3 Disney World Price Increases to Plan For

by | Apr 1, 2024 | WDW Blog

Headed to Disney World in 2025? These are the three major Disney World price increases you’ll want to plan for with your trip.

It’s already time to start planning your 2025 Walt Disney World vacation! And, while it’s easy to get wrapped up booking your hotel, securing your park tickets, and planning what restaurants you’ll want to get a reservation for, there’s one major thing that can sneak up on you – the budget.

Disney World Price Increases for 2025

It’s no secret that a Disney World trip can be pricey (though, there are ways to do it cheaper!), and from time to time an unexpected price increase might sneak up on you…especially when you’re planning a year or more out. So, we’re giving you a heads-up on THREE price increases that will impact your Disney vacation in 2025 to help you start budgeting.

Theme Park Tickets

Ever since Disney introduced date-based ticket pricing back in 2018, Disney World theme park tickets have seen quite a range in cost. Essentially, the price of your ticket varies based on a number of factors including crowd levels, the park you are visiting, whether it’s a weekend or weekday, and if it’s over a holiday. So, each date (and each park) has its own cost. But, there’s always a price that these tickets start at on the cheapest days of the year, which is also known as “base ticket pricing.”

Well, that base ticket price is set to go up in 2025.

According to Disney, the cheapest single-day park ticket will increase by $10 in 2025, with base pricing rising from $109 per person, per day to $119 per person, per day. This is the first price increase for theme park tickets announced since late 2022.

Price Increases by the Numbers

So, how exactly does that translate to each theme park and ticket type? Well, all four theme parks (including Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and park hopper ticket options will be more expensive. Here’s a look at where the pricing starts for each ticket type in 2025:

  • Magic Kingdom 1 Park Per Day: will increase from $129 to $144
  • EPCOT 1 Park Per Day: will increase from $119 to $129
  • DHS 1 Park Per Day: will increase from $129 to $139
  • DAK 1 Park Per Day: will increase from $109 to $119
  • Park Hopper Option: will increase from $187 to $198
  • Park Hopper Plus Option: will increase from $207 to $218

Keep in mind that this will also impact the maximum pricing for each park and ticket type during peak times, which is usually at its highest around Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. So, you could end up paying up to $189 for a one-park, one-day ticket depending on when you’re visiting. And, remember, this doesn’t include sales tax or any add-on options like park hopper, memory maker, or the water park and sports option.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Just like theme park tickets, your Disney World Resort hotel has a different rate every night of the year. So, while the first night of your vacation may cost you $200, the second and third nights could cost you $235 each – it just depends on when you’re visiting. Disney does publish the nightly rates at each hotel for every day of the year online and it looks like some hotels will end up costing you more in 2025 than they did on the same dates in 2024.

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For example, at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the cheapest rate for the Little Mermaid Standard Room was $186 per night in 2024. However, in 2025, the cheapest nightly rate is now $193. And, a similar price increase is also coming for the Family Suites at this resort with the cheapest nightly rates increasing from $439 per night to $442 per night in 2025. While this looks like a small increase on paper, the total can really add up depending on how many nights you plan to stay!

Not All Hotels Increasing

However, it’s important to note that this isn’t the case for every single Disney World Resort hotel. Some hotel rates are actually remaining the same from 2024 to 2025! For example, the cheapest rate at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in 2024 is $725 per night, and this will be the same for 2025. So, it’s not entirely impossible to avoid a price increase for your hotel.

It’s also worth noting that, while you may not notice a direct price increase at your preferred hotel in 2025, you could find that there are just fewer dates priced at the cheaper rate and more dates priced at a higher nightly rate. Disney hotel rates are set for the year based on demand, so the times of the year when hotels are booked up and the parks are crowded will generally be pricier. And, this can change from year to year.

Valet Parking

Thinking about valet parking your car at your Disney World hotel during your stay? Well, it’s already more expensive and it’s going to stay that way into 2025.

In February 2024, Disney announced that valet parking at all Disney World hotels that offer the amenity increased from $33 per night to $39 per night, effective immediately. This is an increase of $6, which can certainly add quite a bit to your overall Disney budget.

Of course, overnight self-parking will remain free for guests staying at the hotel in 2025 for now. So, this price increase can easily be avoided if you don’t mind logging a few extra steps between your hotel room and your car. And, don’t forget that anyone staying at a Disney World Resort hotel also gets complimentary theme park parking for the length of their stay!

So, there you have it – all the price increases coming to Disney World in 2025. Keep in mind that the list could grow as we get closer to the calendar year. In the past, we’ve seen Disney increase prices on things like food, Disney Dining Plans, theme park parking, Disney World Annual Passes, and even private tours. We’ll be keeping an eye out for all the latest updates to help you plan ahead, so be sure to stay tuned to WDW Magazine!

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Jenna is a contributing writer at WDW Magazine and stay at home mom. When she's not chasing her toddler around the parks, you can find her out for a run or curled up with a book. She has contributed to multiple Disney and travel blogs including Eat Sleep Cruise, 365 Atlanta Traveler, Disney Food Blog, and AllEars.
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Jenna Saxton

Jenna is a contributing writer at WDW Magazine and stay at home mom. When she's not chasing her toddler around the parks, you can find her out for a run or curled up with a book. She has contributed to multiple Disney and travel blogs including Eat Sleep Cruise, 365 Atlanta Traveler, Disney Food Blog, and AllEars.
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