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Buying Disney World Tickets for UK Visitors

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios [© 2019, floridareview.co.uk, all rights reserved]
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios [© 2019, floridareview.co.uk, all rights reserved]

Disney has put together special multi-day tickets for UK and Ireland visitors which can be purchased in advance through the Walt Disney World Travel Company and are effectively the equivalent of purchasing tickets with the Park Hopper Plus option.

Alternatively, you can buy the normal Disney tickets either before you leave for Florida or when you arrive. Bear in mind that from October 2018, Disney has introduced date-based ticket pricing for their four theme parks.


To decide whether it is worth buying the special UK and Ireland visitor tickets, you need to think about how many days you plan to spend at Walt Disney World, which parks you want to visit, whether you want to park hop, whether you would like to use the water parks, what the exchange rate is like and then compare equivalent Walt Disney World theme park ticket options.

Typically the Disney UK special tickets are better value for money than buying them in the USA especially with the introduction of date-based pricing.

Current Walt Disney World ticket options for UK and Ireland visitors are:

  • a 7 day ultimate ticket giving 7 days unlimited access to Disney’s four theme parks, two water parks and other attractions
  • a 14 day ultimate ticket giving 14 consecutive days unlimited access to Disney’s four theme parks, two water parks and other attractions
  • a 21 day ultimate ticket giving 21 consecutive days unlimited access to Disney’s four theme parks, two water parks and other attractions

Like most of the Florida theme parks, anyone aged 10 or over on the day of their first entry to the theme parks is classed as an adult and will have to buy an adult ticket.

Children between the ages of 3 and 9 are classed as children and may purchase a child ticket.

Children under the age of 3 are admitted for free.

Walt Disney World Ticket Information Pages

Walt Disney World UK Visitor 2019/2020 ticket prices

Because of fluctuating exchange rates, all these prices are subject to change and you should check with Walt Disney World for the latest prices. Note, these prices are in UK sterling and include taxes, all other Disney ticket prices on the other ticket pages are in US dollars and do not include sales tax.

Note that all 2019 tickets cannot be used until January 1, 2019 and must have their first use by December 31, 2019. For 2020 tickets they cannot be used until January 1, 2020 and must have their first use by December 31, 2020.

Both 7 and 14 days tickets expire 14 days after the date of first use.

This example gives a good indication of comparative pricing with their USA counterparts:

  • a 7 day Disney UK ticket for use in 2019 will cost you £395 including all taxes and be valid for 14 consecutive days
  • an equivalent 7 day Walt Disney World theme park ticket with Park Hopper Plus would cost between $559 and $724 including all taxes and would be valid over a period of 10 non-consecutive days

Assuming an exchange rate of 1.3, the UK ticket works out at $514 which is cheaper than the USA equivalent especially if you are visiting in the busier periods.

Disney’s 14 day ticket is typically an extra £20 but Disney often has a deal where you get a 14 Day Ultimate ticket for the price of a 7 Day Premium ticket. The 14 Day Ultimate ticket is valid for 14 consecutive days.

There is also a 21 day ticket which offers excellent value for money if you can take 21 days of Disney!! The most you can buy in the USA is a 10 day ticket.

If you are not bothered about park hopping or visiting the water parks then it is may be cheaper to stick with the USA tickets.

Remember you also need to budget $25 per day for parking no matter which ticket you buy.

Disney's 7 Day Ultimate Ticket Adult Child
Park to park admission to Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom plus Disney’s water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, DisneyQuest and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for 7 days plus one round per day (prior to 4pm) at Disney's Fantasia Gardens or Summerland Miniature Golf Courses.
Expires 14 days after first day of use. Only available online.
£395
(2019)

£429
(2020)
£375
(2019)

£409
(2020)
Disney's 14 Day Ultimate Ticket Adult Child
Park to park admission to Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom plus Disney’s water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, DisneyQuest and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for 14 consecutive days plus one round per day (prior to 4pm) at Disney's Fantasia Gardens or Summerland Miniature Golf Courses.
Expires 14 days after first day of use. Only available online.
£395
(2019)

£449
(2020)
£395
(2019)

£429
(2020)
Disney's 21 Day Ultimate Ticket Adult Child
Park to park admission to Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom plus Disney’s water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, DisneyQuest and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for 21 consecutive days plus one round per day (prior to 4pm) at Disney's Fantasia Gardens or Summerland Miniature Golf Courses.
Expires 21 days after first day of use. Only available online.
£415
(2019)

£469
(2020)
£395
(2019)

£449
(2020)

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