Price of Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets Increased for Second Time in Less Than a Year

For the second time in less than a year, the Walt Disney World Resort has raised the price of admission for all four theme parks.

A one-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom will now cost $99 for guests age 10 and older. This $4 increase makes the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney Park.

One-day tickets for Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios increased in price from $90 to $94. The ticket prices for guests ages 3-9 at the Magic Kingdom are $93, while one-day tickets for guests ages 3-9 at the other three theme parks cost $88.

The last ticket price increase took place in June 2013.

In an article in the Orlando Sentinel, Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius said, "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."

Guests who purchase tickets for more than a one-day admission will see some savings in the final price. As an example, a four-day park ticket is priced at $294, which is about $73.50 per day for the tickets.

The one-day tickets weren't the only price increases. The price of an Annual Pass increased to $634 (up from $609), while the price of a Premium Annual Pass went up to $754 from $729. Florida Resident Annual Passes are now $485 up from $464, while the Florida Resident Premium Pass is now $605 (up from $584).

In Disney's first quarter report for the fiscal year 2014, the Walt Disney Company reported a 16 percent increase in operating income to $671 million for the Parks and Resorts segment. This increase was due to increased guest spending at all parks and resorts and reflected higher prices for tickets, food, beverages, and merchandise.

Full details on the new prices can be found here.


Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:59:

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I understand that they have to raise prices to keep up with inflation, but do they really need to do so more than once a year? That's just disheartening.

SpamGoddess wrote on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:59:

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Just ordered my tickets for my sister and I through Undercover Tourist, since they still had some at the cheaper prices. Through Disney it's $45 more for the tickets I was needing with this increase... yikes.

Brandy Snyder wrote on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:32:

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I don't care how much they increase their prices, it's very well worth it and I'll be there once a year for as long as I can, I was there every year since 2009 and will continue vacationing there! They have so much to do and even expanded, I have no complaints and I'll be there in august! Love you Disney!

Donna wrote on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:39:

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Yes, two times in one year does seem like a lot...but they are the best parks around!

PhillNYC wrote on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 03:05:

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Those who are going to WDW as a rare destination are not going to be phased, but with us regulars ... careful, Disney. You're starting to approach what it would cost me to spend a week in Europe.

Smedley wrote on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:27:

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Ouch. When you charge that much to go on about 6 rides a day, and some of those are so outdated that you only go on them because the wait is only an hour, you're going to get people seriously wondering if it's worth it.

Swiss Family Tree House? Country Bear Jamboree? The horrendous new Pirates? The Tiki Birds? The Great Movie Ride? It's a small world?

For that price, they can afford to update.

Nanette wrote on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:56:

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We will continue to go, yearly, taking advantage of multiple day pricing. But, beware and monitor your bank account. We were incorrectly charged for renting a golf care for one day at Fort Wilderness. When I checked our online bank account, we were charged for 3 days. After contacting Disney, the woman tried to tell us we had it for 3 days. We didn't even have it for a full day and returned it, early. She wasn't the usual Disney friendly.Finally, she said our account would be credited, but not for 7-10 days. They made the mistake. Why must we wait for our refund? This is our first bad taste dealing with Disney.

salf3 wrote on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 01:04:

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i have gone about every year from 10 to current, if disney raises its price's anymore it is not affordable even to a wealthy community you can go to Europe or a island for less. Disney created this park to the rich and poor for children to believe in a fairytale and imagination If they are not reaching there yearly quota then they need to find new ways around it they are going to loose a lot of people and loyal customers soon. Disney is officially the most expensive theme park in the world.

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:29:

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Nanette - that 7-10 days is the processing time that it takes to reimburse you has more to do with how banks in the US handle money and crediting transactions than it does Disney. It's a pretty standard time period for many businesses.

JayA wrote on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:01:

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It's good business to continue to raise prices as long as demand increases. My wife and I just decided to drop from every 2 years to every 3 years for our disney fix. If enough people do that, disney will stop raising prices. Disney is a unique experience and is worth more that most vacations. It doesn't bother me that Disney raises prices faster than anything except medical expenses. That fact just changes my priorities. I will miss Disney, but my wife will learn scuba this year. So I thank Disney for expanding our horizons by driving us away.

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