Disney World and Disneyland are raising their theme park ticket prices.
Effective immediately, Disney is now raising the price of admission tickets anywhere between $2 to $7 in Orlando, Florida. An adult-value ticket to the Magic Kingdom now costs $109 (a $2 increase), regular park tickets are now $119 and peak-day tickets are now $129 (both a $4 increase). Tickets to other parks (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom) will now cost between $102 and $122.
Those of us who are completely obsessed with Disney (like me!) and want to go to Disney World year-round will also have to pay more for annual passes now. Silver passes are now $439; gold passes are $589; and platinum passes are $729.
If you’re closer to Disneyland, there’s some good news for you. Even though a few tickets are rising by $11, which is worse than Disney World, not every ticket there is becoming more expensive — a value one-day park-hopper pass is $10 less and is now $147.
So why the price increase? Well, Andrea Finger, a Disney Spokeswoman, told Refinery29, “We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to families and we will continue to evolve our pricing in a way that gives families a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit.”
The happiest places on Earth may have gotten harder to get into, but once you step in and see that beautiful castle in front of your eyes, it will all be worth it.