Let’s be real, a trip to Disney World can be expensive.
Between the hotel, park tickets, meals, snacks, second breakfasts, souvenirs, and more snacks, it can ALL add up. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for some great discounts and now we’ve compiled a list of 20 discounts you may not know about that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of in Disney World right now!
Let’s get right into it!
Ever wanted to grab that giant Lego Disney World Train Station set (priced at $329.99!), or have your eye on some other big lego sets in Disney World? Well, we recently discovered that those signs near them that say “no discounts are applied” may not be entirely true.
When we were shopping in Animal Kingdom not too long ago, a Disney Cast Member actually let us know that discounts CAN be applied on select Lego purchases.
Keep in mind this will only be applicable at Disney-owned and operated stores in property, NOT the Lego Store in Disney Springs. But, if you’re looking for an EPIC holiday gift for the big builder or Disney fan in your family, this may be a great way to get something for them at a great price!
2. Annual Passholder Pop-Up Shop
If you’re an Annual Passholder and looking for some fantastic merchandise at a great price, you absolutely MUST check out the Annual Passholder Pop-Up Shop which is currently located in the Germany pavilion in EPCOT.
We’ve seen SO many great discounts offered there, including 50% off select World Showcase items…
…50% off select EPCOT Flag items, and more!
PLUS you’re able to stack discounts here. Meaning, you could also use your existing Annual Passholder merchandise discount. Disney is constantly changing the merchandise available here, so you’ll definitely want to check back often to see what new goodies are available.
3. Holiday Tote
Sales are constantly changing around Disney World, but the next few items on this light are going to highlight a few that we’ve seen recently. These tend to be a bit more hidden as you truly have to look for them in the parks in order to take advantage of them.
First up, we’re already seeing discounts applied to select holiday merchandise!
Right now, you can grab this Holiday Tote for $19.99 with any merchandise purchase!
We found this sale in Animal Kingdom, but we expect it’ll pop up in other spots around Disney World, so keep your eyes open for it if you’re looking to get this tote bag at a discount!
4. Glow Items
Looking to grab some glow items on sale? Head over to Pandora — The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom to take advantage of this discount! Recently, we spotted a sign indicating that select glow items had been reduced to just $10 and others were now $15.
This glow bow arrow, for example, was on sale for $15.
You can find these items and this sale over at Windtraders, the main gift shop in Pandora — The World of Avatar.
5. Dream Friends
If you want to grab some of the most ADORABLE plushes around, there’s a sale you’ll want to check out. Right now, the Dream Friends plushes are $30 each when you buy two (down from $34.99 each).
That means you could get a sleepy Figment, Pooh, Minnie, Mickey, Pua, and MORE on sale!
Just look at how cute sleepy Dumbo is! We found this sale in Mouse Gear at EPCOT, but we expect it’s available throughout Disney World, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.
6. Black Spire Outpost Bag
Some of the best souvenirs are the ones that you can use a lot back home. A nice, big tote bag can often be the perfect thing. If you’re looking for a reusable tote bag with a bit of a Star Wars twist (and want to get it on sale) check out this Black Spire Outpost Tote Bag!
Recently, we spotted this bag on sale for $24.99 (regularly $34.99).
Carry around this bag and you’re sure to always have the Force with you, no matter where you go!
7. Food & Wine Festival Merchandise
Looks like Disney is getting ready for the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival to end and move on to the 2020 Taste of EPCOT Festival of the Holidays! Recently, we found that select Food & Wine merchandise items are on sale for 30% off, including the Minnie Mouse Queen of Cuisine spirit jersey and more!
In fact, we found that quite a lot of the merchandise was on sale!
So, if you had your eye on some of these cool items, now is your chance to grab them for 30% off!
8. Lightsaber Parts
Heading back to Batuu, we also found that Lightsaber parts from Savi’s Workshop, which you can buy individually now to change up your lightsaber’s look, are just $20 when you buy two (down from $24.99 each regularly).
So, if you’d like to grab some of the Power and Control set, or you’re looking to add a bit more of the Elemental Nature look to your saber, you can mix and match and customize your lightsaber as much as you want!
These pieces only fit the lightsabers you build inside of Savi’s workshop, so just keep that in mind!
9. Magic Is Here! Package
Next, we’re going to highlight a few special discounts that are “hidden” because you can only really spot them if you visit the Special Offers page on the Walt Disney World website. But, some of these are really fantastic deals, so you don’t want to miss out on them!
First, there’s the Magic Is Here! package that can help you save up to $500 on a 4-night, 4-day Walt Disney Travel Company room-and-ticket package at select Disney World Resort hotels.
This discount applies for stays most nights from September 4th through December 25th, 2020.
10. Southern States Deal
For some 2020 travel dates, Disney is also offering a great discount on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for residents in certain states. Specifically, residents of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia can save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights from September 4th through December 25th.
Residents will need to book by December 25th to take advantage of the deal.
11. Passholders Room Deal for 2020
Annual Passholders looking to get a great deal on a Disney Resort hotel room this fall/winter season can actually save up to 40% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights from July 9th through December 25th, 2020.
12. U.S. Military Resort Discounts Throughout 2020
Active or retired U.S. military personnel are eligible for some room-only discounts at select Disney World Resort hotels. The offer isn’t specifically described on the Disney World website. Instead, it only noted that they are “great rates.” This discount applies for stays most nights through December 18th, 2020 when you book by December 18th.
13. U.S. Military Ticket Discounts for 2020
Active or retired members of the U.S. Military can also get some discounts on 4, 5, or 6 day tickets if purchased by December 18th, 2020.
It appears that these tickets will be available to use for visits through September 26th, 2021.
14. Save Up to 35% on Rooms for 2021
Planning your Disney World trip for 2021? Right now you can save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights from January 3rd through April 17th, 2021!
You’ll need to book by March 15, 2021 to take advantage of this offer though! You can visit the Disney World website’s “Special Offers” section to see exactly what hotels qualify for this discount and what the potential savings are.
15. Annual Passholder 2021 Hotel Discounts
Annual Passholders can save even more on rooms in 2021! In fact, APs can save up to 40% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 3 through April 17th, 2021.
AP’s need to book these rooms by April 17th.
16. Florida Residents 2021 Room Deal
Florida Residents aren’t left out of the fun though. Florida Residents can save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights from January 3rd through April 17th, 2021.
You’ll need to book by April 17th to take advantage of the deal.
One of our BIGGEST tips is to make sure to don’t overpay for water in Disney World! You’ve got to stay hydrated for sure, but you also don’t want to be overpaying if you can avoid it.
There are lots of spots to get a cup of free water, but if you’re looking to get a bottle of water, be sure to buy them in a Disney merchandise location (as opposed to a restaurant) because you’ll be able to use your discounts there!
18. Caramel Treats!
You’ve seen us RAVE about the incredibly delicious caramel snacks available at Karamell-Küche in the Germany pavilion in EPCOT, but did you know that you can use your Annual Passholder discount on select items here? YES!
That means you could get a great discount on caramel popcorn and other select goodies! Be sure to ask the Cast Members working there whether a particular item you’re looking to grab qualifies for the discount or not just to be extra sure!
19. 20% on Banshees and the Avatar Maker Program
This next one is a “hidden” special offer for Annual Passholders that you can only see if you visit the Disney World Annual Passholder Extras website. Ever wanted to buy a banshee or create your very own avatar? Well, you can do both at Windtraders in Pandora — The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Right now, Annual Passholders can save 20% on both! This is a great deal you should definitely take advantage of while it’s available.
20. Wine Bar George
Looking for some great deals at Disney Springs? You’ll find some “hidden” on the Disney Springs special offers page. Did you know you can get a complimentary drink with your purchase of a Corcksicle at Wine Bar George or The Basket?
There are also TONS of happy hour deals on select days and times at places like House of Blues Restaurant, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, STK Orlando, and more! You can see more details about these below.
These are all subject to change though, so be sure to check with the restaurant directly when you’re ordering.
With Margarita Mondays and Tequila Tuesdays, you can also grab a classic margarita for $5 every Monday and $5 shots of Gracias a Dios Espadin Mezcal every Tuesday at Frontera Cocina!
Well, that’s our list of discounts! As always, things change rapidly around Disney World, so you’ll definitely want to check that these are still being offered whenever you visit. We’ll definitely be on the lookout for more great deals, and we’ll let you know if we spot any more that you should know about!
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