Much of your trip to Walt Disney World just got a lot cheaper

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If you’re looking for a vacation spot that offers family fun for all ages, Disney World is your place.

If you want to take the family on a vacation where magical memories are created at every turn, Walt Disney World Resort is hands down the place to visit. But if you’re looking for a vacation destination that offers a spectacular experience that still meets families’ budgets, well, you’ll want to keep looking.

Although Disney World offers the most magical, memorable and exciting experience a family can have together, a trip to the most magical place in the world can be extremely expensive, even for families trying to stick to a budget. The sights, sounds, tastes and nods to childhood – while all wonderful and magical – give guests a sense of childhood nostalgia and excitement that seems to give guests a false sense of security to make purchases that they would not normally make.

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Recently, ticket prices at Disney World and Disneyland Resort have gone up, and annual passes to the parks — when they’re on sale and if you can score one — are much more expensive than they used to be. barely two years ago. In fact, some analysts say that one-day tickets to Disney World will eventually cost over $250.

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Due to the costs associated with a trip to the Disney World parks, most guests keep their eyes peeled for any potential discounts. And when they find a discount or promotion that matches their vacation plans, they almost always take advantage of it.

While this writer would like to tell you that I found a radically reduced promotional price on park tickets, restaurants, or week-long stays at a Disney World Resort HotelUnfortunately, no one has encountered the ticker here at DisneyDining yet.

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But at least one discount will make your transportation to the parks a little more enjoyable.

Early 2022, Disney’s Magical Express service, which carried Guests between Orlando International Airport and the Disney World property, has been discontinued, allowing visitors to not only find their own transportation from the airport to the parks, but also to pay for that transportation. Disney’s Magical Express was a free service for Guests staying on Disney World property.

The service shutdown was a blow to families who typically still fly into Orlando and use the Magical Express service. No rental cars, no carpooling, just the Magical Express.

And while there are still no free transportation services that move visitors between MCO and the parks, at least one paid service makes it a little easier for families with children to get to the parks once they get there. landed in Orlando.

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According to TravelAwaits.comFamilies can take a break from transportation to Disney World with a new promotion from Sunshine Flyer that lets kids ride for free:

Until September 5, children ages 3-9 travel free one-way and round-trip. They will still require a ticket, but you will not be charged for the reservation. Children under 2 can also ride for free on an adult’s lap. Tickets do not need to be used during this time. Adult tickets are $16 one-way and $32 round-trip.

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Tony Glibkowski, vice president of Sunshine Flyer, said the new promotion is a way to show appreciation to Disney World guests for their sponsorship.

“We’re overwhelmed with the support we’ve seen this summer from the Sunshine Flyer,” Glibkowski said. “So far, we’ve hosted thousands of families and helped our Guests enjoy their Disney vacations from the moment they step off the plane and into one of our premium motorcoaches. For this reason, we We are delighted to extend the promotion of free tickets for children and discounted tickets for adults to show our continued appreciation.

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The best part is that Sunshine Flyer’s Kids Ride Free promotion applies to the purchase of tickets, not their use, which means that as long as guests book their rides before September 5, tickets can be used for a later trip. Additionally, the promotion is not limited to one child per paying adult.

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It sounded a little too good to be true, so we plugged in some numbers and found out that it IS true; we were able to book the transportation service for 3 paying adults and 7 children for a trip at the end of October 2022. The total cost was $96, which means the service only charged us for 3 adults at $32 per one way ticket -return. What a story!

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The promotion is available to families with children aged three to nine, but only for purchases made through September 5. So if you’re traveling to the Disney World parks soon and need transportation from Orlando International, visit Sunshine Flyer website to learn more about and take advantage of the promotion.

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