Walt Disney World ticket price increase effective today and plans announced to sell date-specific tickets later this year

Feb 11, 2018 in "Ticket - Magic Your Way Ticket"

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2018 11:29am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today increased its ticket prices for the Walt Disney World theme parks, and plans to sell date-specific tickets later this year.

The tiered ticket pricing continues, with pricing varying by date and park. At the gate, a one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket will cost $119, a $4 increase. A value ticket will cost $109, a $2 increase, and a peak ticket will now cost $129, a $5 increase.

At the other three parks a one-day regular ticket is $114, a $7 increase. A value ticket will cost $102, a $3 increase, while a peak ticket is $122, a $3 increase.

All annual passes have also increased in price. For Florida residents, Platinum Pass is now $729, up from $679. A Gold Pass is now $589, up from $559, and for a Silver Pass, you'll pay $439, up from $419. You can view the full details at http://disneyworld.com/tickets.

Parking is also up to $22, a $2 increased and preferred parking climbs to $45, up from $40. Minnie Van service increases from $20 to $25.

Along with this round of price increases, Disney has also announced plans to sell date-specific multi-day tickets, although details are not yet available. The idea behind date-specific tickets is to help spread crowds throughout the year.

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ford91exploderFeb 27, 2018

Its not when you realize Disney is a bunch of competing business units sharing the same patch of ground. They are all competing for the best financial results so steps like long attraction lines and underutilized and closed restaurants are just tools to secure the desired results. Yet for most of WDW's history WDW was operated as a single business with guest service as the priority. And yes that meant some groups operated at a loss which was ok because WDW as a whole made lots of money. Now every group needs to turn in ever increasing profits and the guests lose

MisterPenguinFeb 27, 2018

I don't see it, either, but here's a guy that says that peak pricing for multi-day tickets will be here by the end of 2018, somebody named 'Bob'... http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-bob-iger-update-20180226-story.html

PasstheDisneyPleaseFeb 26, 2018

I apologize that I didn't describe what I meant better. ): I was mainly thinking of ALL of the construction across property. Resort refurbs, DVC, Disney Springs, transportation (including roads), and park refurbs and expansions. It seems like a lot of projects are slated to end around 2021, so I gathered that all of this is leading to the 50th Anniversary of MK.

mikejs78Feb 22, 2018

Don't forget new Test Track, FEA, Disney Springs... And soon TSL, Star Wars, Tron, Guardians, Space Restaurant, Gondolas... And that's just the announced stuff.

HitchensFeb 22, 2018

The parks are less pleasant when they're super-crowded, and I'd bet that Bob Iger is not creating the park experience he'd most enjoy as a guest. Maybe Iger prefers the parks be as crowded as possible every day (while also maximizing ticket/AP revenue), because more people spend more on food. BUT maybe in the long run the parks would earn even more money if all but the most expensive APs had ltd. #s of visits, with options for more visits, block out days, parking, discounts, etc. If almost all passes only allowed 4 or 6 visits a year, people might appreciate the less crowded parks far more and maybe far more people would buy APs & be more likely to get them every year. Of course, people who want to My daughter & I were once in DCA for the rope drop when the park was opening and a grouchy guy started complaining to me, really upset about some things that seemed petty ot me, and I'm a Disney park perfectionist. He mentioned that he goes EVERY weekend. Passes with limited #s of visits would make it less likely that guests like this would contribute to park clogging by visiting 50 times a year. And this guy might then enjoy life more with visits to beaches, museums, the mountains, Wally World, etc. I do like that the parks are priced differently on days depending on projected crowd size. . . (Off topic alert!!!) . . . although as a former teacher I don't like parents pulling kids out of school for Disney parks, especially when kids are in high school and grades determine college options. I remember some parents pulling a girl out to take her to Hawaii, and this brought her A- down to a B+. Not a big difference, but it could've kept her out of her dream college. After an Orange County Register (a CA newspaper), article there were some ignorant comments that all Walt cared about was money. I've read a lot about Walt, and I think of him as a highly motivated artist. Steve Jobs admired Walt a lot, and I think they shared a love of creating mind-blowing, excellent, innovative products. THAT was their primary focus, and they were then rewarded with profits that let them create more dream projects. That's not to say that Jobs & Walt are the only kind of people who've used capitalism to better their worlds. Bill Gates & Andrew Carnegie seemed more focused on market share, but then used their enormous fortunes to become inspired philanthropists.

MisterPenguinFeb 22, 2018

And for Soarin'. And for Star Tours. And a new Jedi Academy. And Frozen Sing-along. And they tore down Captain Jack Sparrow. That's addition by subtraction.

CJRFeb 22, 2018

Not "new new" but they did make a new film for Mission: Space.

larryzFeb 22, 2018

Didn't they put a food/drink wagon in the Epcot parking lot a year or so ago?

beachlover4444Feb 22, 2018

honestly i think they complain about the overcrowding because the guests hate it but they love it, they are making money period.

MisterPenguinFeb 21, 2018

So, basically you have to ask yourself is the extra cost worth the 60 day FP+. I rode FoP 5 times the first week of February, all on FPs. So... it'd be worth it to me if I needed to buy tickets.

DisneyJoeFeb 21, 2018

From the price testing that I have done so far, it is always best to book direct with the resort.

MisterPenguinFeb 21, 2018

Problem is that ticket package. APers don't need it. Also, some of those hotels have some really good room bargains. Do you know if the Disney package takes advantage of that bargain, or, you can get a cheaper price by renting the room and buying tickets separately?

DisneyJoeFeb 21, 2018

Take into consideration: EMH was extended to ALL Disney Springs hotel guests, no matter how they booked their room, even if booked directly with the resort itself. They are given a coupon for entrance during EMH hours. FP+ at 60 days is only a benefit to them IF they booked a package through the Walt Disney Travel Company - otherwise they are 30 days. I've had extremely few book Disney Springs hotels via WDTC.

MisterPenguinFeb 21, 2018

While Riviera took away some regular rooms to make more DVC. Don't forget the Coronado tower. That's all extra regular rooms. And by extending resort perks to the Disney Springs hotels, there are now even more 'virtual' regular resort rooms.