Monday, February 24, 2014

Walt Disney World Price Increases

It's never a surprise when Walt Disney World raises their ticket prices.  I would say most of us expect the annual price hike.

But, I can't say too many were expecting the first price hike to be in February!

In a $4 price hike, a 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket is now $99.  The other 3 parks (no park hopping, but choosing either EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios) is $94.  Hey, it's only $93/$88 for children aged 3-9.  That's a savings, right?

Not really.  But, to not be completely freaked out when planning a Walt Disney World vacation is to ignore the 1-day ticket price.  When you upgrade to a 5 day pass, you're looking at only $60.80 per day ($56.80 for ages 3-9).  Yes, that's still a lot of money, but for $60 a day, you're getting entertainment for as many hours you want during park hours.  While I can't say I'm in favor of these constant price increases (there were 2 in 2013, I wouldn't be surprised be a second in 2014), getting angry won't change the prices.

The best way to deal with the increases -

Plan Ahead -

I have few clients who were planning to "wait for the discounts" before booking  trip for fall 2014.  Unfortunately, the discount that may come out will reflect the *new* ticket prices.  For a room only or Free Dining promotion, saving money on tickets would have been  great perk - we can add discounts later, but can't change the starting price! 

This is just one of many reasons to BOOK EARLY!

Expect and accept that Walt Disney World is not a cheap vacation.  But, it will be high quality with great service, cleanliness, and experiences like no where else!

Book now before ticket prices increase again!  Email me at JennL@theWDWGuru.com for a free, no obligation price quote!  I will constantly check for discounts to apply to your vacation to make sure you get the most for your money, while spending the least amount possible!

2 comments:

  1. They are really pricing a lot of people out of Disney vacations, especially for those that go on short or day trips. ::sigh::

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  2. While that's true, if you think about how much people will spend for 2 hour Justin Beiber or Justin Timberlake concert, even the astronomical Disney prices aren't that bad.

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