How to buy Walt Disney World tickets from Australia

A beginner’s guide to vacationing in Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida from Australia including a simple guide to buying cheap WDW tickets online- plus a USD $20 first order promocode voucher!

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA makes an incredible Australian family holiday destination.

Many Aussies make the pilgrimage to WDW every year – but what is it that attracts so many people from around the globe to this most “Magical Place On Earth?” Let’s take a deep dive into Walt Disney World for Australian families!

We loved Walt Disney World!

We loved Walt Disney World!

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How many theme parks are there at Walt Disney World?

Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World in Florida USA - Photo source: Disney

Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World in Florida USA – Photo source: Disney

Made up of four major theme parks plus two water parks, Walt Disney World (also known as WDW for short) offers Disney magic galore.

Each WDW park is very different from the other. They all offer amazing rides and experiences that shouldn’t be missed if you plan on enjoying the big attractions that Walt Disney World has to offer.

We decided to hit the four major parks on our first visit and leave the two water parks and golf sport activities for a later visit.

We’ll concentrate on the big 4 Walt Disney World theme parks in this guide.

What are the four Walt Disney World theme parks?

We spent one day at each of the four big Walt Disney World parks in Orlando.

You can read a more in-depth review of each theme park by clicking on their linked names below, but here is a basic summary of each park and their biggest attractions:

Magic Kingdom – the most popular of the four theme parks, this is the classic Disneyland experience in Florida. Here you’ll find the Cinderella Castle, parades, fireworks and traditional rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railway, unique rides like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the exciting newest Walt Disney World ride (2023) the Tron Lightcycle Run.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios – some really fun rides, attractions and movie-themed shows can be found here. Home of the incredible Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge area, Toy Story Land plus the awesome new-ish (2020) Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride and a fun movie stunt show.

EPCOT – a massive park, EPCOT is home to several internationally themed areas and experiences – all mixed with some great rides like Ratatouille, Test Track, Frozen Ever After and the breathtaking new (2022) Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – the largest Disney park in the world! If Disney had a zoo, this would be it with a fun (real!) animal safari truck tour, bird flight shows plus several thrill rides too including Expedition Everest and Dinosaur. This is also the home of the amazing Pandora area with the outstanding (2017) Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey rides.

Disney Hotels

In addition to the theme parks at Walt Disney World Orlando there are several great Disney hotels which are experiences in themselves to stay in. We stayed in the super-fun budget Disney’s Pop Century hotel.

Disney Springs

Don’t miss the massive Disney shopping precinct mecca, Disney Springs – another area within the Walt Disney World and well-worth a visit with its massive Disney store (the biggest in the world!) and awesome Rainforest and Dinosaur Cafes.

There's so much to do and see at Walt Disney World's EPCOT theme park!

There’s so much to do and see at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park!

Do I still need to make park reservations for Walt Disney World?

Yes and no.

You do still need to make park reservations if you buy standard One Park tickets until January 2024.

You don’t need to make park reservations if you buy Klook’s new 4-Park Magic Ticket!

How do I buy Walt Disney World tickets online?

Klook sells Walt Disney World tickets

Klook sells Walt Disney World tickets

Purchase your Walt Disney World tickets on Klook. Klook is a registered Walt Disney World ticket reseller who offer discounted WDW tickets.

Quick, easy and cheap, Klook is the best way to buy Walt Disney World tickets online, and you can do it all from your armchair at home or work!

Is there a Walt Disney World promo code for 2023?

Yes! Australian and New Zealand purchases get USD$20 off Walt Disney World tickets if you’re new to Klook by using our promocode: LETSGOMUM20 at checkout! 

Book tickets online to Walt Disney World in Orlando

Walt Disney World tickets

Walt Disney World tickets

How do I buy Walt Disney World tickets using Klook?

There are 5 basic steps to buying Walt Disney World Resort tickets in 2023.

1 – If park reservations are required (dependent upon your ticket type), check your desired Walt Disney World dates are available on the official website here (if you are booking more than 120 days ahead – you can do this step later, after your ticket purchase when your dates show on the Disney website)

2 – Purchase your Walt Disney World tickets online on the Klook website or the Klook app (download on the App Store or Google Play). Don’t forget to use our link with our $20USD off promocode LETSGOMUM20 for your first Klook purchase!

3 – Create a Disney account on the official Disney website

4 – Link your tickets to the Disney website. You can watch our Klook Disneyland Tickets YouTube video here for step-by-step instructions. The process is the same.

5 – Reserve your desired dates on the Disney website if required (dependent upon your ticket type). You can watch the step-by-step instructions on our Klook Disneyland Tickets YouTube video here . It’s the same process.

6 – Download the Walt Disney World app and sign in with your Disney website account login – you will find your tickets in the menu item “Tickets and Passes”

Which Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida tickets should I choose?

Klook Walt Disney World tickets

When you go to Klook to purchase your Walt Disney World tickets you’ll be met with a few different selections.

Before you choose anything, read any terms, condition and notes thoroughly to be sure to understand how they work.

What kind of Klook Walt Disney World tickets are available?

There are several different types of Walt Disney World Resort tickets available to choose from on Klook.

In addition there are add-ons for the Disney Water Parks, Sports such as Mini Golf and also special events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Disney After Hours at EPCOT.

Here I will cover the basic main tickets…

The new Walt Disney World Resort 4 Park Magic Ticket

A Walt Disney World new park every day is so much fun!

A Walt Disney World new park every day is so much fun!

The 4-Park Magic Ticket is a great choice if you have four days available to visit the parks. The four park Magic Ticket gives you access to one park per day for all four parks. Best of all, no further park reservation steps are required!

You have seven days to use your Magic Ticket from the day you visit your first park, and some block out dates do apply.

The Walt Disney World Single Park Ticket

If you only have one day to visit, or decide you want to add an extra day on to your visit, this is your ticket!

The Single Park Ticket is good for one day at a specific Walt Disney World Resort park of your choosing. It does have some restrictions. You can only buy these tickets singly, plus you can’t change parks during the day like you can with a Park Hopper ticket – you only get access to the one park for that one day.

The Walt Disney World 1-Park-Per-Day Ticket

If you would like to visit more than one day for the cheapest price, the 1-Park-Per-Day Ticket is the ticket for you.

Perfect for days at Walt Disney World Resort when you want to stay within one park each day without crossing over to another park, the One Park Per Day Ticket from Klook is a good choice. You can’t change parks during the day like you can with the Park Hopper ticket. You get access only to the one park each day.

You can choose how many days you’d like to visit with the 1-Park-Per-Day Ticket – from 2 up to 10 days.

Note that with this ticket, there is a minimum order of 2 days.

Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade with the Seven Dwarfs

Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade with the Seven Dwarfs

The Walt Disney World Park Hopper Ticket

Can’t decide which of the four major WDW theme parks park to visit on any particular day? Do more than one with a Park Hopper ticket!

Purchase the Walt Disney World Resort Park Hopper ticket for theme park flexibility.

With a Park Hopper Ticket, you can visit any of the four parks on the same day after a certain time.

This means you have the freedom to visit your favourite rides by changing theme parks later the same day, no matter where they are at Walt Disney World!

Although Park Hopper tickets cost you a little more, they’re a great way to optimise your time and preferences at Walt Disney World.

All that said, it is wise to note that Park Hopping usually isn’t accessible until early afternoon, and not all the parks are located close together. If you decide to change parks during the day you may need to take into account possible transit time between them. There is an efficient free gondola and/or bus service between parks.

You can choose how many days you’d like to visit with a Park Hopper Ticket – from 1 up to 10 days.

Disney Genie Plus Fast Passes

To skip the ride queues, Walt Disney World’s fast pass Genie+ is available for an additional cost to your valid park admission ticket.

Genie plus can be purchased on the My Disney Experience App while you are at Walt Disney World.

How much does Genie+ cost?

Genie plus cost around USD$30 per person per park when we were there in February 2023.

Genie Plus allows you to access what’s called Lightning Lanes in Walt Disney Resort parks for a large range of rides.

Lightning Lanes are a fast way to avoid the queue and get to the head of the ride line. This can potentially save you hours of wait time.

In addition to Genie+ there is also a paid one ride Lightning Lane access option available for a few select, popular rides on the WDW App.

We did not purchase Genie+ whilst we were at WDW, which did impact the number of rides we were able to experience.

We were gifted a Lightning Lane pass when one of our other Disney rides broke down and found that it worked very well in getting us to the head of the queue quickly.

How does Genie+ work?

Genie+ works using a QR code system. On the My Disney Experience App you access the Genie+ list and select a ride and time slot. You then go to that ride within the hour time limit allotted to you and scan in at a special entrance with your Genie+ QR code.

There are some Genie+ booking rules to keep the system fair, such as you need to book Genie+ time slots two hours apart, or alternatively after your last Genie+ booking has been scanned into – whichever comes first.

Walt Disney World ride strategy using Lightning Lane

You can only use Genie+ for certain rides, plus you can only use it once per ride.

Ride slots can fill up during the day so it’s best to book your first ride as the most popular ride you want to go on (with the longest wait time) as soon as possible after entering the park.

Proceed as soon as possible to each Lighting Lane booking as they become available- you’ll receive a notification and barcode on your app.

Keep using Genie+ throughout the day until no more ride time slots are available, booking a new ride either immediately after scanning in to each Lightning Lane or two hours since your last Genie+ Lightning Lane booking.

Tron and Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind special ride reservations

The Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind ride was one of our favourites!

The Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind ride was one of our favourites!

Rides like Tron and Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind are so new and popular that you only have limited options to ride them.

You can either buy an individual Lightning Lane access ticket, or you try to reserve a free “boarding group” spot first thing in the morning at 7am or 1pm in the afternoon.

We managed to get on both rides using the free reservation system, but even being ready to book right away we ended up in a later boarding group in the middle of the day.

It’s important to have your finger on that booking button the second the clock ticks over the morning of your park visit like we did, or during the afternoon booking period – or you may miss out!

Even when you are booked into a boarding group time slot, you do still need to wait in the ride queue for around an hour to actually board the ride (unless you used the paid Lightning Lane option).

The paid spots also fill up fairly quickly (they were full by lunchtime the day we were there), but both rides are simply amazing, hence their popularity.

Make the extra booking effort, because it would be a shame to miss out on either of these two exhilarating thrill rides!

See the wonderful parades at Magic Kingdom!

See the wonderful parades at Magic Kingdom!

Download the Walt Disney World App

The Walt Disney World App - My Disney Experience

To have your digital tickets on hand, and in preparation for your visit to Walt Disney World, download the Walt Disney World App My Disney Experience before you go at the App Store and Google Play.

You can use the App to navigate around the theme parks, book restaurants, check for event times, reserve Lightning Lane spots and buy paid Lightning Lane access.
You can also check ride wait times and much more.

How do I link my tickets to the Disneyland App?

To link your Klook Disneyland tickets to the Disneyland App, you’ll need to create a Disney account and then copy your Klook ticket numbers onto your account.

You can watch our Klook Disneyland Tickets YouTube video here for step-by-step instructions – it’s the same process.

How do I make a Disneyland park reservation?

To make a Disney Resort park reservation, first you’ll need to link your Klook Walt Disney World tickets to the My Disney Experience App, then you can choose the dates you’d like to visit Walt Disney World.

You can watch the step-by-step instructions on our Klook Disneyland Tickets YouTube video here . It’s the same process.

Do I need to make Disneyland reservations for all parks with a Park Hopper Ticket?

No, you only need to have a park reservation for the first park you want to visit.

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*$200 minimum purchase

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You may also like to read these other Walt Disney World blogs:

3 Walt Disney World theme park hacks for your Australian family holiday
Our Australian family Walt Disney World trip – Magic Kingdom

Chip and Dale characters at Walt Disney World in Florida - Photo source: Disney

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Disclaimers: Let’s Go Mum may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you with bookings made with Klook.
The Let’s Go Mum family partnered with Klook for this Walt Disney World visit.  As always, all opinions are our own.
All prices and times quoted were correct at September 2023, the time of publishing this article, but can change frequently. Please always re-check for current prices.

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