Getting discounted tickets to Disney, Universal & other theme parks is pretty hard to do. We’ve written about some of the ways you can get legitimate reduced-price tickets, as well as listed the things you shouldn’t do. Imagine how surprised I was that one perfectly legal and ethical way to get cheaper theme park tickets was right under my nose; I could get them from my employer.
Granted, I’m not talking about the golden days of the long-gone Magic Kingdom Club program, where you could get Disney World hotel packages with park tickets, dining tickets and entertainment vouchers for huge discounts. It’s been over 20 years since Disney eliminated that program and I missed it so much when it went away.
One day at work, I was looking at our corporate hub and saw a link for the “Employee Purchase and Discount Program.” One of the options was for PerkSpot. Looking at their website, PerkSpot organizes discounts for everything from cell phone plans to cable TV subscriptions to gym memberships to electronics stores to travel providers to much more, and gives employers an easy way to provide these discounts to their employees. They have several large corporations that use their services, such as United, Walgreens and Grubhub.
I dug around the website a little and found a listing for “Tickets & Entertainment.” That led me to the website for Tickets at Work, where they prominently listed discounts for Walt Disney World and Disneyland tickets.
It’s important to mention that to have access to this website, your employer has to be affiliated with them. If you work for a large company, I suggest you check your employee benefits website or call your employee relations department to see if they partner with Tickets at Work or one of several other companies, like LifeBalance that offer similar services. Don’t forget that if you’re employed by the US military, they also offer discounted tickets.
How much cheaper are the tickets?
I checked prices on the Walt Disney World website to get the regular price and compared them to Undercover Tourist and Tickets at Work.
|Disney.com||Undercover Tourist||Tickets at Work|
|WDW 4 Day Ticket – Adult||$484.15||$471.54||$465.60|
|WDW 4 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Adult||$577.34||$510.84||$514.96|
Can you trust this company?
Based on their partnerships, this isn’t a fly-by-night organization. We used them to purchase Disneyland tickets. Within an hour of placing the order, I received an email with our tickets. This wasn’t a voucher, but a real ticket we could take to the turnstile. I scanned the bar code into the Disneyland app and it recognized the ticket and added it to our account.
Tickets at Work doesn’t just sell Disney Tickets. They appear to sell tickets for almost every theme park in the United States.
They also sell theater tickets for Broadway, touring shows and Las Vegas. Hopefully, we’ll be able to use this benefit again. I looked to use Tickets At Work for tickets to Cirque du Soleil LOVE, but I could get a better discount through the casino’s MGM Rewards program.
I never really thought my employer would have a link to get me cheaper Disney theme park tickets, even offering tickets with a Florida Resident rate. Tickets at Work also offers lower prices on things that aren’t usually discounted and gives large discounts at places where you tend to see specials. I don’t think they’ll always be the absolute lowest price but I’m definitely going to check them out the next time I need to buy admission or theater tickets.
*Thanks to Mary C. for the information about LifeBalance.
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