Seasonal Pricing Breakdown for Walt Disney World

MYW_Ticket_LogoAs you may have seen in my blog post yesterday, it was announced that Disney was moving over to Seasonal Pricing (or tiered pricing) for its 1 day park tickets.

Here’s the easy breakdown of how it will work. Each month will be divided into value, regular, and peak days. If you’re visiting in September, you’ll get to pay value pricing. If say, however, that you want to visit around the hectic holiday week during Christmas, you will pay peak pricing.

Seasonal pricing only impact 1 day tickets for Walt Disney World. Those who purchase multi-day tickets or are purchasing an annual pass will not currently see seasonal pricing.

Now, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of what this all means.

One Day Value Season Theme Park Ticket Options
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
1-Day Magic Kingdom Value Season Ticket $105 $99
1-Day Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Value Season Ticket $97 $91
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper Value Season Ticket $155 $149
1-Day Magic Your Way with Water Park Fun & More Value Season Ticket $169 $163
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Value Season Ticket $200 $200

 

Base Ticket: One Theme Park per day

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

Water Park Fun & 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 Fairways Miniature Golf, and Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf.

 

One Day Regular Season Theme Park Ticket Options
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
1-Day Magic Kingdom Regular Season Ticket $110 $104
1-Day Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Regular Season Ticket $102 $96
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper Regular Season Ticket $160 $154
1-Day Magic Your Way with Water Park Fun & More Regular Season Ticket $174 $168
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Regular Season Ticket $205 $205

 

One Day Peak Season Theme Park Ticket Options
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
1-Day Magic Kingdom Peak Season Ticket $124 $118
1-Day Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Peak Season Ticket $114 $108
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper Peak Season Ticket $164 $158
1-Day Magic Your Way with Water Park Fun & More Peak Season Ticket $188 $182
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Peak Season Ticket $209 $209

 

If you are looking for a Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Multi-Day Ticket purchase, the new 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
10 days $400
($40.00/day)
$380
($38.00/day)
$69 $64 (10 visits) $95 (10 visits)
9 days $390
($43.34/day)
$370
($41.12/day)
$69 $64 (9 visits) $95 (9 visits)
8 days $380
($47.50/day)
$360
($45.00/day)
$69 $64 (8 visits) $95 (8 visits)
7 days $370
($52.86/day)
$350
($50.00/day)
$69 $64 (7 visits) $95 (7 visits)
6 days $355
($59.17/day)
$335
($55.83/day)
$69 $64 (6 visits) $95 (6 visits)
5 days $340
($68.00/day)
$320
($64.00/day)
$69 $64 (5 visits) $95 (5 visits)
4 days $325
($81.25/day)
$305
($76.25/day)
$69 $64 (4 visits) $95 (4 visits)
3 days $290
($96.67/day)
$272
($90.67/day)
$55 $64 (3 visits) $95 (3 visits)
2 days $202
($101.00/day)
$190
($95.00/day)
$55 $64 (2 visits) $95 (2 visits)

 

Here is the full calendar breakdown of which days are value, which are regular, and which are peak at Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Pricing calendar

Here’s the cost of the Annual Passes:

Disney Platinum Pass Plus – $829.00 (ages 3 and up)

Disney Platinum Pass – $749 (ages 3 and up)

There is also a change to admission for Disney’s water parks.

Guests can choose a 1 day water park ticket. These tickets are valid through December 31, 2017.

  •  1 Day Water Park Ticket Adults (ages 10 and up) – $60.00
  • 1 Day Water Park Ticket Children (ages 3-9) – $54.00

There is also now a seasonal water park ticket at the Walt Disney World resort. Seasonal tickets are not valid for admission during the summer with blockout dates for 2016 from May 28 – August 28. These tickets are valid through December 31, 2017.

  • Seasonal Water Park 1 Day Ticket Adults (ages 10 and up) – $55.00
  • Seasonal Water Park 1 Day Ticket Children (ages 3-9) – $49.00

Guests who purchase a one day water park ticket have the ability to spend time at both Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon on the same day, when both water parks are open.

Water park annual pass pricing is:

  • $110.00 (ages 10 and up)
  • $99.00 (age 3-9)

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 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!

Thoughts on this latest increase?

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

30 thoughts on “Seasonal Pricing Breakdown for Walt Disney World

  • February 28, 2016 at 11:24 am
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    Is that water park pricing correct? It costs less for a seasonal annual pass than a one-day pass? Why would anyone buy a one-day pass outside of May 28 – August 28?

      • February 28, 2016 at 11:50 am
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        I’m still seeing:
        one-day = $60
        seasonal pass = $55

        Is that correct?

        • February 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm
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          Correct. Because the seasonal ticket has blackout dates of May 28-August 28, so you cannot visit the water park during that time period if you buy that ticket. (Therefore it would be cheaper to purchase since you are effectively not getting to choose to visit the water park for three months.)

          The seasonal ticket is just a one day ticket. It isn’t an annual pass.

          Does that make sense? Or am I still confused?

          • February 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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            Outside of May 28-August 28, why would anyone pay $60 for a one-day water park admission instead of paying $55 for a seasonal water park pass, even if they were only going to use it that one day? That pricing makes no sense to me.

          • February 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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            Ah, wait, never mind. I see you corrected the Seasonal Water Park from Annual Pass to One-Day Tickets. Makes perfect sense now. Thanks!

    • February 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm
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      I would and I am most definitely buying me annual water park pass!! They are well worth it

  • February 28, 2016 at 11:24 am
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    Interesting. Do you anticipate this having an impact on crowd levels throughout the year?

  • February 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm
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    Do the prices listed include sales tax?

    • February 29, 2016 at 8:48 am
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      Hi Slade, these prices do NOT appear to include sales tax. I just confirmed that on the Disney website. A 1-day adult pass to Magic Kingdom during Regular season is $110 plus $7.15 sales tax totaling $117.15.

  • February 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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    Do you have to purchase a 1 day ticket the same day it is used? For example, could you buy a 1 day ticket on a Value day and then use it on a Peak day?

    It seems like this ‘tiered’ thing is only for local people who have no planning skills whatsoever and who drop into the parks for a day without buying tickets in advance.

    • February 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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      If you want to enter on a peak day you need a ticket valid for entry on a peak day. It doesn’t matter when you bought the ticket. You could buy a peak ticket today and enter on the 22nd December.

    • February 28, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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      WDW does get a fair share of tourists dropping in for 1 day. Maybe visiting Florida beaches, parks or grandma & pops, etc. Many think 1 day at Disney is enough, lol. If you’re reading this post, probably not you 😀

      They warned pricing would increase for the peak times. WDW’s trying hard to spread attendance. Crowd levels 6-8+ are becoming the norm during off-season, as seen the past year. Compare the last 2 Feb’s to years prior & see a HUGE difference.

      Booking early saved us $130 between the extra $5 per head/day on extended packages & around $30 for hoppers. I’m wondering if there’s ANY price point that will begin to lessen crowds? Doesn’t look likely in the near future. Everybody’s still “Take my money!”

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  • February 28, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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    How does this affect those that still have remaining Non-expiring Park/Waterpark and more tickets with Park Hopping option. I realize these are old tickets, but we still have several days left of park/waterpark & more to use on ours.

    • February 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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      Old tickets still work with all the rules that applied when you purchased them.

  • February 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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    When do these prices take effect? I’m not sure if I just missed it or if its not published…

    • February 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm
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      Today, February 28, 2016. The 3rd party ticket sellers likely still have older tickets at the older prices.

    • February 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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      I believe they went into effect today- Feb 28, 2016.

      Universal just raised their rates on Feb 10th.

  • February 29, 2016 at 7:03 am
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    So, for a family of 4 to visit MK for one day during peak pricing will cost them $500. That seems nuts, and out of reach for many people! Entry to Disney World should not have to be a dream or wish. It should be attainable by most, if not all, people. I wonder what Walt would think about this!

    • February 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm
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      The average person in the world lives on $2/ day. Even at $25 Disney would be a dream or wish. The average household income in the US is $52,000 a year- so even at prices from a decade ago, taking a week long trip to Disney was a dream or wish for average folks in the US.

      What would Walt have thought? How many people do you really think could afford plane tickets and hotels in LA in order to go to Disneyland in 1960?

  • February 29, 2016 at 8:56 am
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    I may be wrong, someone correct me, but in the fine print on the Disney website, it now appears that if you buy the new one-day tickets for use in the future, you don’t get to keep the savings indefinitely anymore. The one-day tickets you buy today must be used by Dec 31, 2017. After that, you will have to pay the price differential to use in 2018 or beyond, even if you try to use them in the same “season” that you bought them for.

  • February 29, 2016 at 9:05 am
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    Just to make sure, multi-day tickets purchased from 3rd party sellers yesterday will still not expire until first use…correct?

    My husband and I still have a bunch of days left on some 10 day no-expiration tickets, but I have kids now, and we wanted to lock in some kids’ ticket prices for a few trips as well! We generally only travel to Disney for 3-4 days at a time, so the loss of the no-expiration option was a huge bummer for us.

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  • February 29, 2016 at 11:40 am
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    Why do you not discount for over age 65? Husband and I would like to visit again but you have priced us out of budget. It is a shame.

    • March 1, 2016 at 9:31 am
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      Well I hate to say it, but you have visited once. Be happy 🙂 there are thousands of people, families out there who have never been because they were priced out right from the word go! If anyone should be discounted it should be some groups who have never ever been able to afford to go. Just enjoy the memories of when you did go and if you start feeling hard done by, think of those that have never been able to afford to go, and never will.

  • February 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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    How are the tickets/pricing effected if you check in on a day that is considered value season but your 4th day into your ticket, you are now in a regular season? Our trip is booked for September 27th-October 3. Value Season ends on September 29th and Regular season starts on September 30th so I am curios how the ticket prices will be charged.
    Also, if we are already booked and we decide to change from a 6 day ticket to 7 or 6 down to 5 or IF free dining comes out and it covers our dates and if we are able to get it, would our package then be changed over to the new pricing?
    Thank you for all the great info.

    • March 1, 2016 at 8:51 am
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      I believe this only applies to one day tickets so if you buy multi day tickets there is no change

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