Disney Increases Prices, But You Can Still Lock in 2017 Discounts!
Disney increased their ticket prices on most daily tickets and all Annual Passports. The increase goes into effect immediately, however some authorized Disneyland discount ticket resellers get to keep the old prices until they run out of stock.
Our travel partner, Get Away Today, will keep their exclusive low 2017 prices until February 20th. If you have a trip planned for 2018, NOW is the time to book.
Below see the new updated ticket prices vs last year and the discount rates that you can still lock in. That’s a huge Disneyland ticket savings!
Disneyland Ticket Price Incease
Disneyland 2017 Ticket Prices
Disneyland 2018 Ticket Prices
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1-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Tickets Adult
Value: $97 Regular: $110 Peak: $124
Value: $97 Regular: $117 Peak: $135
No Disneyland discount tickets for one day tickets.
1-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Tickets Child
Value: $91 Regular: $104 Peak: $118
Value: $91 Regular: $110 Peak: $127
There is not discount Disneyland one day ticket.
1-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Ticket Adult
Value: $157 Regular: $165 Peak: $174
Value: $147 Regular: $167 Peak: $185
No discount Disneyland tickets for one day tickets.
1-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Ticket Child
Value: $151 Regular: $159 Peak: $168
Value: $141 Regular: $160 Peak: $177
There's no discount Disneyland tickets.
2-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Discount Ticket Adult
This increase means that we will see increases at Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Florida and likely at the Universal Studios parks in both Florida and California. Traditionally Universal Studios has mirrored Disney in their price increases and last year followed the Disney increase five days later with their own increase.
If you have a trip planned, it is a good idea to purchase and lock in the current discounted ticket rates that are still left over from 2017. The tickets are all valid through the end of 2018, but their value can be put towards future tickets if they are unused.
There was also an interesting announcement with the change that the Annual Passport system will be reshaped in preparation for the launch of Star Wars Land. No further details were given for this, but a promise was made that further details would come later this year. I read that as, buy an Annual Passport NOW if you want to have one in the next couple of years so that you are grandfathered into any changes.
Walt Disney World last raised their ticket prices on February 11, 2018. You can find the absolute best prices for your Walt Disney World vacation when you book via our travel partner. They have a price matching guarantee and usually have the best prices on Disney World hotels and tickets anywhere. Read more about discount Disney World 2018 tickets here.
Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando last increased their prices on February 17, 2017. You can find the best prices on Universal Studios via our travel partner here. They have fantastic Disneyland + Universal Studios combo tickets that save you $40 off your tickets. Universal Studios is now a must visit with their Harry Potter rides and offerings. Read more in our guide to Universal Studios Hollywood 2018.
The Disneyland ticket increase continues to fit in with the trend that they will increase ticket prices every year in February. Disney has increased Disney Parks prices in mid February in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and now 2018.
Disney continues to increase their prices as the crowds continue to purchase tickets. They have yet to reach the maximization point where the crowds and purchase amounts will stabilize. This may come from the fact that while expensive, a trip to a Disney Park or Universal Studios park is actually a fantastic deal and provides some of the best entertainment value in our time.
How do you Disney and Universal Ticket Prices Compare to Other Entertainment Offerings?
Compare the cost of a day at Disneyland with a seat at an NFL game, Broadway theater, or even just a trip to a movie theater and you will find that it is often a much better deal. Join me below for a little bit of fun Disneyland math to prove my point.
When you look at the amount of money that you are paying for each hour of experience, a trip to Disneyland starts to look pretty good.
Even movie tickets have gone up in price recently with prices sitting around $15 when you take in a movie. Let’s assume that that’s about $7.50 per hour when watching a two hour movie.
The average price of Broadway theater tickets has risen to $100, but this seems to be on the low end as tickets to shows like Hamilton or Wicked sell for somewhere around $200 at base price and hundreds higher through ticket resellers. Let’s say the average here is about $50 per hour assuming the low end ticket prices of $100 and that most shows are two hours long.
Looking at professional sports teams and leagues like the NFL, NHL, NBA or MLB, the prices range greatly by the success of the team and city. Let’s pick the New England Patriots who have the highest median ticket price at $317. With the assumption of a game being 4 hours, you will be paying $79.25 per hour.
Let’s look at a concert experience for a big traveling name like Adele. Her tickets sold out immediately when posted online. While they originally sold for between $39.50 to $149.50 they were sold for much more on StubHub. Let’s swing to the average price of $100 per ticket considering that they sold for hundreds on Stubhub. Her concert ran for about 2.5 hours which would put us at $40 per hour.
Now with all of that said, let’s think about the amount you pay per hour for the fantastic entertainment that you will receive at a Disney Park or Universal Studios Park.
Let’s work with a Disneyland three day, park hopper ticket for the case of argument. The adult three day Disneyland park hopper ticket clocks in at $330 (or $291 when you purchase via our private exclusive link). Now, I typically am in Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park from before 8 am until 11 pm, a total of 15 hours per day, when using this three day ticket. So, 15 hours over three days, 45 hours would put us at $7.30 per hour. That’s lower than any of the entertainment options listed above.
Ok, ok, I know that 15 hours is a long day that not all enjoy at Disneyland, but even when you drop that to 10 hours per day its still a low price of $10.50. As just one final thought, let’s look at the lowest price of Disneyland ticket for comparison. The one day Disneyland low traffic adult ticket costs $97. With the assumption that you are in the park for 10 hours, you will have only spent $9.70 per hour which I still believe is a fantastic deal.
Even with this Disneyland price increase, I truly believe that visiting a Disney park is a fantastic experience that will delight, enjoy, and spark your imagination.
There are even more incredible offerings coming to Disneyland and Disney World. The new Star Wars Land is only one year away and features fantastic new attractions and incredibly immersive experience. This year you will see tons of great 2018 offerings at Disneyland from the redesigned Pixar Pier and Pixar Fest offerings.
On a more tactical note: MAKE SURE YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS as soon as possible so that you can lock in our discount 2017 prices. You can find all of those low rates via the links above.