A Closer Look at Walt Disney World’s New Ticket Pricing System, Park Hopper and Flexible Dates Pricing

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Don’t worry, the new Disney ticket buying process isn’t a total change from what we’re all used to. You can still buy the tickets at the park gates, guest relations, by phone, and through third party vendors, but prices are now date-based.

The ticket prices will be higher on busier days due to higher demand, but lower when less crowds are expected. Interestingly enough, some weeks have cheaper ticket prices now than they did earlier this year. To quote Disney:

Compared to previous pricing, some tickets have decreased, increased or stayed the same, depending on the start date and length of the ticket. For example, a guest purchasing a 3-day ticket with a start date of Feb. 10, 2019 will now actually pay $4 less per day than they would have before. A Guest purchasing a 6-day ticket with a start date of this Thanksgiving will now pay a little more – an average of $5 per day – since it’s one of the most popular times of year to visit.

All the ticket prices can be found online, released today on the Walt Disney World website. The ticket prices have a higher base rate overall for a one day ticket, but only by $7. The lowest ticket price used to be $102, but now the low is $109.

The new date set prices will not fluctuate throughout the year, they are set in stone as of today until the current final day available, December 16th, 2019. Just as before, the daily ticket decreases as the length of visit increases. The prices start at $109 for a single day-single park ticket, dropping all the way to $44 per day for a 10-day-single park ticket.

Park Hopper add-ons cost an additional $55 for 1-day tickets, $65.00 for 2 and 3-day tickets, and $75.00 for 4-day and above tickets. Park Hopper Plus is $80, $90, or $100 to add at those three tiers respectively.

Meanwhile, the flexible date option will cost anywhere from $15-$55 based on the length of the ticket. This allows you to extend the life of a ticket until December 31st, 2019.

This new ticket buying process is pretty simple and can be completed online in a matter of minutes.

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Joshua Whitworth

Josh caught the Disney bug early in his college career and has been making a yearly trip there since then. In fact, he and his wife got married and went straight to Magic Kingdom. Now, Josh is a full time flight attendant and a passionate writer.
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