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Disney World Announces More Park Ticket Price Increases

Get ready, Disney fans; the dreaded price increases that so many Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort enthusiasts have been complaining about are in fact rearing their ugly heads once again!

According to journalist Scott Gustin, “Starting Dec. 8, Walt Disney World will implement park specific pricing for 1 day 1 park tickets. Prices will vary based on park and date”.

We can apparently expect the tickets for the Disney Park called Animal Kingdom to range between $109 and $159, which is not too alarming for Disney World Guests since it is not actually a price increase for that specific theme park. However, the prices for the other three Disney World theme parks might be more alarming!

Hollywood Studios tickets will now range on a day-to-day basis between $124 and $179, while EPCOT tickets will cost as “little” as $114 or as much as $179, and the Magic Kingdom tickets will now cost between $124 and $189 per person on any given day.

We already saw this kind of day-to-day variable pricing change coming for the controversial Genie+ service, which had many Disney fans riled up since the constant changes in pricing felt confusing — and since Disney prices have increased across the board, so much so that it has become a frequent topic of conversation for Disney Guests.

Now that this variable pricing has also come for general Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets, it is likely that we are going to hear many negative opinions from Disney Guests who find the change to be just as confusing, but even more inconvenient and unreasonable, than the Genie+ changes that were made recently.

Journalist Scott Gustin did point out as well that “when you purchase a 1 day 1 park ticket, the system automatically books a park reservation for you” and that “with the introduction of park specific pricing for 1 day tickets on Dec. 8, the price to add park hopper to your ticket will also vary by date.”

Apparently a Disney spokesperson actually made a statement alongside the announcement, saying that “we continue to focus on providing Guests with the best, most memorable Disney experience” and placing an emphasis on how this change will supposedly “make planning easier”.

The spokesperson also diverted attention away from the price increases by focusing on the lowest price mentioned, which was $109 and reportedly “has not changed in more than four years”.

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About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!