In what will be seen as a confusing change, Walt Disney World is moving to date based pricing on single day and multi-day theme park tickets. The pricing will be determined by start date, but can be affected by how many days are on the ticket. Here’s the details.
The new change will occur on October 16, 2018 for Walt Disney World tickets and price increases are expected to occur on that date as well. Disney World will eliminate the extra cost for the single day ticket for the Magic Kingdom, and level out all single day tickets. All four parks will cost the same amount for single day tickets.
“This approach to pricing tickets by date is modeled off of consumer demand and is part of our effort to better distribute attendance throughout the year to improve the Guest experience.”
Guests will choose their 1 Day tickets for a specific date of visit and the multi-day tickets will be valid for admission from the start date through a specific string of dates.
|Ticket Length||Valid Use Period|
|1-Day||Only the start date selected|
|2-Day||Any 2 days within 4 days beginning on the start date|
|3-Day||Any 3 days within 5 days beginning on the start date|
|4-Day||Any 4 days within 7 days beginning on the start date|
|5-Day||Any 5 days within 8 days beginning on the start date|
|6-Day||Any 6 days within 9 days beginning on the start date|
|7-Day||Any 7 days within 10 days beginning on the start date|
|8-Day||Any 8 days within 12 days beginning on the start date|
|9-Day||Any 9 days within 13 days beginning on the start date|
|10-Day||Any 10 days within 14 days beginning on the start date|
Another option will include a “flexible dates” option that will allow you additional time to spread out visits for an additional cost. The Disney website showed the additional cost as $100. Any ticket already purchased will continue to be valid by the terms stated on that ticket.
If you have already booked a Walt Disney World vacation by October 16, you’re cost is locked in at the current pricing.