Please Note: All Disney Parks are currently closed due to COVID-19 Concerns. We have not heard of a re-opening date as of the writing of this message (April 1, 2020) – However, please feel free to use the information below for your planning purposes and to see Disney’s cost trends. I will update this article as soon as Disney makes a re-opening announcement. – Kate.
If you’re short on time or money, you may be wondering how much a ticket to visit Disney World will cost for just one day. But, the answer to that question is a little more complicated than you would think.
Disney has a tiered ticket system ranging from one day “base” tickets all the way up to multi-day tickets…. and all tickets can be “upgraded” to include perks such as “park hopper” and “park hopper plus” to be able to visit multiple parks in the same day and/or the Disney water parks.
Disney one day park tickets vary in price based on the day of the week and time of year. For example, park tickets will cost you less on a weekday during the American academic school year (say, late January – mid February) VS. dates leading up to and including the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day).
Tickets also increase in price the closer you are to Christmas (December 25th) as well.
Disney recently increased regular ticket prices (related to park hopper) and Disney annual pass prices in February 2020.
Base ticket prices start at $109 per day and can get up to $159 a day, depending on the time of year. You will also be charged 6.5% sales tax at time of purchase as well, and the tickets are only valid on the day you purchased them for.
There are special discounted Disney World tickets available for Florida residents and members of the US military, you just have to sign into the Disney website to learn more and to see if you qualify.
I also want to mention that when you are buying a ticket to Disney World, the prices do not vary between the parks (so you won’t get a cheaper ticket if you decide to go to Animal Kingdom vs. the Magic Kingdom, for example).
When Are Disney World Tickets The Cheapest?
Disney tickets are generally cheapest in mid-January, with tickets costing between $109/day to $112/day.
When Are Disney World Tickets The Most Expensive?
Disney tickets are generally the most expensive in late November and December (Christmas time), with tickets costing $121/day to $159/day.
Where Can I Buy Disney World Tickets
The safest and most secure ways to purchase your tickets to Disney World are through Disney’s website, or directly from the main gate at the park. There are many sites that offer “Disney ticket discounts” but these are usually for multi-day tickets.
If you are thinking about making your trip longer than just a day, I do want to note that there can be a very big difference in the cost of one day at Disney versus the cost-per-day. A longer trip to Disney can offset the cost of park tickets per day due to the pricing structure that Disney has set for multi-day tickets.
Disney World Ticket Costs for 2020
Here is a calendar displaying the current prices of Disney World Tickets. Prices listed are for Base Tickets (one day admission) for Age 10+, before tax.
How Much is a One Day Ticket to Disney World – March 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
April 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
May 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
June 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
How Much is a One Day Ticket to Disney World – July 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
August 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
September 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
October 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
November 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
How Much is a One Day Ticket to Disney World – December 2020 Disney Ticket Prices
When thinking about planning your trip out to Disney World, do you know how many on-property hotels you have to choose from? See my list of Disney World Resort Hotels here.
Wife. Mom of 2. Disney Fan & Travel Expert. Kate is also a Disney Parks Annual Passholder and Disney Cruise Lines Gold Castaway Member. Kate truly loves all things Disney and enjoys sharing her experiences with others.