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Disney Implements New Park-Specific Ticket Pricing with Price Hike

Take note, Disney fans! Walt Disney World Resort has officially implemented its new theme park-specific ticket pricing as of Thursday, December 8, 2022. And yes… it comes with a price hike. Here’s what this will look like for the ticket purchasers.

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Date and Park Variables

A variable-pricing system is nothing new to Walt Disney World Resort. Previously, Guests looking to purchase day tickets for Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom would see pricing vary depending on the date.

Now, not only will pricing for single-day tickets vary by date, but they will also vary by the Disney Park selection.

Under the new pricing system, Guests selecting a 1 day 1 Park ticket will want to shop for which Disney Park they feel will work cost-wise for the day they plan to enjoy the Park.

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Price Range and Increase

Walt Disney World has provided ranges for the new implementation of the Park specific pricing for each of its four Parks as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom Park: $124 – $189
  • EPCOT: $114 – $179
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: $124 – $179
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: $109 – $159

Under these new ranges, the only Disney Park NOT to see a price increase is Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This also pushes the most popular Park, Magic Kingdom, to its most expensive single-day Park ticket at $189.

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How to Check Specific Day

Ready to snag your Disney World tickets? Visit the Walt Disney World website. Here Guests purchasing a ticket will be asked to select which day they will be using their 1-day ticket.

With these new Park price ranges, Guests are then asked to select which Park they will be visiting.

For example, below is a screenshot of pricing at each Disney Park on Saturday, December 17, 2022. For a single-day ticket on this date, Magic Kingdom is $174, EPCOT is $164, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is $169, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is $154.

Pricing for single day tickets on December 17, 2022
Screenshot of Pricing on December 17, 2022

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In addition to this single-day purchase, Guests can upgrade to a Park Hopper (hop to other Disney Parks after 2:00 p.m.) or Park Hopper Plus option (adds a Water Park ticket).

Keep in mind, after a ticket selection, the system will prompt Guests to make a Disney Park Reservation, which with a valid ticket is required to enter the Park.

To check out more dates for the current cost of Walt Disney World’s single-day ticket pricing with this new variable pricing, visit Disney’s website.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.