New Walt Disney World Date-Based Tickets and Pricing Begin Today
We here at MickeyBlog previously brought you the news that Walt Disney World would be implementing new date-based tickets and pricing. As of this morning those changes are now in effect.
Like before, tickets may be purchased on DisneyWorld.com, in the My Disney Experience app, over the phone, upon arrival at any of the four parks or through authorized travel professionals (by filling out the form below) and ticket sellers. A new change is that you can also 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.
The biggest change however is the new 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 some previous pricing, certain 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.
Disney stated, “As our parks continue to increase in popularity, this new pricing model is part of our broader efforts to better spread attendance throughout the year, and is intended to help us improve and deliver a great experience for our guests. We continue to grow with industry-leading immersive lands like Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Toy Story Land and the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and we’re also looking forward to opening even more attractions that take creative storytelling to the next level. ”
Helpful Tips for the new Date-Based Tickets Update:
- Unused and unexpired tickets purchased prior to October 16th remain valid at no additional cost. Tickets maintain the same terms and conditions as they had at the time of purchase.
- Florida residents will still continue to receive a discount on select multi-day ticket types at this time.
- Previously purchased tickets are modifiable online or through the My Disney Experience app. These changes is made until the ticket start date.
- If the ticket is changes to a higher-priced date, guests will be responsible for paying the difference in price. There will be no refunds for changes to lower-priced dates.
- The calendar currently displays dates through 2019 with more dates coming.
- Flexible Date Tickets enable guests to first use their ticket any day on or before December 31, 2019. And they expire 14 days from first use.
- Tickets are now called “Disney Theme Park Tickets”. Tickets purchased prior to October 16th are called “Magic Your Way tickets”.
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