Tomorrow, February 12, 2017, Walt Disney World will have its annual ticket price increase. It generally happens the same time each year. Last year Disney created a new tiered ticketing system where pricing varies depending on crowd level.
While pricing has not been released or updated for multi-day tickets or packages, we do know what the new one day prices for adults will be:
- Peak will not increase
- Regular will increase from $110 to $115
- Value will increase from $105 to $110
Single Day Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tickets
- Peak will increase from $114 to $119
- Regular will increase from $102 to $107
- Value will increase from $97-$99
Child tickets for ages 3-9 will also be increasing, but pricing has not yet been released. Annual passes are increasing, as well.
It’s important to also note that the “Water Park, Fun, & More” option will no longer be available to add to ticket purchases. You can will still be able to add the water park option to your park tickets, but it will have a new name that has not yet been released.
Probably the biggest update to make note of is the new expiration date for WDW tickets. Currently, WDW tickets do not expire if they have never been used. Once activated at a turnstile, guests have 10 days to use their tickets before they are no longer valid. Beginning tomorrow, all tickets will come with an expiration date. It’s unknown at this time exactly how long until the tickets expire. Once they do expire, guests can still trade them in towards new tickets and pay the price difference.
Guests purchasing tickets separately from a package who do so either online or by the My Disney Experience App will save $20 on 3-10 day ticket purchases.
Preferred parking rates at the theme parks will also increase from $35 to $40, per day.
I will update tomorrow once the official announcement comes with the missing details.
One thing to keep in mind…if you are thinking about booking a 2017 WDW vacation, then you should book today! By putting down a $200 deposit towards a package today, you will lock in the current rates prior to tomorrow’s increase. Honestly, the difference really won’t be that much, but for those on a tight budget, every little bit helps!
Here is a chart that outlines the new multi-day ticket prices for 2017 for both adults and child rates, with tax.
The new name for the water park option is “Park Hopper Plus” and cannot be added without also including the Park Hopper option. It appears as though tickets purchased today will expire on 12/31/2018. After that date, guests will be able to trade in their tickets towards the purchase of new tickets. All previously purchased tickets without expiration dates will remain valid until used.