Note that children under three are FREE.
Option 1: Directly through Disney.
If you booked a package deal to take advantage of the free dining plan for example, then you will need to purchase you tickets through Disney directly.
Disney also offers excellent Florida Resident and Military discounts, so it’s advantageous to purchase through Disney if you fall into these categories.
You can use Disney gift cards to purchase tickets from Disney.
Option 2: Purchase through a third party.
The easiest place to get them is Undercover Tourist. I’ve done it before, and there isn’t much savings, but it’s something.
To get tickets from Undercover Tourist for free follow this travel hacking program explained by Brad’s Deals.
There are several reputable places to purchase tickets from, and where you go really depends on how long you’re going and what options you want. WDW Prep School breaks it down into an awesome, easy to read excel document.
Sometimes if purchasing your hotel on a third party site a good deal will pop up on tickets with purchase. Weigh your options.
To park hopper or not to park hopper?
Tickets come in one to several day increments, getting cheaper per day the more days you add. The great debate usually kicks in with the park hopper option. This option allows you to go to more than one park in one day.
This isn’t a cheap option, and is really personal preference. The last time we went we did the park hopper, and I was happy we did. It allowed us to visit three parks in one day, which was easy to do with virtually no crowds. It also let us easily change gears when we found a park was getting crowded to go to another park. We were two adults though, so if moving around to different parks sounds like a nightmare with kids, a regular ticket may be for you.