The Essential Disney World Prices You Should Know Before Booking Your Trip
First time to Disney? Or maybe it’s been a few years and you’ve forgotten what costs you’ll encounter at Disney World. We’ve taken the time to list your four main Disney World prices: tickets, food, reservations, and transportation. As we were just in the parks – these prices are the most up-to-date prices you will find!
Our first big ticket item of important Disney World prices are the park tickets! Disney’s park ticket prices are all listed at their website; and although one park ticket costs $109.00 per day, that’s not really giving the whole picture. Each party will end up with a different cost for park tickets and it’s all because we will choose different things.
To find out what your party’s cost will be, go to Disney’s website, and the first decision you will make is to choose One Park passes or Park Hopper passes. One Park passes will get you into one park for one day, and you can choose a different park each day. Park Hopper passes will get you into multiple parks in one day.
One Park Per Day Passes start at $109.00, and get cheaper the more days you buy:
Park Hopper tickets follow the same structure, and start at $169.00 for one day passes.
Once you click your number of days you want, the next choice will be to choose when you start those days. For example, I chose 5 days, so it prompted me to choose the first day I would use my 5-day ticket. You will notice on Disney’s calendar (it pops up after you choose the number of day passes you want) that different days have different prices. They also have a link you can push to show which months offer the lowest ticket prices.
After you’ve chosen your dates, Disney tells you how long those tickets are valid. In my example, those 5 tickets are good from September 7 – September 14, 2019.
Scroll down the page, and you can easily add other guest’s tickets to your order! It is super easy! Here is what a 5-day 1 Park Per Day admission would cost 2 adults and two children between 3-9 years of age if they would go in the early part of September. It’s important to note that Disney does not charge for children under 3 years of age!
The next stop is to customize your tickets.You can choose flexible dates options or Memory Maker. Both will show you exactly what the new cost will be. With the flexible dates option, you don’t have to choose specific dates and once you start your first day of use, you will have 14 days to use all your tickets.
Disney World Food Prices
The second essential item of the Disney World prices you should know about is food! We all know one of the best things about vacation is the food! No one is counting calories, we’re all just savoring flavor. And Disney serves up fun as well as flavor! We highly suggest you check out Disney Food Blog for specific advice on your favorite foods you won’t want to miss while at Disney!
In the meantime, we’ve listed the cost of the 5 main food groups – Mickey Pretzels, Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Bottled Water, & Coffee. Ok, those aren’t the 5 main food groups…but they are some of the most essential snacks or beverages at Disney.
- Mickey Pretzel (with cheese sauce) – $6.59
- Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich – $5.75
- Mickey Ice Cream Bar – $5.75
- Bottled Water – $3.50
- Coffee, Hot Cocoa, or Tea -$3.29
- Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee – $3.79
- Powerade – $5.00
- Soda – $3.99 and $4.49
Restaurants – Disney has set up a quick visual breakdown on their website of how much money you can expect to be spending at each dining experience. The amount of $ signs listed by a restaurant will let you know how much you can expect to pay for one person. This will help you prepare before and during your trip to Disney.
Quick-Serve – These dining experiences are set up much like a fast food or cafeteria style, and you may expect to pay approximately $15.00 per person. The only exception to this is Be Our Guest Restaurant. For a complete listing of quick-serve dining at Disney Parks visit Disney Dining. Here are a few example menus:
Table Service Restaurants – As you can imagine, these Disney restaurants allow you time to sit down and really enjoy a special meal together. Pro Tip: make sure you are reserving these restaurants 180 days out from your trip!
Disney Dining Plan – Check out How To Choose The Optimal Disney Dining Plan For Your Family for an in depth look at the Disney Dining Plan. There are essentially three different types of dining plans, and you will want to make sure you really assess your situation properly before you sign up for any of them. This could be a money saver or it could be a money drain. Only you will know best for your situation.
The third and probably largest Disney World price you should know about is room reservations. There is a plethora of resorts or hotels to choose from on Disney property! Disney gives a quick review of the different tiers of Resorts and Villas and how much money to expect to spend at each one. This will help you make an educated decision about what fits best with your party! Each Disney resort has a different theme or feel to it, and you can check out each one in this blog, Each Walt Disney World Resort In A Word.
If the prices that Disney posts look a little hefty to you, fill out an availability request form at DVC Rental Store and let them know when you would like to go to Disney. They can help you book at a Disney Deluxe Resort for 40-70% less!
“This was our first time using DVC Rental Store but it won’t be our last! We’re Disney pros but we haven’t stayed on-site for a few years due to the rising resort costs. This site made it possible to for us to stay at a beautiful resort on property again! Macy helped answer all of our questions before and during the process and gave very easy to use instructions. We have already recommended DVC Rental Store to several friends and will be using it for our future WDW travel needs!“Courtney from Illinois
Lucky for you, DVC Rental Store also has specials on room reservations, so head on over to their specials page and check out their latest room availabilities. If you are flexible on dates/times and are willing to change your plans in order to get a good deal on reservations and get perks that DVC members get…then you need to check out DVC Rental Store’s specials!
Transportation is the last and final Disney World price you should know. In the event you are driving to Disney, parking is going to cost you some dollar bills. Read on…
Parking at a Hotel or Resort
- Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
- Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night
- Valet parking is $33.00
- Parking is free if you are a DVC member staying at a Disney Deluxe Villa.
Parking at a Park
- Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45-$50 per day
- Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $25 per day
- Over sized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – $30 per day
- The good news is that once you pay at one park, you don’t have to pay again if you go to another park that day.
We saved the best for last. The Magical Express is free. Let me repeat: FREE. Yep…that may be the only free thing you get at Disney…that and a smile. However, we saved it for last so you could CELEBRATE…and also know that you can put the money you would have spent on transportation towards something else you really want. The Magic Express is Disney’s bus transportation to and from Orlando airport and one of Disney’s resorts:
- Art of Animation
- All-Star Movies, Music, & Sports
- Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas, Jambo & Kidani
- Bay Lake Tower Villas
- Beach Club & Villas
- BoardWalk & Villas
- Fort Wilderness Cabins & Campgrounds
- Caribbean Beach
- Coronado Springs
- Grand Floridian
- Old Key West
- Polynesian Village
- Pop Century
- Port Orleans French Quarter & Riverside
- Saratoga Springs
- Wilderness Lodge (Copper Creek & Boulder Ridge)
- Yacht Club
Throughout your Disney stay, you will be able to continue using the bus transportation system to get to different Disney parks and locations!
There you have it friends, the latest Walt Disney World Prices you should know about as you plan your next trip! Let us know if we missed any big ticket items that you think should be included on here! Have a Magical Day!