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It's that time of year again! Nothing confirmed yet, but Chip & Co. brings up a good point...

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If you are looking to get the most value for your next Walt Disney World Vacation, you might want to book that 2018 trip soon! Historically, Walt Disney World has increased ticket prices around this time of the year.

Below are the dates when ticket prices have increased over the past several years:

http://www.chipandco.com/walt-disney-world-ticket-increase-horizon-296144/

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Ok sometimes the interwebz creep me out.  

I no sooner posted this than I got an email from Undercover Tourist giving people a heads up that the annual ticket rise is coming and that their current inventory at the lower prices will run out fast.  There's a banner up on their home page now too that says " Buy Now & Lock in Our Lowest Prices!  Hint - The Undercover Tourist annual price increase is coming soon!"

https://www.undercovertourist.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAweXTBRAhEiwAmb3Xu3oR_vvdMjqhZrJrsokUDs1qcd1cu3838JVyN_zuQBsljqxPfV98lxoCtZsQAvD_BwE

Something to keep in mind too - when Disney prices go up, Universal usually follows close behind.

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Little more information...

 

Last year, the ticket price increase at Walt Disney World and Disneyland happened the earliest it had in a long time. As reported by Inquisitr, it was 2016 that seasonal pricing was introduced for one-day tickets and some new expiration policies were implemented in 2017.

2017

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 12
  • Increase Amounts: $0 to $5

2016

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 28
  • Increase Amounts: $0 to $19

2015

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 22
  • Increase Amounts: $3 to $6

2014

  • Price Increase Date: Feb. 23
  • Increase Amounts: $4

2013

  • Price Increase Date: June 3
  • Increase Amounts: $1 to $6

2012

  • Price Increase Date: June 3
  • Increase Amounts: $4

2011

  • Price Increase Date: June 12
  • Increase Amounts: $3

Going back farther than 2011, the ticket price increases typically happened in August going back to 2006 when they happened in January. Now, those with Annual Passes also need to be prepared as the prices on those typically go up at the same time as the daily tickets.

 

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have a lot of projects going on right now with new rides, brand new lands, and a lot of other exciting events. In order for those things to take place and become realities, it’s going to take the money needed to build, and that is where the ticket price increases come in. While there are just rumors right now, these dates and other numbers should help you get ready for the inevitable in this month of February.

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Renewed our passes in January so it wouldn't effect us this year. 

 

However with the several Florida resident specials they had last year, the Florida resident tickets going out and being sold at grocery stores and the Canadian special is it likely that they will raise the prices this year?  Now granted the specials have all been in the shower times of year, but obviously they need to sell those tickets. 

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Here is what the rumored ticket increases are reportedly going to look like.  Again, still rumor nothing confirmed yet, but given the buzz this is getting the last few days I'd say it's likely that and increase of some sort  is coming as soon as this weekend.

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Walt Disney World’s annual ticket pricer increase is likely coming on February 11th, 2018 and here are the rumored price changes for this year (current price followed by expected new price):

Single Day Park Tickets

The Magic Kingdom

  • Value – $107 to $109
  • Regular – $115 to $119
  • Peak – $124 to $129

Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Value – $99 to $102
  • Regular – $107 to $114
  • Peak – $119 to $122

Park Hopper Option

  • Value – $162 to $164
  • Regular – $170 to $174
  • Peak – $174 to $184

 

Multi-Day Park Tickets

  • 2 days – $199 to $209
  • 3 days – $289 to $325, Florida Resident $199 to $209
  • 4 days – $350 to $400, Florida Resident $219 to $229
  • 5 days – $370 to $415

 

Walt Disney World Annual Pass

Disney Silver Pass

  • New $419 to $439, Renewal $356 to $373

Disney Gold Pass (FL resident and DVC member only pass)

  • New $559 to $589, Renewal $475 to 500

Disney Platinum Pass

  • Florida Resident $679 to $729, Renewal $653 to $704
  • Standard $779 to $849, Renewal $662 to $721

Disney Platinum Plus Pass

  • Florida Resident $769 to $829, Renewal $653 to $704
  • Standard $869 to $949, Renewal $738 to $806

https://wdwnt.com/2018/02/walt-disney-world-ticket-prices-increase-2-11-heres-expect/

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Just renewed our Silver passes and got the current price $356.

But they had gone up slightly since our last renewal.

Monthly plan for 3 passes went from $87.89 to $94.80. 

Guess we must've renewed previously before the prices rose in 2017.

What was odd, for Dec, Jan, and Feb. we didn't make any payments for 2 of the passes that expired March 1 2018.

I had called and they said we were paid up and they were "free" months.

I knew we got the 13th month free deal, just didn't know where the other 2 months free came from.... but I'm not complaining.

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Welp... it happened as predicted...

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Disney has updated their website with the ticket price increases we first brought you a few days ago. Their ticket numbers match the numbers we first reported, but to recap, here are the changes:

Single Day Tickets

Magic Kingdom

  • Value tier: $109
  • Regular tier: $119
  • Peak tier: $129

Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot

  • Value tier: $102
  • Regular tier: $114
  • Peak tier: $122

Park Hopper

  • Value tier: $164
  • Regular tier: $174
  • Peak tier: $184

Multi-Day Tickets

Note: Save $20 when you purchase 3-day or longer tickets online! Excludes Florida Resident offers. These are the window prices:

10 days: $465

9 days: $455

8 days: $450

7 days: $435

6 days: $425

5 days: $415

4 days: $400
4 days (Florida Residents): $229

3 days: $325
3 days (Florida Residents): $209

2 days: $209


Multi-Day Park Hopper Option

  • With purchase of 2-3 day base ticket: $65
  • With purchase of 4-10 day base ticket: $75

Multi-Day Park Hopper Plus Option

Same as park hopper option above, plus: Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Oak Trail Golf Course, Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland Mini Golf Course, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • With purchase of 2-3 day base ticket: $90
  • With purchase of 4-10 day base ticket: $100

Annual Pass

Disney Silver Pass (FL resident only pass)

  • New purchase: $439
  • Renewal: $373

Disney Gold Pass (FL resident and DVC member only pass)

  • New purchase: $589
  • Renewal: $500

Disney Platinum Pass

  • Florida resident new purchase: $729
  • Florida renewal: $619
  • Regular pass: $849
  • Regular pass renewal: $721

Disney Platinum Plus Pass

  • Florida resident: $829
  • Florida resident renewal: $704
  • Regular pass: $949
  • Regular pass: $806

http://blogmickey.com/2018/02/confirmed-walt-disney-world-ticket-prices-increased-today/

 

Also parking prices increased ...

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  • Regular parking increasing from $20 to $22
  • Preferred parking increasing from $40 to 45

http://blogmickey.com/2018/02/2018-parking-prices-walt-disney-world-increased/

 

It's also expected that Universal's price increase is coming any day now.

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More increases...

 

Price Of Minnie Van Service Also Increases At Walt Disney World

Sunday marked a huge day for Disney Parks as ticket prices increased on both coasts, but there are plenty of other things that went up in cost as well. In California, Disneyland saw prices go up on most tickets and annual passes for those two parks. In Florida, Walt Disney World saw ticket prices go up across the board as well as the cost of parking, but those wanting to use the Minnie Van service are going to have to fork up a bit of extra cash as well.

The new Minnie Van service started last year and has been expanding to different resorts all across Walt Disney World property. Most recently, the service started heading out from select resorts to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for departing flights, and it has proven to be quite popular too.

It’s a great alternative and additional option to the Walt Disney World transportation system when the boats, buses, and monorails are just overcome with other guests. Unfortunately, all good things must have a speedbump, and that is what the Minnie Vans developed this weekend.

As reported by WDW Magic, on Sunday, February 11, 2018, Minnie Van service saw an increase in price for those wanting to get a quick ride around the property.

 

Since its debut, Minnie Van service could be used for $20 per ride, but now, it is going to cost a little bit more. As of Sunday, the price of the service has gone up to $25 for those wanting to use it for rides to the parks, Disney Springs, or to select resorts.

As of February 11, 2018, here are the resorts participating in the Minnie Van service:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

As of now, the Minnie Van service is still very limited for transportation to Orlando International for departing flights. It is $150 for the one-way service to the airport and can accommodate up to six guests and three car seats for club-level guests at these resorts:

  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

If you can use the Lyft app or head to the concierge desk at your Walt Disney World Resort, then, you can use the Minnie Van service. This has become an extremely popular option and in quick fashion as it was just introduced late last year. On Sunday, the cost of using Minnie Vans did go up, but it wasn’t a huge amount and will still prove to be a very beneficial option for those traveling around the parks and resorts.

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19 hours ago, Katman1356...Jason said:

And his list of where it operates is out of date as they added the Fort starting today. 

Ooh - that's good to know!

Gotta say there were a few times on our last trip that we would have considered using the Minnie Van service had they been going to the Fort then.

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Same here probably would have used it on the way back from resort hopping with an over tired child.  Can see us using it next time as we potentially have my wife's cousin joining us and I can foresee lots of complaints about buses and walking. 

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1 hour ago, BradyBzLyn...Mo said:

Ooh - that's good to know!

Gotta say there were a few times on our last trip that we would have considered using the Minnie Van service had they been going to the Fort then.

I would definitely consider using it to get back to the Fort from a water park, or from AK Lodge.  Those places take forever via bus, and like slices noted above, when a kid is tired and having a melt down you'll pay extra to get back QUICK.   

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