Walt Disney World and Disneyland raises ticket prices


We first reported that it would happen on the 11th, and here it is. Ticket prices raised beginning February 11th at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts. The ticket increase comes after record breaking attendance in the 4th quarter for 2017, with no sign of slowing for the first quarter of 2018.

At Walt Disney World, prices for each park, annual passes, Florida residents and basically every type of ticket has gone up, or will go up in the next few months. Disney is also going to raise the price of single and multi day tickets based on the expected crowd levels. Simply put, if it’s a busy day at Magic Kingdom, you’re going to pay more. The goal is to spread out attendance at both the Florida and California parks, in order to make the busy days less busy and the less busy days a little busier.

Here’s the price increases for Walt Disney World in Florida:

Magic Kingdom One Day ticket

$114 -> $119, a $4 increase

Off Peak ticket

$107 -> $109

Peak ticket

$124 -> $129

Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios One Day Ticket

Regular ticket

$107 -> $114

Off Peak

$99 -> $102

Peak Ticket

$119 -> $122

Florida Silver AP

$419 -> $439

Florida Gold AP

$559 -> $589

Florida Platinum AP

$679 -> $729

Florida Platinum Plus AP

$769 -> $829

Platinum AP

$779 – $849

Platinum Plus AP

$869 -> $949

Disneyland prices will see an increase as well, as that park will see many huge additions in the next 12 months, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disneyland one-day tickets (Off Peak/Regular/Peak):

$97/110/124 -> $97/117/135

Disneyland one-day Park Hoppers (Off Peak/Regular/Peak):

$157/165/174 -> $147/167/185

Disneyland SoCal Select AP

$339 -> $369

Disneyland Deluxe AP

$619 -> $729

Disneyland Signature AP

$849 -> $999

Disneyland Signature Plus AP

$1,049 -> $1,149

Disneyland/WDW Premier AP

$1,439 -> $1,579

While no one likes ticket price increases, they seem to be the only way to curb huge crowds. Raising ticket prices will definitely price a lot of families out, unfortunately, but it will also help to make lines shorter, or at least that’s the hope.

“We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to families and we will continue to evolve our pricing in a way that gives families a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “Given the small percentage of guests that purchase a one-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts to spread attendance throughout the year and ensure all guests have a magical experience no matter when they visit”.

While complaints are rampant about theme park price increases, very few parks have seen declining attendance worldwide. 2017 saw record attendance at both Universal and Disney, despite pretty big price increases. Both park chains are also investing heavily in large new attractions, with Toy Story Land opening this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, right after Pandora: World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom in 2017.

Of course, next year will see the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so expect prices to climb again.

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