As a former teacher and a Disney lover, I have looked for all the Disney teacher discounts! I know Educators are not paid enough for what they do, so take advantage of every discount you can! Maximize those discounts on your next Disney World vacation.
Unfortunately Disney World doesn’t offer special rates for teachers. This is definitely a missed opportunity from the Walt Disney Company!
There are some places you can get special discounts near Disney though. It is no secret that Disney World can be an expensive vacation.
I’ve put together a guide about all of the discounts teachers can take advantage of when planning a trip to Disney theme parks.
Do Teachers Get Discounts At Disney World?
Currently, there are no discounts or special offers for teachers. This includes purchasing Disney theme park tickets, merchandise, or dining experiences.
However, some hotels offer discounted prices for current teachers! Some happen throughout the year. Some are specifically available during teacher appreciation week. However, Disney has been known to provide various discounts and promotional offers that can benefit educators in different ways.
These discounts are through hotel stays, dining, and shopping within the resort. These offers might be available through third-party organizations, educational institutions, or during special events and promotions.
Teachers looking for discounts at Disney World should consider these tips:
- Check with Educational Organizations: Some educational organizations and teacher unions offer discounts on travel and entertainment, including Walt Disney World theme parks. It’s worth checking with organizations you’re a member of.
- Disney Springs Hotels: Occasionally, hotels in the Disney Springs area offer discounts to teachers and other groups. These hotels provide proximity to the Disney parks and sometimes include additional benefits like Early Entry if they are good neighbor hotels.
- Promotions and Special Offers: Disney World regularly runs promotions that can provide significant savings on hotel stays, dining plans, and ticket packages. While these aren’t exclusive to teachers, they can help make a Disney vacation more affordable.
- Educational Programs: Disney Youth Education Series (YES) Programs offer discounted tickets for groups of students and educators participating in educational experiences at the parks. While this is aimed at student groups, it’s a way for teachers to save on admission as part of an educational trip.
Do Teachers Get In For Free At Disney?
Sadly, teachers and employees of schools cannot get free theme park tickets. This would be a great Teacher Appreciation week promotion though, Disney if you’re listening.
What Discounts Can Teachers Get?
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels both offer special room rates with savings of up to 25% off. All you need to do is contact them at 1-888-828-8850 and ask for the promotional code TEACHERS RATE. The Swan & Dolphin resorts are one of our favorites to stay, and every better they offer a teacher rate!
If you book your hotel reservations online, be sure to check that the Promotional Code ZTC appears in the promo code box. At check-in, you will need to show a valid teacher or school-issued ID to show proof of employment.
The Disney Springs resort area hotels also offer discounts to educators and school support staff. You can find discounts at the following hotels:
- B Resort & Spa
- DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
- Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando
- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs
- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
The hotel for the Disney Springs hotels states that guests need to book between May 15 and August 15. Discounts are still available so be sure to check them out here. These are not official Walt Disney World Resorts. They do still offer many of the same accommodations such as transportation to the parks.
Availability may be limited due to popularity and blackout dates, so check out this discount as soon as possible.
How To Use A Teacher’s Discount At Disney World?
For most teacher discounts, you can find promo codes online and will be expected to show your teacher ID when checking in to the hotel. Sadly, these discounts may not apply to homeschool teachers.
Does Disney World Have Discounts For Class Field Trips?
Disney offers a wide variety of experiences for students to enjoy. Especially for those looking for a future career in entertainment. A visit to the Disney Campus website can provide you with everything you need to know about class field trip prices for students. As well as the performance and workshop options they can participate in.
These offerings are available at both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida.
Celebrating Educators in the Most Magical Place on Earth
Find the most current information on discounts and offers for teachers at Disney World on the website. It’s best to consult the official Disney World website or contact customer service directly. Exploring third-party travel deals, educational discounts, and memberships with professional organizations can uncover other opportunities to save.
Teachers can also find savings as florida residents and annual passholders. Though everyone can take part in these discounts. I hope Disney will consider a discounted rate in the future for our hard working educators!
Whether your favorite park is EPCOT or the classic Magic Kingdom, these hotel discounts can help you better enjoy your next Disney vacation! Thank you for all you do for students, and enjoy both your school year and your next vacation to Disney World!