The Best Theme Park Tickets to Buy in Orlando

Planning a trip to Florida and not sure what parks to visit? Check out my top picks of the best theme park tickets to buy in Orlando.

 

One thing that is safe to say about Orlando is that every time you visit, you will have a completely different experience. There are so many different theme parks and every year a new attraction is unveiled. The places that you visited as a couple will be different to what you will do as a family and families with young kids will want to visit different parks than families with older children. Suffice to say, deciding what theme parks to visit and what theme park tickets to buy, is a daunting task. That’s where I come in! I have done all the research for you – you can thank me later 😉.

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I have searched the Attraction Tickets Direct website because I believe they offer the best value and the best variety. They include so many FREE extras that you won’t get elsewhere. One of my favourites is the free use of Fastpass+ in Disney World so you can prebook rides and spaces for the parades before you go, and skip the queues! They are also offering free Memory Maker in Disney World. You know when you get snapped on a rollercoaster and your kids beg you to buy the photo (every time)! With Memory Maker you don’t have to worry about saying no! ALL the photographs taken in the Disney Parks are included in the price of their Disney tickets below, this normally costs $199 but it is free if you purchase these Disney tickets through Attraction Tickets Direct. They have lots of other freebies too and special gifts! And note Attraction Tickets Direct send you real park tickets (not vouchers) with free delivery and no credit card fees. So no need for queues, just sail through the entrance doors 😎. With all that said, here are my top picks of the best theme park tickets to buy in Orlando!

 

For First Time Visitors –  14 Day Orlando Freedom Ticket

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This is the ultimate Orlando ticket – you really don’t need to buy anything else! This 14 day ticket gives you:

  • Unlimited access to ALL 6 Disney Parks ( including golf course, free Fastpass+ and Memory Maker)
  • Unlimited access to ALL 3 Universal Orlando Resort theme parks ( inc Universal’s entertainment venues in City Walk)
  • Unlimited access to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Busch Gardens
  • Coach transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens and unlimited use of Disney transportation system
  • Free Admission Ticket to the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds & Sea Life
  • Free Unlimited parking at SeaWorld, Orlando, Aquatic and Busch Gardens

Are you exhausted yet? Yes this really is the ultimate Orlando ticket, you have access to 12 Orlando theme parks, a host of other attractions and Attraction Tickets Direct throw in some extra free gifts too!

Cost from €822 for adults & €783 for children. Click here for more details 

Click here to add on LegoLand for an additional €25 per person.

 

 

First Time Visitors, short on time – 14 Day Disney & Universal Combo

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If you are staying in Orlando for less than two weeks, this ticket is perfect. You will have access to all the Disney Parks and all the Universal Parks as well as the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life. It is almost the same as the Orlando Freedom Ticket but doesn’t include SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens. This 14 day ticket gives you:

Cost from €699 for adults & €662 for children. Click here for more details:

 

 

For Disney Fans – 14 Day Ultimate Disney Ticket with Memory Maker

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For most families, especially first time visitors, the highlight of a trip to Orlando is to experience that Disney Magic. Many families who have visited before or who have older children may decide to forgo Disney World but remember one of the best attractions in Orlando, Avatar, has opened this year and Toy Story Land is coming in 2018. Also don’t forget the fireworks and parades, it doesn’t matter what age you are, they are magical! This 14 day ticket gives you:

  • Unlimited access to ALL 6 Disney parks ( including, free Fastpass+ and Memory Maker)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course with one round of mini golf each day of your 14-day Ultimate Ticket at either Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course or Disney’s Winter Summerland Mini Golf Course
  • Unlimited use of the Disney transportation system.
  • Free Admission Ticket to the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds & Sea Life

Cost: from €445 for adults & €419 for children. Click here for more details:

 

 

For Universal Fans – The 3 Park Explorer Ticket

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Universal Studios is my favourite theme park. I fell in love with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter during my last visit, and I also love their Islands of Adventure theme park. Volcano Bay their new water theme park, opened this year and looks awesome too, although I haven’t had the chance to experience it yet! For families with older children who may feel they no longer wish to go to DisneyWorld, Universal is perfect and this 3 park explorer ticket, is just the ticket (excuse the pun!).

  • Unlimited park-to-park admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the new Volcano Bay  for up to 14 consecutive days from first use.
  • Access to select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk for the duration of your ticket
  • Ticket includes TapuTapu, a waterproof wearable that allows you to hold your place in a Virtual Line at the rides
  • This ticket is not available at any park’s entrance

Cost: from €262 for Adults & €254 for Children. Click here for more details:

 

 

For rollercoaster fans – The Orlando 6 Park Flexi Ticket

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This gives you unlimited access to Universal Studios parks plus Sea World, Aquatica and Busch Gardens. As well as experiencing all that the Universal theme parks have to offer, you can also enjoy the tallest, most thrilling water ride in Aquatica’s Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, fly face-down on Seaworld’s Manta rollercoaster ( trust me I did this, it is incredible) and experience some of the best rollercoasters in the world in Busch Gardens. This 14 day ticket gives you:

  • Unlimited access to Universal’s three parks for up to 14 consecutive days.
  • Unlimited access to SeaWorld, Aquatica Busch Gardens for up to 14 consecutive days.
  • FREE coach transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express.
  • Enjoy unlimited FREE parking at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens for the duration of your ticket.

Cost from €382 for Adults & €367 for  Children. Click here for more details:

 

 

For regular Orlando visitors or for those who fancy trying something a little bit different, check out my top picks.

 

Orlando Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Go with a group or if you are feeling romantic book a private balloon ride for two! Take off early in the morning and watch the sun rise over Orlando’s theme parks and the Florida lakes ❤️

Cost from €117 for adults and €32 for children. Click here for more details:

 

 

Kennedy Space Centre 

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You will tour rocket launch areas, meet a real life astronaut, see space shuttle Atlantis as if it were in space, and experience what it is like to fly a shuttle with the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator. It is approximately 45 – 60 minutes drive from Orlando but Attraction Tickets Direct can also organise transfers if you are not hiring a car.

Cost: from €43 for adults and €34 for children. Click here for more details:

 

 

Discovery Cove with Dolphin Swim

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When you step inside Discovery Cove you may forget you are actually in Orlando. This tropical paradise is completely different to the other Orlando Theme Parks with only 1300 visitors allowed per day. Enjoy the white sandy beaches, snorkel with tropical fish and if you like, you can swim with a bottlenose dolphin. For those who don’t want a dolphin swim, you can feed some tropical birds at the Free-Flight Aviary or discover the many playful animals in the rainforest. All meals and drinks are included in the price of your ticket, so it’s a great opportunity to sit back, relax and escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s other theme parks. Note children must be 6 years old to swim with dolphins and pre booking is essential.

Cost: from €180 for adults and children. Click here for more details:

 

Attraction Tickets Direct also offer FREE VIP Orlando Dine 4 Less Card with Orlando Bookings over €500, an exclusive gift at The Florida Mall and Destination Passport offering over $1,000 in savings, with all bookings!

So they are my top picks of the best theme park tickets to buy in Orlando. If I have left out any of your favourites I would love to hear from you. just comment in the box below. This post was sponsored by Attraction Tickets Direct but all views, as always, are my own. Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change.

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