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  • On Apr 10, 2018
    Jamie from IL Asked

    Will park hopper tickets be more expensive if we wait to buy? We are thinking about getting them for our upcoming trip. Should we purchase now or do we have the flexibility to wait until our trip is here to see if we need them and have it cost the same?

    Hi Jamie,

    While I wish I could tell you with absolute certainty what to do, the truth is that we can't know for sure if or when theme park ticket prices will be increasing. I can tell you that for the past five years, there has been an increase every February, but not during any other time of the year. My best guess would be that we won't see ticket prices change again until early 2019, but only time will tell. 

    The major benefit to purchasing your tickets ahead of time is that by having them linked to your My Disney Experience account, you'll be able to make FastPass+ selections ahead of time. This complimentary service will save you a ton of time waiting in lines, allowing you to experience even more theme park magic! If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days before you arrive, and if you're staying elsewhere, you'll be able to choose them 30 days ahead of time. I'd encourage you to buy your theme park tickets a bit before that window opens so that you're all set and ready to make your selections!

    The other option that you have is that you could buy base tickets now and if you later decide that you want the Park Hopper Option, you may upgrade them when you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you decide to go this route, simply visit a ticket window, Guest Relations location, or the Concierge desk at a Disney Resort hotel to upgrade your ticket by paying the difference in cost between the ticket you'd like and the one you have.

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jamie, and have a truly magical vacation!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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