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.
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.