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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 but you can buy single day tickets to all of the Disney theme parks, water parks and other entertainment complexes.

Multi-day tickets 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 October 2018, Disney replaced their tiered seasonal one day ticket pricing for their four theme parks with a calendar date based pricing model across both their single and multi-day tickets. They also made all four parks the same price per day instead of keeping Magic Kingdom at a premium.

Note that all tickets now have an expiration date. For example tickets purchased in October 2018, will now expire by December 31, 2019 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 Ticket Information Pages

Walt Disney World Single Day 2018 ticket prices

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.

See our multi-day multi-park theme park ticket page for prices between 1 and 10 days.

Walt Disney World Single Day Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include park hopping. Ticket must be used by 31 December 2019.
from $109.00 to $129.00
plus tax
from $104.00 to $124.00
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 or Typhoon Lagoon water parks.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
$65.00
plus tax
$59.00
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 or Typhoon Lagoon water parks excluding summer dates.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Blackout dates for 2019 are May 25 to August 25.
$60.00
plus tax
$54.00
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

Disney Springs

The former Downtown Disney has been 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 a maximum of 14 days from date of first use unless stated otherwise.

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 and MagicBands in conjunction with digital fingerprint scans to ensure that only the person who originally bought the ticket can use it. Do not be tempted to purchase part used tickets from non-authorised ticket sellers.

Walt Disney World Ticket Price History

In the past, Disney typically raised their ticket prices each year in August (twice in 2006).

In 2007 and 2008 they added $4 to the price of a one day ticket and in 2009 added $5. In 2010 they added another $3, a further $3 in 2011 and then $4 in 2012.

However in 2012 and again in 2013 they raised their prices in June immediately after Universal Studios raised theirs. In 2013 for the first time ever, they set separate prices for a one day admission to Magic Kingdom. A one day ticket to Magic Kingdom increased by $5, whereas the other Disney parks only saw a $1 increase.

In February 2014 they raised prices again with another $4 on single day admission tickets and in February 2015 they added another $6 to the Magic Kingdom and $3 to the other parks.

In February 2016 they introduced tiered seasonal pricing for the first time for one day tickets. The low “Value” season prices stayed the same as their 2015 prices but the mid “Regular” and “Peak” season prices rose by as much as $19. Multi-day prices rose by between $10 and $35.

In February 2017, one day ticket prices increased between $2 and $5 and annual passes went up between $10 and $40. Disney also started putting expiry dates on all tickets. Tickets purchased in February 2017 will now expire on December 31, 2018 latest.

Again in February 2018, one day ticket prices increased between $2 and $5 and all annual pass prices rose. Tickets purchased from February 2018 will expire on December 31, 2019.

In October 2018 Disney changed the way tickets were sold again. The “Magic Your Way” tiered seasonal pricing model was replaced by a daily calendar rate model which resulted in a second price rise for a lot of tickets and a reduced ticket life instead of a 14 day life across all tickets. Now a 10 day ticket still expires 14 days after first use but a 2 day ticket expires after only 4 days.

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