You probably already know that Walt Disney World vacations aren’t cheap. With some diligent planning you can save hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars.
For example, a one-night reservation at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort on February 12, 2019 costs $99 without any discounts, and that same room would cost you $211 on December 24, 2019. Multiply that by a couple of days and there is a massive difference in pricing.
The pricing structure at Walt Disney World is subject to change year to year, but there are some trends that can give you an idea of when it is the cheapest time to visit. Disney divides the year up into “seasons” based on how busy they expect things to be. Historically, February and September are the most affordable months to visit Walt Disney World. Select weeks in January, May, and August are also more affordable.
You can find all the current pricing for each Walt Disney World Resort hotel on our Resort Rates page here on the DIS. The prices reflect what are known as “rack rates” — the published price for the room. Based on demand, Disney will release special discounts targeting various times of the year to help improve their occupancy rates, so be sure to check our current discounts to find out if any specials are being offered.
If you are vacationing on a budget, consider booking during a seasonal discount. These discounts are often substantial, but availability is limited.
As of October 2018, Walt Disney World’s ticketing structure changed, and new date-based prices reflect the perceived demand on any given day. Disney provides an interactive calendar to help guests check pricing, and ticket costs can change significantly depending on the number of park days and date of visit. To get a better idea of how this system works, check out our Ticket Info page.