Another price hike for Walt Disney World, changes for pass holders

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Florida — Once again, Walt Disney World has raised its prices, making it more difficult for the average family to visit the theme park.

For many, the “Happiest Place on Earth,” has become the most expensive place.

According to Disney, a new color-coded annual pass system will replace the old annual passes at all Florida-based theme parks.

Disney’s Platinum Plus Pass, which is the most expensive at $776.39 — a $85.20 increase from the Premium Annual Pass — will include one year of admission to all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks (during normal operating hours) and the ability to go from park to park on the same day—with NO blackout dates—plus theme park parking and admission to two Disney water parks*, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex* and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course*. Disney PhotoPass downloads*, special offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels, and valuable discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, and tours are also included.

Disney’s Platinum Pass, at a cost of $691.19, will include one year of admission to all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks (during normal operating hours) and the ability to go from park to park on the same day—with NO blackout dates—plus theme park parking, Disney PhotoPass downloads*, special offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels and valuable discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, and tours.

Disney’s Gold Pass, at a cost of $584.69, is intended for Florida residents and Disney Vacation Club Members Only. The admission is for during most times of the year to all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks (during normal operating hours) and gives the pass holder the ability to go from park to park on the same day—plus theme park parking, Disney PhotoPass downloads*, special offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels, and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, and tours. Blackout dates do apply.

The seasonal pass has been replaced Disney’s Silver Pass, and will cost of 414.29 — $60 higher than the seasonal pass. The Silver Pass is for Florida residents only, and is for admission during certain times of the year to all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks (during normal operating hours). The pass holder has the ability to go from park to park on the same day—plus theme park parking, special offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels, and valuable discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, and tours. Blackout dates do apply.

You can view the entire selection of choices by visiting https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/platinum-annual-pass/purchase/.

Single ticket prices

A 4-day theme park ticket for Florida residents is $229.59

A 1-day ticket to Magic Kingdom is $111.83

A 1-day ticket to EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios is $103.31

You can see the entire list of ticket options and prices by visiting https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/.

We want to hear from you. What do you think about the price increases? Will the increases keep you from visiting the park?

*Some restriction may apply. The aforementioned prices are for adults and include tax.

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