Walt Disney World is Orlando’s most famous attraction, but it’s not exactly cheap and it’s not getting cheaper. The costs of travel, lodging, food, souvenirs, and tickets add up quickly, which is why any chance to save some cash on a Disney vacation is one that parents should not miss. Once such chance: this summer’s brand-new Summer One World ticket, a discounted option for families who want to experience everything Walt Disney World has to offer.
For $444, a Summer One World ticket gets you admission into all four Disney World theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and their sister water parks (Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach).
That breaks down to an average ticket price of $73. That’s a little more than the water park tickets typically cost, $69, but way less than a theme park admission. A basic, one-day ticket to one park is currently going for $109 for ages 10 and up, so the savings with the combined ticket are substantial.
There are, of course, a few catches. You can’t visit more than one park per day, so if you visit Epcot on day one and your kids really want to do Spaceship Earth again on day four they’re out of luck. You also have to visit between June 4 and August 23, a period of time eagle-eyed readers will recognize as ending just before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on August 29.
But honestly, Galaxy’s Edge is going to be packed when it opens, and there’s so much to do at the existing Disney World parks that your kids are still going to have a great time. So if you’ve been thinking about taking a Disney vacation with the family — and are willing to miss Galaxy’s Edge — then the Summer One World ticket is definitely worth checking out.