Early Sunday morning, Disney Parks and Resorts increased prices and have altered their existing Annual Pass programs for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Let’s dive into the changes for each resort:
Disneyland Resort Passes
Rumors indicated executives would begin dismantling the payment-plan for Annual Passes this February. However, at the last minute, executives got cold feet and decided not to alter the plan, or make any major changes. You can see the bones of what they had intended to do in the prices below. They had wanted to ween pass holders off of payment plans by offering steep renewal discounts for paying upfront and keeping prices relatively flat. However, they did not remove the payment plan option and prices have only gone up $10 or $20. Day tickets also increased $2 for Value days, and $5 for Regular and Peak days.
|Pass||Benefits||Previous Price||NEW Price|
|Disney Southern California Select||
||$329||$339 (New – $10 Increase)
|Disney Southern California||
||$459||$469 (New – Increased $10)
||$599||$619 (New – Increased $20)
$579 (Renewal – Renewal discount now offered.)
||$849||$849 (New – No Change)
$799 (Renewal – No Change)
|Disney Signature Plus||
||$1049||$1049 (New – No Change)
$989 (Renewal – No Change)
|Disney Premier Passport||
||$1439||$1439 (New / Renewal – No Change)|
DISCOUNT NOTE: The promotion offering 13 months for the price of 12 was also reinstated and remains in effect for Deluxe, Signature, Signature Plus, and Premier until November 17th, 2017. It had been set to expire on February 11th.
Disneyland Resort Parking
Parking rates have increased two dollars for most options:
- $20.00 for cars and motorcycles
- $25.00 for over-sized vehicles
- $30.00 for buses
- $35.00 for the under-performing Preferred Parking (price did not go up) – Would you pay $35 just to save 1 minute or less of walking time to the tram?
Walt Disney World
Also changing today are ticket prices at Walt Disney World in Florida. One day tickets to the Magic Kingdom have increased by $2 to $107, Value tickets have increased $2, Regular increased $5, no change was make to Peak ticket. Expiration dates have been added to all tickets. Extra discounts apply to certain multi-day tickets purchased online or in the mobile app. Parking has also increased across the board, including Preferred Parking.
|Disney Premier||Same as Disneyland’s Premier above.|
|Disney Platinum Plus||
||$869 (New – $40 Increase)
$745 (Renewal – $40 Increase)
$769 (Florida Resident or DVC New – $40 Increase)
$659 (Florida Resident or DVC Renewal – $40 Increase)
||$779 (New – $30 Increase)
$665 (Renewal – $30 Increase)
$679 (Florida Resident or DVC New – – $30 Increase)
$669 (Florida Resident or DVC Renewal – $30 Increase)
||$559 (New – FL Residents / DVC – $10 Increase)
$439 (Renewal – FL Residents / DVC – $10 Increase)
||$419 (New – FL Residents – Increased $30)|
|Disney Weekday Select||
||$269 (New – FL Residents – $10 Increase)|
|Disney Epcot After 4||
||$259 (New – FL Residents – $10 Increase)|
These price increases were smaller than expected and hint that Disney was about to change other aspects of their ticket program which have not yet been implemented. Disney will eventually need to alter their Annual Pass program/costs as major new improvements coming to the resorts in the next few years (Star Wars, Marvel Lands and many additional projects) will dramatically increase demand for the parks.
How is this going to affect your trips or the type of tickets you decide to purchase to the Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments, or share your longer stories and theories in our Forums!
[This article was updated for Feburary 2017, the comments below are an ongoing stream from previous changes.]