As the August 29th, 2019 opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios approaches, it will come as no surprise to Disney fans that park ticket prices will increase. This morning, WDW annual passholders woke up to news of sudden and significant price increases for annual passes.
The amount of price increase varies, depending on the pass. Some of the increases are far more noticeable than others, especially for Florida residents making monthly payments for their annual pass.
In order from least expensive to most expensive, here is a breakdown of the annual pass price changes:
The Disney Water Parks After 2 annual pass will now be $89. This is a $10 increase.
The Disney Water Parks annual pass has increased by $9, and is now $139.
The Epcot After 4 annual pass, which is available to Florida residents only is up to $309. This is a $20 increase from the previous price.
The Disney Weekday Select Annual Pass, which is valid Monday-Friday only, and is only available to Florida residents has increased by $30. The price is now $349.
The Disney Theme Park Select annual pass, which is only available to Florida residents, is the only annual pass option that remained the same price. It is still $439.
The Disney Silver annual pass, only available to Florida residents, jumped to $529. This is a $50 increase over the previous price.
The Disney Gold annual pass, available only to Florida residents and Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members, increased by $90. The new price is $699.
There were two separate price changes involving the Disney Platinum annual pass. The non-Florida resident price for this pass jumped a stunning $225!! The price is now $1,119. For Florida residents and DVC members, the price is now $899, an increase of $150.
The Disney Platinum Plus annual pass also increased by the same amounts for non-Florida residents, and Florida residents and DVC members, respectively. The non-Florida resident price is now $1,219, and the Florida resident and DVC member price is now $999.
Finally, the Disney Premier Passport, which provides admission to both WDW and Disneyland has increased by $150. The new price is $2,099.
These price changes are effective immediately. Current annual passholders will notice these changes when their annual pass is up for renewal.
Increases in parking fees at WDW resort hotels, as well as increases in price for the Disney Dining Plan for 2020 are coming, also. For reservations made starting today, June 18th, 2019, for 2020 arrivals, parking will be $15 per night at Disney Value resorts, $20 per night at Disney Moderate resorts, and $25 per night at Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts. For reservations made starting today, June 18th, 2019, for 2020 arrivals, parking will be $15 per night at Disney Value resorts, $20 per night at Disney Moderate resorts, and $25 per night at Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts. Prices for the 2020 Disney Dining plan will be increasing, but specific details have not been announced at this time.
What do you think of these changes? Are you surprised by the increases? Will rising prices have an impact on your plans for future WDW vacations? We would love to hear what you think about these changes! Let us know in the comments below!
XOXO, Halie and Danny