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Disney World Ticket Prices Rise and Non Expiration Is No Longer An Option

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Disney World Ticket Prices

As we expected Disney ticket prices have risen as of 22nd February and a ticket to Magic Kingdom now costs $105 plus tax for a one day adult ticket and a child ticket (aged 3 to 9) is now $99.

A one day ticket for Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will not cost $97, an increase of $3. A child ticket will be $91. Unfortunately yes you do need to add tax to all these prices!

Disney park attendance and profits are up and obviously they think that increasing prices is not going to affect park attendance and their bottom line.

“A day at a Disney park is unlike any other in the world, and there is strong demand for our attractions and entertainment. We continually add new experiences, and many of our guests select multi-day tickets or annual passes which provide great value and additional savings,” said Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius.

Disney World ticket prices have increased across the board. The Magic Your Way Tickets and Disney Annual Pass prices have all risen. It has always been that the longer you stay the less you pay per day. A 2 Day Magic Your Way Ticket now costs $192 for adults, $179 for children aged 3 to 9. A 5 Day Magic Your Way Ticket is $315 for adults and $295 for children. A 10 day Magic Your Way ticket costs $365 for adults and $345 for children. So as you can see the per day price decreases considerably the more days you spend at Walt Disney World.

One major ticket option has been discontinued though – the Non Expiration option. It used to be that you could add (for a price) a non expiration option to your tickets. This meant that you could for example buy a 10 day ticket and use the days in separate visits. Now Disney no longer offers this option.

The Water Park Fun and More add on option to your Magic Your Way ticket still remains – but has increased in price to $64 add on over the base ticket. There is different pricing for Park Hopper options to that a 1, 2 or 3 day ticket Park Hopper option is $50 extra, and 4 days and up is $64. If you wanted to add Water Park Fun and More and Park Hopper to your base ticket this is now $90.

Surprisingly parking fees have remained the same. So have DisneyQuest prices and even rental fees for strollers, ECVs and wheelchairs have not risen. This is a surprise – just imagine how much even a dollar on the price of parking would bring in extra revenue. But let us be thankful for (small) mercies.

Disney Annual Passes have not escaped the price hike either. A Premium Annual Pass for non residents is now $779 which is a $25 price increase. A regular Disney Annual Pass is up $20 at $654.

Florida Residents get a better deal and the price of a Premium Annual Pass is now $649 (up $44). A regular Florida Annual Pass is $529 also up $44.

Florida Residents can also buy a Seasonal Annual Pass which has blackout days. This will now cost $329 which is an increase of $10.

If you visit Disney World and Disneyland then the Disney Premier Passport can be a good idea. This will now cost $1099 which is up from $1029.

There are increases in prices for Disney World Water Parks too. They have introduced seasonal pricing. From October to mid May a day ticket is $53 for adults. From Mid May to September (peak time of course) the day ticket is $58 for adults and $50 for children aged 3 to 9.

These new Water Park tickets include admission to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach on the same day – although honestly this is of pretty much no benefit as really I don’t see how the practicality of this means that many people will actually do this.

What do you think of the Disney World ticket price rises?

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