Well, it happened a little later than normal (usually the tickets for Walt Disney World increase in February), but with Disney finally officially announcing the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, it really was only a matter of time before the Walt Disney World Resort announced its ticket price increase for the year.
As a reminder, last year the Walt Disney World Resort rolled out date-based ticket pricing. With this system, Guests can purchase tickets using an interactive online calendar that displays different ticket prices based on the dates that Guests choose to visit the parks.
The updated pricing for a one-day ticket still starts at $109 but now tops out at $159. (Yikes!) A 10-day ticket now ranges from $47 per day, all the way to $61 per day.
To add on the Park Hopper option, it’s $60-80 more, depending on ticket length. To add the Park Hopper Plus option, it’s $20 more than the Park Hopper on its own. (Park Hopper Plus gets you access to the water parks, Wide World of Sports, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, and the two mini golf courses.)
As a reminder, to purchase tickets now, Guests will need to first choose the number of days they are looking to visit the parks. They will also need to choose the date they want their tickets to start (the first day you want to use your tickets) using an online interactive calendar. The calendar shows per-day pricing based on your start date and the length of ticket you will be purchasing.
Once you select your start date, at the bottom you’ll see the total cost for your tickets, as well as the date range for how long you’ll have to use your tickets. (Previously, all tickets were valid for 14 days from first use. Now, the period of validity ranges from 4 days for 2-day tickets to 14 days for 10-day tickets.) You’ll then be able to choose how many adult and how many child tickets to purchase. You can also choose to add on the Park Hopper, which allows you to go from park to park on the same day.
What happens if you need to change your tickets? You can do that! If you need to change dates, upgrade to a Park Hopper, or add days to your ticket, you can easily do that, as long as it’s prior to the start date you selected. Keep in mind that while there is not a specific change fee, you will have to pay any additional costs for tickets that cost more than what you initially paid. Do also note that if you change to a day that actually offers cheaper tickets…you don’t get a refund or credit.
If you want to get the best price for your Walt Disney World tickets, make sure to check out our Ticket Calculator. Often third-party ticket vendors have the ability to sell at “old” prices for a limited period of time after Disney increases its prices, so now is the time to buy if you need tickets for a trip that starts in 2019.
Other price increases include the water park Annual Pass, which has now increased from $130 to $139. Regular Walt Disney World Annual Passes have not increased at this time.
The other price increase is for preferred parking, which is now tiered. In regular season, it’s $45 per day. On peak days, preferred parking will cost $50 per day. Regular parking fees were not increased.