#MagByTheMinute: Annual Pass Price Increase

New WDW annual pass prices were released today and spoiler alert: they have risen significantly.

Prices are climbing, and climbing... Photo by Mike Billick.

Prices are climbing, and climbing… Photo by Mike Billick.

Just when you get settled with the idea of Disney ticket prices going up earlier this year, there’s another annual pass price increase. We’re left thinking, “WHY?” Especially with about half of Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed for the foreseeable future?

Disney’s Platinum Pass is now $749.69 plus tax (which brings it to $797.69) for ages 3 and up. This increase is about $100 more than it was yesterday. The ticket still includes admission to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, park hopping, no blackout dates, parking, and a variety of discounts. The only notable addition to account for the increase is that now all PhotoPass photos are included with your annual pass. Passholders can download all eligible photos until they expire.

The PhotoPass photos being included is a nice touch. If you added that feature yourself it would be $169 in advance, and more after the fact. So maybe that isn’t a bad increase and addition after all, IF you’re going to use PhotoPass.

Disney’s Platinum Plus Pass includes the same as the Platinum Pass – plus admission to the two water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. Its new price is $882.89 including tax. Florida resident passes have also had some changes and price increases.

There’s no word on if the theme park ticket prices are going to increase as well but as soon as we find out, you’ll be the first to know.

Oh yeah, by the way- parking went up as well. It is now $20 for cars and motorcycles, $22 for shuttles, limos, campers, trailers, or RVs, and $25 for a bus or tractor trailer. Per vehicle, per day (although you can park hop with your parking stub and not have to pay parking again.

Want to get the best deal on WDW tickets?  See our friends over at the Official Ticket Center.