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Parking, Annual Pass and More Price Increases at Walt Disney World Resort

Today Walt Disney World Resort launched a new online vacation-planning destination featuring date-based tickets and pricing which you can read all about here.

Also effective today are several other price increases including parking, Annual Passes, and MagicBands.  Take a look at the changes below:

PARKING

  • Automobile – $25.00 (previously $22)
  • Oversized – $30.00 (previously $27)
  • Preferred –  $50.00 (previously $45)

WALT DISNEY WORLD ANNUAL PASS

  • Disney Platinum Plus Pass now $994 (previously $949)
  • Disney Platinum Pass now $894 (previously $849)
  • Gold Pass now $609 (previously $589)
  • Silver Pass now $479 (previously $439)

MAGICBANDS

  • Solid color now $15.97 (tax included), previously $12.99 plus tax
  • Graphic Open Edition MagicBands up $2 to $24.99
  • Graphic Limited Release MagicBands up $2 to $29.99

These price changes come on the heels of significant price increases on food and beverage items which took place a couple weeks ago at Walt Disney World Resort.

New Online Planning Tools and Date-Based Tickets Launches Today at Walt Disney World Resort

As Disney previously announced, Walt Disney World Resort has launched a new online vacation-planning destination and has begun offering date-based tickets and pricing starting today.

According to Disney, tickets may be purchased on DisneyWorld.com, in the My Disney Experience app, over the phone, upon arrival at any of Disney’s four parks or through authorized travel professionals and ticket sellers. Guests can now access several new online planning tools including park offering overviews, travel tips from Disney Parks Moms Panelists and customized suggestions based on each guest’s personal preferences – helping them make more informed decisions on DisneyWorld.com.

Guests will also able to purchase tickets using an interactive online calendar, which displays different ticket prices based on the dates they choose to visit. Check out the video below for a quick overview on how this works.

 

Compared to previous pricing*, some tickets have decreased, increased or stayed the same, depending on the start date and length of the ticket. For example, a guest purchasing a 3-day ticket with a start date of Feb. 10, 2019 will now actually pay $4 less per day than they would have before. A Guest purchasing a 6-day ticket with a start date of this Thanksgiving will now pay a little more – an average of $5 per day – since it’s one of the most popular times of year to visit.

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The change is due to Disney’s efforts to better spread attendance throughout the year, and is intended to help them improve and deliver a great experience for guests.

Once your ticket is purchased, you are able to continue planning your visit with the newly-refreshed My Disney Experience, the one-stop shop for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, where you can view or change your tickets, book dining reservations, make FastPass+ selections and more.

For more information on date-based tickets and pricing, please visit Disney’s FAQs page.

*Usage windows differ between previous and new tickets. Prices are for 1 Park Per Day Tickets, effective Oct. 16, 2018 and are subject to change.


The DisWorld Podcast – Episode 59 – Disney News for the Week of 10/14/2018

Episode 59 – Disney News for the Week of 10/14/2018

In Episode 59,  Justin and Michelle discuss all of the top news stories for the week of October 14, 2018 including Walt Disney World announces the “Ultimate Disney Christmas Package” for 2018, Disneyland Resort officially cancels plans for its fourth hotel and the teaser trailer is released for Disney’s live-action Aladdin.

The DisWorld Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud.


#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week!

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1.   Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Unveils New Look!

 

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2.  Salt & Straw is now open at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort!

 

3.  Freeform’s ‘Kickoff to Christmas’ schedule!

 

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4.  Our wish has been granted!

 

5.  Disney’s Christopher Robin comes home!

See you next week!


Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Today Disney gave a sneak peek of this year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package.  This package offers guests exclusive access to some attractions, holiday experiences, a special dining opportunity, and more during the holiday season.

Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option and some exclusive experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort during their stay.

Take a look at the yuletide offerings included in this festive package:

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  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Toy Story Land on Dec. 17 – Spend time at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania. The land will celebrate its’ first holiday season with special decor guests can’t miss.
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  • Celebrate the Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Dec. 18 – Ring in the holiday season with a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.
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  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions on Dec. 19 – Enjoy exclusive nighttime access to Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest and Dinosaur plus an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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  • Exclusive Early Morning Access to shopping at World of Disney Store & Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20 – Shop at World of Disney at Disney Springs, and visit this year’s Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, to enjoy hot chocolate and cotton candy.
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  • Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at Epcot on Dec. 21 – Enjoy a holiday-themed buffet dinner event in World Showplace Events Pavillion.

Because theme park admission is included in this package, guests will be able to truly enjoy the holidays at our theme parks, with all our other guests including “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Magic Kingdom Park, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot, Flurry of Fun festivities and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Diwali holiday additions to UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and much more. Be sure to check out the Holiday Events & Celebrations site for full holiday vacation-planning details.

This Walt Disney Travel Company package includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option. This offer may be booked between October 22-December 2, for travel occurring December 17-22.

For example, you can wrap up this package starting at $175 per person, per night, for a family of four in a garden view room at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. That’s a total package price of $3,500.

Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission is required to attend Theme Park events included in this package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only valid on December 18, 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.