Happy (almost) New Year! It’s hard to believe, but 2022 is coming up QUICK, and with a new year comes new opportunities for Disney World trips! #priorities
With new vacation opportunities, though, it pays to strategize and plan your trips around some of the most EXPENSIVE days to visit Disney World next year.
Like we say, a crucial part of the Disney planning process comes down to one thing: COST. For that reason, it’s wise to be mindful of the pricier days to visit the parks in 2022.
Based on the cost of a standard single-day theme park ticket without a Park Hopper add-on ($109 is the base price at the cheapest, though it’s pretty rare nowadays), these are the MOST expensive days to visit Disney World next year.
Unsurprisingly, the first holiday of the new year is poised to be a spendy one! And most likely a crowded one.
As of now, the cost to visit Disney World on New Year’s Day 2022 is $150, and the subsequent week hovers between $143 and $147. So not a TON cheaper, but better.
Nothing says “romance” like a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth! This might explain why Valentine’s Day weekend is gonna be costly.
The cost for admission for Valentine’s weekend (February 12 and 13) is $145, which looks like a pretty expensive Valentine’s date. If you hold off until Monday, February 14th, you’ll save a few bucks as that price drops down to $139. (Guess people plan to get their Valentinin’ out of the way before Monday!)
For the timeframe between April 6 and 17, for instance, ticket prices bump up to $147.
Fourth of July
For the most part, prices in the summer stay in the $120-$130 range, with mini-spikes around the weekends. But July 1st-4th sees a prolonged peak as prices rise up to $140 for the holiday weekend.
For international visitors, July 4th is celebrated in America for the signing of the Declaration of Independence and marking the historic day in 1776 when the U.S. asserted its division from English rule. It’s also a day where you’ll find plenty of fireworks! Disney World typically goes BIG with a special firework show for the date. So, if you plan to spend this weekend at Disney World, you’ll be paying a bit more for it, but you’ll find some great red, white, and blue treats!
Weekends in October
Thankfully, we get a break from the pricey tickets for a few months, until the holiday season creeps back in…
…weekends in October are looking more expensive than usual next year — they were $143 in 2021, and go up to $144 for 2022. It’s just a buck but still worth noting!
Weekends in November and December
Holiday season weekends are NEVER cheap, and 2022 is no exception. As the summer heat starts to dissipate and the festive decorations start to appear, so do the crowds!
In 2022, weekend prices in November and December clocked in at $148 (up from $147 in 2021).
In case you prefer Turkey Legs to roast turkey at home, you’re gonna need to pay a little extra to visit on this holiday.
Thanksgiving is always one of the most expensive dates to visit Disney World, and the 2022 price shoots up to $152 from $150 in 2021.
The whole week of Thanksgiving, in fact, is $148 at the CHEAPEST. Guess those Black Friday sales don’t apply to park tickets… .
No shock here, but a Christmas trip to Disney World will cost ya. With kids being out of school, cooler weather, and those epic decorations, Disney World is often a holiday tradition for many families.
If you’re planning to celebrate Christmas or ring in the New Year at Disney World, be prepared to be paying some of the highest ticket prices all year (and seeing some of the biggest crowds, too)! The week before Christmas sees costs between $147 and $152 (up from $145 in 2021), and Christmas Eve is $152.
Rounding out 2022, the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve is the MOST expensive time of the whole year, with tickets costing $159!
Long story short, if you’re hoping to visit Disney World on a holiday next year, you’d better start saving now! Or put in an early ask with Santa… .
These are the priciest park ticket days for 2022, if you have some flexibility you can avoid some of these days by adjusting your plans, visiting the parks during the week instead of weekends, or planning to visit just before or after those popular holidays. If visiting during the holidays or weekends is inevitable for your schedule, don’t worry, we have tips for ways to help you save money and make the most of your trip!
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Would you pay EXTRA to visit Disney World on one of these expensive dates in 2022? Let us know in the comments!