There has rarely been a year in Disney history, where prices haven’t increased and last year, we reported that ticket prices were increasing and of course, it was met with a lot of negative feedback. Here, again, we find ourselves looking a major price increase in the face for Annual Passholders.
Let’s break it down and start with a little history.
Annual Passes were introduced in 1982 for $100. In today’s dollars, that is $254.01.
Last year, Annual Passholder prices jumped for both renewal and new memberships. For a new silver membership prices went from $419 to $439 and the price for renewal went from from $356 to $373.
For a new gold membership prices increased from $559 to $589 and for current annual passholders renewing their gold memberships prices went from at $500, up from $475. Both platinum and platinum plus memberships increased as well. New platinum memberships jumped to $849 from $779 and renewal’s increased to $662 from $721. Platinum plus annual passholder memberships jumped from $869 to $949 for a new member and to renew that price increased from $738 to $806.
Now, let’s jump to this year.
Disney Water Parks After 2 Annual Pass (FL Residents Only)
Price increased $10 from $79 to $89
Disney Water Parks Annual Pass
Price increased $9 from $130 to $139
Epcot After 4 Annual Pass (FL Residents Only)
Price increased $20 from $289 to $309
Disney Weekday Select Annual Pass (FL Residents Only)
Price increased $30 from $319 to $349
Disney Theme Park Select Annual Pass (FL Residents Only)
Price remained at $439
Disney Silver Annual Pass (FL Residents Only)
Price increased $50 from $479 to $529
Disney Gold Annual Pass (FL Resident and DVC Members Only)
Price increased $90 from $609 to $699
Disney Platinum Annual Pass
Non-Florida Resident price increased $225 from $894 to $1,119
Florida Resident and DVC Member price increased $150 from $749 to $899
Disney Platinum Plus Annual Pass
Non-Florida Resident price increased $225 from $994 to $1,219
Florida Resident and DVC Member price increased $150 from $849 to $999
Disney Premier Passport (Walt Disney World and Disneyland admission)
Price increased $150 from $1,949 to $2,099
Disney made these changes, effective immediately on the heels of announcing that Annual Passholders will have the opportunity to gain early access into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge before it opens on August 29.
Now, let’s put this all into some perspective. Park attendance is up at Walt Disney World, and because we see ticket price increases each year, the fact that prices were increased should not be surprising, that these increases are so high, might be. Disney expects some of their AP’s to fall off due to these increases but Disney has a loyal fan base and a host of new features coming to their parks consistently over the next several years including the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Tron Lightcycle, a new nighttime spectacular at Epcot and so much more.
The bottom line is, of course we were going to see a price increase ahead of these new events and lands but that doesn’t make the price any less staggering and a hard pill to swallow.
These increases set Disney up for the bigger picture. With all of the new and shiny things coming to virtually ever aspect of Walt Disney World, the demand for Annual Passes and increased attendance are a guarantee.
Disney has also announced yet another price increase. For any reservation made today on out, guests parking overnight at any Walt Disney World resort hotel will see an increase in parking fees.
The value resorts are seeing the largest increase, with a 15% or $2 price increase. Moderate and Deluxe hotels saw a $1 increase, a 5% to moderates and a 4% to deluxe.
If you reservation was made before June 18, 2019 for stays in 2019 or 2020 here are your overnight pricing structures:
- Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
- Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night
For reservations made June 18, 2019 the pricing structure for overnight stays are as follows:
- Disney Value Resorts: $15 per night
- Disney Moderate Resorts: $20 per night
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night
Complimentary standard parking is available to Guests staying at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one (1) motorized vehicle.
For Disney Vacation Club Members, they will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.
For guests parking at resort lots for day use only, standard self-parking will remain complimentary.
All of this is very important information when booking your trip and looking at the best deals for your family. Know before you go.
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