Walt Disney World to implement park-specific ticket pricing, price increases

Beginning on December 8, 2022, Walt Disney World single-day, single-park tickets will be priced based on selected theme park, in addition to existing date-based pricing.

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By Rebecca W. Davis

One-Day, One-Park ticket changes

From December 8 on, guests purchasing a One-day, One-park ticket will select both their ticket date and park of choice.  When the guest purchases the ticket, their theme park reservation will be made automatically for that theme park and date.

The ticket prices by park range from: 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom $109-$159 (unchanged from today)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios $124-$179

EPCOT $114-$179

Magic Kingdom $124-$189

The pricing for Magic Kingdom reflects the greater demand for the park. Overall, the bottom price to visit Animal Kingdom on a slower day has not changed in the last four years. 

Park Hopper and Park Hopper Plus price increases

On December 8, Park Hopper add-on pricing and Park Hopper Plus pricing will be updated. No further information was immediately available. 

Annual Passes

Also on December 8, Annual Pass pricing for the Pirate, Sorcerer, and Incredi- passes will increase from between $43-$100.

Pricing for the Pixie Dust Pass will remain unchanged. The Pixie Dust Pass is only available to Florida residents and is the only pass currently available for purchase outside of renewals.

A spokesperson for Walt Disney World stated: “We continue to focus on providing guests with the best, most memorable Disney experience, and we’re doing that by growing our theme parks with incredible new attractions and offerings. We are also making planning easier with new One-day tickets that automatically include a guest’s theme park reservation and continue to provide a wide range of options to visit throughout the year, including our lowest priced ticket of $109 which has not changed in more than four years.”


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  1. Bob …. you’ve finally gone to far. As a non Florida resident I can’t buy a annual pass …… I’ve never approved of the need to make a part reservation …… and the cost of Hotels is too high. When our son was younger we’d go down at least 2 times a year for 4 to 5 days, stayed at Coronado’s “Cabanas Bldg #9” section and with tickets, rooms, an dining never spent more that $1,500. It cost more than that to go to the beach in the 1980’s & 1990’s for 5 days. Saw the youtube video that lasted about an hour on how both the “Bobs” make insane buys for things like Hulu an 20th Century Fox … now you’re in debt for close to $90 Billion dollars for the dumb choices the “Bobs” made. Universal on the other hand is doing everything right … one point on their annual pass after 4PM it’s also your front of the line access … don’t get that w/Disney. I know when Epic Universe that the annual pass price will increase … I understand that. But for now Universal doesn’t charge a park hopper fee of close to $70. And with all the other great entertainment & dining venues in the Universal area … many might start electing to not see MIckey.

  2. I agree Disney is now only for the rich! I have been a pass holder for more years than I can remember. I have DVC since 1993 when points were about $38! I will not renew my passport when it expires I will still use my points for stays but will spend my days at Universal and Seaworld. Also as a travel consultant I will no longer encourage my clients to visit WDW. Orlando has so much more to offer

  3. This sounds like discrimination against working people, and lower income people. Guess we’re not supposed to be able to go to Disney World unless we’re rich?