Disney has introduced a new, less expensive ticket that allows guests to get into the parks later in the day. This is a great option for arrival day or for guests who like to sleep in and go to the parks later.
This usually happens every February. So it’s not really a surprise that Disney is planning to raise ticket prices tomorrow, February 12.
There have been rumors about this for a while, but it has finally happened. Disney World has switched to tiered pricing for their tickets.
There are many variables when you are purchasing tickets for Disney’s parks. The different add-on options were covered in Part 1, but you still have to figure out how many days the ticket will cover.
Of course, the cost will depend on the amount of people that are in your group and their ages. For the purposes of this post, I am going to cover prices for 1 adult ticket (ages 10 and up).
Believe it or not you will actually pay less per day the more days you add to your tickets. We had this happen the last time we were in Disney. We had 4-day base tickets and were told we could add a fifth day for just $10 per person. So, of course we did!
This makes it much easier to rationalize buying tickets for more days. Here is a breakdown of an adult ticket from 1 to 10 days (please note there are two different prices for 1-day tickets depending on which park you go to):
- 1-Day Ticket:
- Magic Kingdom: $105
- Epcot, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios: $97
- 2-Day Ticket: $96 per day ($192 total)
- 3-Day Ticket: $91.67 per day ($275 total)
- 4-Day Ticket: $76.25 per day ($305 total)
- 5-Day Ticket: $63 per day ($315 total)
- 6-Day Ticket: $54.17 per day ($325 total)
- 7-Day Ticket: $47.86 per day ($335 total)
- 8-Day Ticket: $43.13 per day ($345 total)
- 9-Day Ticket: $39.45 per day ($355 total)
- 10-Day Ticket: $36.50 per day ($365 total)
So, if you are going to be there long enough to use a 10-day ticket it’s worth it to get it. Especially if you are staying close to the parks.
It’s important to note that these were the prices at the time of writing this post. Disney increases the cost of tickets every year.
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I thought it might be a good idea to break down the different ticket options available to guests.
We’ll start with base tickets:
This is your basic option. It will allow you to enter one park per day of the length of the ticket. So if you buy a 5-day base ticket and decide to go to Magic Kingdom on your first day, that is the only park you can attend that day. If you want to visit one of the other three parks you will have to go on another day.
You can leave and re-enter the same park on the same day with a base ticket. So if you make rope drop at the Magic Kingdom, but want to leave in the afternoon for pool time and still see Wishes later the same night, you can do that.
You can leave and re-enter the same park on the same day as many times as you want. I wouldn’t recommend doing that during busier times of the year, because the park can fill to capacity and you won’t be able to get back in the park.
Next, adding the Park Hopper Option:
This option will allow you to park hop every day for the length of the ticket. So if you want to spend the morning in Epcot and then see Wishes at night, you can.
If you are feeling ambitious, you can try to hit all four parks in one day. I would need a large amount of caffeine to accomplish that!
Finally, the Water Park Fun and More Option:
This will give you the ability to go to one of the places listed below. This is in addition to the parks, however it is not a park hopper ticket. So you can visit one park and one of the attractions below per day for the length of your ticket.
If your ticket is for 5 days and you have the Water Park Fun and More option, you can pick one of these for each day of your 5 day ticket:
- Blizzard Beach
- Typhoon Lagoon
- DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
- Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course
You can get both the Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More option added, if you think you will use both enough to make it worth the cost.
Part 2 will cover the cost and why it costs less the more days you add on to the tickets.
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For help planning a trip to a Disney destination, contact Starts With a Wish Travel by Liz.