For the second time this year, Disney World will be increasing its ticket prices at its Orlando parks.
The minimum ticket prices for three of the Disney Orlando parks will increase by over 12% this winter.
Single-day tickets currently range from $109-$159. Beginning in December, ticket price changes will depend on which of the four parks patrons choose to go to and which days patrons decide to go.
Ticket prices at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios parks will range from $124-$189 starting Dec. 8. The highest price of $189 per ticket applies only to the nine days surrounding Christmas and New Year. Prices previously increased at the flagship resort in February.
From Dec. 24-31. Disney’s most popular park, the Magic Kingdom, has already been fully booked with reservations.
The Disney Animal Kingdom park will not change ticket prices for the season. Single-day tickets will still range from $109-$159.
Multi-day ticket prices will also experience an increase, but Disney officials have not offered specific price details.
Disney will be continuing to offer a “park hopper” add-on for $65 which allows one-day ticket holders to visit multiple parks in a single day.
The company will also be increasing the price of three out of four annual park passes by up to $100. Currently, new sales for the Incredi-Pass, Sorcerer Pass, and Pirate Pass are paused but renewals are available. The Incredi-Pass price will increase by $100 to $1,399, the Sorcerer Pass will increase by $70 to $969, and the Pirate Pass will rise by $50 to $749. Renewal prices are available at a discounted rate. The Disney Pixie Dust Pass is the only annual pass that is allowing new sales and will remain the same price at $399.
The price hike comes after Disney increased the cost of its Genie Plus service at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, which allows guests to skip long lines for rides and attractions. Disney world merchandise and food across parks have also experienced price hikes.
“We continue to focus on providing guests with the best, most memorable Disney experience, and we’re doing that by growing our theme parks with incredible new attractions and offerings,” a Disney spokesman said in a press statement.
“We are also making planning easier with new one-day tickets that automatically include a guest’s theme park reservation and continue to provide a wide range of options to visit throughout the year, including our lowest priced ticket of $109 which has not changed in more than four years.”
Disney reported $7.4 billion in worldwide parks revenue in an earnings report this month, a 36% increase from last year.