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Park Admission Details and Prices

Park Admission Details and Prices

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It's safest to budget $126.74/day for ages 10+ ($120.35/kids ages 3–9), the peak single-day/single-park base price with tax for the major parks ($5 extra for Magic Kingdom). The “Magic Your Way” multi-day admission delivers flexibility and savings (especially for stays of five days and longer), so you can do more at a lower price. The prices here include the 6.5% tax. Estimate a 4%–12% increase when rates go up again (sometime in early 2019). Note: Disney is introducing a demand-based pricing structure beginning October 16, 2018, at which points all major park tickets will have the same price but their prices will vary day by day depending upon how busy Disney anticipates the parks to be.

Pass prices were last increased on February 11, 2018.

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Magic Your Way Admission

Magic Your Way tickets are available for 2–10 days. Guests can stick to basic admission or add one or more options at the time of purchase (see explanations below). Magic Your Way includes single-day passes and all varieties of Park Hopper passes. A Magic Your Way Base Ticket ($212–$564) is good for entry to a single major park (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom) for each day of the ticket. Multiday Base Tickets bring substantial discounts (see chart on page 123), so it pays to buy your admission all at once. Multiday Base Tickets expire 14 days after the first use, but they do not have to be used on consecutive days. More days—and options—can be added to a Base Ticket within 14 days of first use, provided that at least one day’s admission remains. The Park Hopping option (add $64–$80) lets you visit more than one major park on the same day, for the length of your ticket. If you intend to visit more than one park a day, the Park Hopping option is necessary because you cannot simply buy extra days of admission on a Base Ticket and then use more than one admission in a single day. The Magic Your Way Plus option (add $16) adds a limited number of single-park admissions for the minor parks (Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, DisneyQuest (closing in 2017), Wide World of Sports, and Disney’s Oak Trail golf course) to any Base Ticket. Each Plus option is worth $13–$55. You will eceive the same number of Plus options as there are days on the pass. Regardless of how many options you receive, the cost to add this feature is always the same. As long as you make a minimum of two visits to the more costly minor parks, you’ll get your money’s worth. The No Expiration option is no longer offered. The first day of use must be on or before December 31, 2018. Prices for the various tickets are listed in the comparison chart on the next page.

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Platinum Annual Pass

Unlimited admission to the four major parks for a full year (no blockout dates), plus special privileges. A Platinum Annual Pass ($829.64) costs less than two 4-day Magic Your Way Base Tickets with Park Hopping. Annual Passes also kick in great discounts on resorts (based on availability) and other privileges, such as a dining discounts, free parking, and events. There are also annual passes for the water parks ($117/$105). You cannot share an Annual Pass (or any other multiday pass). [Note: A Platinum Annual Pass was previously simply called an Annual Pass. There are other types of annual passes, including Platinum Plus (see below) and Gold (for Florida residents and DVC members only.]

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Platinum Plus Annual Pass

A Platinum Plus Annual Pass ($925.49) offers the same privileges as the regular Premium Annual Pass plus unlimited admission to the minor parks for $96 more than the regular. Five minor park visits cover the added cost. A Platinum Annual Pass costs less than two 4-day Magic Your Way tickets with park-hopping and plus options.

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Disney Premier Passport

The Disney Premier Passport ($1,485.77) offers premium annual pass benefits at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort in California. Available only at park ticket booths or Disney Springs.

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Top Photo Slice: A park pass in the hot little hands of Alexander, who is ready to go already! (℗ 53894) Photo contributed by © Jennifer Marx



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