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JANUARY 20TH, 2023 | AAA

For many Americans, the family trip to Walt Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime event that is worth spending years planning and saving for. The options for places to stay and things to do are seemingly endless, but most people start by planning their trip based on how much Disney World tickets are.

On Dec. 8, 2022, Walt Disney World announced its new variable pricing for Walt Disney World Resort tickets, which means ticket prices vary by date and by park. You’ll also need to consider whether it’s best to get multi-day tickets and whether you need a Park Hopper ticket or the Genie+ add-on.

Figuring out all these variables can be overwhelming. We’ve gathered all the ticket information you need so you can start planning the perfect Disney World experience for your family. Once you know what to expect in terms of park ticket pricing, check out AAA Tickets for discounts on your Walt Disney World tickets.

Ticket prices are current as of January 20, 2023, and are subject to change.

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Disney has used date-specific pricing for years, with tickets at more popular times coming with a slightly higher cost. During the pandemic when park capacity was limited, Disney World began charging more for Magic Kingdom tickets since it’s the most popular park. 

Their 2023 ticket prices now vary by both date and park.

One-day park tickets are as follows:

  • Animal Kingdom: $109 to $159
  • Hollywood Studios: $124 to $179
  • EPCOT: $114 to $179
  • Magic Kingdom: $124 to $189

Walt Disney World has stated that currently, the maximum ticket price of $189 will only occur during the nine days near Christmas and New Year’s, which is also when they are the busiest.

One-day ticket prices now also include an automatic reservation for the park, so there’s no need for you to make a reservation and purchase a ticket separately.

You can expect to pay higher prices for one-day tickets during the following times when attendance is highest:

  • Between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • The week of July 4th
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving week
  • Three-day weekends like Labor Day and Memorial Day
  • June through early August


Unless you live in Florida and can visit the park whenever you want, you’ll probably want to purchase multi-day tickets so you can experience everything. Fortunately, the price per day for multi-day tickets decreases the longer you stay. 

Here are the updated multi-day ticket prices:

Number of DaysTicket PricePrice Per Day
3-day tickets$352.73 to $495.95$117.58 to $165.32
4-day tickets$455.09 to $632.24$113.78 to $158.06
5-day tickets$503.34 to $708.88$100.67 to $141.78
6-day tickets$527.20 to $748.97$87.87 to $124.83
7-day tickets$540.62 to $765.36$77.23 to $109.34
8-day tickets$556.93 to $775.81$69.62 to $96.98
9-day tickets$579.36 to $788.34$64.38 to $87.59
10-day tickets$601.28 to $802.40$60.13 to $80.24


When you purchase multi-day tickets, you’ll need to make reservations for the park you wish to visit. Because park availability fills up quickly, you should make your reservations as soon as you purchase your tickets. Reservations can be made through the Disney Park pass system.



The popular Park Hopper ticket allows you to move between the four main parks after 2 p.m. You can ride all your favorite rides at Magic Kingdom and then pop over to EPCOT for some international cuisine in the evening. 

Park Hopper ticket prices for 2023 are below:

Number of DaysTicket PricePrice Per Day
3-day tickets$427.73 to $580.95$142.58 to $193.65
4-day tickets$540.09 to $727.24$135.03 to $181.81
5-day tickets$588.34 to $803.88$117.67 to $161.18
6-day tickets$612.20 to $843.97$102.04 to $140.67
7-day tickets$625.62 to $860.36$89.38 to $122.91
8-day tickets$641.93 to $870.81$80.25 to $108.86
9-day tickets$664.36 to $883.34$73.82 to $98.15
10-day tickets$686.28 to $897.40$68.63 to $89.74


Park Hopper tickets also require you to make a reservation for the park you plan to visit in the morning. You must go to that park first, but after 2 p.m. you can enter another park without a reservation as long as that park is not at capacity. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app, as the 2 p.m. time may change.


Park Hopper Plus includes everything Park Hopper covers plus the option to visit the Disney World water parks.

Number of DaysTicket PricePrice Per Day
3-day tickets$447.73 to $600.95$149.25 to $200.32
4-day tickets$560.09 to $747.24$140.03 to $186.81
5-day tickets$608.34 to $823.88$121.66 to $164.78
6-day tickets$632.20 to $863.97$103.87 to $144.00
7-day tickets$645.62 to $880.36$92.23 to $125.77
8-day tickets$661.93 to $890.81$82.75 to $111.36
9-day tickets$684.36 to $903.34$76.04 to $100.38
10-day tickets$706.28 to $917.40$70.63 to $91.74


Park Hopper Plus tickets also require a reservation for the first park you plan to visit, and they follow the same rules as Park Hopper tickets.



While they aren’t tickets, Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane are add-ons that can make your experience more enjoyable. You need to purchase them by day, just like you would a ticket.

With Genie+, you can reserve your place in line just like the old FastPass system. The price for DisneyGenie+ varies by date, but starts at $25 per day per person and you can only purchase them once you have entered the park.

For more popular rides like the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, you can also purchase the individual Lightning Lane service. This allows you to schedule the time you want to ride instead of standing in a virtual queue like with Genie+. 

The individual Lightning Laneprice varies by day and specific attraction. Like Disney Genie+, you can only make individual Lightning Lane purchases once you have entered the park for the day.


Disney World offers four annual pass levels, but sales of new annual passes have been suspended except for the Pixie Dust Pass, which is available to Florida residents only. 

For annual pass holders looking to renew, prices were recently raised to the following:

  • Pixie Dust Pass (open to Florida residents only): $399
  • Pirate Pass: $749
  • Sorcerer Pass: $969
  • Incredi-Pass: $1,399


Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are places to beat the Florida heat. Currently, Disney water parks still use a standard ticket price. Tickets are a standard $69 for ages 10 and up, and $63 for children ages 2-9. Children under 3 get in for free.

Disney water parks are subject to annual closings for maintenance, and hours can be impacted by weather.


One of the perks of living in Florida is a discount on Walt Disney World Resort tickets. 

Florida residents can purchase  four-day tickets for 40% off the sale price, and 30% on three-day tickets. They are also eligible to purchase the Disney Pixie Dust Pass, the only annual pass Disney World is currently offering to new members. 

Walt Disney World also offers special deals on Disney Resort hotels throughout the year, so be sure to mention you are a Florida resident when booking your trip. 

In order to qualify for discounts as a Florida resident, you will need to verify your residency online or in person.



The average Disney World trip for a family of four is expected to cost $6,320 in 2023 (including flights, hotel, food and tickets). A recent study shows that 18% of families who travel to Disney go into debt to pay for it, so it’s no wonder people want to know how to save on their Disney World tickets.

While you may see a lot of deals online for Disney World ticket discounts, be wary of anything not sold by a Disney-authorized seller. You don’t want to get to the park only to find out you purchased fraudulent tickets. 

Here are a few ways to save money on your Disney World tickets.

1. Schedule Your Trip for Off-Peak Times

Since Disney World does date-specific pricing for all their parks, avoid the most popular dates. These dates generally coincide with American school holidays: spring breaks, summer breaks, three-day weekends, Thanksgiving and winter break. Weekends are also more expensive than weekdays.

To save the most money on your ticket, consider scheduling your trip for the following times:

  • Winter (specifically mid-January to early March)
  • Late April to early May
  • The last two weeks of August
  • Most weekdays in October through early December

2. Purchase Multi-Day Tickets

If you are able to visit for more than one day, buying multi-day tickets can save you a lot of money. For example, the cheapest ticket to Magic Kingdom is $124 for one day, but a five-day ticket will cost you $100.67 per day, saving you about $24 a ticket.

3. Buy the “Just Right” Ticket

Disney World has a lot of options, and it can get overwhelming. Think carefully about what is most important to you and your family, and what you can actually do in a day. 

Park Hoppers are a great deal, but it’s also possible to just go to one park a day and have a great time. For example, if you know you have other plans one afternoon and are only going to be in a park for half a day, you don’t need a Park Hopper ticket for that day.

4. Take Your Children Before They Turn 3

There’s a lot of debate about the best age to take your child to Disney World. When will they enjoy it most? When will they get to ride the most rides? How do you handle naptime?

The biggest argument for taking them young may just be an economic one — Disney doesn’t require a ticket for any child under the age of 3. If you’re a family of four and your youngest isn’t 3 yet, consider going before their third birthday and saving yourself the price of one ticket.


5. Purchase Discounted Disney Gift Cards To Pay for Tickets

Disney allows you to purchase Disney tickets using Disney gift cards, but you can purchase those Disney gift cards at many different retailers that offer deals. Some retail credit cards also offer you the ability to save a set percentage, even on gift card purchases.

For example, a discount store that requires a membership may sometimes sell $100 worth of Disney gift cards for $95. A family of four purchasing five-day Park Hopper tickets for the cheapest day at $588.34 would need about $2,400 in gift cards. With $5 off per $100, those gift cards would save you $120 on your tickets. 

6. Use Credit Card Rewards

If you have a credit card with cashback or rewards points that you can redeem, put them toward your trip. You’ll need to read the fine print for your specific credit card, however, as some have blackout dates or don’t work directly with Disney. 

7. Look for Discounted Disney World Tickets

Currently, Disney only offers discounts to Florida residents and current and retired military personnel and their families (up to five people).

AAA offers discounted Disney World tickets. As a AAA member, you can save up to 30% on attraction tickets if you purchase through AAA. 

Be careful when looking for discounted tickets, though. Only buy through reputable sellers, as many scammers try to take advantage of people purchasing Disney tickets. If you think a deal is too good to be true, it probably is.


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