Walt Disney World Resort Announces Ticket Price Increase and Seasonal Pricing

It's official. The Walt Disney World Resort is moving to a tiered pricing system for theme park tickets. Effective February 28, Disney is shifting to seasonal pricing for 1-day theme park tickets, and during the peak season a 1-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom will cost $124.

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According to the Disney Parks Blog, each month will be divided into value, regular, and peak days and guests will be able to see an 8-11 month calendar online in order to plan their trips.

Peak season is likely to include spring break, most of the summer season, and late December.

During peak season a 1-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom will cost $124, while a 1-day ticket to the other three theme parks will be $114. Value season tickets will stay at the "old" non-seasonal prices: $105 for Magic Kingdom and $97 for the other three parks.

The value season will be the shortest season: likely late August and most of September.

As of February 28, the "mid-tier" or regular season pricing will be in effect: $110 for 1-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom and $102 for the other parks.

The peak season begins this year on March 11.

Multi-day theme park tickets are not part of the new tiered pricing plan, but prices on those tickets are also increasing. A four-day base ticket will cost $325, up from $305 and a 10-day base ticket will cost $400 up from $365. Annual passes are also not affected by the seasonal pricing.

It was just last year that Disney broke that $100 barrier when they raised the price of a 1-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom to $105.

On the Disney Parks Blog the price increase was explained as a way to "help spread out visitation" to the parks. As Disney continues to expand with the new Star Wars-themed land, Toy Story Land, and the Avatar-themed land, the number of visitors is certain to grow.

The new seasonal pricing for tickets will be online at the Disney Parks website. At the website guests can see the different seasons for the 1-day park tickets by selecting that they want to purchase a 1-day ticket.

What do you think about the new seasonal ticket pricing? Will you change when you travel to Disney based on the new prices? Let us know in the comments.

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Carol Okenka wrote on Sun, 02/28/2016 - 21:16:

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We have a number of teachers in our family. The first nly time they're off is during peak seasons. Not to mention the school aged children. They're pricing themselves out of guests!

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 15:03:

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You may very well be right Carol, the market will have to break somewhere.

Bobbins wrote on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 07:58:

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Just worked it out..... 14 days at $124 per day is $1736 or £1232.20. A 14 day pass in the uk is £324....... How does that even work????

I understand that Disney has to make the money to do these major renovations that have gone on in the last few but surely putting ticket prices up will further reduce revenue as less people will visit.

I'm coming to Florida this year but not doing the parks.

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