The entrance to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Credit: Shutterstock

29. Use The “Price Bridging” Technique To Save Hundreds On Annual Passes

If it is your first time going to a Disney Park, you may not think you want to get a season pass. But there are plenty of people who realize how amazing it was, and want to come back next year. Lucky for you, it’s possible to upgrade your tickets and turn them into an annual pass. Whatever you paid for those tickets will go towards the cost of your season pass, so you just pay the difference. This is called “price bridging” technique. Some people can save even more money by getting discounted tickets from third parties, like Costco Travel.

Any guest service window inside of the park will be able to help you bridge your ticket into a season pass. If you buy a discounted pass, a scenario can be something like this: Pay $450 for a one-week pass at Costco. Normally, that same pass costs $515, if you were to try to buy it online or at the gate. So you are already saving $65 before you go do your upgrades. If you are doing this for your entire family, the technique can add up to hundreds of dollars in savings.