Disney increasing park ticket prices, spokeswoman says

Preferred parking prices also being adjusted

ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World is increasing single-day tickets at certain times of the year and setting expiration dates on tickets in hopes of preventing overcrowding during its parks' busiest times.

Company officials said Saturday that single-day ticket prices are either staying the same, or are increasing no more than $5 under the new price structure for its Florida theme parks.

Starting Sunday, "value" days for Magic Kingdom will cost $107 for adults and $101 for children. That represents a $2 increase from the previous prices.

During the "regular" times, park visitors will pay $5 more, with prices jumping from $115 for adults to $109 for children. The "peak" prices will remain the same at $124 for adults and $118 for children.

Dsiney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler confirmed the changes in Disney's ticket prices.

“Our pricing provides guests a range of options that allow us to better manage demand to maximize the guest experience and is reflective of the distinctly Disney offerings at all of our parks,” Wahler said.

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Wahler also gave the following information on additional changes:

Expiration dates have been added to all tickets. Guests can exchange expired tickets for a credit toward a new purchase of equal or greater value. Expiration dates will vary based on date of purchase. Previously, only Disney's 1-day and Florida resident tickets had expiration dates.

Guests will save $20 on 3-Day to 10-Day Magic Your Way tickets when purchased in advance online, by phone or mobile app.

Annual Pass prices are also increasing between $10-$30, with the Silver Pass now priced at $419, the Gold Pass at $559 and the Platinum Pass at $679, Disney said.

Disney is also eliminating the “water park fun and more” standalone option, which had combined admission to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon with a golfing outing or a visit to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney officials said. Visitors can still get the combo with a park hopper ticket.

Preferred parking will also be adjusted from $35-$40.

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