Date-Based Ticket Structure Starts Today at Walt Disney World Resort
As we previously announced, Walt Disney World will start implementing date-based tickets and pricing effective today, October 16. Along with the new ticket system, Walt Disney World Resort launched a new online vacation-planning destination. Guests can now access new online planning tools including park offering overviews, travel tips from Disney Parks Moms Panelists and suggestions customized based on each guest’s personal preference.
You can still purchase tickets on DisneyWorld.com, in the My Disney Experience app, over the phone, at the ticket booths at any of our four parks or through authorized travel professionals and ticket sellers. When purchasing tickets you will be able to use an interactive online calendar, to see the different ticket prices based on the dates you choose to visit. Check out the video below for a quick overview on how this works.
After looking through the interactive calendar, some tickets have decreased, increased or stayed the same, depending on the start date and length of the ticket.
For example, a guest purchasing a 3-day ticket with a start date of Feb. 10, 2019 will now actually pay $4 less per day than they would have prior to the new date-based system. On the other hand, a Guest purchasing a 6-day ticket with a start date of this Thanksgiving will now pay a little more – an average of $5 per day – since it’s one of the most popular times of year to visit.
For another example based on the days - a 6 day one park per day in December versus January is about $10 cheaper during January.
Park hopper options and Park Hopper Plus options are still available for an additional fee dependent on the amount of days. Also a Flexible Date option is available if you do not want to choose specific dates. For example, the 6 day ticket starting on January 13 includes the following options with prices:
As the Disney theme parks continue to increase in popularity, this new pricing model is part of a broader effort to hopefully spread the attendance throughout the year.
For more information on date-based tickets and pricing, please visit the Disney FAQs page.
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog & Walt Disney Travel