Tiered Ticket Pricing and More

Every year for the last several years, Disney has had a price increase. One of the things that has popped up in the speculation for the last few years was whether the increase would incorporate a tiered price level similar to how the tier resort rooms. Well this year, the mouse has jumped tickets into the tiered bandwagon. Starting yesterday February 28, one day tickets are broken into the tiers: peak, value, and regular. Each month will be split among days having each type, with the amount of each being determined by the expected traffic. IE: Expect say July to have more Peak days than say September. The prices are $97, $102, and $114 respectively for Epcot, Hollyood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom still runs higher at $105, $110, and $124. Note: when I say each type means it may have a type or it may not. The aforementioned July has 0 value days allocated. You also now have to select what day you'll be going to purchase a one-day ticket. Tickets also have expiration date currently of December 31, 2017. The catch is your ticket is valid for that “season” or any tier below it. So if your plans change from say regular to a peak day, you'll have to upgrade your ticket to get in. Note: If you use a higher tier for a lower tier day you do not get a refund of the difference. Anyone that has already bought their ticket for an upcoming trip can still use those ticket(s).

Multi-day tickets still work the same currently, with the base price at 2 days starting at $101, and dropping a bit per each day. They still have the 14 day must use them by once the first day was used. So far those aren't “seasonal,” however, I'm thinking it is coming after all they can figure out different price for each day you stay at a resort, they just need to figure out how they would change the use rules be it average the “season” you would use in or make you actually pick your days like a one-day.

Passholders currently do not have a price increase, though if they follow their trend in recent years it's likely that will happen later in the year.

In other news, congratulations to Disney and Pixar for their Oscar Win for Best Animated Feature Film with Inside Out.

 

Patrick

 

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