Walt Disney World is one of the biggest vacation destinations in the world, both in terms of size and popularity.
The Disney Resort is made up of four different theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT), two water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), a huge shopping center (Disney Springs), and over two dozen resort hotels.
In short, Walt Disney World Resort is sprawling, making up nearly 25,000 acres in total. It’s easily the biggest of the Walt Disney Company’s theme park resorts, which is why it comes as no surprise that it’s more expensive to visit than ever.
Walt Disney World Is HUGE, and So Is the Price Tag…
The cost of living has gotten exponentially higher, and so has the cost of operating a theme park as intricate as Magic Kingdom. Across the board, Walt Disney World prices have risen, with everything from food and drink prices to theme park ticket prices being affected.
Unfortunately, it seems like more price raises may be on the way. It’s worth noting that while these price raises are inconvenient, disheartening, and deal-breaking for guests, they’re not entirely unprecedented.
Are Price Changes Coming? We Certainly Think So…
It’s not uncommon for Walt Disney World and Disneyland ticket prices and Annual Pass prices to rise once or even twice a year in some cases. In fact, Walt Disney World ticket prices underwent multiple changes last year, and in this post-pandemic world, it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen next.
But after paying close attention to the Walt Disney Company’s patterns and habits in the past few years, we’ve gathered that price increases typically occur in early fall or early winter. Of course, there are variations to this pattern, but that’s just what we’ve noticed recently.
It’s also worth noting that the fiscal year, which begins on October 1, is a big part of why these price increases occur when they do. Unfortunately, we think the start of another fiscal year may result in some price increases, especially because there was a lack of price changes this past winter.
We Hate to Be the Bearer of Bad News, But It Must Be Said…
Walt Disney World’s most recent significant change in ticket prices occurred last December, which means it has been nearly a full year without additional changes.
As for what the predicted price changes will actually entail, we can’t say at this time. There’s always a good chance that Annual Pass tiers and theme park ticket prices will rise, but we don’t want to say for sure just yet.
We just have a sinking suspicion that price changes are coming, and that they’re coming soon.
We want to hear from our readers! What do you think about Walt Disney World’s ticket prices? Let Disney Dining know in the comments below!