BREAKING: Disney World Ticket Price Change Announced

Things are changing in a BIG way when it comes to Disney World park tickets.

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Over the years, Disney has increased park ticket prices, changed how tickets are priced, made changes to Annual Passes, introduced the Park Pass reservation system, and more. Now, Disney is changing its ticket pricing system again in some critical ways. Here’s what you need to know.

How Disney World tickets are priced has changed quite a bit over the years, from booklets with A through E tickets, to more standard tickets (like the ones we know today) that include access to all rides. Right now, ticket prices are the same for all parks — meaning, a ticket to Magic Kingdom is not more expensive than a ticket to EPCOT on the same day. But soon that’ll be changing.


Starting December 8th, 2022, Disney will be implementing “park-specific pricing” only for 1-day, 1-park tickets. What does this mean? Well, essentially it’s surge pricing depending on the park. It means that your 1-day, 1-park ticket to Magic Kingdom on a particular date may cost you MORE than a ticket to, say, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, on that same date.


In terms of pricing, tickets for Magic Kingdom will reach the highest levels out of all 4 parks.

Here’s a breakdown of what a 1-day, 1-park ticket will cost under this new system (which, again, begins on December 8th):

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom — $109-$159 (prices are staying the same as current costs)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — $124-$179
  • EPCOT — $114-$179
  • Magic Kingdom — $124-$189

The $189 peak pricing at Magic Kingdom will reportedly only be used for a limited number of days around Christmastime and New Year’s. Most days, however, will fall below that $189 level.

Tower of Terror

As part of this park-specific pricing, you’ll have to pay that 1-day, 1-park ticket for a specific date and theme park, and a theme park reservation will automatically be made at the time of purchase.

A Disney spokesperson indicated, “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 1-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.”

Toy Story Land

Disney World tickets used to be priced differently depending on the park you visited — with Magic Kingdom costing more than the other parks typically, so this is, in a sense, a return to that.

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates and let you know what we find.

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