Walt Disney World and Disneyland hike their single day ticket prices once again for families visiting the beloved theme park.

By Liz Steelman
Updated February 12, 2018
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Planning a vacation to Walt Disney World or Disneyland? You might want to save a few extra bucks more than you were planning. The family theme park announced this weekend that they’re increasing entry fees at both the Florida and California locations. Die-hard Disney fans shouldn’t be surprised though, as ticket prices at Disney World and Disneyland have gone up every year since the 1970s!

Though tickets max out at $129 at Disney World and $135 at Disneyland, parents (and Disney-loving adults!) can take a sigh of relief knowing that they don’t actually have to shell out that much if they do some extra planning. Since all parks operate on a tier structure for single day tickets, some days are more expensive than others. “Value” days are your best bet for cheaper tickets (but do be warned that the park might be packed with other deal seekers). Regular tickets are slightly higher, and peak tickets are the most expensive, falling on on popular weekends, school breaks, and holidays.

For the rest of 2018, entrance into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will increase $2 for single day value tickets, coming to $103 for kids tickets and $109 for adults. Regular tickets will cost $119 for adults and $113 for kids, or $4 more dollars than last year. Peak tickets will be $129 for adults and $123 for kids. If your family is looking to explore Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or the Animal Kingdom, you’ll get a slightly better deals, with value tickets costing only $102 for adults, $96 for kids (up $2 from 2017). Regular time will cost $114 for adults and $108 for children, and peak will be $112 for adults and $116 for kids.

Though $2 and $4 might seem doable for families, things aren't so sunny over at Disneyland, where ticket prices have experienced a less frugal increase. Though single-day value tickets will still cost $97, regular tickets will be $7 more expensive than last year, bringing the total up to $117. Peak tickets will tack on a whopping $11 to last year's price, costing $135 in 2018.

Are your eyes boggling at how much that four-day trip is going to cost? You can still do Disney on a dime (relatively) sweat-free. Here, some clever ways to save cash.