Disney has officially confirmed that they will be transitioning to a three-tiered pricing for 1-Day tickets beginning Sunday, Feb. 28 at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
The Disney Parks Blog has more details on how the new pricing plan will take effect.
Each month is divided into value, regular and peak days with an 8-11 month calendar available for viewing online. Here’s an example, if guests plan their visit for September, they’ll have a variety of options, including many days in the value period, which will give them the opportunity to pay less for a 1-Day ticket. If they plan to visit during a peak period, like the winter holidays, they will pay more. Purchasing a 1-Day ticket in a non-peak period, or choosing multi-day tickets and annual passes, will provide additional flexibility and value.
With surge pricing, 1-day ticket prices will be organized into peak, regular and value tiers. Peak days at Disneyland will now cost $119 and regular admission will increase from $99 to $105. Value tickets are being priced at $95. At Walt Disney World, a 1-day ticket at Magic Kingdom will set guests back $124 on peak days while Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom will cost $114. Peak days include holidays, spring break and several weekends in the summer. Most value days will fall on weekdays.
Additionally, Disney has also quietly announced they are raising prices for multi-day tickets at both parks.