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Admission prices increasing again at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort starting tomorrow

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It’s never the best news to report to Disney theme park fans, but unfortunately once again the message must be conveyed: it’s going to cost more to get into the parks at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort starting tomorrow.

As both the Orlando Sentinel in Florida and Orange County Register in Southern California are reporting, prices for single-day admission tickets and Annual Passports alike will increase at the Disney resorts on both coasts.

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At Walt Disney World, the lowest-tier single-day, single-park “value” day prices– for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom– will go up to $99 (from $97), mid-tier “average” day prices will become $107 (up from $102) and highest-tier “peak” prices will now be $119 (an increase of $5 from $114). As before, Magic Kingdom park will remain slightly more expensive to enter, with mid-tier prices going up to $115, although peak pricing there is holding steady at $124.

As far as Walt Disney World Annual Passports go, the cost of the Florida resident Gold Pass will increase $10 to $559. The Florida resident Disney Platinum Pass (with no blockout dates) is going up $30 to $679.

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At Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, both the Southern California and Southern California Select Annual Passports are going up $10 in cost to $469 and $339, respectively. The Deluxe Annual Passport is increasing $20 to $619.

Single-day, single park tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are increasing to $97 on value days (up from $95), $110 on mid-tier days (up from $115), and $124 on peak days (up from $119).

In a perfect world, Disney theme parks would be inexpensive to visit and would never suffer from overcrowding. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to have both of those things. Guests will have to bite the bullet save up a few more bucks each year to attend the parks, as this trend of annual price increases will undoubtedly continue.

This year’s admission price increases go into effect tomorrow: Sunday, February 12th at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

7 Comments

  1. David Baker

    Why were no prices given for multiple day tickets? Single day tickets don’t apply to a majority of Disney World visitors. How much will 5, 7, or 10 day tickets cost?

    1. Eddie

      It was in the press release by Disney those prices are not changing.

      1. EricJ

        Disney tends to raise the prices on 1-2 day tickets only, since very few people buy those:
        Most people coming into WDW are week-long tourists getting passes for all four parks, and the majority of DLR business tends to be locals with Annual passes.
        Single-day tickets are more of an emergency or a luxury, and either one’ll cost ya.

  2. Bradley

    How much are non-FL Annual passes going up?

  3. Pam

    Disney is pricing themselves out of the range of the average family. We’ve gone every year since 1995, but it’s getting more and more difficult. I’m afraid in a few years our grandchildren won’t be able to go. There will reach a point where this backfires with them.

  4. Garaan

    I daresay they’re -intending- to price themselves (slightly) out of the short-stay market. The parks are packed to the gates every day, and the people more likely to spend money in the parks are the multi-repeat customers (CA residents with passes) and the long term (3-5 day/1-2 week stays). The most efficient demographic to trim is the day trippers, in order to reduce the crowds a bit without biting into their income.

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