Will Disney Parks Ticket Prices Increase in 2023?

A new study suggests that Disney fans could see an increase in prices for General Park Admission per ticket as well as for overall vacation expenses in 2023.

Everyone loves a trip to a Disney theme park, but not how much it costs! Especially not now that the Walt Disney Company has hinted they won’t be lowering admission costs any time soon.  Florida Residents Can Visit Walt Disney World Theme Parks With The New Disney Weekday Magic Ticket Available Starting Jan. 11 | Disney Parks Blog

Credit: Disney Parks BlogOf course, when Disneyland Resort first introduced the Annual Pass, it cost around $180 in today’s money, not to mention the $3.50 admission price (about $25.75 today) when Walt Disney World opened in 1971. Things have certainly changed since then, with the expense associated with a Disney Park vacation increasing exponentially beyond that rate.

In fact, in a recent study, Lending Tree found that from now until October 2023, a visit to just one of the Parks for a day at the Walt Disney World Resort will set Guests back $141.74 on average, and that’s just the cost of admission! What’s more, in a survey of nearly 1,550 consumers, the company found that 182 respondents admitted going into debt just to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth due to Disney World ticket prices.

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In addition, these respondents noted that dining, Resort or hotel fees, and transportation expenses were all more expensive than originally anticipated. However, LendingTree’s report suggests things could get even worse. For example, the baseline price of a five-night stay at Disney World for a family of four will, on average, increase by 10% by 2023.

Factoring in the price for flights, a Resort stay, one-day one-park tickets, meals, and Disney Genie+ or Lightning Lane, they expect what once would total around $5,731 per person per night to increase to about $6,320. Citing rising inflation within the US economy, plus dismal setbacks for Walt Disney Company profits, on average families will now have to save $316 per person for every night of their planned stay… especially if they want Park Hopper privileges.


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If this ticket price has you more spooked than after a visit to the Haunted Mansion, don’t worry. Luckily, you can find a lot of tips and tricks to find discounts that will help you stretch your budget on your next magical vacation. One such tip from the exact same survey is to time the dates of your booking according to the fluctuating prices: LendingTree reported $126.50 as the least expensive average Disney ticket price during the month of September.

Are you planning a Walt Disney World vacation soon? DisneyTips will continue to provide updates on the Disney ticket price increase, and more ways to make your travels the most magical of all!

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.