BREAKING: New Walt Disney World Ticket Price Increases Go Into Effect Today, New Preferred Parking Tiers As Well

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Some interesting Walt Disney World theme park ticket price increases have gone into effect beginning today. Disney has altered some of the existing prices in their “date-based tickets and pricing” model, which helps them spread attendance throughout the year. With this in mind, some busier holiday weeks are now more expensive, but the cheapest one-day tickets remain at the starting price of $109.

For example, a 1-day ticket during the Christmas week peak period is now $159 in 2019 (a new, all-time high), versus $129 in 2018, a 23% increase. Tickets around Easter, Memorial Day, and before Christmas cost $139 for a single day ticket by comparison.

The increases obviously effect most multi-day tickets, but not at such a high price increase percentage. For example, a 4-day base theme park ticket starting on July 4th will now cost $9 more per day compared to previous pricing.

Park Hopper upgrades to one-day and multi-day tickets have also increased $5 across the board. Park Hopper Plus hasn’t changed.

It is worth mentioning that there are still plenty of special ticket offers out there, including 4-Park Magic Tickets and Florida Resident Discover Disney Tickets.

The Disney Water Park Annual Pass has gone up in price from $130 to $139. Other annual passes remain at the same price as before.

Standard parking remains unchanged, but preferred parking is now broken up into tiers. Preferred parking is $45 in regular season, while peak preferred parking is $50 a day. Before this change, every day preferred parking was $50.

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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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