Monday, February 12, 2018

Disney World park admission will increase this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 3:36 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA DISNEY
  • Photo via Disney
Following record attendance and revenue in the last fiscal quarter, Walt Disney Co. will raise park admission at its theme parks starting this weekend.

As of Sunday, a one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket at the gate will cost $119, which is a $4 increase. A value ticket at the same park will cost $109, a $2 increase, and a peak ticket will now cost $129, a $5 increase.

The increased cost will differ on a park-to-park basis, and will also differ based on when you go, since Disney has different prices for peak, regular and value date tickets. Annual passes will be affected too, with price hikes around 18 percent.

The price hike is reportedly meant to help Disney moderate attendance throughout the year.

Just a few days ago, Disney parks and resorts revealed a 13 percent revenue increase, which is roughly $5.2 billion, for the last fiscal quarter. The report showed an increase in both revenue and attendance. Overall park attendance was up by six percent, due to new attractions like Pandora - The World of Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!

Disney also alluded to the new tax law for a reported $1.6 billion benefit.

Last month, Disney gave 125,000 employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000 each and invested $50 million to create a higher education program for workers.

Disney unions are currently fighting the company over "poverty wages."

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Related Locations


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 3, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation