Ticket prices for the happiest places on earth are about to go up again, but that really isn’t anything that should be too shocking. Walt Disney World and Disneyland are both set to raise the prices of their park tickets soon, and that also includes a couple of changes that could be coming to different additions and subtractions.
It happens every year and was expected to happen in 2015 as well, but that is much to the chagrin of those looking to enjoy some Disney fun.
According to WDWNT, Disney Parks ticket prices are expected to go up sometime in mid-February. The increase is said to be a small increase, and there is no exact pricing to put in perspective as of yet.
Some changes could also be coming to tickets at Walt Disney World, and one of them may bother people more than the ticket price increase.
For years, there has been speculation that the “No Expiration” ticket option would be going away, and it appears as though it will finally happen. While not yet confirmed by Disney, the “No Expiration” option will cease to exist as of about mid-February.
Currently, that option allows visitors to purchase it and hold onto any unused days on their park tickets. If the option is gone, then any days will likely expire 14 days after first use at Disney Parks.
The other change that could end up coming to Walt Disney World is that a “Water Park Hopper” could be introduced as a new add-on. It could just be for single day tickets or it could be applied to multi-day tickets a well.
The Disney ticket price increases are not uncommon and have been happening annually for years now. CNN reports that it was near the end of February in 2014 that the prices went up, but no serious changes were made.
Last year, prices increased to these current rates — 4-10 tickets not shown:
Single Day Tickets:
1-Day to Magic Kingdom
- Adult: $99.o0
- Child: $93.00
1-Day to Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Adult: $94.00
- Child: $88.00
- Adult: $188
- Child: $175
- Adult: $274
- Child: $255
For those who already have purchased tickets or have a Disney Vacation Package in place, they will be honored at the old price.
Disney has not yet given any comment on these reported ticket price increases and/or changes. It’s not totally unexpected though as Disney has been doing it every year, as has Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and other major theme parks.
Considering the changes being made all around the Disney Parks in the next few years, it’s not out of the question for ticket price increases. Walt Disney World and Disneyland are bringing a lot of new things, and the ticket prices likely won’t hurt them in attendance.
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