Disney World Park Tickets 101: The Basics

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 17, 2009
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If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, one of the first questions you probably have is, “How much does it cost to go to the parks?”  Although it may seem like a dizzying array of price grids and information, it’s pretty simple when you break it down.

Let’s start with the basic ticket information.  Currently, you can purchase a “Magic Your Way” Base ticket for anywhere from one to ten days.  A one-day base ticket is $84.14 (including tax).  If each day were the same price, that would make your ten-day base ticket $841.40!  Luckily, that’s not quite how it works.

Each successive day on your ticket gets less expensive, and after the third day, the price drops so much you are only paying a few dollars for each day after that.  For example, there is less than a $20 difference between the four-day base pass & the ten-day base pass, which costs $258.80.

This makes your per-day cost much lower for a longer trip than a shorter one.  This works to your advantage, but also to Disney’s advantage, too.  This ticket pricing structure encourages you to take a longer trip than you may have initially planned and also encourages you to spend more of your trip days in the parks where Disney is hoping you will shop and eat!

After you’ve decided how many park days you want, you’ll want to consider the other features you can add to a Magic Your Way ticket.  Look for more information tomorrow at All Things Mouse….

Walt Disney World Official 2015 Birnbaum's Guidebook

Walt Disney World Official 2015 Birnbaum’s Guidebook

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