It’s that time of year — Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, the dreary dead of winter and … Disney ticket price increase day.
Unofficially, February has become known for Disney ticket price increases. And, surprising no one, Disney ticket prices have been on an upward pricing trend, basically forever. When I bought my Disney World annual pass in the fall of 2018, the all-in cost for that pass was $904.19. In the fall of 2019, when I decided not to renew my pass right then, the cost for a new pass was $1,191.74. As of today, the cost for the same version of the Disney World annual pass is now $1,272.68.
That is a big pricing change in just 18 months.
Here’s a sampling of Disney ticket prices that have gone up:
|Ticket type||Old price (pre-tax)||New price (pre-tax)|
|Disney World Platinum Annual Pass||$1,119||$1,195|
|Disney Premier Pass (Valid at both Disneyland and Disney World)||$2,009||$2,119|
|One-day Disney World Park Hopper add-on to a base ticket||$60/day||$65/day|
|Disneyland two-day tickets||$225||$235|
|Disneyland Flex Annual Pass||$599||$649|
These sorts of price increases take immediate effect when buying tickets and passes directly from Disney, but you can usually beat the increases for a short period of time by buying currently available stock from authorized third-party sites, such as Get Away Today and Undercover Tourist. You can usually save a few dollars buying tickets via these sites anyway, but the savings is even more pronounced just after a price increase.
Article and photo by The Points Guy – Maximize your travel.