Hi, Dad here. Today I want to talk to you about the price increases at Walt Disney World this last week. Again, prices went up.
Big Price Increases
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Sunday ticket prices took a jump around an average of about 10%. Prices went up on parking from 20 to $22. Prices went up on Minnie Vans from 20 to $25.
I hear that in the next week prices are going to go up on the hotels. My guess is you can expect about a 10% price increase on the hotels.
Now, I know a lot of you are going out there going, "No, no, no, no, no," and I agree with you. This is getting crazy. Over the last 10 years or so, prices have just about doubled on a Walt Disney World vacation and that's just crazy. There's been 6, 10, 12% increases.
In fact tickets two years ago tickets went up about 25%. It's just been a crazy amount of price increases, food, the dining plan, souvenirs. Everything is just getting more expensive.
Disney had a statement today or this week in USA Today that says, "We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to our guests and we will continue to evolve our pricing in a way that gives them a range of options to meet their budget and helps them better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit."
That's what's been happening with the tickets. Disney has been changing pricing based on attendance during the year. They've been moving people out of the summer. That's why January had such big crowds this year because the lower prices are drawing guests to slower times of year, like January.
There is also talk that Disney is going to extend their ticket pricing into multi-day tickets. Not only will you see Value, Regular and Peak pricing for one day tickets, but also for multi-day tickets. They already do this with the hotels. It's going to be a shock when you see the ticket prices at different times of the year.
Get 2017 Prices today
Now, what can you do about it? I can tell you there's another price increase coming next week. The hotel prices are going to go up. The ticket prices went up, Sunday hotel prices. I think it'll probably be about next Wednesday, a week from today, you'll see hotel prices go up.
They'll go up probably around 10% I almost guarantee it. They'll go up around 10%. How can you beat these prices?
If you're going to Disney World in 2018, book your trip today. Book it before the hotel prices go up. They're going to go up 10%. My guess 10% next Wednesday, next week sometime. Book your trips now.
Talk to our partners at Destinations to Travel, and book your trip. All you got to do is pay the $200 deposit and your trip will be booked. If there is a discount that comes up later, absolutely. They will be able to get that discount applied to your price.
Book your trip TODAY and save a ton of money!
Also, you can still buy your tickets at the 2017 prices. Our partners at the Official Ticket Center are still able to sell tickets at 2017 prices for the next week or so. Don't wait on this one. If you just need tickets, jump in and get them today.
The bottom line is price increases are a natural thing, but they are annoying.
You can beat them by booking your trip today at Destinations to Travel or by buying your tickets through the Official Ticket Center. Go book your trip today. Buy your tickets today before the new prices actually kick in. I hope that helps.