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Ticket Prices and How Much You Spend at Disney World

Luiz Alberto H.

Created: Feb 14, 2024

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2024

Ticket Prices and How Much You Spend at Disney World

Before even scouting for a place to stay, it is important to know how much you usually spend on a regular day in Walt Disney World. These prices are not only limited to theme park tickets, but also how much you usually spend with parking, dining and a day in Orlando.

Yeah, we are here to help you out planning your trip so you know exactly how much you will spend in a single day.

Tickets for Theme Parks

Here is a brief overview of things you should know about theme park tickets.

  • Prices for a single theme park start at $109.99 for adults and $104.99 for children.
  • There are Multi-Day ticket options that save you money in the long run.
  • There is a ticket option called “Park Hopper” which lets you visit more than one theme park in a single day.
  • You can optimize your ticket and save time on rides by buying services called Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lanes.
  • You can also buy an Annual Pass if you plan on going to Disney World over and over again. Annual Passes come in different variations, with the cheapest option costing $439 and the most expensive one costing $1449. Keep in mind that most Annual Passes are available to Florida Residents only, with the most expensive options available to all guests. Check this website for more details.

Ticket prices vary a lot, and start at $109.99 (plus taxes) for guests that are 10 yo+. Tickets for children from 3-9 yo start at $104.99 (plus taxes), and children under 3 yo do not need to pay. As always, prices get updated basically every year, so it’s a good idea to check Disney’s website or contact Famvia to see how much they cost nowadays.

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Now, if we say that prices for tickets vary a lot it’s because there are many variables at play here.

Ticket prices depend on the days you are visiting Disney World. When you want to buy park tickets, you need to choose the exact dates of your visit. For example, tickets closer to Christmas are more expensive (around $139.99 USD), while tickets in early December will be cheaper.

Ticket prices also depend on the number of days you wish to visit Disney World. A single ticket for a single day will let you enter one of the four theme parks that were listed above: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or Epcot.

You can also choose multi-day tickets, which are more cost-efficient in the long run. For example, you can choose a 4-Day ticket, which lets you visit Disney World in four different days from your first selected date. You can go to one different park each different day, or you can even go to Magic Kingdom during all four days. The choice is yours.

The final price on multi-day tickets will be an average based on your starting day. So, if you pick a 4-day ticket that starts on December 22, your ticket will let you enter any Disney Park from December 22 to December 25. The price will be an average of how much a ticket is on each day from December 22 to December 25 (with the daily prices for December 24 and December 25 probably bumping up the cost of your ticket).

Sounds complicated? It is a little bit, honestly. You can always focus on just the number of days you want to visit a theme park, and let Famvia handle the rest for you.

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There are also different park ticket options. You have the traditional ticket, the Annual Passholder Ticket and also the option for a Park Hopper. The Annual Passholder Ticket is probably what you are not looking for, since they are mostly aimed at Florida residents or guests that visit Disney World all the time.

The Park Hopper is a special type of ticket which lets you go from one Disney park to another on the same day. So, yes, you can start your day in Magic Kingdom, then move to Epcot in the afternoon. We don’t think they are worth it for first time visitors, since there is no way you will be able to see everything a park has to offer in just one morning or one afternoon. It’s usually better to stay in a single location for a whole day: you will save time, money and also your energy.

There are also extra services you can buy while at Disney World that will save you time in line for a specific ride. Those services are called Disney Genie+ and  Lightning Lane, and we will talk more about them later on. Just know that you can apply those services to any kind of ticket you want, and you can even buy them after acquiring your tickets on the day of your visit. 

Disney Genie+ can cost from $15 all the way to $35 per guest, while Lightning Lanes can range from $10 to $20 per guests. 

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Parking

Parking is not included in your Disney World ticket, in case you want to drive to a theme park. Parking costs $30 per day, and preferred parking costs around $45. Keep in mind that these prices are updated every year, so it’s always a good idea to check the official website before your trip or send us a message.

Disney Resort Hotel guests receive complimentary standard parking at Disney theme parks. You just need to present a valid Disney hotel identification once you get to the theme park, which is a good way to save money. You can also take a Uber to Disney World, and special buses are also available to Disney Hotel guests.

Extra costs

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Keep in mind that you will spend more than just park tickets when it comes to a day in Walt Disney World. There is also the fact that you will need to eat while you are there! You can bring a sandwich or your favorite snacks from home or, if you want, you can enjoy one of the many restaurants available in every Disney World park.

Quick-service restaurants are the cheapest option, and should cost around $20 per guest for a full meal.

Table service restaurants are more expensive and offer a fancy dining experience. Expect to spend around $40-50 for a full meal. A lot of the most popular table service restaurants need to be booked months in advance. Famvia can help you with that.

Character dining is another option, which combines a table service restaurant with the chance to take pictures and interact with Disney characters like Mickey, Donald, Pluto, Pooh and the Disney princesses. Each Disney theme park has at least one restaurant which offers character dining, just make sure to check out which characters are present there. The price for this experience is usually fixed and costs around $70. As always, Famvia can help you out with booking and secure you a spot in a Character Dining restaurant.

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Here are a few more details that might help you out.

  • Each county charges its own sales tax rate, you are looking at something between 6.5-7.5%.
  • You should be tipping around 18-20% for table service restaurants.
  • A bottle of coca-cola in most theme parks costs $4.49-$4.99.
  • A big Mickey Pretzel is $7.79.
  • Cotton Candy is around $6.50.

Awesome. Now you already know what Walt Disney World is all about, the best places to stay and how much you are expected to spend on tickets and a day in Florida. Next, we will explain to you in detail how tickets to Disney Park work, and all the Fast Pass options you have to save time in line and enjoy your favorite rides as soon as possible.

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