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Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Ticket Prices Change

Oct. 19, 2018
Travel, Vacations & Trip Planning
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Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are now pricing tickets throughout the year at different rates: Depending on what day you want to travel, ticket prices may increase or decrease.

The purpose of the change is to even out attendance throughout the year. Consider this a slight nudge for those who are price-conscious to visit during dates that are a little cheaper. Annual pass rates have also inched up.

Here’s what you need to know:

Dates matter

Christmas hasn’t changed. Six-day Thanksgiving theme park tickets now cost $5 more per day. Tickets over July 4 are also higher than last year. Some days in August are now a few dollars cheaper. Check the dates you’re considering.

Rising costs

Since prices may vary on tickets on certain dates; be careful planning vacations just on these prices. A $4 daily increase per person on a six-day pass for a family of four could increase your vacation price by up to $16 per day or $96 for the whole trip.

Look for savings on hotel rates and packages at Disney properties

However, if you were able to save money on other aspects of your trip, or get a vacation package, you could make up the money and then some. Currently, there are specials on the Disney World site that include rooms and dining at various price levels.

You can also go to other sites or use travel rewards to find nearby hotels that are less expensive and include free shuttle service to the hotel. Some such as Marriott Village have packages with tickets, too.

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