Walt Disney World in Florida has increased its prices again, ahead of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The cost of admission at Disneyland and Disney World has been rising for decades. The new Star Wars attraction, opening this year, is expected to draw an influx of visitors, and the most expensive single-day ticket will now cost as much as $219.
A single-day base ticket for one of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks has been increased from $139 to $159 per adult for visits between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
The latest increases come after Disney announced a new date-based ticket pricing system, setting prices based on how popular the day is expected to be.
At the time, Disney said one-day, one-park tickets ranged in price from $109 to $129.
“Our flexible date-based ticket pricing reflects the demand we see for our parks and provides guests multiple options to meet their vacation needs,” Disney said in a statement.
“As we invest in our parks and expand our offerings, we will continue to look for ways to manage high demand and spread attendance while preserving and enhancing the guest experience.”
Disney’s new pricing broken down
One-day, one-park tickets have increased by $10 to $139 for other busy times of the year, including Easter and Memorial Day, as well as dates from mid-December to Christmas Eve.
From November 4 to November 7, tickets are up from $114 to $125.
The lowest price for a single-day ticket stayed the same at $109, for dates from late August to September.
‘Park Hopper’ tickets – allowing visitors to go to more than one park in a day – cost $60 more each day than a base ticket. A single-day ‘Park Hopper’ now costs up to $219.
A 10-day ticket now costs between $47 and $61 per day, or a total cost of between $470 and $610.
Walt Disney World has also increased the price of the annual pass for its water parks from $130 to $139. The prices of regular theme parks remained the same.