CONFIRMED: Walt Disney World Ticket Price Increase Coming This Month; 1-Day Tickets To Exceed $100

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A few weeks ago, we told you that a ticket price increase was coming to Walt Disney World’s theme parks. Today, we have some more information that has leaked about the planned price hike coming sometime this month.

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According to sources, a 1-day Magic Kingdom base ticket will be priced at $105.00 (plus tax), while a ticket for Hollywood Studios, Epcot, or Animal Kingdom will be $99.00 (plus tax). All other ticket prices will be raised similarly, probably by the same increments as the last price change seen at the Disney Parks.

We still have no confirmation on the rumors of a water park-hopper ticket being added or the no-expiration option being removed, but we assume we will hear something once the ticket prices change.

The Disneyland Resort is expected to receive similar ticket price increases this month as well.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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D fisher
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D fisher

It wouldn’t be so bad if you could ride everything in the park and see the shows..but you cant

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

I take it you are talking about all the construction at the resort? Are they supposed to let the parks rot so you can go on everything?

bellacam2
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bellacam2

No, but at the same time if part of the park is out of commission should I be paying more for my ticket? They should accommodate guest in some way

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

How should they accommodate the guest?

Roger
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Roger

They will accommodate guests by not forcing anyone to enter any of their parks. If you are truly upset over construction, save your money and stay home. That is quite literally your only option to send Disney a “message” over their marginal price increase.

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but judging by recent fiscal results, they will most certainly not notice your absence.

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Zach Nelson
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Zach Nelson

Laughable – this CEO is about nothing but squeezing every penny out. I miss the Eisner days when the focus was the guest experience. This is particularly bad considering DHS is a 2-hour experience now.

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

And when Eisner was in power you were probably complaining about the same thing. Don’t like the increase? Then don’t go. But you probably will still visit the parks and drop hundreds of dollars on merchandise and food while lamenting the demise of Horizons.

William Dwight Stewart Jr
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William Dwight Stewart Jr

Tell it like it is , @Monkeypoopants . There are people who pay the smaller fee to visit and revisit the parks who come there to act like they call the shots at the parks the way the Billionaire Corporate heads do by pitching a fit when they do not get their way in the parks to where it ruins the magic for themselves and everyone around them . Maybe now , some people will think twice before throwing angry money at the mouse . I said it somewhere else , and I`m saying it here and now . If… Read more »

Dan Dailey
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Dan Dailey

M.E. wanted to take the charectors out of the parks and make guest pay separately to meet them. Yeh Eisner was a real people person. “You know nothing Jon Snow”.

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

The increase is only $5? All of you are making it sound like its $50!

adam
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adam

It’s 5 dollars every single year during this century. And and add that to how much they charge for everything else for a family of 4 or more

cheryl M.
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cheryl M.

It’s $5 this year 5 last year and will b 5 next year. And I do believe prices went up twice last year. I may b wrong but I believe they have

Roger
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Roger

Adam and Cheryl, your numbers are off, and prices absolutely did not increase twice last year. I absolutely despise the complaints about Disney prices. This isn’t taxes, gasoline, insurance or anything else that is difficult if not impossible to avoid. This is a COMPLETELY OPTIONAL VACATION. There are a million ways to vacation on the cheap (or just save all your money and don’t vacation). Disney has never been a “cheap” vacation, and for those of us who truly appreciate the experience, we understand exactly why it isn’t cheap and why we would never want it to be that way.… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

It would be nice if they would wait a few year between price increases.

MK
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MK

What I wonder is if people realize exactly how much money goes into running a park like this. I mean sure they probably get a discount because they would order things in bulk, but if one really stopped to think about it. In the run of any given day when you are at the parks. How many workers do you see? They all need to be paid. How much electricity does it take to run a particular ride that you want to go on or keep the stoves running in your favorite restaurant? The fire works display every night? To… Read more »

Nick
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Nick

The cast members paid minimum wage, the electricity that disney produce themselves, the fireworks they have cheaper out on and buy generic vs. 10 yrs ago, the custom made products that are DISNEY branded so they can sell them at WDW and DL. I think if you look at the recent earnings for each division of the Walt Disney Company, you’ll see parks and resorts are doing just fine. Also, take a walk around Hollywood Studios with a park map from a year ago and walk up to every attraction and count how many are now closed… Yet there is… Read more »

MK
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MK

From what I have read. If employees are only making minimum wage now they should be getting pay raises soon. I don’t know for certain but it wouldn’t surprise me if they did. They may also produce their own electricity but still have to pay people to work. You have to pay people for every little thing. Disney is like its own little city. There are needs that need to be met. New things coming out all the time that need someone to over see it. All a lot of people see is a construction walls. What is behind those… Read more »

Nick
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Nick

I must have missed the construction crews and on site cranes working on Wonders of Life at EPCOT, working on the backlot tour and American idol theatre at Hollywood Studios. And I am sure work is ongoing to replace Captain Eo with a state of the art film. May I suggest you look at all the work Disneyland does every winter to maintain their attractions,.. The holiday overlays they provide. I’d also recommend d watching YouTube to see the enhancements they made to Fantasmic! As well as the updates to Space Mountain and the continued work on their dark rides.… Read more »

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

“I must have missed the construction crews and on site cranes working on Wonders of Life at EPCOT, working on the backlot tour and American idol theatre at Hollywood Studios. And I am sure work is ongoing to replace Captain Eo with a state of the art film.” You are upset that there is construction all over the resort but want cranes at Epcot? “Down the road at Universal Orlando the additions of Harry Potter, Simpsons themed areas as well as transformers and Despicable Me have been combated by disney with the addition of a new daytime parade (floats that… Read more »

Roger
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Roger

Slow clap…

Shay
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Shay

Hey Mickey, is that you??

dave
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dave

There are no cast members except a few, and I mean a few, college program participants, making federal or state minimum wage. The majority are actually making over $9 an hour. It won’t make anyone rich, but it’s not minimum wage.

Joe L.
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Joe L.

I don’t mind the increase. This company has a creditable and trusted brand, which offers far more than most others. Igor’s recent investments will bring even more fun so he must help recoup such in a variety of ways.

Roger
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Roger

Ultimately, this is simple economics – supply and demand. If attendance at the parks slipped, a price hike would not be in the cards, and they would likely consider a price drop. However, if they charge $105 for a ticket and generate the same if not better sales as when they charge $100, why on earth would they discount it to $100? Back in the early 2000’s, Six Flags was the amusement company of choice when it came to offering deeply discount admissions, with season passes as low as $49.99. Why don’t you ask them how that business model worked… Read more »

Pat Rehbein
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Pat Rehbein

It really doesn’t matter if you do like the increase you will still need to pay it in the end, if you have any intention on going there. I personally think it is terrible even if it is only five dollars that is still a lot when you have four or five children and they want the Disney clothing or toys. This is of course not including the air fare or food and drinks and the hotel . It becomes a very expensive vacation that in the end is maybe ok once or twice. But with the money that disney… Read more »

John C
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John C

Bottom line….no matter what the price is people are going to come it could be $205 a day and people would still be blowing up the parks.

Larry K.
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Larry K.

THEY NEED TO DOUBLE THEIR PRICES AND CHARGE FOR KIDS!!! Supply/Demand, the WDW parks are TOO CROWDED to enjoy anymore. With fewer things to do, cuts in quality of foods, it’s a mob scene. Heck, I’d pay TRIPLE just to have 25% lower crowds and better experiences.

Kellen
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Kellen

I have to agree. All you see is stroller parking a plenty. This is a great source of revenue charging SOMETHING for little ones. The parents bringing stroller fulls of infants who won’t remember a thing should pay their share…I get the argument that if they can bring their tiny ones it will bring others, but the parks are all busting at the seams. Hard to walk, wait in line half an hour to buy something, and a full hour to do anything free. There’s too much demand for the Walt Disney World Parks. The price is simply by all… Read more »

J.E.
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J.E.

I have kids under 3 and actually agree. They’re always miserable. But, they’re free. Most of the building going on at the parks is for more standing space and stroller parking. NOT anything fun to do. I’d pay much more too if the crowds thinned out.

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cheryl
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cheryl

As much as I love Disney, there should be a senior tickets especially for people with Heath issues. 100+ for walking around is never going to happen in my lifetime!

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betty
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betty

Was just there in September with the grand kids and felt raped by their ridiculous prices and thieving stores and restaurants-will never go back -never mind at the new prices. A place for fun??? Nope they aren’t happy unless you leave with your pockets inside out. No characters walking about like it used to be and everything costs $$ to see or do. I hate the place. Not the same Disney I went to with my kids.