ORLANDO — It’s getting more expensive to buy a “year of magic." Disney upped the cost of four Florida resident passes and two out-of-state passes Tuesday.
Annual passes come with perks like free parking, discounted merchandise and cheaper food. Pass holders with the Disney Platinum Plus Pass, for example, can visit all four theme parks in one day, avoid block-out dates, park for free and get up to 20 percent off select dining and merchandise.
While Florida residents will continue paying $999 for the Disney Platinum Plus Pass, out-of-state residents saw a 6.2 percent hike as the $1,219 price jumped to $1,295.
The biggest increases are in the popular Park Hopper add-ons, which allow people to visit multiple parks in the same day. The 10-Day Park Hopper Plus option (which includes several visits to a water park or sports facility) is now $65 more than it was in 2019. The Seven-Day Park Hopper costs $45 more than it used to.
Disney last raised its annual price passes in June, weeks before the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. The Platinum Plus Pass for Florida residents increased nearly 18 percent.
And in 2016, Disney rolled out a new seasonal pricing structure for its single-day tickets. The cost is now based on the day your visits start and end and can add $30 to the admission price, depending on the time of year. That made the annual pass more attractive to some Florida residents.
Florida resident passes:
Platinum Plus: $999, no change
Platinum: $899, no change
Gold: $719, up from $699
Silver: $539, up from $519
Theme Park Select: $439, no change
Weekday Select: $369, up from $349
Epcot After 4: $319, up from $309
Water Parks: $139, no change
Platinum Plus: $1,295, up from $1,219 (a 6.2 percent increase)