If you’ve been to the Disney parks before, you’ve probably experienced the headaches of big crowds, especially during the summer months and around holidays. Disney recently announced a plan to help mitigate the crowds during the busiest times of the year by testing out a new single-day ticket that fluctuates in price according to anticipated demand. With the increased popularity of the Disney parks on each coast of the U.S., “demand pricing” might be the next step as the parks continue to add new attractions.
While annual passes will cost the same, single-day tickets will fluctuate whether your travel date is considered a “value,” “regular,” or “peak” day. Here is the price breakdown for the single-day demand-based ticket:
- “Value” tickets will cost $105 at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and $95 at Disneyland.
- “Regular” tickets will cost $110 at Magic Kingdom and $105 at Disneyland.
- “Peak” tickets will cost $124 at Magic Kingdom and $119 at Disneyland.
In Orlando, the one-day price jumps to 18% to $124, regular days cost $110 and value days go for $105, which was the previous price of a single-day ticket. Similarly in California, single-day admission for Disney’s parks will rise 20% to $119 for adults. One-day tickets had been $99 before the change. If guests visit during “value” days, prices will be cut by 4% to $95. Regular days will go for $105.
Demand pricing, which is commonly seen in the hotel and airline industry, is something that consumers are already getting used to, with many expecting to pay more for something that’s in demand. Uber is another prime example where prices “surge” during times of high demand.
It’s no surprise that people are flocking to the parks with the surging popularity of Star Wars and Frozen, and it will only see bigger crowds as new attractions and lands are added. While it may make it more difficult for families to visit the parks when their kids are out of school, it will help families aim to visit during “value” days to avoid crowds and long lines.
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