After a flurry of annual pass related news yesterday, Walt Disney World quietly increased the price of most annual pass categories overnight, some by more than $200.
The Disney Parks Blog announced on June 17 that some WDW annual pass holders would have the opportunity to enter the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ahead of the official opening date of August 29, 2019. Immediate speculation began about whether this announcement would result in a flurry of annual pass purchases for guests attempting to gain early access to the new land.
This makes it somewhat less than surprising that Disney quietly increased WDW annual pass prices overnight.
The price structure as of today, June 18, 2019 is:
- Disney Platinum Plus Pass (includes 4-Park Hopping, water parks, and more, with no blackout dates): $1,219
- Disney Platinum Pass (includes 4-Park Hopping, with no blackout dates): $1,119
- Gold Annual Pass (for DVC members and FL residents only): $699.00
- Silver Annual Pass (FL residents only): $529.00
The most recent previous price (for non-Florida residents) for the Platinum Plus Pass was $994.00, with the new rate representing an increase of $225.00. The Florida Resident price increased to $999, up $150 from the previous $849.
For the Platinum Pass, the most recent previous price (for non-Florida residents) was $894.00. The new rate for this category is also up $225. The Florida Resident price increased $150 from $749.00 to $899.00.
For the Gold Pass, the most recent previous price was $609.00. The new rate is a $90 bump over this.
For the Silver Pass, the most recent previous price was $479.00. The new rate is $50 increase.
Lower benefit categories of passes saw modest increases of $10-30 per year.
Pass renewal rates also increased. Stay tuned for a full recap of all the ticket adjustments.
Other annual pass news yesterday was better, with the announcement of some minor good news, the return of the Bring-a-Friend offer, allowing select Passholders to purchase, for a companion, a 1-day ticket with Park Hopper Option for the special price of $89 plus tax.
We have updated the prices in our Ticket Calculator.
What do you think of this price increase (as if we had to ask)? Will you be buying a pass? Will this impact your decision to visit Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know in the comments.