Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, February 12, 2017, Walt Disney World is raising the price on both park tickets and Annual Passes. There will also be some notable changes regarding online purchases and expiration dates.
For the majority of the Walt Disney World theme parks, “mid-tier tickets will cost $107, up from $102. Peak season tickets – generally for spring break, summer, and Christmas break – will cost $119, up from $114. A one-day visit during the least-popular value days will cost $99, up from $97.”
“The Magic Kingdom has a premium tacked on to its admission. Prices will rise for value and regular seasons, but the peak price will remain unchanged at $124. A mid-tier ticket will rise to $115 from $110.”
The prices above are for adults ages 10 and up and do not include tax. All tickets will have expiration dates starting Sunday too, not just single-day tickets. These dates will vary.
“Annual Pass prices will also increase Sunday. Florida-resident gold passes with block out dates during Christmas and spring break will cost $559, up from $549. Platinum passes with no block out dates will cost $679, up from $649.”
Beginning on Sunday as well, guests buying tickets online or on their phones can save $20 on Magic Your Way bundles from three to 10 days.
“The price of preferred parking, an option added last year, will rise to $40 instead of $35. Preferred parking is one of many perks Disney has added to generate more revenue from guests with the means to pay extra for them.”
The “water park fun and more” standalone option, which had combined admission to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon with a golfing outing or a visit to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, will also be eliminated. Visitors can still get the combo with a park hopper ticket.
“Our pricing provides guests a range of options that allow us to better manage demand to maximize the guest experience and is reflective of the distinctly Disney offerings at all of our parks,” the company said in a statement.”
Source: Orlando Sentinel
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