Today we noticed that Disney World increased its ticket prices. Rikki Niblett has a blog post with all the changes. This post looks at what and how much prices changed. Back in October 2018, we reverse-engineered how Disney calculates multi-day ticket prices based on 1-day ticket prices. If you want to take a deep dive in the math, please read the October blog post.
Since all ticket prices are based on 1-day tickets, I’m going to focus on 1-day adult tickets without park hopping. Only 23 days in the rest of 2019 had no price change. There is one day that the ticket price went down, August 23, 2019, from $122 to $117. Everything else went up.
The largest price increase is for the last 7 days of the year, December 25-31, where 1-day tickets increased in price by $30, from $129 to $159. That is a 23% price increase; after-tax, that 1-day, 1-park ticket on Christmas will cost you $169.33. The average price increase is 4.2%.
Multi-day ticket prices are based on the average 1-day ticket price for the period for which the multi-day tickets are valid, minus a discount for the number of days on the multi-day ticket. Besides 1-day ticket prices changing, the discount Disney gives to multi-day tickets went down.
|Number of Days||Number of Days Ticket is Valid||2018 Discount||2019 Discount|
Let’s take a look at an example from the October 2018 blog post.
Example 1: 5-day ticket starting on June 10, 2019
A 5-day ticket starting on June 10, 2019, is valid from June 10-17. The average price of a 1-day ticket for the eight days is $125 before sales tax. With the 27.4% discount, the average daily price is $90.75, and the total price is $453.75. That is an increase of $27 (or 6.3%) over the price released in October 2018 and in effect until March 11, 2019.
Here is a summary based on dates from March 12, 2019, to December 31, 2019:
|Adult 1 Park Per Day Tickets||Average Old Price||Average New Price||Increase||%|
In summary, with today’s ticket prices changes we observed:
- An increase in 1-day park ticket prices.
- A reduction of the discount applied when determining multi-day ticket prices.
These two factors build on each other for multi-day tickets, resulting in the increases summarized in this post’s tables and examples.
To find the best price on park tickets, visit our Walt Disney World Ticket Calculator. Act quickly, since third-party ticket sellers usually are able to sell tickets at old prices for several days after Disney increases prices.