Prices for a Walt Disney World annual pass have been raised, though the biggest price hikes spared Florida residents.

The following annual pass price changes were made on Tuesday:

  • Disney Platinum Plus Pass: $1,295 per year for non-Florida residents (up 6.2 percent from $1,219). Florida resident rate remains $999. 
  • Disney Platinum Pass: $1,195 for non-Florida residents (up 7 percent from $1,119). Florida resident rate remains $899.
  • Disney Gold Pass: $719 for both Florida residents and Disney Vacation Club members (up 3 percent from $699). 
  • Disney Silver Pass: $539 for Florida residents (up 4 percent from $519).
  • Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass: $369 (up 6 percent from $349).
  • Epcot After 4 p.m. Pass: $319 for Florida residents (up 3 percent from $309)

No change was made to the price or the Florida resident-only Theme Park Select Pass ($439), the Water Park Pass ($139) or the Water Parks After 2 p.m. Pass ($89). 

The Disney Premier Passport, which acts as an annual pass to Disney World parks and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, now costs $2,199, up from $2,099. 

For those trekking out to the West Coast, Disneyland hiked both regular tickets and annual passes Tuesday. A one-day, one-park ticket to Disneyland will now cost up to $154. The largest hike among Disneyland annual passes was for its newest option, the Flex pass, with price increasing by 8 percent to $649. 

For Disney World, the increases are smaller than what Disney instituted in its last price hike in June 2019, when prices jumped by up to 20 percent for Florida residents and 25 percent for out-of-state guests. 

Disney executives have often justified the increases to ticket prices as a way to control growing crowds at the theme parks — despite the lack of evidence that such a strategy would work. 

“We’re trying to basically increase the park experience by spreading demand out,” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said on the company’s November 2019 earnings call. “And by making the products more affordable during periods of time that basically lower peak periods, and obviously more expensive during peak periods, to limit the number of people that go in.”

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  1. Holly

    It’s amazing to me the price keeps going up, but without a benefit to those who attend. It is so packed you are unable to truly enjoy the rides. Not only have attendance prices increased, but so have food($6 for 1 churro) and merchandise. Hotels are at an all time high, and now they charge for parking at resorts. The next thing will be charging to use the fast pass system.

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