This is not a drill! If you are planning to head to Walt Disney World or Disneyland soon, purchase your tickets now! Beginning tomorrow, Disney will be starting seasonal pricing (or tiered pricing) for 1 day tickets that are sold to their theme parks beginning February 28.
Here’s how it is slated to work. Each month will be divided into value, regular, and peak days. If you plan to visit, say in the month of September, there will be a variety of ticket options to choose from, including value pricing. If say, however, that you want to visit around the busy Christmas days, you will pay more. (ie. peak pricing.) Guests who are looking to save and have flexibility will be able to do so by purchasing a 1-Day ticket during non-peak times of the year, purchasing a multi-day ticket, or purchasing an annual pass.
It appears, according to the Orlando Sentinel that during peak season, a 1 day ticket will cost up to $124 for the Magic Kingdom and $114 for the remaining three parks. Value days will remain the same cost, which is $105 for the Magic Kingdom and $97 for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Regular days will be $110 at the Magic Kingdom for a 1 day ticket and $102 at the remaining parks.
Visitors will soon be able to see an online pricing calendar with pricing information from anywhere between eight to 11 months ahead of time.
Also, Guests will notice a change in the fact that 1 day tickets will now carry an expiration date at Walt Disney World. Prior to February 28, 1 day tickets purchased ahead of time would be good forever. Beginning February 28, any 1 day ticket purchased will expire at the end of the next calendar year. For example, 1 day tickets sold in 2016 will expire on December 31, 2017. If you do not use your 1 day park ticket by the expiration date, the amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price.
In addition, starting tomorrow, February 28 there will be a price increase for multi-day tickets.
Stay tuned to the blog for further details on the break down of this new pricing structure, as well as the updated cost you’ll have to spend to visit one of the Disney theme parks going forward. I’ll make sure to have the details for you as soon as I can!