But there's a savvy way to get around the price bump.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
March 12, 2019

Visiting the most magical place on earth doesn't come cheap.

In fall 2018, Disney World announced they'd be shifting to date-based pricing, which essentially charges guests a premium to visit during "peak" days. As WDW News Today initially reported, the new pricing went into effect today, Tuesday, March 12th. Currently, the lowest price for a one-day ticket to one park is $109, but the price drops if you buy multi-day tickets.

So what's this mean for you? WDW News Today shared some helpful examples: "[a] 1-day ticket during the Christmas week peak period is now $159 in 2019 (a new, all-time high), versus $129 in 2018, a 23% increase. Tickets around Easter, Memorial Day, and before Christmas cost $139 for a single day ticket by comparison," writes Tom Corless. "The increases obviously effect most multi-day tickets, but not at such a high price increase percentage. For example, a 4-day base theme park ticket starting on July 4th will now cost $9 more per day compared to previous pricing."

While this price bump may not be ideal for all, the new ticket model can save you money when visiting Disney World during an off-season time of year. "These changes are designed to simplify the booking experience, give guests an enhanced way to purchase theme park tickets and help them more easily plan the Disney vacation of their dreams," Thomas Smith wrote of the fall 2018 changes on the company's Disney Parks Blog.

Looking to keep more green in your wallet on your next trip to Orlando? Check out 5 Money-Saving Tips For a Trip To Disney World.

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