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Disney Annual Passes are now even more expensive

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Disney Annual Passes are now even more expensive
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Along with Disney ticket increases, annual passes are also increasing as well. What do you think of these changes?

Price Increases

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Price increases are a part of life, and enjoying your favorite place is no different. While we are seeing an increase in the prices of gas, meat, and other necessities, so are entertainment options. That includes theme parks!

It seems the value of theme park tickets has gone down a bit due to the debut of paid skip-the-line benefits. With Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Selections, you are essentially paying for attractions on top of just getting into the park.

We recently saw a jump in ticket prices for various tiers at Disneyland. We wondered if maybe we would begin to see price increases at other Disney Parks. Well, here it is.

Annual Passes

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If you think about the price of a ticket times the number of days you wish to visit in a year, your head may spin. Enter the annual pass. Disney annual passes are a great way for diehard fans to enjoy the parks more often.

You can usually break even in a matter of 10 or more days, but you do need to take flights, hotels, and food if you do not live close by.

When Disney World introduced annual passes in August, we noticed a big change. Now, there are various tiers depending on what type of Guest you are. Florida residents have a few options to choose from, while almost every out of state guest will have to choose the most expensive tier.

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For a breakdown of each tier and the cost, see our post HERE.

Memory Maker and water park tickets are no longer included but can be added on to the base price. Not only that, but there was quite a price increase from when annual passes were last sold in 2020. It seems the value of annual passes have gone down despite the cost going up.

Annual Pass Increase

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Disneyland Paris has just increased the price of its annual passes. Most of the increases are in the $34-$46 range.

Discovery passes now cost $241 while Magic Flex passes cost $344. Magic Plus passes will now set Guests back $379 a year. Finally, Infinity passes are $552. Various passes have parking included as well as restaurant and shopping discounts.

Will we continue to see price increases across Disney Parks all over the world? Food and hotel costs are continually going up, so it’s very likely we will see Disney World ticket prices jump up as well.

How do you feel about price increases across the board? Part of life or is Walt rolling in his grave? Join the conversation in the comments below and on Facebook.


8 COMMENTS

  1. I have a trip in January for 7 people so we can take our Grandaughter on her 1st trip. This will likely be the last trip I will do for the whole family, as Disney World vacations do not provide the value and experience they once did. We’re from the west coast, so it’s a major expense. Magic Express will be gone. Passholder hotel deals are few and far between. I’ve kept up my Annual Pass because of Run Disney – but those perks are gone now too. Time to move on to other experiences and spend our money elsewhere. We have two days at Universal this trip; I wish we would have done a hotel stay with them.

  2. I don’t like the price increase at all. And because I am AP HOLDER I can’t buy Gene Plus till the day of so its I am being punished for being AP HOLDER. pay more get less

  3. As a Disney World out-of-state Annual Pass holder, I wish we could make Disney park reservations for 6 days instead of just 5 days.
    I get the reasoning for limiting park reservations for Florida residents APs.
    However, for out-of-state APs, there’s the expense of flights, car rental, and a week lodging off site, with no assurance of a 6th day.
    I haven’t been to Universal in 25 years, but that’s were we will be going for one of the days (spending money at Universal instead of Disney World).

  4. It’s a joke .. now with the reservation system we get blocked out of the park often. C’mon Disney annual passes should be allowed in everyday if they want to go… Or at least 20 days of reservations so we can block off holidays before they are gone plus still go during the year …. Time to step your game up Disney… We buy the annual because we like to go not to get upset when we can’t get in

  5. I don’t like paying more for less either. The general breakdown of a AP is most beneficial to two trips in a AP window where the front loaded ticket prices will get you even harder. Does mean that you have to do some planning for your vacations within the AP year but it works out for vacations of 3 or more days each.

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