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Florida Resident Discounts

As a resident of Florida you live in one of the top vacation destinations in the world. So you should take advantage of the theme parks but you should not pay full price.  The bigger theme parks such as SeaWorld, Disney World, and Busch Gardens offer Florida Residents a discount for multi day passes.

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Most of the discounts for Florida residents are in the area of travel. The most obvious are discounts available at the big theme parks including Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and Bush Gardens. But there are other Florida resident discounts including savings on cruise packages, hotels, and resorts.

Annual Passes and Discounts
One of the best ways to save big on many Florida attractions is with an annual pass. An annual pass will only save you money if you use it multiple times in a year so before you shell out the money make sure you will use it enough to actually save money.

SeaWorld Discounts for Florida Residents

Tickets for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and other Florida Theme Parks are offered as single day tickets, annual passes, and other configurations. For Florida Residents there are a few good deals the best is probably the SeaWorld Fun Card.

SeaWorld offers different ticket prices for adults and children (ages 3 to 9). Children ages 2 and under are free.

Here is a summary of the 2012 SeaWorld ticket prices for Florida Residents.

SeaWorld Fun Card
$81.99, $73.99 (child)

The SeaWorld Fun Card is for Florida Residents and it gives you unlimited visits to SeaWorld through December 31, 2012. You are paying the one day admission prices and can go to SeaWorld as many times as you like this year.

This is a great value if you will go to SeaWorld more than once this year and is only $10 more than the one day ticket price you can purchase online for $71.99 (below).

SeaWorld - Pay for a day.  Play all year.

SeaWorld Single Day with 2nd Visit Free
$81.99 at gate ($71.99 online), Child $71.99 at gate ($63.99 online)

Save $10 when you buy this SeaWorld ticket in advance and you also get a second visit to SeaWorld for up to 7 days

Save when you purchase tickets in advance! Enjoy one visit to SeaWorld Orlando anytime within one year of purchase. 2nd Visit Free offers the flexibility to return a second day so you can experience SeaWorld on your schedule. 2nd Visit Free is valid for one additional visit to SeaWorld Orlando during regularly scheduled park hours for up to 7 consecutive days from the date of the first visit at no extra charge. Save time by printing your tickets at home and go straight to the front gate of the park.

Disney World Tickets

There is no Florida resident discount for a one day pass but for a three day pass you save about $24 a day. For a Florida Resident the three day pass is $169 and non residents pay $242. These are adult prices and the prices for ages 3 to 9 offer similar savings.
Florida Resident tickets for Disney World expire 6 months after first use or on December 18, 2013.

There are significant time periods when you cannot use a Florida Resident multi day pass including most of the Summer and December 20 to 31.

To qualify for a Florida Resident discount at the Disney Parks in Orlando you will have to present one of the following IDs.

  • Florida Drivers License
  • Florida state issued ID card with a Florida address
  • Florida based military ID

Annual Passes to Disney World
If you live near Disney or are certain that you will visit multiple times a year then you should consider an annual pass.

For a Florida Resident, the annual pass to Disney is $452.63.

Here is a summary of Disney Ticket Prices for Florida Residents:
One Day Ticket - $89.00
Three Day Ticket - $169.00 ($56.33 per day)
Four Day Ticket - $192.00 ($48.00 per day)

Water Park After 2pm Annual Pass - $63.90 (ages 10 +) , $51.12 (ages 3 - 9)
Disney has two excellent water parks in Orlando, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. An after 2pm annual pass gets you into the park after 2pm (as the name suggests) until closing.  Depending on the time of year the Disney Water Parks close anywhere from 5pm (fall, winter and early spring) until 8pm (summer months).

This pass is a good deal if you want to visit Orlando in the summer. When it gets really hot in the afternoon you can head over to either Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, cool of and have some fun.

Florida Resident Seasonal Pass - $318.44
At $318, the Florida Resident Seasonal Pass gives Florida residents a major discount to the four Disney theme parks in Orlando. This seasonal pass is only available to Florida residents and is valid for 365 days from the date you purchase it. You can go to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. You can jump from park to park in a single day.

You cannot use this pass during these dates:

March 31, 2012 - April 12, 2012
June 9, 2012 - August 16, 2012
December 20, 2012 - January 4, 2013

March 23, 2013 - April 5, 2013
June 8, 2013 - August 15, 2013
December 19, 2013 - January 3, 2014

Florida Resident Annual Pass- $452.63 (ages 3+)
If you want to visit the Disney Theme Parks with unrestricted access for a year then you need the Disney Florida Resident Annual Pass.  This pass gives you unlimited admission to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom. It is valid for 365 days. It also comes with free parking at the theme parks.

Florida Resident Premium Annual Pass - $595.34 (ages 3+)
The premium annual pass gives you unlimited access to the four theme parks, the Disney Water Parks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, Disneys Oak Trail Golf Course, and ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex.

Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass 0 $211.94 (ages 3+)
The Florida Resident Weekday Pass gives you access to all four Disney theme parks Monday through Friday - only during select times of year.

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