If you’re heading to Orlando on business it’s a great time to check out all the theme parks have to offer. However, there are so many options in tickets, and so many ways to save, that it can be challenging to figure out what to buy. One thing is certain: you’ll save money if you buy your discount tickets in advance. Let’s take a look at several different scenarios and the best tickets to buy for each of them.

When you’re not sure how many days you’ll be able to visit Disney World parks

It’s a common problem of business travelers that they just can’t be sure how many days they’ll actually have in the parks. You might know you’ll have a Saturday and Sunday, but you’re not sure if you’ll have a few hours on week nights. The good news is that you can actually add days once you’re in the parks.


The simple solution is to buy the number of days you know you’ll be able to use. If you end up needing more, just head to the Guest Relations window at any of the four theme parks. Note that you must have at least one day remaining on your ticket to add days, so be sure to add an additional days before you’ve used your last one.

You want to visit both Disney World and Universal

The tricky thing about visit both Disney World and Universal parks is that the tickets get cheaper the more days you add. As a result, it can be quite expensive to buy a 1-day or 2-day ticket to each park, compared to buying a 2-day or 4-day ticket to a single park. Crunch the numbers to decide if it’s worth it to visit every park on your visit, or if you’d rather save one for your next trip.

You’re more concerned with experiences than money

If you’re willing to pay as much as needed to have the absolute best experience, then you’re going to want to buy Park Hopper tickets for Disney World. These tickets allow you to visit as many of the four theme parks as you’d like in the same day. You can get them for a single day or for up to ten days. The Park Hopper addition can be quite expensive, but it’s worth it if you want to get the most park time possible.

You’re most concerned with affordability

If you’re looking to keep costs as low as possible then you may want to stick with non-Disney and non-Universal properties. There are tons of options, including LegoLand, SeaWorld, and GatorLand. All are much more laid back and affordable than the heavy hitters.