How Much Have Disney World Ticket Prices Gone Up Over the Years?

Throughout it’s 45 years of existence, Walt Disney World has been in a constant state of expansion and innovation. What you see there today- the parks, resorts, restaurants, retail spots, water parks, etc – have all been added steadily and strategically over the years.

So, as you can expect, there is a pretty hefty price tag associated with all this construction and reconstruction and much of it is offset in annual (or semi-annual) Disney World ticket price increases. The cost for an adult day pass into the Magic Kingdom in 1971 was $3.50 and is now over $100. There have only been a few years in which prices have not gone up and some in which they rose quite a bit.

Here is a fun timeline I recently stumbled across that gives a year-by-year breakdown as to how much Disney World tickets cost along with a narrative that describes some of the bigger changes Disney made each year. It is a quick and interesting read and a fun trip down memory lane and an amazing reminder as to just how much Walt Disney World ticket prices have risen in our lifetime.

Enjoy!

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.