Walt Disney World’s Date-Based Pricing Goes into Effect

by Jessica Montevago
Walt Disney World’s Date-Based Pricing Goes into Effect

Depending on the day and length of the ticket, prices have increased, decreased, or stayed the same. Photo: Jessica Montevago

Walt Disney World today launched its new date-based tickets and pricing for its Orlando theme parks.

Disney said, depending on the day and length of the ticket, prices have increased, decreased, or stayed the same. For example, a guest purchasing a three-day ticket with a start date of Feb. 10, 2019, will now pay $4 less per day than they would have before, whereas a guest purchasing a six-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 the year to visit. A one-day ticket for Magic Kingdom for Dec. 25, 2018, has not changed.

The “More You Play, the Less You Pay Per Day” philosophy still applies to ticket bookings. The price per day decreases as you add more days to your ticket; multi-day discounts will vary depending on the length of the ticket.

All four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks are now the same price. For the past few years, Magic Kingdom has been slightly more expensive than Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The resort also introduced an interactive calendar that allows travel agents to see prices based on date from now through December 2019. From there, agents can upgrade their client’s ticket type to Park Hopper Option, Park Hopper Plus Option, and a new Flexible Date Option that allows clients to begin their visit any time of the year.

In addition to updates to the booking engine, updated planning tools will be available on the Disney Travel Agent website, including a video that provides a step-by-step tutorial on booking this product.

Disney said as parks continue to increase in popularity, the 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.”

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Abercrombie & Kent Releases Details of Month-Long 2020 Journey

Founder Geoffrey Kent talks about what inspired him to create the one-of-a-kind luxury private jet adventure.

Luxury Gold Promotes Off-Season Travel to Egypt

The tour operator is offering journeys to Egypt this winter and early spring to allow guests to avoid the crowds and travel in milder temperatures.

Tauck Launches New Train Journey Through Austria, Switzerland and Italy

The nostalgic allure of embarking on an elegant train journey has found its way back into the luxury travel sphere.

Collette Promoting Downton Abbey Mansion Before Movie Release

The tour operator is ready to catch a new wave of interest expected with the release of ‘Downton Abbey: The Movie’ this fall.

All About Tours Ceasing Operations

The wholesaler specializing in travel to Hawaii, Mexico, Southern California, and the South Pacific will close at the end of the year.

Tauck and Ken Burns Present the American West

A collaboration between tour operator and filmmaker produces an enhanced travel experience on ‘Sprit of the Desert’ tour.

News Briefs
Tip of the Day

As travel advisors, we have to be curious. Curiosity leads to impactful connections that pave our road to success. - Jenn Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing, Travel Planners International

Daily Top List

Tips for Reaching $1 Million in Sales

1. Be consistent in your marketing.

2. Create systems and follow them.

3. Use your consortium’s marketing services.

4. Listen for personal details and use them.

5. Leverage your CRM.

Source: TMR

TMR Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets