Cris Pollard of Mt. Juliet found a way to get super discounted tickets and a special experience at Disney World in January. She wanted to take the family since her husband had a conference there, but the price for five-day “parkhoppers” for herself and her two daughters was $937.21. Yikes!
“Since that was pretty much our budget for the whole trip, it looked like it was out of the question,” Cris said. Ever hopeful, she kept researching and discovered Disney YES (Youth Education Series), which saved them almost $400 on tickets for the family.
“Disney offers classes in math, science, art and history for students ages 5-18 during various times of year. The best part is that if a student is enrolled in the program, their whole family qualifies for discount tickets. I was able to enroll my daughter in a two-hour class (at Magic Kingdom) called ‘How Things Move.’ She and I rode rides and learned how each ride worked. It was a fantastic class and one of the highlights of our trip.”
The link to the individual enrollment at the YES program at Walt Disney World is www.disneyyouth.com/register. Disney officials said the savings associated with this program vary.