Last week during the company’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings call, C-level execs from Disney revealed that the company is not only bouncing back nicely from previous losses related to COVID closures, but also setting company records in revenue, and apparently they’d like a second helping of those revenue records this quarter, as Disney World just increased many of its most popular park tickets.
CEO Bob Chapek doesn’t seem to mind announcing increasing prices at Disney Parks, for Disney+ subscriptions, or for other Disney products and experiences. Only last fall, Disney Parks Guests were promised a complete overhaul of the Annual Passholder program, but what they received was a new program of Passholder pricing–with a few cute Disney names attached.
Now, the prices for some Disney World tickets have increased, and you might not have even noticed it yet. As you know, single-day ticket prices are generated based on the demand for those tickets, meaning that during a popular time in the parks, like the holiday season, you’ll pay more daily to enjoy Disney World than you would if you bought tickets for a less-busy time in the parks, like a large part of April and May.
Prices for those date-based tickets have increased for every month remaining this year. While ticket prices for some dates were completely unaffected, some ticket prices saw increases by as much as $15 per ticket (for one day). For example, before this hike, the ticket price for Sunday, February 20 was $139. Now you’ll pay $154 to spend that lazy Sunday in the parks.
Here are a few things to know about date-based ticket price increases for the rest of the year (barring any further increases):
March & April 2022
With the exception of a couple of dates, most date-based ticket prices didn’t increase for days in March and April. That makes sense, as these are not usually peak season months at Disney World.
May also saw few increases in date-based ticket prices, with the exceptions of May 7, May 14, and May 21, each of which earned a $10 increase in the price of that ticket.
June & July 2022
Believe it or not, the summer months of June and July were the least affected by Disney’s date-based ticket price hike. Ticket prices for June 8, June 27, July 5, and July 29 increased by $5.
October had the most days affected by the date-based ticket price hike. October 8, October 9, October 15, October 22, and October 29 each had an increase of $10, while October 7, October 10, October 14, October 16, October 21, and October 23 each had a $9 increase.
November & December 2022
We often see some of the highest per-day ticket prices at Disney World at the end of the calendar year. But just so the holiday months didn’t feel left out, Disney hiked the prices of date-based tickets on November 20, November 21, November 22, November 23, and November 26 by $11. A $9 was gifted to the dates of December 2, December 4, December 9, December 11, December 13, December 14, December 15, December 16, and December 19.
Single-Park, Multi-Day Park Tickets & Park Hopper
Single-Park Multi-Day ticket prices increased as well, except for the single-park 2-day and 3-day tickets. For 4-day, 5-day, 6-day, 7-day, 8-day, 9-day, and 10-day single-park per day tickets, the price increased by $1 per day, meaning the 4-day increased by $4, the 5-day by $5, and so on.
It’s also important to note that adding the Park Hopper option to multi-day tickets will now cost you an additional $1 per day, per ticket, for the 5-day, 6-day, 7-day, 8-day, and 9-day options. Adding Park Hopper to the 10-day ticket will now cost an additional $2 per day, per ticket.