Coming this December: Walt Disney World Ticket Price Increases

It's the first ticket price increase since 2019.
Ariel waves to guests during the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The parade returned to the park Wednesday, March 9, 2022, after a nearly two-year absence. (Courtney Kiefer, photographer)
Ariel waves to guests during the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort (Courtney Kiefer, photographer)

Price increases are on their way to Disney World once again. The Florida resort is set to raise the base cost of admission for the first time since 2019, effective December 8th. In addition to the price hikes, Disney World will begin to offer park-specific pricing for its one-day, one-park tickets. Here’s what you need to know about the Disney World ticket price increases.

New WDW Individual Park Pricing

Here’s the new one-day, one-park pricing, effective December 8

  • Magic Kingdom: $124 – $189
  • EPCOT: $114 – $179
  • Hollywood Studios: $124 – $179
  • Animal Kingdom: $109 – $159 (no increase)

New Park Hopper Pricing

Park Hopper pricing will be impacted by these changes as well. Expect prices for select add-on options like Park Hopper and Park Hopper Plus to change as of December 8th. Additional ticket types, including tickets with park hoppers or multi-day tickets, may also increase in price starting on December 8th, though that has not been confirmed at this time. 

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Speaking of multi-day tickets, Disney World also unveiled 2023 pricing for its four- and five-day Disney Military Salute Ticket. The prices are valid for most dates from January 1st, 2023, through December 15th, 2023.

Automatic Park Reservations

In addition to the price increases coming to one-day, one-park tickets, Disney World will soon roll out an automatic booking feature for its park reservation system. Starting on December 8th, when you purchase a one-day, one-park ticket, Disney will automatically book a park reservation for the park and day of your ticket.

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This new automatic booking system will not, however, launch for park hopper or multi-day tickets at this time. Guests purchasing park hoppers or multi-day tickets will still need to manually book their own reservations, which has been a required component to visiting the theme parks at Disney World since the parks first reopened in July 2020, following the temporary pandemic closures.

Annual Pass Price Hikes

The one-day, one-park tickets are not the only ticket types seeing price increases go into effect on December 8th. Annual Passes will also go up in price, though it is worth pointing out that most Disney World Annual Passes are not on sale at this time (according to reporter Scott Gustin, Disney does not anticipate that the sale of Annual Passes will resume before the end of the calendar year). When the sale of Annual Passes resumes, however, the new pricing will be as follows:

  • Incredi-Pass: $1399 (previously $1299)
  • Sorcerer Pass: $969 (previously $899)
  • Pirate Pass: $749 (previously $699)
  • Pixie Dust Pass: $399 (no change)

Disney World paused the sale of most new Annual Passes in November of 2021, with the Florida resident-exclusive Pixie Dust Pass being the only one currently available for purchase. Current passholders can, however, renew into all four tiers. Annual Passholders currently up for renewal can do so at the lower rates until December 8th.

Dining Reservation Changes

In addition to the price increases announced for single-day tickets and Annual Passes, Disney World has updated a feature of its Advance Dining Reservation system. Effective immediately, guests are now able to cancel their upcoming dining reservations at most Disney World restaurants up to two hours prior to their reservation time without penalty. This policy may differ at restaurants that require up-front payment at the time of booking the reservation.

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Carly Terzigni
Carly Terzigni is a New England-based writer who specializes in theme parks, local attractions, food and drink, and travel. Her expertise for all things Disney has been featured in numerous industry-leading sites, and over the years she has become a trusted voice in helping first-timers and experts alike plan their Disney vacations. When Carly isn’t planning her own Disney getaway, she can be found catching the latest Broadway play. Visit her website at carlyterzigni.com for more information, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @carlyterzigni for theme park news, other daily musings, and pictures of her pets.

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