Disney World Raises Annual Pass Prices as Galaxy’s Edge Opening Approaches

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Who doesn’t love having the ability to visit the Walt Disney World parks whenever they want throughout the year? This is the beauty of the Walt Disney World Annual Pass! However, it seems these passes are becoming more expensive as Walt Disney World as prices increase across the board right before the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

As of Tuesday, the lower-cost Epcot After 4 pass is now valued at $309, up $20 from $289 and Disney’s Silver Pass increased from $479 to $519, an increase of $40.

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Disney’s Gold Pass sees a hefty increase of $90, with its price jumping up from $609 to $699–just about $700.

The higher-tiered annual passes see the greatest increases as the Platinum Pass now costs $899, an increase of $150 from the prior price of $749. The Platinum Plus Pass also sees an increase of $150, now costing $999, up from the previous $849 price point.

Prices for Annual Passes offered to out-of-state residents have also seen an increase. The Platinum Pass now costs $1,119, while the Platinum Plus Pass has increased to $1,219.

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With all of these increases, one thing that has stayed the same is the Theme Park Select Pass.

The last time Walt Disney World Annual Passes saw a large increase was back in October when they also introduced higher parking rates as well.

These price increases come only a few months prior to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which Walt Disney World seems to be gearing up for. Just yesterday they announced that higher-tired Annual Passholders would get a special preview of the land prior to its August 29 opening.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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With these Annual Pass price increases, it’s safe to say the company is responding to the expected increase in visitation everyone expects the parks to receive over the next year.

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Source: Spectrum News 13

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