Buying Walt Disney World Single Day Tickets

Kali River ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Kali River ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom

If you are a first time visitor to Walt Disney World then you are probably better off buying a multi-day multi-park hopper ticket using the Magic Your Way ticket scheme but you can buy single day tickets to all of the Disney theme parks, water parks and other entertainment complexes.

“Magic Your Way” really comes into its own and saves you money when you want to park hop and visit for four or more days or go to some of the other attractions like the water parks.

In February 2016, Disney introduced tiered seasonal one day ticket pricing for their four theme parks. These seasonal price bands only relate to one day park tickets. Multi-day park ticket prices are not affected by seasonal pricing and blackout dates. Note that all tickets now have an expiration date. For example tickets purchased in February 2017, will now expire by December 31, 2018 at the latest.

Walt Disney World single day ticket options are:

Like most of the Florida theme parks, anyone aged 10 or over on the day of their first entry to the theme parks is classed as an adult and will have to buy an adult ticket.

Children between the ages of 3 and 9 are classed as children and may purchase a child ticket.

Children under the age of 3 are admitted for free.

Walt Disney World Single Day 2017 ticket prices

Disney now has three seasons which they are calling “Value”, “Regular” and “Peak”.

Peak season tends to cover the three/four weeks around Easter/Spring Break, the early part of the US school summer holidays starting in late May, Thanksgiving and Christmas accounting for around 30% of the calendar with Regular season coming in around 50% and Value around 20%.

For 2017 the dates are as follows:

  • Value — January 17 to February 17, February 27 to March 9, August 20 to September 29
  • Regular — March 4 to 10, April 3 to May 26, July 24 to August 21, September 30 to November 19 and November 28 to December 21
  • Peak — March 11 to April 2, May 27 to July 23, November 20 to 27 and December 22 to 31

Visitors from the UK will see that most of the UK school summer holidays falls into the Value or Regular seasonal price bands, rather than the Peak season.

Like the airlines, Disney will typically show their seasonal calendar between 8 and 11 months in advance.

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay at the gate (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

These prices are subject to change and you should check with Walt Disney World for the latest prices.

Magic Kingdom Single Day Ticket - Value Season Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Disney’s Magic Kingdom during the Value season.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping. Blackout dates apply.
US$107.00
plus tax
US$101.00
plus tax
Magic Kingdom Single Day Ticket - Regular Season Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Disney’s Magic Kingdom during the Regular season.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping. Blackout dates apply.
US$115.00
plus tax
US$109.00
plus tax
Magic Kingdom Single Day Ticket - Peak Season Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Disney’s Magic Kingdom during the Peak season.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping.
US$124.00
plus tax
US$118.00
plus tax
Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom Single Day Ticket - Value Season Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom during the Value season.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping. Blackout dates apply.
US$99.00
plus tax
US$93.00
plus tax
Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom Single Day Ticket - Regular Season Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom during the Regular season.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping. Blackout dates apply.
US$107.00
plus tax
US$101.00
plus tax
Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom Single Day Ticket - Peak Season Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom during the Peak season.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping.
US$119.00
plus tax
US$113.00
plus tax
Single day tickets to each of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom Adult Child
Standard single day admission to each of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping and can only visit each park once. Must be purchased by 30 July 2017 and valid for 14 days from date of first use. Expires 30 September 2017.
$326.00
plus tax
$296.00
plus tax
Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon water parks Single Day Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
$62.00
plus tax
$56.00
plus tax
Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon water parks Single Day Seasonal Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks excluding summer dates.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Blackout dates apply.
$57.00
plus tax
$51.00
plus tax
DisneyQuest Single Day Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to DisneyQuest.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
$45.00
plus tax
$39.00
plus tax
Disney Characters in Flight Balloon Ride Ticket Adult Child
Single Characters in Flight Balloon Ride at Disney Springs.
Early-bird prices are half price. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Flights are subject to weather conditions.
$20.00
plus tax
$15.00
plus tax
ESPN Wide World of Sports® Single Day Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
$16.50
plus tax
$11.50
plus tax
Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba Ticket Adult Child
Single Performance to Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba at Downtown Disney.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
from $64.00 to $144.00
plus tax
from $49.00 to $117.00
plus tax

Disney Springs

The former Downtown Disney is currently being redeveloped into Disney Springs. The entertainment complex, Pleasure Island closed on September 28, 2008. Parking and admission are free at Disney Springs unless you want valet parking.

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Multi-day passes

The price per day goes down considerably, the more days you buy but do bear in mind that from February 2015 all tickets expire after 14 days from date of first use.

In previous years you could buy a "No Expiration option, then any extra days you did not use would not be wasted. Older tickets with the No Expiration option will be honoured.

Transferring tickets

Tickets are non transferrable and Disney have now introduced new RFID enabled tickets to ensure that only the person who originally bought the ticket can use it.

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