Walt Disney World adopted a new ticket pricing structure in Fall, 2018. Following the lead of other major theme parks across the country, it introduced a new date-based system. Under the new system, the ticket prices will fluctuate based on the time of year.
The big question is how do the new prices compare to the former ticket prices? Rather than pricing out every possible option, and there are a mind-boggling number of options, I used a 4-Day, One Park Per Day ticket as a starting point for comparison.
The Least Expensive Dates
In order to find the lowest priced tickets for the year, start by using the ticket calendar to jump to the lowest priced dates. And since the ticket prices are based on the first day your ticket is active, you might find that starting your vacation a day early or late will provide you with savings. Finally, keep an eye on the expiration date for your tickets. You don’t have to use the days consecutively, but you do need to use them within a certain number of days. For example, you have 7 days to use a 4 Day ticket.
4 Day, One Park Per Day Ticket, Including Tax, Before October 2018
1 Child Ticket = $383 per ticket
1 Adult Ticket = $405 per ticket
TOTAL 2 Adults, 2 Children = $1,576
4 Day, One Park Per Day Ticket, Including Tax, As of October 2018
LEAST EXPENSIVE DATES:
1 Child Ticket = $377
1 Adult Ticket = $395
TOTAL 2 Adults, 2 Children = $1,545
MOST EXPENSIVE DATES
1 Child Ticket = $444
1 Adult Ticket = $462
TOTAL 2 Adults, 2 Children = $1,811
As you can see, the prices for the least expensive dates actually went down for a 4 Day ticket. On the flip side, the cost to visit during the most expensive dates went up significantly. This is no surprise as these dates coincide with the major holidays that have always had high attendance.
Do you think this change will distribute the crowds more evenly during the year? Will it change the time frame you planned to visit?