Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

It Now Costs More to go to Disney World and Disneyland

It Now Costs More to go to Disney World and Disneyland

New admission prices to the theme park - a popular destination during Mardi Gras for many in the New Orleans area - are effective Sunday (Feb. 11). The hike comes after Disney reported increased attendance at its theme parks in its first-quarter.

Starting Sunday, "value" days for Magic Kingdom will cost $109 for adults and $103 for children, which represent a $2 increase. That's a $4 increase over previous year.

A one-day, one-park adult ticket remains 97 US dollars for low-demand days, such as weekdays in May, while a ticket for regular demand days is 117 USA dollars, up from 110 US dollars. A single-day regular ticket now cost $114, a $7 increase from a year ago.

Ticket prices are going up at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, but the increase shouldn't come as a surprise. For "regular" time, tickets will increase $4, making the cost $119 for adults and $113 for children, and the "peak" price will be $129 for adults and $123 for kids. And the value ticket will cost $97, no change. For non-Florida residents, a platinum pass went from $779 to $849.

That means that at some point in 2018, multi-day tickets to Walt Disney World's theme parks will become date-specific.

Southern California residents still have rights to buy a "select passport" for 369 USA dollars but that pass blocks out all weekends and nearly the entire summer and Christmas season.

In October 2015, Disney introduced flexible pricing at USA parks as an incentive for guests to visit during less busy times.

Annual pass prices at California's Disneyland are going up by as much as almost 18 percent, as Disney looks to better balance its crowd levels throughout the year. Standard parking will now cost $22 per day, while preferred parking will cost $45 per day.

At Disneyland, the resort will change its annual pass structure yet again later this year, as it attempts to guard against human gridlock in Disneyland when the new Star Wars land opens in 2019.

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