Walt Disney World Ticket Price Increase Likely This Sunday – Expected Increases For All Tickets

The ticket price hike is likely coming very soon, but what can Disney fans expect?

walt disney world ticket price increase history 2018 rumors
Danny Cox

The ticket price hike is likely coming very soon, but what can Disney fans expect?

February has arrived and hardcore fans of Walt Disney World know that usually means an increase in ticket prices, and the rumors have already started. With tickets to the major theme parks going up in February each of the last four years, many have come to expect it now. While Disney hasn’t said anything officially and won’t, until it happens, it is best if everyone is prepared and ready by knowing the history of dates and ticket price increase amounts.

UPDATE on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

It appears as if the 2018 increase for Walt Disney World tickets will take place on Sunday, Feb. 11. According to WDWNT, here is what can be expected, but until Disney actually does it, these prices are not in effect.

Magic Kingdom One-Day Tickets

  • Value – $107 to $109
  • Regular – $115 to $119
  • Peak – $124 to $129

Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom One-Day Tickets

  • Value – $99 to $102
  • Regular – $107 to $114
  • Peak – $119 to $122

Park Hopper Add-On

  • Value – $162 to $164
  • Regular – $170 to $174
  • Peak – $174 to $184

Walt Disney World Multi-Day Tickets

  • 2 days – $199 to $209
  • 3 days – $289 to $325, Florida Resident – $199 to $209
  • 4 days – $350 to $400, Florida Resident – $219 to $229
  • 5 days – $370 to $415

Walt Disney World Annual Passes

Silver Pass

  • New – $419 to $439
  • Renewal – $356 to $373

Gold Pass

  • New – $559 to $589
  • Renewal – $475 to 500

Platinum Pass

  • Standard – $779 to $849, Renewal – $662 to $721
  • Florida Resident: New – $679 to $729, Renewal – $653 to $704

Platinum Plus Pass

  • Standard – $869 to $949, Renewal – $738 to $806
  • Florida Resident: New – $769 to $829, Renewal – $653 to $704

Again, the prices have not changed as of right now, but they are expected to go up on Sunday. If you purchase tickets now, you will still pay the current price. If you already have a Walt Disney World vacation package booked with money down on it, your cost will not change once ticket prices increase.

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No matter what business it is, inflation is just something that happens and the same can be said for theme parks. Prices will rise on food and merchandise and resort stays and tickets, but that’s just how things have come to be in the world today and it also happens in the magical world of Disney.

Word has started going around in the WDW Magic forums that the ticket price increase is likely coming sometime this month but that shouldn’t be a huge surprise. Each and every year since 2014, the ticket price increases have happened in February and it is quite likely that it is going to happen again in 2018.

With that being said, it’s time to look at the history of ticket price increases as far as dates and what guests should be prepared for this year.

walt disney world ticket price increase history 2018 rumors
  Danny Cox

Last year, the ticket price increase at Walt Disney World and Disneyland happened the earliest it had in a long time. As reported by Inquisitr, it was 2016 that seasonal pricing was introduced for one-day tickets and some new expiration policies were implemented in 2017.

2017

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 12
  • Increase Amounts: $0 to $5

2016

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 28
  • Increase Amounts: $0 to $19

2015

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 22
  • Increase Amounts: $3 to $6

2014

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 23
  • Increase Amounts: $4

2013

  • Price Increase Date: June 3
  • Increase Amounts: $1 to $6

2012

  • Price Increase Date: June 3
  • Increase Amounts: $4

2011

  • Price Increase Date: June 12
  • Increase Amounts: $3

Going back farther than 2011, the ticket price increases typically happened in August going back to 2006 when they happened in January. Now, those with Annual Passes also need to be prepared as the prices on those typically go up at the same time as the daily tickets.

walt disney world ticket price increase history 2018 rumors
  Danny Cox

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have a lot of projects going on right now with new rides, brand new lands, and a lot of other exciting events. In order for those things to take place and become realities, it’s going to take the money needed to build, and that is where the ticket price increases come in. While there are just rumors right now, these dates and other numbers should help you get ready for the inevitable in this month of February.