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Today, both Disney World and Disneyland increased ticket prices for 2020.
Disneyland in California increased ticket prices on single-day and multi-day passes as well as annual passes. A one-day Disneyland park-hopper ticket is now over the $200 mark at $209 during certain dates. A five-tier pricing strategy replaces the old value, regular and peak pricing system. MaxPass now costs $20 per day, up from $15 per day. See here for a comparison of old vs. new pricing by ticket.
At Disney World in Florida, the price of the park hopper add-on increased. See this chart. Prices on annual passes also increased overnight. See this chart for a breakdown by pass type. There is an additional “Water Park and Sports” option for $70/ticket. This option includes one theme park per day plus a water park or sports experience (mini golf, NBA experience, etc.).
Unfortunately, these ticket price increases happen every year, sometimes even two or three times a year. So, this should not shock anyone. Third party sellers like Undercover Tourist still have an inventory of tickets at the old prices, so if plan to purchase tickets within the next few days you can likely still get them at the old prices.
Will These New Prices Lower Crowds?
So, will these higher ticket prices deter people from visiting the Disney parks? Not likely. When you’re already paying for flights, hotels and food, a few more dollars for tickets isn’t going to deter most families.
Disney charges these prices because they can. People still flock to the parks. It would take a more drastic price increase to reduce the crowds.
Thankfully, the 4-day non park-hopper tickets I was looking to purchase for my trip this summer did not go up in price. But just to be on the safe side, I’m buying them today in case the price goes up tomorrow.
Are you affected by these ticket price increases at Disneyland or Disney World?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.