Ticket prices have increased for Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort

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There are a lot of new attractions coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland in the coming months, and as expected, ticket prices for the theme parks have increased.

The new pricing, which went into effect on Sunday, February 11, raises prices from $2 – $11, depending on ticket type, park, and day.

At Walt Disney World, purchasing a one-day regular ticket to Magic Kingdom at the gate now costs $119 for adults ($4 increase) and $113 for children. A value ticket is $109 ($2 increase) for adults and $103 for children, while a peak ticket is $129 ($5 increase) for adults and $123 for children.

At Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, buying a one-day regular ticket at the gate now costs $114 ($7 increase) for adults and $108 for children. A value ticket is $102 ($3 increase) for adults and $96 for children, while a peak ticket is $122 ($3 increase) for adults and $116 for children.

At Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, the regular price of admission has gone up to $117, a $7 increase. A one-day peak ticket now costs $135, an $11 increase. The one-day value ticket will remain $97.

Annual passes for Disneyland Resort have seen the following price changes:

  • The least expensive pass is now $729, up from $619
  • Signature pass with free parking: $999 (up from $849)
  • Signature Plus Pass with free parking and Disney MaxPass: $1,149 (up from $1,049)

At Walt Disney World, annual passes for Florida residents have increased with the following new pricing:

  • Platinum pass with no blockout dates: $729 (up from $679)
  • Gold pass with blockout dates during Christmas and spring break: $589 (up from $559)
  • Silver pass with blockout dates during Christmas, spring break, and the summer: $439 (up from $419)

Also at Walt Disney World, regular parking per car has gone from $20 to $22 per day, while preferred parking has gone from $40 to $45 per day.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World is also planning to sell date-specific one-day and multi-day tickets with prices posted in advance later this year. This is part of a strategy to help even out the large anticipated crowds for new attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land.

“Given the small percentage of guests that purchase a one-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts to spread attendance throughout the year and ensure all guests have a magical experience no matter when they visit,” Disney spokesperson Andrea Finger said in a statement.

Last week, Disney released impressive earnings numbers for the last quarter, which ended in December. During that period, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts generated $5.2 billion in revenue (a 13% increase) and attendance rose 6% in domestic parks.

For more on the new attractions coming to Disney parks around the world, be sure to visit our coverage of D23 Expo Japan announcements.

Sources: Orlando Sentinel, AP, LA Times 

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