Disney Ticket Prices Increase – Seasonal Pricing Explained

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Disney Parks Adopt Seasonal Pricing on 1-Day Ticket

Beginning February 28, 2016, Disney is changing to seasonal pricing for 1-Day tickets. It’s an approach that you are probably familiar with from many other areas, including sports, entertainment and travel.

How will Disney seasonal ticket pricing work?

Each month is divided into value, regular and peak days with an 8-11 month calendar available for viewing online.

Here’s an example, if you plan their visit for September, you will have a variety of options, including many days in the value period, which will give you the opportunity to pay less for a 1-Day ticket. If you plan to visit during a peak period, like the winter holidays you will pay more. Purchasing a 1-Day ticket in a non-peak period, or choosing multi-day ticket and annual passes, will provide additional flexibility and value.

Seasonal pricing for a 1-Day ticket and price increases for multi-day tickets will go into effect at Disney Parks Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

In addition, although in the past 1-Day tickets for Walt Disney World Resort did not expire, 1-Day tickets sold on or after Sunday, Feb. 28 for Walt Disney World Resort will expire at the end of the next calendar year.

For example, 1-day tickets sold in 2016 will expire on Dec. 31, 2017. The amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price.

What do you think about seasonal ticket pricing at Walt Disney World and Disneyland?  Will it control the crowd levels to make your Disney Vacation more enjoyable?  Please share your thoughts below by leaving a comment.

Disney World Park Ticket Prices

Magic Your Way Tickets & Options – Walt Disney World

WDWMagic has calculated out the ticket prices for everyone:

2 Day Park Tickets

2 Day – Adult $215.16, Child $202.35
2 Day Hopper – Adult $273.71, Child $260.93
2 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $283.29, Child $270.51
2 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $316.31, Child $303.53

3 Day Park Tickets

3 Day – Adult $308.85, Child $289.68
3 Day Hopper – Adult $367.43, Child $348.26
3 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $377.01, Child $357.01
3 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $410.03, Child $390.86

4 Day Park Tickets

4 Day – Adult $346.13, Child $324.83
4 Day Hopper – Adult $419.61, Child $398.31
4 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $414.29, Child $392.99
4 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $447.30, Child $426.00

5 Day Park Tickets

5 Day – Adult $362.10, Child $340.80
5 Day Hopper – Adult $435.59, Child $414.29
5 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $430.26, Child $408.96
5 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $463.28, Child $441.98

6 Day Park Tickets

6 Day – Adult $378.08, Child $356.78
6 Day Hopper – Adult $451.56, Child $430.26
6 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $446.24, Child $424.94
6 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $479.25, Child $457.95

7 Day Park Tickets

7 Day – Adult $394.05, Child $372.75
7 Day Hopper – Adult $467.54, Child $446.24
7 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $462.21, Child $440.91
7 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $495.23, Child $473.93

8 Day Park Tickets

8 Day – Adult $404.70, Child $383.40
8 Day Hopper – Adult $478.19, Child $456.89
8 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $472.86, Child $451.56
8 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $505.88, Child $484.58

9 Day Park Tickets

9 Day – Adult $415.35, Child $394.05
9 Day Hopper – Adult $488.84, Child $467.54
9 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $483.51, Child $462.21
9 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $516.53, Child $495.23

10 Day Park Tickets

10 Day – Adult $426, Child $404.70
10 Day Hopper – Adult $499.49, Child $478.19
10 Day with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $494.16, Child $472.86
10 Day Hopper with Water Park Fun and More – Adult $527.18, Child $505.88

 

View the Walt Disney World seasonal price calendar

1-Day Theme Park Tickets and Options
You can choose from 3 types of 1-Day Theme Park Tickets. Tickets are available for Peak, Regular and Value seasons. Click here to view Peak, Regular and Value dates. 1-Day Theme Park Tickets will expire on December 31 of the year following purchase.

Choose a 1-Day Ticket can select from the following:

  • 1-Day Magic Your Way Magic Kingdom® Ticket
  • 1-Day Magic Your Way Epcot® or Disney’s Hollywood Studios® or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Ticket
  • 1-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper® Ticket
  • 1-Day Magic Your Way Water Park Fun & More Ticket
  • 1-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Ticket

Multi-Day Tickets

Choose 2 to 10 day Magic Your Way Base Tickets enjoy admission to any one of the four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks for each day of their ticket. Any of the following options can be added:

  • Park Hopper Option
    Come and go as you please through all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park) on the same day for each day of your ticket.
  • Water Park Fun & More Option
    Two amazing Disney Water Parks, one great way to add value to your Magic Your Way Ticket: the Water Park Fun & More Option. Hang ten or take five in Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and enjoy downhill thrills and plenty of ways to cold chill in Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
    What does the “& More” include?
    You can also choose to visit:

    • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
    • DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
    • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf course (before 4:00 p.m.)
    • Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf course (before 4:00 p.m.)

Tickets and Options are non-transferable and non-refundable. Multi-day tickets expire 14 days from first use. A 1-Day Value Season Ticket is valid for single day admission on Value Season dates only. A 1-Day Regular Season Ticket is valid for single day admission on Regular and Value Season dates only. A 1-Day Peak Season Ticket is valid for single day admission on Peak, Regular and Value Season dates. 1-Day Theme Park Tickets will expire on December 31 of the year following purchase, but the amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price. No credit or refund will be given if a higher season ticket is used on a lower season date. Peak, Regular and Value validity dates continue to be added to the calendar from time to time, so please check back often. The dates assigned to each of the seasons and the number of days in each of these seasons may change from year to year. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions. Number of Water Park Fun & More visits varies based on number of days of ticket. Certain age restrictions may apply for access to certain facilities. Excludes activities/events that are separately priced. Water Parks are subject to seasonal and weather closures. Tee time reservations are required for Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course and are subject to availability; entitlement covers green fees-other fees may apply. Valid for one round of miniature golf, which must start prior to 4:00 p.m. Only one miniature golf course visit per day. Upgrades or modifications to existing Magic Your Way tickets can take place anytime in person within 14 days from the date of first use.

Disney Guest Services

Disneyland Ticket Prices

Disneyland Resort 1-Day 1-Park Tickets
You can choose from 3 types of 1-day 1-park theme park tickets. Tickets are priced by Peak, Regular and Value seasons.
View Peak, Regular and Value dates for 1-day tickets.  Disneyland seasonal ticket price calendar

Main Entrance Price Ages 10 & Up Ages 3 – 9
Value Ticket
A 1-Day Value Ticket is valid for one admission to one theme park on any Value season date.
$95 $89
Regular Ticket
A 1-Day Regular Ticket is valid for one admission to one theme park on any Regular or Value season date.
$105 $99
Peak Ticket
A 1-Day Peak Ticket is valid for one admission to one theme park on any Peak, Regular or Value season date.
$119 $113

Our 1-Day Peak, Regular and Value tickets must be used by December 31, 2017, but the amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price, so long as the new ticket purchase price is equal to or greater than the amount paid for the original ticket.
Peak, Regular and Value validity dates continue to be added to the calendar from time to time, so please check back often. The dates assigned to each of these seasons and the number of days in each of these seasons may change from year to year. Visit disneyticketcalendar.com to view value, regular and peak dates for 1-day tickets.
Not valid for separately priced activities/events. No credit or refund will be given if a higher season ticket is used on a lower season date. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions.


Disneyland Resort 1-Day Park Hopper® Tickets
You can choose from 3 types of 1-day Park Hopper Theme Park tickets which are valid for same-day admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure® Park. Tickets are priced by Peak, Regular and Value seasons.
Click here to view Peak, Regular and Value dates for 1-day tickets.

Main Entrance Price Ages 10 & Up Ages 3 – 9
Park Hopper – Value Ticket
A 1-Day Park Hopper Value Ticket is valid for same-day admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park on any Value season date.
$155 $149
Park Hopper – Regular Ticket
A 1-Day Park Hopper® Regular Ticket is valid for same-day admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park on any Regular or Value season date.
$160 $154
Park Hopper – Peak Ticket
A 1-Day Park Hopper Peak Ticket is valid for same-day admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. theme park on any Peak, Regular or Value season date.
$169 $163

– Our 1-Day Park Hopper Peak, Regular and Value tickets must be used by December 31, 2017, but the amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price, so long as the new ticket purchase price is equal to or greater than the amount paid for the original ticket.
Peak, Regular and Value validity dates continue to be added to the calendar from time to time, so please check back often. The dates assigned to each of these seasons and the number of days in each of these seasons may change from year to year. Visit disneyticketcalendar.com to view value, regular and peak dates for 1-day tickets.
Not valid for separately priced activities/events. No credit or refund will be given if a higher season ticket is used on a lower season date. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions.


Disneyland Resort Multi-Day 1 Park per Day Tickets

Main Entrance Price Ages 10 & Up Ages 3 – 9
2-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket*
(1 Park per day)
$195 $183
3-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket**
(1 Park per day)
$255 $243
4-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket**
(1 Park per day)
$280 $265
5-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket**
(1 Park per day)
$295 $280

*The 2-Day 1-Park Per Day Ticket entitles Guests to admittance to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park each day for 2 days. This ticket is not valid for visits to both theme parks on the same day. The 2-Day 1-Park Per Day Ticket expires 13 days after first use or on January 13, 2017, whichever occurs first. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
**The 3, 4, and 5-Day 1-Park Per Day Tickets with Magic Morning entitle Guests to admittance to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park each day for the specified number of days. The tickets are not valid for visits to both theme parks on the same day. These tickets expire 13 days after first use or on January 13, 2017, whichever occurs first. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use, and tickets are subject to restrictions and change without notice. Each ticket includes one Magic Morning early admission to select attractions at Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public on most Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
Each member of your travel party must have a valid theme park admission ticket for Magic Morning entry. To enhance the Magic Morning at Disneyland Park experience, it is strongly recommended that Guests arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to regular park opening. Magic Morning early admission is subject to capacity and cancellation. Applicable days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.


Disneyland Resort Multi-Day Park Hopper® Tickets

  • Valid for same-day entry into both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park
  • 3-Day or longer Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets include one Magic Morning admission into selected attractions at a designated Disneyland Resort Theme Park one hour before general park opening
Main Entrance Price Ages 10 & Up Ages 3 – 9
2-Day Park Hopper Ticket*** $235 $223
3-Day Park Hopper Ticket**** $295 $283
4-Day Park Hopper Ticket**** $320 $305
5-Day Park Hopper Ticket**** $335 $320

***The 2-Day Park Hopper Ticket entitles Guests to admittance to both Disneyland Resort Theme Parks each day for 2 days. The 2-Day Park Hopper Ticket expires 13 days after first use or on January 13, 2017, whichever occurs first. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
****The 3, 4, and 5-Day Park Hopper Tickets with Magic Morning entitle Guests to admittance to both Disneyland Resort theme parks for the specified number of days, including visits to both theme parks on the same day. These tickets expire 13 days after first use or on January 13, 2017, whichever occurs first. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use, and tickets are subject to restrictions and change without notice. Each ticket includes Magic Morning early admission to select attractions at Disneyland Park before the park opens to the general public on most Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
Each member of your travel party must have a valid theme park admission ticket for Magic Morning entry. To enhance the Magic Morning at Disneyland Park experience, it is strongly recommended that Guests arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to regular park opening. Magic Morning admission is subject to capacity and cancellation. Applicable days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.


Please remember the payment card(s) you use during your purchase today. As the purchaser of Disneyland Resort Tickets and Passes, you will be asked to show your payment card(s) and a valid government issued photo ID when you enter the Disneyland Parks. Failure to produce proof of purchase may result in denial of admittance to the theme parks, and/or denial of other rights and entitlements.
Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and other restrictions. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with any other ticket offer, discount, or promotion. All offers, events, tickets, age ranges, services, attractions and entertainment may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice. Ticket products, price and entitlements available online may be different than the Box Office.


Southern California CityPASS

  • 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park (includes 1 Magic Morning admission††.)
  • 1-Day Admission to SeaWorld San Diego
  • 1-Day Admission to Legoland California
Main Entrance Price Ages 10 & Up Ages 3 – 9
Southern California CityPASS $329 $294

†The Southern California CityPASS ticket card will expire 13 days after first use or January 13, 2017, whichever occurs first. Each day of use of this ticket card constitutes one full day of use. Prices subject to change. The Southern California CityPASS ticket card must be presented at each applicable theme park for admission. Unused Southern California CityPASS ticket cards purchased by Travel Provider for resale in this select market expire at the end of the validity dates listed above. Southern California CityPASS ticket cards have no cash value, are nonrefundable and are not gift cards. All pricing and information subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. All pricing reflects U.S. Dollars.
††Magic Morning early admission is based on availability and does not operate daily. Applicable days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and other restrictions.

 

Author: Steve Griswold

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3 Comments

  1. How will military rates be impacted?

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  2. I will gladly pay more for tickets into the park if it would decrease the crowds! We love Disney but are growing disenchanted because the crowds are so opressive. It’s frightening to be crammed into a roped off area to see parades, fireworks, fantasmic or just to walk down the streets.

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    • Hi, Dixie,

      Yes the crowds can get a little worrisome at times. Hopefully the recent price increases and fast pass changes help this out going forward.

      Steve

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