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 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!


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

  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.