Today is the day that a change has come to Disney World ticket prices. Guests wishing to purchase Disney World tickets are able to access the new system via DisneyWorld.com or the My Disney Experience app to see the new date-based ticket pricing. (Click here to see Annual Pass price increases that went into effect today.)
We’ve compared dates at the old pricing model and the new pricing model below so that you can see how the new ticket pricing system will affect YOUR trip.
The new system:
• Assigns each individual calendar day a specific ticket price (each day reflects a different price based on various factors like crowd levels)
• Uses an interactive calendar for ticket purchasing, and to show guests the highest and lowest ticket prices within a given month or year
• Offers guests the option to upgrade to a ticket with a “flexible start date” for an added cost.
Comparison Of Disney World Ticket Prices Before and After the Date-Based Price Update
Ticket prices for Disney World theme parks have generally been grouped based on seasons over the last few years: Value (lower crowd levels), Regular (regular crowd levels), and Peak (especially high crowd levels during seasons like Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). The same theory applies, but now to specific dates.
Disney shared a graphic here that compares the two pricing models.
We also did our own comparisons, which we break down below.
For example, November 15th was previously in Value season, with a ticket for Magic Kingdom priced at $109 for an adult, and $103 for a child (ages 3-9). For the other parks, the price was $103/$96, respectively.
Today, a one-park ticket is $114 for adults, $109 per child for the same date of November 15th.
Note that children’s ticket prices are in view once you scroll down.
December 3rd, for regular attendance, with a ticket for Magic Kingdom previously priced at $119 for an adult, and $113 for a child (ages 3-9). For the other parks, the price was $114/$108, respectively.
All parks under the new system are priced at $114/$109 for that same date.
Christmas Day, December 25th, is peak season, with a ticket for Magic Kingdom previously priced at $129 for an adult, and $123 for a child (ages 3-9). For the other parks, the price was $122/$116, respectively.
Now, a one-park ticket is $129 for adults, $124 per child for the same date of December 25th. Please note that none of the figures include tax (which guests can view in the subtotal for their order).
The new system also accounts, of course, for multi-day tickets, giving guests the chance to view how the daily ticket prices decrease for any number of days from 2-10 days.
You can also select an option to view the lowest-priced ticket months for the year.
Do you think this new system will affect your vacation planning? We’d love to hear your thoughts.