Florida Resident Discount Disney World Tickets for Spring to Fall 2024

Walt Disney World has released a new discounted ticket for Floridians for Spring to Fall 2024, with deals on 3-4 day tickets for locals. This shares info & details about the limited-time offer, commentary about this Floridian special offer, what it could mean for summer crowd dynamics, and historical comparisons.

This is one of several new deals; if you also need to add a hotel stay, Walt Disney World already released discounts of up to 30% off for Florida residents through July 7, 2024. If historical precedent is any indication, deals for later in July through September 2024 will be released soon, and could offer even better savings. There are many other discounts available right now at Walt Disney World that run through Christmas 2024.

Between those resort discounts and this special offer on tickets, Florida residents can visit Walt Disney World this summer and early fall and actually have spend less money than the same dates and experience would’ve cost in 2022 (prices are up slightly as compared to 2023). It’s relatively unprecedented for price decreases at Walt Disney World, but that’s precisely what we’ve been seeing when comparing 2024 costs to 2022.

In terms of the details, this 2024 Walt Disney World ticket deal will offer Florida residents the ability to buy a 4-Day Disney Discover Ticket for just $59 per day, plus tax (total price: $235 plus tax). A specially priced 3-day ticket is also available.

The Discover Disney Ticket is valid for use from April 2 to September 28, 2024, with an advance park reservation. Reservations are limited and subject to availability of reservations allocated to this ticket as determined by Disney, and park capacity.

Proof of Florida residency required. All adults will need to show proof of Florida residency at park entrance. Both a theme park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system and valid theme park admission for the same park on the same date are required.

Here’s a visual chart that might make the info easier to digest:

You can also purchase a Disney Summer Magic Ticket that includes these great options:

  • Park Hopper Option – $40 More Per Ticket, Plus Tax – Visit more than one theme park on the same day. You must make a theme park reservation for each date of your visit.
  • Water Park and Sports Option – $35 More Per Ticket, Plus Tax – Visit one theme park per day. Plus, get a certain number of visits to a water park, golf course or miniature golf course based on the length of your ticket. For example, if you purchase a 3-Day Disney Summer Magic Ticket with the Water Park and Sports Option, you can visit a Walt Disney World theme park on 3 days with a theme park reservation—and visit a Disney water park on 3 additional days by September 28, 2024.
  • Park Hopper Plus Option – $55 More Per Ticket, Plus Tax – Visit more than one theme park on the same day. Plus, get a certain number of visits to a water park, golf course or miniature golf course based on the length of your ticket. This option is a combination of the Park Hopper Option and the Water Park and Sports Option.

If you’re trying to choose the best dates to visit or ones to avoid, consult our 2024 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars. There are going to be many dates that have low crowds during this Floridian ticket promo, including but not limited to the entire month of May up until Memorial Day weekend as well as the second week in August through the end of the ticket promo.

Beyond those date ranges, the second half of April also shouldn’t be too bad nor should the first half of June. Both of those are more of wildcards, though; Spring Break will have stragglers that keep crowds elevated until the second half of April.

An even bigger unknown is what Walt Disney World does in late May or early June. They could do a summer kickoff with a new special event, Encanto entertainment, the opening of CommuniCore Hall, and more. The second half of June will also likely bring with it the debut of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, with previews prior to that.

Beyond that, summer crowds are tricky to predict. Walt Disney World hasn’t had a truly “normal” summer season since 2018. Last year, the weather was rough and blockouts on discounts (like this same ticket deal) disrupted crowd dynamics. The year prior, pent-up demand collided with soaring gas prices and resulted in an earlier peak than normal.

The year before that, the post reopening rush hit a wall due to the delta variant. The year before that, the parks were closed before reopening to very low crowds and capacity constraints. Even back in 2019, the looming opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge threw a monkey wrench into attendance dynamics, as many fans waited for that.

However, we’re starting to think that Summer 2024 will be the year that Walt Disney World gets back on track with regular attendance trends. It’s been so long since we’ve seen a “normal” summer that we don’t even really know what one would look like, but whatever it is, this year is probably it!

In large part, that’s because Walt Disney World has fine-tuned its approach to blockouts and pricing. Summer prices are arguably still a bit too aggressive relative to demand, but there isn’t the same unevenness as last year. In particular, you might notice that this ticket deal doesn’t have blockouts for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day weekends. That alone, small as it may seem (especially since park reservations are still in place for this ticket), is progress!

As we’ve mentioned elsewhere, Memorial Day and Labor Day are already below-average holiday weekends, and Fourth of July isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be. So not blocking these dates out makes complete sense–especially after the softness over these holidays last year.

This is not the first Florida resident discount of the year. The first option was the 2024 Florida Resident Disney Thrills Tickets, priced at $199 for a 2-day ticket or $219 for a 3-day ticket.

Last summer and fall, the ticket deal (comparable to this one) was $209 for 3-day tickets or $229 for 4-day tickets. So the price is higher this year, but not by a whole lot, and also, there are no blockouts for the aforementioned summer holidays.

Going back further, Walt Disney World offered a 2-Day Disney Weekday Magic Ticket for $175 plus tax, or a 3-Day Disney Weekday Magic Ticket for $195 plus tax last winter and spring. That was significantly cheaper than the 2024 deal, but it was also weekdays only.

The 2022 Disney Weekday Magic Ticket discount was similar, just cheaper. Those 2-Day Florida Resident tickets cost $149, the 3-Day version was $179, and the 4-Day Florida Resident ticket option cost $199. Additionally, there were fewer blockout dates.

Back in 2021, Florida resident ticket prices for the first half of the year were $149 for 2-day tickets, $179 for 3-day tickets, and $199 for 4-day tickets. (Those had more blockout dates–but were also available during a busier season.)

Post-reopening, Florida Resident Discover Tickets started at $130 per ticket for the 2-day ticket. The 3-day option was $174 per ticket and the 4-day Florida Resident Disney Magic Flex Ticket was $195 per ticket. None of those tickets were limited to weekdays-only.

There are a couple of interesting changes here. The first is that this ticket deal is once again not limited to weekdays-only. This is going to be important to many Floridians; working 9-5 jobs Monday through Friday made the prior two resident tickets non-starters for many fans.

For our part, we’re pleased to see Walt Disney World not block out weekends. For the last year, Saturday and Sundays have been the least-busy days of the week at Walt Disney World, which is a trend partially due to ticket deal blockouts. That trend has started to change in 2024 as Disney has (belatedly) realized that weekends have been slower.

Ultimately, the Disney Discover Florida Resident Ticket offer is the best way for locals to save on park admission right now…unless you’ll get enough mileage out of an Annual Pass to make that worth the money. Frankly, we suspect that’ll be true for many Floridians who have an interest in Walt Disney World.

On a positive note, at least this ticket is starting on April 2, 2024. That’s over a month earlier than last year, when it began on May 16. While I personally would want to use my limited admissions strategically–and thus not during Spring Break season–I could definitely see prioritizing the second half of April and early May, before the summer heat and humidity arrive in full force. Maybe saving my last couple of visits until Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens and the new (potential) summer celebration begins in June 2024.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens this summer at Walt Disney World with attendance. While this isn’t going to significantly move the needle on overall crowd levels, it being valid everyday–including weekends and holidays–means there likely won’t be weird quirks or sudden drops during times that would otherwise be busy. (The new Magic Tickets for the general public also help ensure that.)

This should be an interesting saga to follow, and it’s almost certain that we haven’t seen the end of Walt Disney World’s efforts to woo back former fans and pull “levers” to incentivize more demand and guest spending. Stay tuned–there’s surely more to come in the days, weeks, and months ahead! We’ll continue closely monitoring what’s released and will notify subscribers of our free email newsletter when any Walt Disney World discounts are released or rumored!

Planning a Walt Disney World trip? Learn about hotels on our Walt Disney World Hotels Reviews page. For where to eat, read our Walt Disney World Restaurant Reviews. To save money on tickets or determine which type to buy, read our Tips for Saving Money on Walt Disney World Tickets post. Our What to Pack for Disney Trips post takes a unique look at clever items to take. For what to do and when to do it, our Walt Disney World Ride Guides will help. For comprehensive advice, the best place to start is our Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide for everything you need to know!


What do you think of these park ticket promotions for Walt Disney World? Will you be taking advantage of the Florida resident deal for Spring through early Fall 2024–or do you already have an Annual Pass? Do you agree or disagree with our assessments? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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