Getting the best deal on your Orlando theme park tickets

The Sunshine State of Florida opens its arms and welcomes millions of tourists every year who are eager to experience all that this expansive state has to offer. From Jacksonville in the north to Miami and the Everglades National Park in the south, there is something to offer everyone in Florida. The most popular destination by a country mile, however, is the city known as the theme park capital of the world; Orlando.

Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Aquatica, Wet n’ Wild, Busch Gardens, the list goes on and one, and with these parks seeming to be ever expanding and bringing in even more mind blowing attractions, then it is little wonder that despite the global recession, those who are loath to give up their holidays are still flocking to Orlando to soak up the unique experience that this city has to offer its visitors.

Make no mistake, a holiday to Orlando can never be classed as cheap, and whilst there is nothing you can do about the cost of the flights, by shopping around for accommodation and theme park tickets it is possible to save quite a bit of money, especially on the latter. The golden rule of theme parks is never buy at the gate. You will pay top dollar, literally, and see a huge chunk of your spending money disappear.

An internet search of cheap Disney tickets will bring up thousands of results, and look for those that have feedback or testimonials from customers, and are licensed to sell theme park tickets. There are scams out there, we know there are, yet still millions of us every year still part with our cash on the deal that seems to too good to be true, and invariably is when we receive no tickets and are out of pocket with nothing to show for it.

The Disney World resort is the daddy of them all, covering 40 square miles and encompassing 4 different theme parks; the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot, as well as 2 water parks; Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. That’s a fair bit to get around, and this is where you need to decide on whether base tickets or ultimate tickets will give you the best deal.

If you have been to Disney World before you will know your favourite attractions and if you want to spend less time there and go to individual parks, then the base tickets will suit your needs. For first timers, or Disney fanatics, the ultimate tickets are the only way to go. These offer unlimited access for 7, 14 or 21 days so you can come and go as you please and get what you want out of your trip to Disney World.

If you are looking for Universal Studios tickets then you have even more choice, as this park is also included in the Flexiticket scheme. This covers all of the main Orlando theme parks, with the exception of Disney World, and you can buy a Flexiticket to cover 5 or 6 parks. Unlimited access and being able to go with the flow are the big plus with this ticket, as you can decide where to go over breakfast instead of having to go somewhere.