Planning your Disney family vacation just got a little more expensive, because Walt Disney World ticket and snack prices have just gone up. If you didn’t know, the Disney company operates on a fiscal year that starts in October, so now that its fiscal calendar has flipped over, it’s time for all those lovely price adjustments that come with the new year.
Park-goers will notice price increases in parking, passes and on many popular noms. While there is no huge increase on any one item, when you add everything together it can make a difference when it comes to your vacation budget.
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New Parking Prices
Regular parking has now increased to $25 per day, which is up from $22. This cost applies to parking at Magic Kingdom, Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Preferred parking—which gets you closer to the front gates has also gone up to $50 per day—up from $45.
New Ticket Prices
Oct. 16 launched Disney World’s new ticket pricing system that’s based on date. While tickets have not gone up in price individually, if you plan to visit on a day that’s super popular (and bound to be crowded), you will pay a premium.
The good news is, you can use the new My Disney Experience app to help plan your trip and avoid those expensive days. Generally speaking, non-peak days will cost you around $109 per ticket while and busier days cost upwards of $129 per ticket.
New Food & Drink Prices
Park-goers have already caught on to the change in snack prices, as well. Below you’ll find a sampling of favorite park snacks that have seen a price increase.
- Mickey pretzels, now $7 from $6
- Mickey ice cream bars and sandwiches, now $5.75 from $5
- Popcorn, now $5 from $4.25
- Souvenir bucket popcorn refills, now $2 from $1.75
- Bottled soda, now $4.50 from $3.50
- Bottled water, now $3.50 from $3
Knowing is half the battle, so now that you’re up to date on all the park price changes, go book that once-in-a-lifetime trip!