Disney announced today that they will be shifting towards date-based pricing for all tickets at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This will begin October 16, 2018. Naturally, this means a price change on multi-day tickets although while some will increase, some dates will see a decrease in price. We don’t yet know what the prices will be, although that information should be coming very shortly since we are only about 3 weeks away from the launch date.
All of this will be available through a redesigned ticket system at DisneyWorld.com. This post on the Disney Parks blog explains everything that they have released so far. Disney has told us that there will be approximately 10,000 different ticket options; while that sounds overwhelming, keep in mind that there are 10 different length options (one-day through 10-day). Doing the math on that (10,000/10 = 1,000 / 365 days) means that there will be only a few, likely 3 or 4, different price options.
No More 14-day Expiration of Tickets
Obviously with this new system, guests will be required to specify the first day that they plan on using the tickets. In a change of policy, the tickets will no longer expire 14 days after their first use. The tickets will now have a much tighter expiration based on the length of the ticket. For 2 and 3-day tickets it would be the length of the ticket plus 2. So, for example, if you have a 3-day ticket, you will have only 5 days from your selected first day in which to use the tickets. For 4, 5, 6, and 7-day tickets the expiration is the number of days plus 3 and for 8, 9, and 10-day tickets it’s plus 4.
The date of first use can be modified after purchase, although there will be a price difference if the season changes. Any tickets purchased before October 16 will not follow these new rules but rather the rules in place for those tickets at time of purchase.
We will update you as soon as we know the price categories and are already working on updating our Ticket Calculator so it’s ready as soon as possible.