While we have seen many changes to the way Disney sells their theme park tickets, including the seemingly permanent installation of the park pass reservation system, this change comes as a first for the company. In an announcement this morning, November 15th, 2022, Disney has announced the following changes coming to theme park ticket pricing:
“BEGINNING DEC. 8:
1-Day, 1-Park Tickets
- Beginning Dec. 8, Walt Disney World will introduce park-specific pricing on 1-day, 1-park tickets. Moving forward, guests will select a date and theme park before purchasing their ticket. When you purchase a 1-Day ticket for a specific date and theme park, a theme park reservation will automatically be made at the time of purchase.
- This change is only for those who purchase 1-day tickets for a specific date and park. Most guests will continue to make theme park reservations.
- With the new park-specific pricing, Magic Kingdom Park will be priced at or above our other theme parks due to the incredible demand, as it remains the most-visited theme park in the world. A 1-day ticket for a specific date and park will range from:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: $109-$159 (same range as today)
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: $124-$179
- EPCOT: $114-$179
- Magic Kingdom Park: $124-$189
- Note: The $189 price point is specifically for the week of Christmas to New Year’s.”
An additional announcement will follow on December 8th, 2022 with pricing updates for the park’s hopper pass system, as well.
The following update was made regarding annual passes:
- On Dec. 8, Annual Pass pricing for the Incredi-, Sorcerer, and Pirate Annual Passes will increase between $43-100. The Disney Pixie Dust Pass will remain at its current price.
- The Disney Pixie Dust Pass remains available for purchase, as our other three Annual Passes remain unavailable for new sales for the time being as we stay focused on our current Passholders. As a reminder, All Annual Passes continue to be available for renewal.”
Still, no good news for those guests hoping to become Annual Passholders; currently the ticket price hike is only affecting Walt Disney World guests. TKI will keep you updated as more announcements are made in the future!