Traveling to Disney World Might Be More Expensive Soon

Disney vacations are expensive, and they’re not getting any cheaper.

Magic Kingdom

While you can plan your trip around the cheapest days to visit, there are still other factors that will affect how much your vacation will cost you, and this time it doesn’t have anything to do with Disney raising ticket prices.

Planning on driving to Disney World with your family this year? According to Fox 35 Orlando, gas prices are going to fluctuate quite a bit in the next 12 months. While the year’s national average is projected to be $3.49 a gallon (down from the $3.96 a gallon average last year), “the national average could breach $4 a gallon as early as May” and could last through much of summer, says Patrick De Haan of GasBuddy.

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In Orlando, gas prices are expected to peak at an average of $4.15 to $4.55 per gallon this summer. Currently, the average price per gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida is $3.12. However, gas prices will likely fluctuate a lot this year.

According to GasBuddy’s report, the price of gas nationally could reach lower than $3 a gallon in February, hit $3.99 in June, and drop as the year ends.

Speedway Gas Station Outside of Magic Kingdom

While the forecast isn’t accounting for “a severe recession,” world events such as China easing COVID-19 mandates, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and weather-related pipeline shutdowns could all affect the cost of gas this year.

While these are just projections and might not reflect actual prices throughout the year, this might help you save some money when you plan for your next Disney trip. It sounds like February will be one of the best times to drive, while the summer months will be more expensive.

Cars entering Magic Kingdom

You may want to consider booking a flight to Disney World instead of flying, although watch out for delays and cancelations that might affect your trip. Essentially, any form of transportation comes with its risks!

Keep following DFB for more updates on all the latest news that could affect your upcoming Disney trip.

Find out how ticket price increases at Disney World might affect your trip here!

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Are you planning on driving to Disney World this year? Let us know in the comments!

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