Starting October 16th, 2018, Walt Disney World will be switching to a date-based pricing model for both single and multi-day theme park tickets, with prices affected by the start date when the guest chooses to visit the theme parks. These prices are set in advance and will not fluctuate like airline prices. Basically, certain days are more or less expensive based on the perceived demand.
Below is a video Disney has released with details on the new website and pricing system:
A few years ago, Disney introduced single-day tickets with prices that differed based on season and park choice, but a date-based model priced on guest demand is a first for Walt Disney World. Tickets related to a particular park will be retired as part of these changes, so there will be no more 1-day Magic Kingdom-only tickets offered. Everything is back to one price.
“This approach to pricing tickets by date is modeled off of consumer demand and is part of our effort to better distribute attendance throughout the year to improve the Guest experience.”
Under the new system, 1-Day base tickets are valid for admission on the specific start date selected. Multi-day tickets are valid for admission beginning on the start date selected and must be used within a limited time period, as indicated below:
|Ticket Duration||Valid Use Period|
|1-Day Ticket||Only the start date selected|
|2-Day Ticket||Any 2 days within 4 days beginning on the start date|
|3-Day Ticket||Any 3 days within 5 days beginning on the start date|
|4-Day Ticket||Any 4 days within 7 days beginning on the start date|
|5-Day Ticket||Any 5 days within 8 days beginning on the start date|
|6-Day Ticket||Any 6 days within 9 days beginning on the start date|
|7-Day Ticket||Any 7 days within 10 days beginning on the start date|
|8-Day Ticket||Any 8 days within 12 days beginning on the start date|
|9-Day Ticket||Any 9 days within 13 days beginning on the start date|
|10-Day Ticket||Any 10 days within 14 days beginning on the start date|
A flexible dates option add on will give guests more time to spread out visits for an additional cost.
Tickets purchased before the start of this new model will not be effected. Various WDW ticket prices are also expected to increase on this day as well, but that has not been announced as of yet.