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New Date-Based Ticket Pricing Introduced Today. What Does It All Mean?

Today Walt Disney World rolled out the new “date-based” ticket pricing and structure. With that came the rise of ticket pricing, Annual Passes, Parking and MagicBands.

When I first looked this morning, I must admit I had a bit of sticker shock – but now that the dust has settled a bit, it is not as bad as I initially thought. Yes, the prices did go up overall, however depending on when you visit the parks, you might actually save a few dollars.

So what’s really changed? Let’s take a look…

Tickets:

The ticket prices have a higher base rate for a 1-day ticket, but only by $7. The lowest ticket price used to $102, but is now $109. According to Disney, “compared to previous pricing, some tickets have decreased, increased or stayed the same, depending on the start date and length of the ticket. For example, a Guest purchasing a 3-day ticket with a start date of Feb. 10, 2019 will now actually pay $4 less per day than they would have before. A Guest purchasing a 6-day ticket with a start date of this Thanksgiving will now pay a little more – an average of $5 per day – since it is one of the most popular times of year to visit.”

As it was before, the more days you purchase, the less the ticket is per day. That has not changed. The prices start at $109 for a single day park ticket, but will drop as low as $44 per day for a 10-day single park ticket.

Park Hopper add-ons will cost an additional $55 for a 1-day ticket, $65 for 2 and 3-day tickets, and $75 for a 4-day+ tickets. Park Hopper Plus is $80, $90, $100 respectively.

The flexible date option is $15-$55 based on the length of the ticket. This allows you to extend the life of the ticket until December 31, 2019.

Theme Park Parking:

  • Automobile: $25 per day, previously $22

  • Oversized Vehicles: $30, previously $27

  • Preferred Parking: $50, previously $45

Annual Passes:

  • Platinum Plus: $994/$849 (Florida Resident)

  • Platinum: $894/$749 (Florida Resident)

  • Gold: $609

  • Silver (Florida Resident Only): $479

  • Select (Florida Resident Only): $439

  • Weekday Select: $319

  • Epcot After 4: $289

  • Premier Passport: $1579 (no change)

MagicBands:

MagicBands also saw an increase – Solid Magic Bands are $15.97, up from 12.99. Although so far I have not noticed the pricing change on the Shop Disney Parks app.

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