Let’s face it — Disney World is expensive.
People can easily spend thousands and thousands of dollars on family vacations between just the hotels, tickets, and food alone. That’s not even taking into account things like airfare or stuff you might have to buy for your trip! So, we’re always on the lookout for ways that you can save money when you’re in the parks. One of the ways to do this is by being aware of ticket prices. They vary from day to day and from park to park, so you can save a lot by picking dates (or parks) that cost less than others. We’re going to break down the CHEAPEST days to visit Disney World in 2023!
Before we begin, note that ticket changes went into effect in December 2022. Now, 1-day, 1-park tickets are park-specific. That means not only do ticket prices vary by date, but they vary by what PARK you’ll be visiting on that date. So, for example, a ticket to Magic Kingdom for one date might cost MORE than a ticket to Hollywood Studios on the same day.
Because you now must select what park you’re buying a 1-day ticket for, Park Passes for the park you select will automatically be made for you. Also, note that some price changes have hit Park Hoppers as well.
For this post, we’re going to be looking at the starting prices of a one-day, single-park ticket with no add-ons. Note that if you want a Park Hopper, those will cost more than the ones we’re showing you now. Also note that if you buy a ticket for multiple days, the price per day will decrease compared to a single-day ticket price. And finally, keep in mind that this is based on the starting prices for these days — but tickets might be more expensive depending on what park you choose to go to on any particular date.
Okay, now let’s break it down month by month!
January is usually a less in-demand month to visit Disney World, so the prices are a bit lower, and they’re way lower than they are in December! The cheapest days to visit all month are January 10th, January 23rd-24th, January 26th, and January 31st — with a starting ticket price of $134.
January is usually a great time to visit the parks because the weather is cooler and there are fewer crowds!
February prices go up a little bit compared to January. We usually think of February as a slow month in Disney World, we saw BIG crowds in the parks for some reason in 2022. That doesn’t mean the same thing will happen in 2023, but it’s definitely something to be aware of!
The least expensive days to visit in February are the 1st, 7th, & 8th when tickets start at $134 per day. But again, remember prices vary by park. So a ticket to Animal Kingdom is $134 on the 7th, but on that same day a ticket to Magic Kingdom is $154, a ticket to EPCOT is $139, and a ticket to Hollywood Studios is $149.
March is typically a very busy time in Disney World due to spring break. College spring breaks start in March, as do some other schools around the country, so a lot of people head to Disney World for vacation!
The cheapest days to visit in March come at the end of the month on March 27th, 29th, and 30th. Tickets on these days start at $144 per day but vary by park.
Spring Break continues throughout April for the most part, which means the crowd levels are about the same as they are in March. We see long lines and a lot of people around the parks during this month. Some schools also have some time off for Easter.
The cheapest days to visit in April are from the 2nd through the 4th, when tickets start at $139 per day. Consider avoiding the weekend to save more — a ticket to EPCOT is $149 on Sunday the 2nd, but $144 on the 3rd and 4th.
May is usually less busy than April because there is a sort of lull between spring and summer breaks. But, that doesn’t mean it’s slow in the parks by any means! We do typically still see some higher wait times.
The cheapest starting price in May is the same price as we saw in April — $139 per day. You can find tickets starting at this price on May 1st & 2nd, as well as May 8th-10th.
But again, remember that it varies by park! On the 10th, Animal Kingdom is priced at $139, but all of the other parks are MORE expensive.
Summer officially arrives in June and there are quite a few dates that qualify as the cheapest for the month! Remember, the weather will be hot and the parks will likely be busy during this month.
The cheapest days to visit in June are the 5th, 12th-15th, 19th-22nd, and 26th-28th. Tickets start at $134 these days. A ticket to Magic Kingdom on those days will set you back $159 though.
July is pretty much the same deal as June, but there are fewer days at the same lower price. The cheapest days to visit are from July 24th-28th starting at $134 per day. Magic Kingdom will cost you $149 on those dates.
July usually sees the start of things like the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, which can bring in some pretty big crowds.
August is when things typically start to really slow down in Disney World. Summer vacation comes to an end and a lot of kids head back to school. This makes for some days with very light crowds in the parks!
The cheapest days to visit in August come at the end of the month — tickets start at $109 per day from August 22nd-25th and 29th-31st. Look for Magic Kingdom to cost between $124-$129 on these dates. EPCOT costs between $114-$119, and Hollywood Studios is at around $124.
September is pretty slow as well, although we can sometimes see things pick up for the Halloween festivities in the parks. But, this month is MUCH cheaper compared to the remainder of the year!
The cheapest days to visit in September are from the 5th-7th, 12th-14th, 18th-21st, and 26th-28th. Tickets start at $109 these days but carefully look at each day’s prices for each park.
October sees things pick up again with people visiting during fall breaks or just trying to get in on all of the Halloween celebrations. The parks usually cool down a bit too, which definitely makes them more appealing!
The least expensive days to visit in October are from the 1st-2nd, 10th-12th, 16th-19th, and 23rd-26th, and (surprisingly) October 31st. Tickets start at $144 on these dates but can vary a lot depending on what park you pick.
For example, Magic Kingdom is $154 on October 31st but $159 on October 23rd.
November is busy as well, with the holiday celebrations starting basically right after Halloween is over. A lot of people will visit for things like Thanksgiving and EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays, so you’re better off going toward the beginning half of the month if you want to avoid the heaviest crowds.
The cheapest days to visit in November are the 1st-3rd, 6th-9th, and 14th-16th. Tickets start at $144 per day on those dates, depending on what park you visit.
December is probably the most expensive month overall to visit Disney World, with the least amount of variations in price. The cheapest days to visit the parks are December 3rd, 7th, 8th, 12th-15th, and 18th-20th. On all of these days, ticket prices start at $149.
Again, there’s a LOT of variation here. A ticket to Animal Kingdom is $149 on December 20th, but on that same date, a ticket to Magic Kingdom is $169, a ticket to EPCOT is $154, and a ticket to Hollywood Studios is $164.
December’s prices are high because of the holidays! A lot of people want to visit the parks to see all of the holiday decor, eat all of the food, and check out special events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
So, as you can see, August and September seem to be the cheapest months overall if you want to visit Disney World in 2023. They’re the only months with that $109 ticket price as a starting base for select parks!
If you want some more help with planning your upcoming Disney World trip, check out The Planning Tips You Need to Know About Before Your Next Disney World Trip, 5 Ways to Save $1,000 on Your Disney Trip (Really!), and What to Do If You Can’t Get the Disney World Hotel Reservation You Wanted.
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