A vacation to Walt Disney World can be a fun and magical experience, but it can also come with a hefty price tag.
Planning a trip to Disney World for two adults involves considering various factors that contribute to the overall cost such as park ticket types, where you stay, souvenir purchases, and how much you eat and drink.
In this guide, we’ll go into all of the details of planning a trip to Disney World for only two adults while keeping your budget in check. By addressing commonly asked questions and sharing some money-saving tips, you can maximize your overall experience without overspending.
Total Cost for Two Adults at Disney World
Here’s how much it costs to go to Disney World for two adults for three days with park tickets, a Disney hotel stay, and food:
- 3-Day Park Tickets with Park Hopper = $843
- Moderate Resort = $837
- Food and Drinks = $516
- Extra Add-ons = $218
- Total = $2,414
So for two adults for 3 days, it will cost $2,414 to go to Disney World, on average.
For a cheaper trip at a Value Resort without Park Hopper tickets and no add-ons like special events or souvenirs, it will cost $1,356 for two adults, on average.
Disney World Park Ticket Costs for 2 Adults
First up, let’s dive into the ticket costs for two adults who want to visit every Disney World park.
Disney World uses variable pricing for their park tickets meaning that the price fluctuate based on the time of the year, day of the week, holidays, or anticipated crowds.
Every park has their own pricing for 1-Day tickets with Animal Kingdom being the cheapest and Magic Kingdom being the most expensive.
Here are the prices for each ticket at WDW:
1-Day Base Ticket
- Visit one park with no Park Hopper
- Price = $109 to $189 per adult depending on the date and park
1-Day Park Hopper Ticket
- Visit multiple parks in one day
- Price = $184 to $252 per adult depending on the date and park
3-Day Base Ticket
- Visit one park per day for 3 days with no Park Hopper (doesn’t have to be consecutive days)
- Price = $344.45 to $495.95 per adult depending on the date
3-Day Park Hopper Ticket
- Visit multiple parks in one day for 3 days (doesn’t have to be consecutive days)
- Price = $419.45 to $580.95 per adult depending on the date
As you can see, the date and time of the year matters a lot when it comes to pricing.
It’s been becoming increasingly more difficult to determine what the cheapest time to visit Disney World is, but according to the tickets price calendar, mid to late June, late August, September, and mid to late January appear to have the lowest ticket prices.
Disney World Hotel Costs for 2 Adults
Curious about the price tag of staying at a hotel or resort on Disney World property? Let’s dive into the cost breakdown and find out how much you should expect to pay for a stay at one of Disney World’s many resorts.
You have four different hotel category options to choose from is staying at a Disney hotel:
- Disney Value Resort
- Disney Moderate Resort
- Disney Deluxe Resort
- Disney Deluxe Villas
All of these resorts mentioned offer rooms with king beds as well as a 2 queen (or double) option.
Room rates fluctuate significantly during the year so these average prices listed below may seem inaccurate.
Disney Value Resort Prices
The are the cheapest hotels available at Disney World. These resorts have exterior corridors but are themed in a unique, fun, and kid-friendly way.
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort = $140/night
- Disney’s All-Start Music Resort = $140/night
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort = $140/night
- Disneys’ Art of Animation Resort = $179/night
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort = $191/night
For example, a 3-night stay for two adults at Pop Century will cost $420 on average.
Disney Moderate Resort Prices
These resorts are more upscale than Value Resorts but still have exterior corridors, minus the Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs which feels like a Deluxe Resort but at Moderate Resort prices.
- Disneys’ Caribbean Beach Resort = $285/night
- Disneys’ Coronado Springs Resort = $226/night
- Disney’s’ Port Orleans Resort French Quarter = $279/night
- Disneys’ Port Orleans Resort Riverside = $279/night
- The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort = $450/night
For example, a 3-night stay for two adults at Port Orleans Riverside will cost $837 on average.
Disney Deluxe Resort Prices
These resorts are the most luxurious of all of the Disney hotels on property, but that also comes at a premium.
- Disney’s’ Animal Kingdom Lodge = $526/night
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort = $590/night
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn = $531/night
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort = $495/night
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort = $706/night
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort = $588/night
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge = $407/night
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort = $501/night
For example, a 3-night stay for two adults at the Contemporary Resort will cost $1,485 on average.
Disney Deluxe Villas Prices
Deluxe Villas are similar to Deluxe Resorts (since most are located at Deluxe Resorts), but they offer a couple of additional amenities inside of the rooms such as a full kitchen and additional bedrooms.
- Animal Kingdom Villas Jumbo House = $683/night
- Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village = $526/night
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort = $581/night
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge = $473/night
- Disney’s Beach Club Vilas = $732/night
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas = $530/night
- Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge = $473/night
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort = $407/night
- Disney’s Polynesian Village and Bungalow = $588/night
- Disney’s Riviera Resort = $605/night
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs = $485/night
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – $707/night
For example, a 3-night stay for two adults at the Villas the Grand Floridian resort will cost $2,121 on average.
Is it cheaper to stay on Disney Property of Off?
You might think that staying off Disney property will automatically save you money, but it’s not always the case.
Sure, if you go for a budget-friendly option like a Hyatt Place or Holiday Inn Express instead of the fancy Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (which can cost around $750 per night), you’ll definitely save a ton of money.
However, there’s more to consider than just the price tag. The biggest conversation when deciding between staying on or off-property is location and transportation.
When staying off-property, there’s a chance that your hotel doesn’t offer complimentary transporting to the parks, thus making you have to either drive yourself (and pay for parking) or take an Uber or Lyft to the parks and back every single day.
Parking at any of the Disney World parks costs $25 per day for standard parking and $45 to $50 for preferred. If you’re at Disney for 3 days, that’s already $75 to $150 extra that you’re paying on top of everything else.
If you wanted to use Uber or Lyft, then you can expect to pay anywhere from $18 to $27 each way to get to and from Disney World. Do that twice a day for three days and you’re already looking at $108 to $162 just to get to the parks.
When it comes to location, a majority of these parks are fairly close to Disney World property. However, your journey will be longer to the parks regardless of where you stay when comparing it directly to a Disney World hotel. So if you value time and truly want to maximize every single minute that you have on vacation, those extra few minutes can definitely add up.
Disney World Food and Drink Costs for 2 Adults
Food and drinks at Disney World are expensive.
Snacks under $5 are becoming more rare as $7 is beginning to feel like the norm. Bottled Dasani water costs $3.75 while smartwater costs $5.75.
When it comes to meals, you will need to budget at least $50 per person per day on the low end, if you plan on eating every meal on Disney World property (not including McDonald’s).
Here are the average meal prices for adults at Disney World:
- Table Service = $32
- Quick Service (breakfast) = $12
- Quick Service (lunch or dinner) = $18
These prices do not include alcohol which could add an extra $9 to $14 per drink.
So with that said, for two adults for three days that eat 3 meals a day with 2 snacks and 1 alcoholic drink, the average cost will be $516.
For a complete breakdown of how much it costs to eat and drink at Disney World, please see this in-depth guide and price breakdown.
Disney Dining Plan
The Disney Dining Plan is another option that you can add to your vacation if you rather prepay for your meals.
Basically, the way it works is that you have two different plans to choose from – Disney Dining Plan or Quick Service Disney Dining Plan.
With the standard Disney Dining Plan, you’ll receive 1 Table Service meal credit, 1 Quick Service meal credit, 1 Snack credit, and 1 resort refillable mug for every night of your stay at a Disney resort. This plan costs $94.28 per adult per night of stay.
With the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan, you’ll receive 2 Quick Service meal credits, 1 snack credit, and 1 resort refillable mug for every night of your stay at a Disney resort. This plan costs $57.01 per day.
Is it worth it? That’s 100% up to you.
But if you drink alcohol and plan on having a drink with every meal, then the Quick Service DDP may be a good option to consider since you can actually get your money’s worth. That said, if you plan on eating at Magic Kingdom often, then the QSDDP won’t be worth it since you won’t find alcohol at any of the Quick Service locations.
Although it’s no longer as cost-efficient as it was in the past, you can still find ways to get the maximum value of each credit if done properly.
Disney World Add-Ons for 2 Adults
If you want to expand on the magic, there are some great things that you can do and see that are great compliments to any Disney World visit. Examples include:
Disney Water Parks
Disney World has two fun and unique waterparks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
A 1-Day water park ticket to either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon costs $69 per adult.
You can also add a Water park and Sports option to you multi-day ticket for around $60 extra. This entitles you to one visit per day to any of the water parks, as well as mini-golf, foot golf, 9-holes at Oak Trail, or a visit to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Special Ticketed Events (including Holiday Parties)
Disney World has quite a few special ticketed events that you can enjoy:
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party costs between $149 to $199 per adult.
Mickeys’ Not So Scary Halloween Party cost between $109 to $199 per adult.
Disney After Hours events throughout the year at select parks allows guest to visit a park for an extra 3 hours, while still getting access to most rides and attractions as well as unlimited popcorn, bottled water, soda, and Mickey ice cream bars. Plus, there’s even a special After Hours even called H2O glow at Typhoon Lagoon that costs $75 per adult.
Magic Kingdom Firework Dessert Party
If you want to enjoy a private viewing area of the Magic Kingdom fireworks while also having access to unlimited beer, wine, and desserts, then a firework dessert party is perfect. Tickets cost $92.95 per adult, and if you prioritize comfortable viewing of Happily Ever After from the Plaza Garden (hub grass), then this is well worth the price. You can read my full-review to see if it’s worth it for you.
Cirque du Soleil
Disney teamed up with Cirque du Soleil and created a show called Drawn to Life that performs at Disney Springs. It’s a great show that’s definitely worth a visit. Ticket prices start at $85 per person.
Golfing (and Mini-Golf)
There are four mini-golf courses at Disney World that costs $14 per adult.
Plus, there’s even three 18-hole Disney courses and one 9-hole walking course on Walt Disney World property. Tee time prices vary however.
If you want the ultimate experience, then a VIP Tour at Disney World might be the way to go.
I’ve never done one in Disney World, but it’s pretty similar to the one at Disneyland, with a few minor differences here and there.
Transportation Costs for 2 Adults
The last thing to consider when planning a trip to Disney World is transportation.
Transportation is subject and can vary greatly for everyone so I won’t focus too much on this section.
When planning a trip to Disney World, there are a few things you’ll need to budget for when it comes to transportation:
- Rental Car (if needed)
- Ride-Share (Uber or Lyft)
If you’re only coming to Disney World for three days and you don’t plan on leaving Disney World property, you definitely won’t need a rental car thanks to all of the complimentary Disney transportation methods that are at your disposal.
In my personal experience, the only times you’ll need to use Uber or Lyft is when you’re trying to get to (and from) Disney World from the airport. There’s even a Mears Connect service (previously Magical Express) that you can use if you don’t feel comfortable using ride-sharing services.
So, whether you’re planning a dreamy getaway, a budget-friendly vacation, or a thrilling adventure paired with a Disney Cruise, remember that experiencing the wonders of Disney World with the person you appreciate is truly priceless.
Hopefully this guide has answered all your questions in regards to the cost for two adults to visit Disney World. If not, please feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below. Thanks!