Theme Park Insider

Ticket prices are going up at Disneyland, Walt Disney World

February 11, 2017, 10:32 AM · Walt Disney Parks and Resorts tomorrow will raise ticket and some annual pass prices at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

One-day tickets to Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks will continue to vary by season, with three different prices offered, based on anticipated crowd levels at the parks. A one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom now will cost $107, $115, or $124 dollars. That's a $2 increase for low-demand days, a $5 increase for average days, and no change for peak days.

One-day tickets to Disney World's other three parks — Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios — will cost $99, $107, or $119. That's an increase of $2 for the low-demand days and $5 for the other days.

Walt Disney World annual pass prices also will increase, with Gold Florida resident passes going up $10 to $559 and unrestricted Platinum passes rising $30 to $679.

And starting tomorrow, Walt Disney World will offer $20 discounts on three- to 10-day tickets when purchased online. This is the first time that Disney's offered a regular discount for online ticket purchases through its website, something that's long been available from competitors Universal and SeaWorld in Orlando.

At the Disneyland Resort, one-day tickets to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure will now cost $97, $110, or $124, up $2 for low-demand days and $5 for other days.

SoCal Select and SoCal annual passes go up $10, to $339 and $469, respectively. Deluxe APs go up $20, to $619. But the prices of Signature, Signature Plus and two-coast Premier passes will remain unchanged.

Parking at the Disneyland Resort goes up $2, to $20 a day. And monthly payment plans remain available for local residents, despite rumors that Disney would eliminate that option and require payment in full for APs.

Update: Here are the complete price tables, with changes.

Disneyland
1 day: $97/$110/$124, up from $95/105/119. Park Hopper $157/$165/$174, up from $155/160/$169
2 days: $199, up from $195. Park Hopper $244, up from $235
3 days: $270, up from $255. Park Hopper $315, up from $295
4 days: $290, up from $280. Park Hopper $335, up from $320
5 days: $305, up from $295. Park Hopper $350, up from $335

SoCalSelect*: $339, up from $329
SoCal*: $469, up from $459
Deluxe: $619, up from $599
Signature: $849, no change
Signature Plus: $1049, no change

Walt Disney World
1 day: $99/107/119, up from $97/102/114. Park Hopper $162/170/174, up from $155/160/164
1 day MK: $107/115/124, up from $105/110/124.
2 days: $199, down from $202. Park Hopper $259, up from $257
3 days**: $289, down from $290. Park Hopper $349, up from $345
4 days**: $350, up from $325. Park Hopper $425, up from $394
5 days**: $370, up from $340. Park Hopper $445, up from $409
6 days**: $390, up from $355. Park Hopper $465, up from $424
7 days**: $410, up from $370. Park Hopper $485, up from $439
8 days**: $420, up from $380. Park Hopper $495, up from $449
9 days**: $430, up from $390. Park Hopper $505, up from $459
10 days**: $440, up from $400. Park Hopper $515, up from $469

Epcot After 4*: $259, up from $249
Weedkday Select*: $269, up from $259
Silver*: $419, up from $389
Gold*: $559, up from $549
Platinum*: $679, up from $649
Platinum: $779, up from $749

*Local residency required
** Prices are for online purchase. Gate prices are $20 higher per ticket

Replies (27)

February 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM · Kinda makes you wonder how long until we start seeing one-day tickets at $200.
February 11, 2017 at 3:52 PM · Until the bubble bursts, which I hope is soon.
February 11, 2017 at 4:08 PM · How many price increases per year does Disney average now? Two? Three?
February 11, 2017 at 5:34 PM · I love this, now everyone working at Disney can earn a honest paycheck. Not only the 1% but all hard working castmembers.
February 11, 2017 at 6:44 PM · Well at least it now kind of explains why they announced 2019 for Star Wars =p
February 11, 2017 at 11:47 PM · I feel this bubble will burst soon. I think the 100 dollar mark was a barrier that your average family will not want to pass. I think average people will now seriously considering their vacation alternatives. I know I have.
February 11, 2017 at 11:52 PM · I wonder how many park guests actually buy one day tickets. Don't most buy multi-day?
February 12, 2017 at 7:15 AM · It wouldn't appear that attendance is slowing enough (if at all) for Disney to have to back off of pricing increases. I do agree that average folks may (and should) start to consider alternative destinations. But with 1st generation WDW children now having their own families, some are willing to indulge nostaglia at any cost. And Disney is leverging this.

We long ago abandoned WDW for Universal, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. We can enjoy all three with their annual passes for the same price as WDW annual passes. True, those parks aren't quite in the same league as WDW. But we also don't have to schedule a ride time 6 months in advance with FP+. Low stress, lower crowds and more variety. It is a win win for our family.

February 12, 2017 at 7:39 AM · The bubble burst for me on my previous trip to WDW. This new fastpass system is an utter disaster. Rides that were originally a 20 or 30 minute wait are suddenly hour length. As hard as I tried it was incredibly difficult to have fun. im going to have to forego WDW for a couple of years or at least until Star Wars opens. Nostalgia alone just can't justify the high prices and the stresses that come with a Disney trip, at least not for me.
February 12, 2017 at 8:47 AM · Thank you, OT for the wonderful satire. OT knows that Disney's hard-working cast members no longer share in the rewards of Disney profits. Those profits are reserved for the pampered executives in Glendale.
February 12, 2017 at 10:05 AM · This is something I've given a fair amount of thought. As I have mentioned in an earlier post, we went to WDW last month. Normally we stay at a deluxe resort & do the full meal deal, the last visit we did a scaled back version. This wasn't because of cost as much as choice, I wanted a simpler trip like we did 20 years ago.
We had more fun than we have in a long time. Part of it was we didn't make a lot of reservations, part probably because of nostalgia. We stayed in Port Orleans, we haven't been there in over 20 years.
We go to WDW every 3-4 yrs, as we like to vacation other places as well, mountains & beach, etc. We also enjoy US & SW as well, almost as much as WDW. Let's face it WDW for some is just a place for a vacation. Others have an emotional connection that represents a link to their childhood or youth. Still others view it as an escape from reality and an ideal.
Personally I'd rather pay more and have less people to deal with. I don't think we have reached that breaking point yet, it will be interesting to see how high prices will go to reach that point. Disney doesn't show any signs of slowing down on price increases any time soon.

February 12, 2017 at 1:14 PM · Jeremy I am in a similar situation. Currently I have a Universal Hollywood annual pass, SD Zoo AP, and Balboa Park explorer AP and all for less than a Disney AP! I have found it to be well worth it. My tipping point wasn't necessarily the Disney price but rather the big decline in show and guest service I have seen through the years.

Most of my AP visits had multiple lands with multiple rides, sometimes multiple e tickets either under "refurbishment" or construction, and not just for a few days, I'm talking months at a time. Rediculous. It was like you get half the park with each visit. Major Rides like Soarin would only use 1 of the 3 boarding gates causing 30+ minute lines which would otherwise be a walk on in the off season. Just a few examples how I would feel cost saving at the guest's expense with every single visit and it was enough for me. If I'm paying a premium price for Disney I expect a premium experience.

February 12, 2017 at 9:06 PM · The last 15 years has been quite the change at WDW. The customer service has seemed to have slipped, and there is just not a time to go where you can avoid huge crowds and long lines. At Universal at least you can pay a little more and avoid the lines. Disney has made all the right decisions in the movie department, but something needs to shift with the theme parks. However, from their perspective, if people keep coming and lining up, I a man sure they will just keep raising prices. The park management used to be every decision is centered around making each guest's experience the best it can possibly be, but those decisions seem to have changed. Maybe there will be a shift, and it will get back to where it was, but it really feels like Universal is beating them at their own game.
February 12, 2017 at 11:35 PM · Posters have made some good points above. Yet, I still feel that Disney offers an excellent vacation value. Which is why we're going back...
February 13, 2017 at 6:49 AM · Just went to DLR in late January. Had a great time with the kids, and while it wasn't cheap the bigger issue is how busy the park is. In what is one of the quietest times of the year there were still substantial queues that deterred us from doing things (didn't go on Peter Pan simply due to not wanting to wait for over 45 minutes with a 4 and 6 year old).

For the average punter who goes to the parks once every few years (where I'd say Disney makes most of their money - I'd be curious to know if I'm wrong), I'd be shocked if their biggest complaint was not how much of their time is spent in queues. Raising prices would be a secondary complaint.

Ultimately if attendance drops back from the price rise, Disney will not necessarily be disappointed since many guests will be happier, and their profits will be up.

Universal and the other parks will be happier too, because their attendance will increase, allowing for a more competitive theme park industry.

February 13, 2017 at 7:10 AM · Ren Pearson, you took the words right out of my mouth...the last time I went, it was just a totally different experience. I can remember we used to get there at rope drop, ride all the mountains before a big crowd built up, and then by the afternoon, we could ride the quick loaders such as Haunted Mansion and Pirates with 20-30 minute waits. That is no longer a viable option. If you want to ride those two classics with a 30 minute wait, you now have to make a reservation, as the stand by lines are regularly 60-90 minute waits on some days. I understand it's my fault if I don't go out of my way to learn the new system and make my reservations, etc, it just seems like there is no more spontaneity in my day at Disney anymore. I think the Universal season passes I bought last year have been a great value and we are truly enjoying them.
February 13, 2017 at 8:33 AM · I just bought the SoCal pass. Went up $10 to $469. Not a big increase, but at this rate, it'll be $500 by the time Star Wars Land opens. I will likely not renew at the end of this year. I will wait to buy at least a year after Star Wars Land opens so I can enjoy the full array of new attractions. So I'll be back in 2020 or 2021.

There are many options for other parks, but I can't say they are a substitute for Disneyland. They just don't compare. Nonetheless, I put off Universal Studios Hollywood due to their AP mess-up when Harry Potter Land opened. I will likely buy the USH AP in 2018 and enjoy it for a year.

February 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM · Derek Morse, Funny you mentioned Haunted Mansion as that was the wait that broke me. Never before have I had to wait an hour for the attraction, never. Even on the parks busiest days! The ratio between the amount of fast passers they accept against the average queuers at the loading station of each ride is absolutely soul-crushing. I dont blame the cast members, but I do blame the company's policies. I think Universal's method of selling the express as a seperate option and/or a perk for hotel guests is quite reasonable. I loved my universal AP, and used it to bits! So many great perks, and above it all, it's price was justified at the end of the day.

Once upon a time, Everyone had to wait in the same line.

February 13, 2017 at 9:57 AM · Yes, the wait for Haunted Mansion is what shows the failure of the new ride reservation system. Previously, the only time it was crowded was when the riverboat unloaded. You could always go on it with a 30 minute wait, and that was during spring break crowds. The last time I went we were able to ride the Mansion twice in one day. My family normally goes on it six or seven times a day, and Pirates three or four. I cannot believe they have not at least attempted to consider a change. They do not need FP+ on every single attraction. Our last Orlando trip we went to Universal for four days and skipped Disney entirely with four families all because of the new system, and I have to say we had a great time. Disney needs to at least admit they have a problem. That is the first step.
February 13, 2017 at 10:21 AM · For those wondering if folks still buy one day tickets the answer is yes, at least for us. We only have a couple of days at Disney each year usually staying at Animal Kingdom. We check in on Sunday and out on Tuesday to go back to Daytona. So we really only have that Monday for a park. Park hopping would be very hard for us for the one day we're able to go to the parks. The ticket pricing going up every year may mean we just enjoy the resort and Disney Springs instead of actually doing one of the parks. It's getting to expensive. We are probably very much in the minority on doing one day but thats just how our vacation plays out.
February 13, 2017 at 11:50 AM · Dangit! We are going to DL in March and I was just about to buy tickets. Just missed it.
February 13, 2017 at 11:52 AM · Sorry I wasn't signed in the first time... Dangit. We are going to DL in March and I was just about to buy the tickets. Just missed it.
February 13, 2017 at 12:57 PM · I dropped my annual pass after I tried the new fast-pass system and as a local it was just horrible. I go to the parks at night and Big Thunder was out of fast-pass at 7PM for the rest of the night and the park closed at 1 AM!!! The touch screens by the attractions didn't work because the place you were supposed to touch was so small and close it would go to the previous screen. The cast members were rude and didn't know how to help.....I hate having to plan every little detail.....STRESSFUL---Not Fun!
February 13, 2017 at 2:32 PM · Disney is a business. At the end of the day, they care about profit. I once foolishly thought that meant they also cared about attendance. But, as we've seen in the past few years, those two are not necessarily related. Fewer people might go, but those who do still spend lots of money, so profits keep going up, as we on this website know. I love Disney World. I want the resort to succeed. But, as long as they're closing attractions left and right, operating with only one fully-equipped theme park (if we're being honest), taking so long to build attractions they've already announced, and no longer even pretending to make the trip affordable, I have no interest in returning there.
February 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM · Disneyland needs to either eliminate or drastically change annual passes. Disneyland has become a hangout for pass-holders, who pay way less per visit than people on vacation, Pass holders don't have to worry about their favorite attraction being broken or the line being too long, because they can do it on another visit.

Disney World needs to restructure the fastpass system so it's more flexible to pass holders and last minute visitors. Get rid of Fastpass for attractions that don't need it, and only have one fastpass per day ahead of time.

February 14, 2017 at 9:01 AM · How much will be enough for you greedy, greedy people. I love Disney, but will not be going again. We are on a fixed income and have to watch every penny. I will miss it but so be it. I can't believe you people are asking for MORE MONEY. Greedy, 'no accounts is what you are. BYE?
February 14, 2017 at 2:16 PM · Well it appears that breaking point has been reached, at least for some...

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook YouTube Twitter Instagram Email Newsletter

Rate & Review

Walt Disney World

Universal Orlando

Disneyland

Tokyo Disney Resort

Plan Your Vacation

Top Posts

Theme Park Insider Books

Subscribe

© Theme Park Insider®   About · Rules · Privacy · Contact
Facebook YouTube Twitter Instagram Theme Park Insider T-shirts and Hoodies Email Newsletter