It’s no secret that tickets to Disney World aren’t cheap and aren’t getting cheaper, but a new ticket option could make your next trip to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” more affordable if you’re willing to accept a few restrictions.
Mid-Day Magic tickets are valid for admission to one Disney park per day after noon. Since most parks open at 8 or 9 a.m., that’s not an insignificant amount of time to miss, particularly when you consider that central Florida mornings are a lot nicer than central Florida afternoons.
There are a couple of other catches. The eligible parks are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. That’s right, you still won’t be able to get into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on the cheap.
You also can’t buy just one. Mid-Day Magic tickets are available in packs of two, three, or four, so if you opt for them you’ll be spending more than one day at Disney World.
Pricing varies and is set based on the first day you plan on visiting the park. So if you opt for the three-pack and decide to go on Wednesday, September 4, you’ll pay $81 per day while visiting your first park on Saturday, November 23, will run you $98.
By contrast, a normal September 4 ticket—mornings included—will run you $113. On November 23, it will be $136.
You can use Mid-Day Magic tickets on non-consecutive days, so you don’t have to go for a back-to-back theme park marathon that probably qualifies as one of the most exhausting experiences a parent can have. You have four days to use a two-pack, five days to use a three-pack, and six days to use a four-pack.
And finally, you can add a Park Hopper option to your tickets in order to visit more than one park in a day. It’s $70 no matter how many tickets you’re buying, with a $90 option that also includes two visits to Disney Water Parks, the Wide World of Sports, or a golf courses full-size and miniature.
Mid-Day Magic tickets are available through December 15, so don’t plan on using them for your Disney World Christmas vacation.