Are Costco Travel Disney World Vacation Packages Worth It?

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These days, Disney World vacations are pretty pricey. To pay the lowest rate, shopping around for deals may be your best bet. There are a few different ways to book a Disney trip. Many work with an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. They are fee free, help with planning details and make sure you don’t miss out on deals. Others enjoy the planning process and do it all themselves. Everything is different if you’re a Florida resident or visit often enough to purchase an annual pass. For those looking to book a vacation package including things like a hotel room and tickets, that can be done on the Disney website or other places like through Costco. Can Costco Travel Disney World vacation packages actually save you money? It turns out Costco has much more to offer than bulk goods!

Costco Travel Disney World Vacation Packages

First, a little bit about Costco Travel. Costco is a wholesale store where you must have a paid membership in order to shop. The travel program is offered as another service to Costco members. You do need to provide a valid membership number and last name in order to use Costco Travel. Members can visit CostcoTravel.com to price out and book vacation packages. Online, Costco offers travel packages and has a Theme Parks & Specialty genre. This includes the amazing hotels and theme parks in Orlando, Florida but other destinations as well.

What’s included with Disney vacation packages through Costco Travel? Does Costco sell Disney tickets?

There are a lot of options when planning a Disney World vacation through Costco online. You’ll have the option to choose from flights, roundtrip airport transportation between the Orlando airport and Walt Disney World Resort, a rental car, hotels including Walt Disney World Resort hotels or popular neighboring hotels, theme park tickets to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort parks and additional activities like excursions to the beach.

Not shown on Costco Travel is the Disney Dining Plan. This returned in 2024. The dining plan may or may not be the most economic choice for you. It depends on how and where you like to eat on your Disney trips. It doesn’t seem like you would be able to add the dining plan on through Disney after.

Also not an option with Costco is Memory Maker. This is the photo package offered at Disney. You should be able to add that on later if you choose to.

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Costco Travel Disney vacation packages can be cheaper than buying from Disney directly.

Is Costco Travel a Good Deal for Disney World?

Let’s price out a trip for two people to see if Costco Travel provides better prices on Disney World vacation packages. Prices vary greatly depending on your selections.

The resort I selected is a deluxe level property, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas.

The room style is the Deluxe Savanna-View Studio.

I selected five day theme park tickets with the park hopper option added for both travelers.

With those specifications and for the dates of September 14th through the 19th of 2024, the price through Costco Travel is $4,546.00.

To my surprise, Costco Travel does offer a better rate when compared to the very same vacation package on the Disney website. Through the Disney website at the exact same time for this same resort and these tickets for two people, the price is $5,043.36.

Overall, that’s a savings of $497.36 on this Disney trip with Costco Travel.

This not the first time we have seen Costco Travel offer decent savings like this. A few years prior, a November vacation of the same length with the same ticket type but at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort had a savings $307.47!

Mears Connect savings with Costco Travel

Though transport to and from the airport is not part of the total above, it’s also worth booking through Costco. Through Costco Travel, it would cost an additional $58.21 for two for Mears roundtrip airport transportation to Orlando International Airport (MCO). Even this is cheaper with Costco. If booked separately through Mears Connect, this would cost $67.20 total for two people. 

Are Costco Disney vacations worth it?

With a Costco membership starting at $60.00, it makes sense to look into it. You can price out a Disney Costco trip online before joining. If you’re already a member, it’s definitely worth pricing out your Disney trip and comparing it to Disney’s website.

Remember that vacation prices may go up and down as Disney has dynamic pricing based on demand. If you try to price this same trip out, the resulting cost may be higher or lower based on availability or rate changes. Prices vary greatly if you change the resort, number of days, time of year or amount of people in your travel party. For a true comparison, keep all of your trip details the same when comparing Costco Travel and the Disney World website in search of savings. Based on our research, it is worth it to join Costco for the Disney vacation package deals.

More Disney World Trip Costs to Consider

Other costs not included in this vacation package are special ticketed events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

You may also choose to rent a car but it’s not necessary. Remember Walt Disney World Resort provides complimentary transportation around the property, to and from the parks and Disney Springs by way of bus, boat, monorail and Skyliner.

There are additional paid add ons to consider like the FastPass+ replacement Disney Genie+. This can cost $15 to $35 per person, per day. The price of Disney Genie+ depends on the day and the park.

This package also doesn’t include any dining so that’s another part of the Disney vacation cost to consider.

DVC Resale Experts

Love buying in bulk to save? Disney Vacation Club kind of provides savings in that way. Instead of pricing out vacations every year, consider joining DVC for great prices on Disney hotel stays for years to come. With resale, it’s possible to get even better rates.

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. Disney Vacation Club has a flexible point based system that allows Members to book whenever they want throughout the year. Take a look at current resale DVC listings for pricing and availability. Want personalized answers? Get in touch with an Expert today for more information.

Talk to UsFor more information on Disney Vacation Club, its resorts, and the magical vacations you can have at great value by becoming a member through DVC resale, feel free to talk to any of our friendly professionals with DVC Resale Experts at (844) 382-3267 or email us at Info@DVCResaleExperts.com.
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Sparkly Nicole

Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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