New Online Planning Tools and Date-Based Tickets Available at Walt Disney World

We previously announced the changes to online planning tools and the new date-based tickets that would be coming to Walt Disney World, and they have now officially launched.  Tickets are still able to be purchased on DisneyWorld.com, within the My Disney Experience mobile app, on the phone, from authorized ticket sellers and at any of the four theme parks.  With this latest debut guests are able to utilize a variety of online planning tools including park overviews, travel tips from Disney Parks Moms and customized suggestions based on guest personal preferences.  Guests are able to purchase their theme park tickets using the interactive online calendar, which will show the ticket price for the date that is selected and change as the dates are shifted around.

With this change, there are shifts to the ticket pricing that have resulted in increases, decreases or staying the same.  For example, a guest purchasing a 3-day ticket with a start date of Feb. 10, 2019 will now actually pay $4 less per day than they would have before. A Guest purchasing a 6-day ticket with a start date of this Thanksgiving will now pay a little more – an average of $5 per day – since it’s one of the most popular times of year to visit.

Infographic, tickets at Walt Disney World Resort

The goal of this pricing model is to help spread attendance throughout the year and encourage visits to less popular times.  Once ticket purchases have been made, guests are able to plan their park visit using the updated My Disney Experience app.  For more information on date-based tickets and pricing, guests can visit Disney’s FAQs page.

What do you all think of these latest changes?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!