Effective Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Walt Disney World Resort has raised ticket prices. Disney regularly increases prices in February.
Industry analysts anticipated the move. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Dennis Speigel, president of a theme park consulting firm, said “We knew this was going to be time to put fat on the fat hog.” He added, “The theme-park industry, facing little pushback from the public on price increases in recent years, is “riding the crest of the wave.”
These price increase come shortly after the company reported record attendance and big profits.
The price increases vary by park, by time of the year (peak, regular and value season), and by Florida resident vs. non-Florida resident.
Let’s take a look:
Magic Kingdom: One Day Ticket Price Increases
Value Season: From $107 to $109, a 1.9% increase
Regular Season: From $115 to $119, a 3.5% increase
Peak Season: From $119 to $129, a 8.4% increase
Epcot / Disney’s Hollywood Studios / Disney’s Animal Kingdom: One Day Ticket Price Increases
Value Season: From $99 to $102, a 3.0% increase
Regular Season: From $107 to $114, a 6.5% increase
Peak Season: From $119 to $122, a 2.5% increase
Note that most visitor’s don’t purchase a one day ticket, so the prices below are more representative of what most people will actually experience.
Five Day Price Increases
Ticket: From $370 to $395, a 6.8% increase
Ticket with Park Hopper: From $445 to $470, a 5.6% increase
Ten Day Price Increases
Ticket: From $440 to $445, a 1.1% increase
Ticket with Park Hopper: From $515 to $520, a 1.0% increase
Annual Passes (Florida Resident) Price Increases
Silver: From $419 to $439, a 4.8% increase
Gold: From $559 to $589, a 5.4% increase
Platinum: From $679 to $729, a 7.4% increase
Platinum Plus: From: $769 to $829, a 7.8% increase
Epcot After 4: From $219 to $239, a 9.1% increase
Annual Passes (non-Florida Residents) Price Increases
Platinum: From $779 to $849, a 9.0% increase
Platinum Plus: From $869 to $949, a 9.2% increase
Disney raises ticket prices: surprised?