Both Walt Disney World in Florida, and Disneyland in California will be charging families up to 20% more during holidays and during peak weekends, when compared to slower periods.
Yesterday, Disney quietly announced on their blog that they were adopting “Seasonal Pricing.” In their entry, they justify this by explaining:
As you may have read in the news, the demand for Disney Parks continues to grow, particularly during peak periods … it is also why we continue to look for ways to help spread out visitation. So, beginning tomorrow, we are shifting to seasonal pricing for 1-Day tickets.
These new prices go into effect tomorrow, February 28, 2016, which means if you want to avoid paying extra and have plans to head to either Disney property this year, you had better book fast!
At Disneyland, in Anaheim, CA, single-day tickets now cost $99. Starting on Sunday, “Value” tickets, for Mondays through Thursdays during weeks when most schools are in session, will drop to $95. “Regular” tickets (most weekends and many weeks during the summer) will climb to $105. “Peak” tickets (most of December, spring break weeks, July weekends) will cost $119.
At Disney World in Orlando, FL, the price changes are more complex, because they vary by park. At the Magic Kingdom, single-day prices will remain at the current level, $105, for value periods. Prices will rise to $110 for regular periods, and to $124 for peak.
Will this impact your family’s plans this year?