Published: Mon, February 12, 2018

Price increase at Disney World, Disneyland

Price increase at Disney World, Disneyland

Officials at Walt Disney World have announced Sunday that their tickets prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California are going up.

Buoyed by new attractions like Pandora-The World of Avatar, the theme parks and resorts accounted for a third of Disney's $55.1 billion in 2017 revenue, with domestic attendance hitting a record high. And this is just the warm-up for some fundamental changes to Disney's ticketing programs yet to come later this year. That's a $4 increase.

At Disneyland, "peak" single-day tickets increased by $11 to $135, regular-priced days increased $7 to $117, and value-day ticket prices did not increase from $97.

A "value" one day ticket for Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios comes to $102 for adults and $96 for children, which is a 2 dollar rise. "Regular" time will be $114 for adults and $108 for kids, while "peak" time tops out at $122 for adults and $116 for kids.

Each month was divided into value, regular and peak days with an eight-to-11 month calendar available online, hoping to prevent overcrowding during the theme parks' busiest times.

As for annual passes, the least-expensive pass costs 729 USA dollars, up from 619 US dollars.

The Florida-resident Platinum pass, with has no block out dates, now costs $729, up from $679.

"Given the small percentage of guests that purchase a 1-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts spread to attendance throughout the year", said Andrea Finger, spokeswoman for Walt Disney World. This is a 2 dollar increase from the previous prices. Managers of the company have been struggling for years to balance their desire to keep the parks full against the reality that they are crowded on a daily basis.

According to Disney, the prices will take effect Sunday.

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