The Walt Disney World Resort has introduced its new, date-based pricing structure for multi-day tickets.
The price of a one-day, one-park ticket now ranges from $109 to $129 for all four parks. The old prices for the Magic Kingdom were $109, $119, and $129 in the former three-tier structure, with the other three parks being $7 less at each tier.
Multi-day tickets are now priced based upon the first day of your visit, and there are more than three pricing tiers. For two day tickets, the per-day prices range from $101 to $119 day for one-park-per-day tickets. The old price was $105 per day, rounded to the nearest dollar, as Disney's online ticket price calculator now does. The two days must be used within four days of the ticket's first use.
Three days (must be used in 5 days): $98 - $115 (old: $101)
Four days (used in 7 days): $93 - $109 ($95)
Five days (in 8 days): $78 - $91 ($79)
Six days (in 9 days): $67 - $78 ($68)
Seven days (in 10 days): $58 - $68 ($59)
Eight days (in 12 days): $53 - $61 ($53)
Nine days (in 13 days): $48 - $56 ($48)
Ten days (in 14 days): $44 - $51 ($45)
As you can see, prices are down a touch at the low end, but up now for most days, with price increases ranging up to 15 percent on peak attendance days.
Park Hopper tickets range from $164 - $184 for one day, as they did before.
Two days: $133 - $152 (old: $137)
Three days: $120 - $136 ($123)
Four days: $112 - $128 ($114)
Five days: $93 - $106 ($94)
Six days: $79 - $90 ($80)
Seven days: $69 - $79 ($70)
Eight days: $62 - $71 ($63)
Nine days: $56 - $64 ($57)
Ten days: $52 - $59 ($52)
Flexible-date tickets are also available, at the highest price tier. Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use and before December 31, 2019. Here's Disney's video on the changes:
With this new variable-priced ticket system, Disney is trying to provide more incentive for people to shift their trips from busier days to less popular ones, smoothing attendance patterns during the year. That also maximizes the efficiency of the parks, which would no longer have to operate at boom and bust capacity, as long had been the norm for year-round theme parks. Special events and annual pass blockouts had been the tools of choice to do this in the past, followed by one-day ticket price changes. Now date-based variable pricing applies to all Walt Disney World tickets.
Update: Parking is now up, as well, to $25 a day. And here are the annual pass price changes for Florida residents, with increases up to 10 percent:
Platinum Plus: $849 (old price: $829)
Platinum: $749 ($729)
Gold: $609 ($589)
Silver: $479 ($439)
Weekday Select: $319 ($289)
Epcot After Four: $289 ($279)
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