Walt Disney World Ticket Prices Increase Breakdown

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magicyourwayIt looks like Walt Disney World ticket prices increased overall. Yesterday, I mentioned how it looked like the single day tickets would increase, but it now appears that all Walt Disney World tickets have increased in price.

As previously mentioned, Disney increased the price of Magic Kingdom single day park tickets by $4 to $99, for those ages 10 and up. In continuing with a precedent set during the last ticket increase, park admission for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will continue to cost just a little less. At these three parks, single day tickets now cost $94 for ages 10 and up. That’s also a $4 increase.

Overall, Magic Your Way Base tickets have jumped about $15 per ticket.

It’s not just Magic Your Way tickets that have increased in price. Tickets have increased all around, with minor increases to Park Hoppers, as well as the Water Park Fun and More options – both of which increased in price by $1. The only exception is for those wanting to buy a 2 or 3 day park hopper admission, when in that case, the cost decreased by $10, to $49. Also, the Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More combined ticket option increased by $2. Finally, the price of the No Expiration option has increased substantially.

This is how the new pricing is structured:

One Day Theme Park Ticket Options
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
1-Day Magic Kingdom Ticket $99 $93
1-Day Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Ticket $94 $88
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper Ticket $134 $128
1-Day Magic Your Way with Water Park Fun & More Ticket $154 $148
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Ticket $180 $174

 

Base Ticket: One Theme Park per day

Park Hopper: Can enter more than one Theme Park on each day

Water Park Fun and More: Allows guests a specific number of visits (between 2 and 10, depending on the number of days of your ticket) to the Disney Water Parks, DisneyQuest Interactive Theme Park, Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens, and Disney’s Winter Summerland.

No Expiration: Allows you to use your tickets at any time, with no expiration date. (Tickets are only good for 14 days after first day’s use, unless this option is purchased.)

If you are looking for a Magic Your Way Multi-Day Ticket purchase, the pricing is as follows:

Magic Your Way Ticket Options
Days On Ticket Base Ticket Optional Add-Ons
Ages 10-up Ages 3-9 Park Hopper® Water Park Fun & More Park Hopper® & Water Park Fun & More No Expiration
10 days $354
($35.40/day)
$334
($33.40/day)
$60 $60 (10 visits) $86 (10 visits) $340
9 days $344
($38.23/day)
$324
($36.00/day)
$60 $60 (9 visits) $86 (9 visits) $295
8 days $334
($41.75/day)
$314
($39.25/day)
$60 $60 (8 visits) $86 (8 visits) $270
7 days $324
($46.29/day)
$304
($43.43/day)
$60 $60 (7 visits) $86 (7 visits) $250
6 days $314
($52.34/day)
$294
($49.00/day)
$60 $60 (6 visits) $86 (6 visits) $210
5 days $304
($60.00/day)
$284
($56.80/day)
$60 $60 (5 visits) $86 (5 visits) $160
4 days $294
($73.50/day)
$274
($68.50/day)
$60 $60 (4 visits) $86 (4 visits) $100
3 days $274
($91.34/day)
$255
($85.00/day)
$49 $60 (3 visits) $86 (3 visits) $50
2 days $188
($94.00/day)
$175
($87.00/day)
$49 $60 (2 visits) $86 (2 visits) $40

 

In addition, we see an increase in Annual Pass price:

  • The Annual Pass price increased by $25, to $634. This pass gets you into all four theme parks (hopping is permitted) for 365 consecutive days.
  • A Premium Annual Pass now costs $754, also an increase of $25. This pass gets you into all four theme parks (with hopping), Disney’s two water parks, Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, DisneyQuest, and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

There is no separate adult and child pricing for Annual Passes, so these prices apply to anyone age 3 or higher.

Disney’s last Walt Disney World ticket increase just happened in June, a mere 8 months ago.

If you’re looking for tickets, remember that our Price Comparison Tool can help you find the least expensive tickets for your particular needs. Prices there are updated each night. Sometimes when Disney increases ticket prices, third-party resellers continue to sell their “old stock” of tickets at the old prices while supplies last, so you may be able to snag some lower priced tickets if you act soon.

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Posted on February 23, 2014

11 Responses to “Walt Disney World Ticket Prices Increase Breakdown”

  • Any word if something similar is planned for DLR?

  • In February 2004, a 1-day ticket cost $52. 10 years later they now cost $99. A 90% increase.

    In 1994 a 1-day ticket cost $36. The increase from 1994 to 2004 was $16 or 44%.

    If you inflation adjust the 1994 price of $36 to 2014 dollars you get $56. How did they get to $99?

    How can they justify raising it 90% in the past 10 years? Has their costs really gone up that much? Has competition from Universal cause prices at both parks to rise disproportionately from years past? Or are they simply being greedy (aka. Supply & Demand)?

    • Adam, curious if you have the same comparison for multi-day tickets? Did they even have multi-day in 1994? A 5 day ticket now would be $60/day, pretty close to your inflation adjusted calculations. I think it is safe to assume most people do not go the single day route when attending Disneyworld.

      • Brian, here is the site I used to get the info. If you click on the decade links at the top, it has very detailed pricing for each type of ticket since the begnning. http://allears.net/tix/tixincrease.htm

        • Wow, lots of price info there! So in 1994 a 5 day ticket came in at $179, or $35.80 per day. No bargain considering a one day ticket would cost $36. Adjusted for inflation the price per day would be $56.51. So that is pretty close to the $60.80 being charged today. I’m not defending anything here and certainly do not like prices rising, but I do feel the 5 day is a more representative comparison for your average guest.

  • The prices you have listed in this blog do not include tax, correct?

  • NOte sent to Disney. Food for thought. Probably not all backed/supported but take what you will: I’m guessing the term “sucks” will be a permanent correlation word with Disney Parks for my wife and I. This increase was just a surprise so quickly again (within a year) thinking it wouldn’t happen till June again. 3-10 yrs olds prices are impressive. Obviously its a choice for people/families. I’m personally curious what Walt would think now. Makes me think of H.Ford and the Ford Museum and the respect for them being better. Anyway, Obviously supply and demand/money are usually always at the top as I know should be. And admission and profit margin have steadily gone up every year (twice a year in many cases other than 2009 after a pretty bad year and prices stayed the same I believe–hard to believe though). Freedom, in many ways, which seems to be taken away little by little every year these past few years kind of sucks. Disney is “conservative base” which I am also. I’m all for ambition and progress for those that can or are able to. So get the people that can come and possible spend more in the parks is very understandable. Hit the trend before other areas attractions increase their prices or add new attractions to bring more people to the area. Funny that you said Food/merchandise are the best available. (ah, perhaps I’m wrong but aren’t shows, rides, view, and entertainment are what’s being paid for in the admission price)…..they are not included in the admission price. Food is unquestionably high which is probably going up. So what’s really increased in the last 10 years to account for a appr. 90% increase in admission prices? Oh, the hotels etc and a few/couple more rides/options? The basics are still the focus (I see the same parades, headliners are listed etc.) Still the same Muppets 3d, country Bear Jamboree and the likes. Oh, the Dwarf thing is a nice touch…but not running yet as of this increase admission price takes affect…correct? If we go, the character dining, amount of souvenirs, and all food will not be Disney related just for the point of it whether we could afford it or not.

  • Here is a reply I got from a Disney Rep when I emailed them with pretty much the exact same complaint I posted above.

    *** REPLY FROM DISNEY ***
    Dear Adam,

    Thank you for your e-mail to the Walt Disney World® Resort. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us.

    We are sorry for the disappointments you mentioned in your e-mail. It is our goal to create magical memories and exceed the expectations of our Guests during each and every interaction that you have with us. Please be assured that we have shared your comments with our leadership team, along with the appropriate management, as feedback such as yours is taken very seriously.

    From time to time, we evaluate our offerings and make adjustments to our ticket prices. Our pricing is based on the high-quality, full-day experiences we deliver to our Guests. Our pricing reflects the high quality and breadth of experiences we offer and our ongoing commitment to investing in our parks. We offer a variety of ticket options that provide a great value, and find that most Guests select multi-day tickets that offer additional savings.

    We continue to add great experiences, including the largest expansion in the history of Magic Kingdom® Park vastly increasing the size of Fantasyland. When completed, Fantasyland will include a new ride-through adventure with The Little Mermaid and provide deeper, more immersive experiences with favorite Disney characters. Also, the Dumbo The Flying Elephant Attraction will have doubled in size and feature an interactive queue. Please know, we will continue to monitor our pricing to ensure it reflects a strong entertainment value.

    Our Guests’ feedback, as well as their continued enthusiasm for our products and services, are very important to us. We genuinely appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with us and look forward to entertaining you at our resort in the future.

    If you have questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact
    us.

  • by Trisha Johnson on March 2, 2014, at 3:40 pm EDT

    Really! The increases are getting out of hand. I just calculated the change since we bought our 1st Annual Pass in 2004 as a 72% increase. If inflation was that much we would no longer be able to afford to eat, drink, heat or cool our home, drive our car or have a life! Pure greed. And yes, Disney executives are entitled to try and make money for themselves and their stockholders, but if they keep this up, their customer base will someday shrink enough that they will no longer make money. Only then will they stop. FYI, we have bought AP regularly since 2014 and will not do so this year for certain and will spend our vacation dollars somewhere else this year.