On October 16, 2018, Disney released date-based ticket pricing for theme park tickets. This is an expansion of the seasonal ticket pricing previously seen on one-day tickets in which the price was based on how busy Disney thought the parks would be. Now this model expands to multi-day tickets. Long story short, buying multi-day tickets is a little more complicated than it was before as you’ll need to pick the first day you’ll use your ticket when you make your purchase and that date can affect the final price of your ticket. If you buy a package (tickets plus hotel from Disney in one fell swoop) you don’t need to pick a date because your first day of us will always be the day you check in. This means that buying a la carte (that is, tickets separately from your resort stay) can save you money, especially if you’re arriving on a weekend but won’t use your ticket the day you arrive. Looking over pricing today, my advice is “if you want to save money, price your options carefully or work with a travel agent who knows Disney.”
Today’s question is:
Will this new pricing strategy affect how you plan your Walt Disney World vacations?
- No, I don't have much flexibility in my travel dates (42%, 124 Votes)
- Yes, I plan to shop around for the least expensive dates (22%, 65 Votes)
- No, I have an annual pass (21%, 64 Votes)
- Maybe, but I'm still confused about how it works (15%, 45 Votes)
Total Voters: 298
Last week, we asked about Early Morning Magic. More than half of you said you didn’t think it was worth your money. Yet anecdotally every comment from a guest who had actually purchased it was positive to thrilled. So in this case, I’d say you’ll probably enjoy it if you buy it. With the expansion into more attractions in Fantasyland, it’s safe to say Disney will be considering adding Epcot and Animal Kingdom to the offerings at some point.