Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Ticket Price Increases Expected

It’s getting to be that time of year again when Disney and Universal tend to raise ticket prices. Both of them have raised ticket prices at least once per year for their entire history, and every once in a while they raise them twice! If you have a trip planned next year, it would be a good idea to get your tickets now and lock in the current prices. All of these tickets do have an expiration date (typically the end of 2018), but if you should happen to not use them for some reason, the tickets can still be turned in as credit towards new tickets.

Walt Disney World (Florida) last raised ticket prices on February 12, 2017. For most people, the best source for discounted Walt Disney World tickets is Undercover Tourist. They offer discounts on all multi-day tickets, as well as bundles of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando tickets.

Disneyland (California) last raised ticket prices on February 12, 2017. For most people, the best source for discounted Disneyland tickets is aRes Travel. They offer discounts on all multi-day tickets, as well as bundles of Disneyland and Universal tickets.

Universal Orlando last raised ticket prices on February 17, 2017. For most people, the best source for discounted Universal Orlando tickets is Undercover Tourist. They offer discounts on all multi-day tickets, as well as bundles of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando tickets.

Universal Studios Hollywood last raised ticket prices on February 17, 2017. For most people, the best source for discounted Universal Studios Hollywood tickets is aRes Travel. They offer discounts on all multi-day tickets, as well as bundles of Disneyland and Universal tickets.

Regular Walt Disney World multi-day tickets once remained valid forever if unused, but that changed last year. After the last increase, all tickets, even multi-day tickets, have an expiration date. Specifically, the first use of the ticket typically has to occur before December 31 of the next year, and then they expire after 14 days (counting the first use day). If they expire and have never been used, you will still be able to get what you paid for them as a credit towards new tickets.

Disneyland tickets expire at the end of the year you purchase them (or the next year, if you purchase them close to the end of the year). Current regular tickets expire at the end of 2018. Completely unused tickets can still be turned in toward the price of new tickets, even after the expiration date.

Universal Studios Hollywood tickets expire at the end of the year you purchase them (or the next year, if you purchase them close to the end of the year). Current regular tickets expire at the end of 2018. Completely unused tickets can still be turned in toward the price of new tickets, even after the expiration date.

Universal Orlando tickets expire 1 year after being issued. The ticket is issued once you have something you can take to the gate. So if you print them at home, the 1 year starts when you print them or the printable PDF is issued. If you select will call kiosk or ticket window pickup, the expiration starts when you pick the ticket up at Universal Orlando. Completely unused tickets can still be turned in toward the price of new tickets, even after the expiration date.

Here’s a table of the dates that the price increased at the parks over the last few years.

Historical price increase dates for the Disney parks:

  Walt Disney World Disneyland
2012
Jun 3
May 20
2013 Jun 2 Jun 2
2014 Feb 23 May 18
2015 Feb 22 (APs Oct 4) Feb 22 (APs Oct 4)
2016 Feb 28 Feb 28
2017 Feb 12 Feb 12

 

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Discount Tickets

Disneyland (California) and Universal Studios Hollywood Discount Tickets