How much do Walt Disney World tickets cost? This guide to Disney World ticket costs will tell you the basic price of the tickets as well as the amount that you will pay for the ‘add no’s’ such as the Park Hopper and the Water Parks and More features.
Photo by expressmonorail
It is important to understand how the Disney ticket system works so that you can choose the right one for your visit to Walt Disney World.
You start with a basic Magic Your Way Ticket. This allows you into the theme parks (not the water parks) for the amount of days stated on your tickets. The 2 to 10 day tickets will get you entry into all four of the Disney parks, namely Disney Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios.
If you want to add on options you can do this (subject to certain rules explained below).
Note that all prices quoted include Florida sales tax and are correct as at June 2013. In the land of the Disney parks an adult is anyone aged 10 and up. A child is aged between 3 and 9. Under 3s do not need a ticket.
Disney World tickets are no transferable. What that means is that only the person who first used them can use them for subsequent visits. Don’t try and get around this rule – it won’t work and it is against the law!
Here are all the prices of a basic Magic Your Way Disney World ticket for a 2 to 10 day ticket:
The way the 1 day Disney World tickets work is now a little different due to some changes made in June 2013. A 1 Day Magic Kingdom ONLY ticket is now $101.18 for adults and $94.79 for children. If you want to visit one of the other theme parks (Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios or Disney Animal Kingdom) the cost of a 1 day ticket is $95.85 for adults and $89.46 for children.
Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
The Magic Your Way base ticket allows you to visit one theme park on each day. If you think you want to visit more than one theme park on each day then you will need to upgrade and ad on a Disney World Park Hopper option.
The price is $36.21 to add a Park Hopper to a 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket. The upgrade costs $41.54 for a Park Hopper add on to a 1 day Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom ticket. For the 1 day tickets I would rarely say that it is ever a good option to add on a park hopper. If you only have one day to see the parks I would advise against park hopping unless there was a very specific reason.
It costs $62.84 to add a Park Hopper to any 2 day or longer Disney Magic Your Way Base Ticket.
The Park Hopper can be a very useful feature but of course it does add extra costs – a family of 4 will pay almost $250 to upgrade their tickets to a Park Hopper.
Disney World Water Park Fun and More
A Disney World Water Park Fun and More upgrade adds $62.84 to a Base ticket to any 2 day and more ticket and to a 1 day Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom Ticket. If you want to add a Water Park Fun and More to a 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket $57.51 is the upgrade price (although I really can’t see when you would want to do this)
The Water Park Fun and More Disney ticket upgrade gets you admission to Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, or a round of golf at Oak Trail and a round of mini golf.
You get a pre set amount of admissions depending upon the amount of days on your Base ticket. So if you have a 4 day ticket you get 4 admissions, a 9 day ticket you get 9 and so on.
As with all Disney Magic Your Way tickets this will expire after 14 days ( so day of use plus 13 days). As a general rule if you are going to visit these places twice then you will save money on a separate admission price.
Disney World Tickets Non Expiration Option Cost
You can buy an Disney World ticket non expiration option. The costs of this are considerable so you do have to think about this very carefully.
With this non expiration option you can use your tickets any time in the future – that is if you remember where you have put them. Rumor has it that the majority of the non expiration options for ticket are never used!
How Do I Upgrade to Add on Options to My Magic Your Way Ticket?
You can add on options at any time until your ticket expires. All Disney tickets expire 14 days after first use. So you can upgrade within the first 14 days (which is counted as the day of first use plus 13 days after that) or before the admissions on the original tickets have expired.
Where Not To Buy Disney World Passes
There are scams out there. There have been a number of recent arrests in Orlando of ticket scammers. There is no need to fall victim to one of these. Just follow the simple rule to only ever buy direct from Disney World (either at the gate or online) or from Authorized Disney Ticket Agents.
Disney World tickets are never transferable so if someone is offering you un expired days off tickets or you are looking at sites like eBay or Craigslist just do not go there. Never, ever buy a Disney ticket unless it is from an authorized source.
Discount Walt Disney World Passes
There are safe places to buy discount Disney World Passes. You can buy direct from Disney or an Authorized ticket dealer. Click below to look at the discount prices for this highly reliable ticket seller:
Discounts on Disney Park Tickets!
Savings vary according to which ticket type you buy but it can save your family a lot of money.
Do you have any questions about how much Disney World tickets cost? Do you think they are over priced? Did Disney push the recent price rises too much? Leave me a comment below to let me know what you think about how much Disney World tickets cost:
You may also like:
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.