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Disney World rolled out some price changes today that affect some of the busier times of year. This is on the heels of a more comprehensive change Disney made in late 2018 regarding how tickets are priced. Today’s price increase will likely only impact you if you’re planning your next Disney World vacation during peak times.

For example, single-day tickets for use between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve 2019 will now cost $159, up from $129 from this past December. That last week of the year is the busiest at Disney World. If the parks are going to close due to capacity constraints, these are generally the days it happens. Other peak times, like the 4th of July, see price increases as well, with the price of a four-day ticket increasing $9 per day.

The cheapest single-day tickets don’t increase, holding steady at $109 per day.  And, you can still take advantage of savings with the 4-Park Magic tickets.

TPG reached out to Disney for comment on the recent changes. A Disney representative responded:

Our flexible date-based ticket pricing reflects the demand we see for our parks and provides guests multiple options to meet their vacation needs. As we invest in our parks and expand our offerings, we will continue to look for ways to manage high demand and spread attendance while preserving and enhancing the guest experience.”

Other changes, as noted first on WDWNT, include the increase of Park Hopper pricing by $5 to $60 per ticket.

(photo courtesy of Disney)
(photo courtesy of Disney)

Not Too Late to Save a Few Bucks

Some authorized resellers of Disney World tickets may still have passes at the old pricing for a short period of time. For example, Undercover Tourist currently has a single-day ticket for Christmas Day at $140.14, almost $20 less than Disney World’s new price if you buy direct. Those savings won’t make you rich, but they will buy you a Dole Whip at the parks.

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

Featured photo by Summer Hull/TPG.

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