Disney increases prices at both Disneyland and Disney World

Feb 11, 2020

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

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.

Related: How to save money on a trip to Disney

But, it’s not just Disney World annual passes that have gone up in price. Prices have increased on a variety of ticket types at both U.S. Disney theme park locations: Disney World and Disneyland.

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 MaxPass $15/day $20/day
Disneyland two-day tickets $225 $235
Disneyland Flex Annual Pass $599 $649

 

For TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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. Get Away Today reports that it’s selling Disneyland tickets at reduced prices through Feb. 20. You can save up to $75 by acting quickly.

Related: What a trip to Disney World really costs

For example, an adult two-day (one park per day) ticket to Disneyland valid through Jan. 12, 2021, is available via Undercover Tourist for $215.95 all-in. The same ticket bought today directly from Disneyland is $235. If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve, also factor in that you should be able to use your $300 travel credit with Undercover Tourist, whereas tickets bought by themselves directly from Disney often code as entertainment, not travel.

Related: Best credit cards for Disney purchases

If you have a trip to Disneyland or Disney World on the near-term horizon, price out the tickets you need, look at new prices available directly from Disney as well as those from the third-parties such as Get Away Today and Undercover Tourist and lock in something quickly if that might save you some money.

To help your family maximize time at Disney while spending as little as possible, here are some articles to get you on your way.

Featured image by Melissa Ann Photography

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
15.99%-22.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.