Teachers, educators, and school support staff often have time off when their students do and may take that opportunity to visit Disney’s Orlando theme parks.
However, the busiest (and most expensive) times of year at Disney World typically correspond with these school breaks.
Since Disney World does provide discounts to specific groups (e.g., military personnel or AAA members), teachers may also wonder if there are Disney deals for them.
Unfortunately, Disney World only offers discounts to teachers living and working in Florida. Florida teachers can access reduced rates on theme park tickets, hotels, and vacation homes through the third-party provider Orlando Employee Discounts. While Disney World does not offer specific discounts for out-of-state teachers, these educators can usually find other special deals to help offset their costs.
This article provides all the details teachers, educators, and school support staff need to find the best deals for Disney World.
Where Can Teachers Find Discounted Disney World Tickets?
Whether teachers, educators, and school support staff are eligible for discounts depends on where they’re from.
Anyone who doesn’t live and work in Florida can usually find savings on Disney World’s Special Offers webpage.
Typical deals include reduced rates on vacation packages, hotel rooms, or multiday park passes.
While Disney World does not offer discounts specifically for out-of-state teachers and support staff, they often extend special pricing to other select groups, such as military personnel, Disney+ Subscribers, Annual Passholders, AAA members, and Disney Credit Cardholders.
Therefore, teachers (and others) who qualify under those groups can receive discounts on park tickets, hotel rooms, or other in-park amenities.
Following the Disney Parks Blog is another good option for teachers, educators, and school support staff looking for savings, as the site often posts about upcoming deals or specials before they become available.
It’s important to note that special offers at Disney World are often seasonal, limited in scope, and/or only available for a short period of time, so read all the fine print before completing a purchase.
Florida Teacher Discounts
Florida teachers receive discounts to Disney World unavailable to teachers from other states and countries, just like Floridians can take advantage of Disney’s special resident pricing.
The Florida Department of Education is affiliated with the third-party seller Orlando Employee Discount which has partnered with Disney World (and others) to provide Florida teachers with reduced rates on park tickets, hotel rooms, and vacation rentals.
For more information on eligibility and available discounts, Florida teachers and school staff should refer to the Orlando Employee Discount website.
Where Can Teachers Find Discounted Disney World Hotels?
While Disney World doesn’t offer many discounts specific to teachers, they do offer a promotion through the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels in the EPCOT Resort Area.
Teachers and School Support Staff Members can save up to 25% off the regular price when staying at either of these Disney Deluxe Hotels.
To receive their discounts, teachers and support staff should either call 1-888-828-8850 and ask for the “Teacher’s Rate” or book online using the promotional code ZTC in the Corporate/Promo code box.
Upon checking in, guests must show a valid teacher or school-issued ID to confirm their eligibility for the reduced rate.
Additional Resort Discounts
Disney World occasionally offers a discount for teachers at other Walt Disney World Resorts.
These deals don’t occur frequently, so teachers interested in these deals should keep an eye on Disney’s Special Offers webpage.
Florida teachers can also access savings when booking rooms at Disney World Resorts through the Orlando Employee Discount website.
While Disney World typically does not offer discounts specifically for teachers, there are several ways educators and school support staff can save on park passes, hotel rooms, and/or vacation packages.
The Disney Special Offers site and the Disney Parks Blog often post deals and discounts available to all park guests, and any teacher or school staff who are military personnel, Disney+ Subscribers, Annual Passholders, AAA members, or Disney Credit Cardholders may also be eligible for special pricing.
Florida teachers (and others) benefit from the Orlando Employee Discount Program, a third-party seller partnered with Disney World that offers discounted resort stays and cheaper theme park tickets.
All teachers and school support staff receive discounted stays at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels when they book their rooms with a valid promo code and check in with their teacher or school employee identification card.