days, so we will actually be there more like 4 days. We will do other things the other days.
    Actually it is not much more to go more than one day. The first day is the most expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I can't remember if I posted this here or not. If I did I apologise.

    DH won a 3 day 2 night stay at a Disney Resort right on Disney. We have made our reservations and are now looking to buy tickets to Disney World. I have never been and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of the best/cheapest place to buy tickets. Also any tips to make the trip better would be great. Thanks.

    ETA - I think I did post this here when he first won the Resort, but I was quite a while ago and I do not remember what everyone said. We are going in February.
    When are you going? If it's Feb 8-15 pm me.

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    Call the resort and ask about getting a discount for staying extra days. In February I can't imagine they'll be anywhere close to full & might be willing to make a deal. It works in their favor, actually, since they won't have to deep clean the room any of those extra days, that's less time to pay a maid, no energy costs for washing sheets & blankets, etc. I've done that a couple of times when I've been at a hotel for a conference & want to stay an extra day or two. A discount of 25-30% should bring the room rate down to what you'd pay at a cheaper place, and you'll still be right there & not have to pack up & change hotels.
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    Thanks for the ideas.

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    Costco often has discounts, I know some people buy tickets on ebay, but I never risked that. I always just bought online from Disney.
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    I'll have to look into Costco. We are AAA members as well and I believe they have a discount.

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