Disney World ticket pricing can be a little confusing.
This morning, Disney World released 2022 vacation packages. We noticed that the Disney Park Pass are available for booking into early 2023 and the Disney Dining Plan is still unavailable. On top of this, we DID see some change to day-to-day ticket prices. Wait, is Disney World raising ticket prices in 2022!?
The short answer is not QUITE yet, but your 2022 trip still might be more expensive than the same-time travel this year. Don’t worry — we’ll explain!
Let’s go through the details of Disney’s ticket price structure and look at what’s changed this year…and how pricing structures are different for next year. (Also, FYI, Disney does regularly raise ticket prices, so buying tickets early is always smart.)
Remember, Disney tickets are priced by date which means the higher-demand the day, the more expensive the ticket. For a 4-Day ticket, that range is currently $103 to $141.
Let’s take a look. Here’s a screenshot of the ticket pricing for April 2021. Tickets range from $111 to $124 varying from day-to-day.
Now, look at April 2022. Tickets here range from $116 to $130. So, yes, tickets for these dates have increased but the ticket pricing model has not. What the price change here reflects is that Disney considers these days to be higher-demand in 2022 than they were in 2021.
When you consider that demand is consistently rising for the Disney theme parks with the effect of the global health crisis, it makes sense that these days would be priced in a higher category. Demand is lower than usual this year due to health concerns and pent-up demand is expected to bring a boom of visitors as the vaccine becomes widely distributed.
The way that Disney prices their tickets has NOT increased. The lowest price is still the same in 2022 ($109 for 1-day, $103 for 4-day, etc.) and the peak price remains the same — even if more days are considered peak.
Check out December 2021. You can see the peak price of $141 was used for Christmas day.
In December 2022, Christmas Day is still that same peak price, but Christmas Eve is now considered peak price as well.
What does this mean for you? Disney has shifted their idea of demand, so you might see a few extra dollars spent on Disney tickets for your trip depending on which days you choose to visit. Still, this doesn’t constitute an actual price raise to the model, just a change in the average.
As always, stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney updates and for analysis of the news!
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