Let’s face it – not everyone is a morning person, even at the “Most Magical Place on Earth.”
A half-day ticket option for Disney World is an attractive offer for guests who want to sleep in, take their time getting ready, or enjoy a relaxing brunch before heading to the parks.
Unfortunately, Disney World doesn’t offer half-day tickets anymore. Mid-Day Magic Tickets (or half-day tickets) were available in 2019; however, Disney discontinued them. Currently, visitors looking to visit the parks can purchase annual passes or single or multi-day tickets.
This article explains what a Mid-Day Ticket entailed, why it was favorable to certain guests, why this special offer may have ended, and what ticket types are currently available to Disney World parkgoers.
Has Disney World Ever Offered Half-Day Tickets?
In 2019, Disney World unveiled a special offer that allowed guests to purchase a half-day ticket called the Mid-Day Magic Ticket.
The Mid-Day Magic Ticket has since been discontinued, likely due to declining demand.
What Was a Mid-Day Magic Ticket?
Disney designed this ticket to let visitors enjoy their mornings without missing out on precious park time.
With the Mid-Day Magic Ticket, guests could hit snooze in the early hours, grab a more affordable brunch offsite, or enjoy the amenities at their hotel before venturing off towards the magic.
How Much Did a Mid-Day Magic Ticket Cost?
Mid-Day Magic Tickets were less expensive than full-day admission tickets.
Mid-Day Magic Tickets could be purchased as 2, 3, or 4-day tickets and fluctuated in price depending on the day of the week and the time of year.
2-day tickets were priced around $88 per day, 3-day tickets were about $84 a day, and 4-day tickets were approximately $79 daily.
What Limitations Were There to Mid-Day Magic Tickets?
Mid-Day Magic Tickets were nonrefundable, nontransferable, and excluded separately ticketed activities and events.
Additionally, they were not valid for admission during Extra Magic Hours in the morning, and FastPass+ selections made before noon were invalid with this ticket type.
Mid-Day Magic Tickets also had shorter expiration dates: 2-day tickets were only valid for four days after the first visit, 3-day tickets expired five days after the selected start date, and the 4-day ticket had to be used within seven days after initial use.
What Types of Disney World Tickets Are Available for Purchase Now?
Even though the Mid-Day Magic Ticket is no longer available, Disney World offers a few options for shorter visits.
These include the 1 Park Per Day Ticket, a ticket with the Park Hopper Option, or a ticket with the Park Hopper Plus Option.
Ticket purchases can also be made through these platforms.
What is the 1 Park Per Day Ticket?
The 1 Park Per Day Ticket is the standard theme park ticket at Disney World.
With this ticket, guests receive admission into their choice of Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and prices vary depending on which park is selected and the date of visit.
After buying a theme park ticket, visitors are required to make a theme park reservation with the Disney Park Pass reservation system.
Guests without a reservation may be denied entry into the parks.
What is a Ticket with the Park Hopper Option?
A ticket with the Park Hopper Option is a standard theme park ticket with an add-on that allows guests to visit more than one theme park on the same day.
Like a 1 Park ticket, visitors must make a reservation for the first park they visit.
After 2 pm, guests can visit an additional park of their choice until that park closes.
A reservation is not required to enter the second park, but this can change without notice, so read all the fine print before purchasing this ticket.
Prices for an admission ticket plus add-ons will also change depending on the park and selected dates.
What is a Ticket with the Park Hopper Plus Option?
A ticket with the Park Hopper Option Plus offers the same perks as the regular Park Hopper Option and a certain number of visits to a water park or other Disney World venue.
These venues include:
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf (before 4 pm)
- Winter Summerland Miniature Golf (before 4 pm).
A 1-day ticket allows for one visit to the above options, a 3-day ticket allows for three visits, and a 4-day ticket allows for four visits.
Disney World no longer sells half-day tickets.
A special half-day offer called the Mid-Day Magic Ticket was available in 2019 but was discontinued.
As of now, guests looking for a shorter visit to Disney World can purchase a standard 1 Park Per Day ticket with add-ons like the Park Hopper Option or the Park Hopper Plus Option.
Table of Contents
- Has Disney World Ever Offered Half-Day Tickets?
- What Types of Disney World Tickets Are Available for Purchase Now?