Confirmed Disney Ticket Prices ARE Going Up! And Demand Pricing Is Here!

February 27, 2016

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Rumors have been circulating for weeks… but now it is official! A ticket increase and tiered pricing goes into effect at Walt Disney World and Disneyland tomorrow per the Disney Parks Blog, Orlando Sentinel and Orange County Register. The new tiered pricing will only apply to 1-day tickets, but multi-day tickets will see an increase in pricing.

New ticket pricing does not effect Annual Prices that were just increased a few months ago. The new tiered system “will not cover multi-day tickets, although prices for those will rise. Four-day tickets will cost $325, up from $305. Ten-day ones will cost $400, up from $365.” Disney has not released a full list of ticket prices as of yet but has said that tomorrow morning guests will “be able to access more details, including a calendar of 1-day Value, Regular and Peak ticket dates.”  Disney has said guests will be  “able to see an online pricing calendar providing information between eight and 11 months in advance.”

From The Orlando Sentinel
“Starting next week, Disney World will move to a tiered pricing system for one-day tickets. Disney will divide the calendar into value, regular and peak periods. Peak season will include spring break, much of the summer and late December. Disney’s three other parks will cost $114 during those times — $10 less than the Magic Kingdom.
Value days — the least popular ones — will remain the same price Disney has charged for the past year. So visits during late August and almost all of September will cost $105 at the Magic Kingdom and $97 at other Disney World parks.
Disney’s value season will last a few more days. Mid-tier pricing — $110 at Magic Kingdom and $102 at the other parks — goes into effect Friday. Peak season arrives March 11.”

From JOSEPH PIMENTEL  at the OC Register
“Going to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure will cost $95 to $119 for an adult beginning Sunday depending on the day – as the two parks go to demand-based pricing.
Currently, an adult ticket costs $99.Under what Disney calls “seasonal pricing,” customers will pay $95 for “value” days, $105 for “regular” days and $119 for “peak” days.For the rest of the year, there are 83 value days, mostly Mondays through Thursdays during off-season months or when school is normally in session. There are 142 regular days, covering most weekends and summer days.
And there are 83 peak days that fall on spring break, some summer weekends, and nearly all of December…” “The price for a park hopper ticket, which allows the guest to bounce between the two Anaheim parks, is $155 and will be $155 to $169 starting Sunday. Annual pass prices, which were raised last October, and the fee to park at Disneyland Resort were not increased.”

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4 thoughts on “Confirmed Disney Ticket Prices ARE Going Up! And Demand Pricing Is Here!”
  1. I am glad for the increases and I do hope it cuts back on the number of visitors. I think Disney wants that too. I visit weekly and haven’t seen a slow traffic day in three years. The parks are super congested almost all the time. It is hard to get around, you can’t get near shelves and racks in the stores to shop and lines for rides and food are crazy. I have read that the parks make more money off food and merchandise than they do admissions. If people are stuck in tremendously long lines for rides, they are not shopping and eating. If they can’t comfortably browse in shops, they will buy less. If folks are having a miserable experience fighting huge crowds, they won’t come back. Good business means providing excellent experiences. It also means setting your prices to meet demands. If you’ve got throngs of people willing to pay more than a hundred dollars to get through the gate . . . to the point where you have to turn people away . . .then it is time to raise prices. Disney is a business and they don’t owe it to anyone to make it affordable to everyone. I think Walt would be proud to see how much money his company is making — he was a tremendous businessman. I am also proud of an American company doing so well in our capitalistic economy. Someday prices may be too high for me to afford but I will still applaud Disney for putting out quality products and entertainment.

  2. I think people who have commented on the fan page and are so upset have not read the details of this increase. Disney is a business. There are always going to be increases in admission prices. Tiered pricing will not affect most multiday vacationers. The multiday increase is not going to have a huge affect on a family – yes you may have to cut something out, but it is not vacation-ending. I do have feelings about the parties within a party that Disney is charging for. I think that is GREEDY! (Ex. Dessert party at MNSSHP.) AND, you read to please comment on MAIN PAGE? Today I remembered to.

  3. I love Disney but Corporate greed is the only reason for a price increase. The fiscal year 2015 the Parks and Resort division had revenues of 16,162 million operating expenses 3,031 million for a profit of $13,131 million. The first fiscal quarter of 2016 the Parks & Resorts had a revenue of $4,281 million operating expenses 981 million for a profit of $3,300 million. There is no logical reason for the increase in prices except greed. They are already making a profit for this year.

    1. What you call greed I call all-American success. Disney has an outstanding product and people are willing to pay for it. Those higher ticket prices mean American jobs will be sustained and the company will even grow . . . more people will be employed — many of the arts and entertainment fields. Is it really greedy to try to grow your business and continue to be successful? I don’t think so. Yes, some individuals and families might be priced out of a Disney vacation . . . unless they are willing to apply all-American hard work, ingenuity and savings to pull the funds together. Disney doesn’t owe it to anyone to make ticket prices affordable to every body. If you look back on the history of the company you will see that Walt was one of the first businessmen to capitalize on product licensing . . . he was an amazing businessman and I think he would be proud of his company today.

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