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Join Date: Jan 2001
New Prices released today
Tapping into the desire of Americans to take longer vacations, the Walt Disney World® Resort has re-engineered its ticket lineup to offer increasing savings for clients eager to spend more time in the theme parks. The new Magic Your Way Tickets launch Jan. 2, 2005, and feature significant vacation value and increased savings with each day a client adds.
The new ticket product centers around the Magic Your Way Base Ticket, a ticket offering admission to any one of the four Walt Disney World® theme parks for each day of the pass and available in 1- to 7-day increments. The per-day cost of the pass is reduced with each day that's added, so that a 7-day ticket averages less than $29 per day for clients ages 10 and up - or less than half the price of a single-day ticket ($59.75).
A roster of options can be added to the Magic Your Way Base Ticket - like park hopping or water park visits - enabling clients to select, and pay for, only the features they want. These new options and increased flexibility allow travel counselors to better design vacations that meet specific client needs and budgets.
Clients that have already purchased Disney Park Hopper® passes or booked a 2005 vacation package with other ticket types can still use those tickets for their vacation, or they may elect to change their tickets to the new Magic Your Way Tickets by simply paying the difference (no refunds will be issued if the new ticket is of lesser value).
Ticket prices do not include tax. These retail prices are effective January 2, 2005. All tickets expire 14 days after first use unless the No Expiration Option is purchased. Some events are separately priced.
Magic Your Way Frequently Asked Ticket Questions Printer-friendly
Why is your one-day ticket going up to nearly $60?
It’s important to realize that the vast majority of our guests purchase multi-day tickets, and the Magic Your Way ticket plan represents much more than a change in single-day ticket pricing. This plan represents the most dramatic change to Walt Disney World tickets in decades.
We survey our guests regularly and they continue to tell us that Walt Disney World is an exceptional value. And now that guests can create their own tickets with “Magic Your Way,” they can create the ticket that has the most value to them.
Why are you charging for Park-Hopping when it used to be free?
Magic Your Way tickets now offer travel agents greater flexibility to customize their clients’ tickets and choose only those benefits they want.
Agents can create a value ticket for a week of visits to theme parks, or a premium ticket that maximizes a shorter stay, with added features like park-hopping and water parks – or even a one-day park-hopper, a ticket that is often requested but has never been available.
What is included in the Magic Your Way Base Ticket?
The Magic Your Way Base Ticket is the base ticket for Walt Disney World and includes one theme park admission per day for the number of days on the ticket, and expires 14 days from first use. It does not include park hopping or admission to other gated attractions, like Disney’s water parks or Pleasure Island. Only one theme park admission may be used per day.
What if my clients have already booked a Dream Maker package for an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation in 2005? Should I change their package?
All packages purchased prior to Jan 2. 2005 will be honored.
What if my clients already have tickets?
If clients already have tickets, perhaps unused days on four- or five-day Park Hopper tickets from a previous Walt Disney World vacation, they will still be able to use the remaining days left on those passes to enter the theme parks and park hop. Clients interested in upgrading pre-existing tickets and applying the value of the remaining days towards the purchase of new Magic Your Way passes will be able to do so at the ticket service locations at any of the Walt Disney World theme parks or guest service desks at Disney onsite resort hotels.
Are advance purchase savings still available on tickets purchased pre-arrival?
Yes. Walt Disney World continues to offer savings on select multi-day tickets that are purchased before a guest leaves home. Advance purchase savings are available on tickets of 5 days or longer with the Park Hopper and/or the Magic Plus Pack add-on.
Why aren’t the advanced purchase savings as great with the new pricing structure as they previously were?
The savings for multi-day tickets of three or more days have been re-worked to be included in the base price of Magic Your Way Base Tickets.
What’s the difference between the new ticket -- the Magic Your Way Base Ticket – and the previous Park Hopper Ticket?
The advantage of Disney’s new ticket structure is flexibility. Unlike Disney’s Park Hopper tickets, the new Magic Your Way Base Ticket is available in a variety of increments – from 1 to 7 days – whereas Disney’s Park Hopper tickets are generally only available for 4 days or more. In the past, many guests interested in 1-, 2- or 3-day tickets did not have an option for a Park Hopper ticket.
In addition, the per-day price of the Magic Your Way Base Ticket is less expensive than the per-day cost of Disney’s Park Hopper pass (ex: $54.75 per day for a 4-day Park Hopper vs. $46.25 per day for the Magic Your Way Base Ticket). The Magic Your Way Base Ticket does not include the ability to visit multiple parks on the same day like Disney’s Park Hopper passes did and will expire 14 days from first use – thus the lower price point. This lower priced ticket is ideal for guests who do not want to visit multiple parks in the same day and who don’t plan to save days for a future visit.
Can my clients use one of the extra “days” on my Magic Your Way Base Ticket to visit another park, as an alternative to “park hopping”?
No, clients who purchase the Magic Your Way Base Ticket will not be able to use additional base days to visit multiple theme parks on the same day. Only one theme park visit can be used per day.
What is the benefit of the Park Hopper option/add-on?
The Park Hopper Option allows clients to come and go as they please through all four Walt Disney Word theme parks on the same day, for each day of their pass. For Disney resort guests, the Park Hopper option enables them to take full advantage of the Extra Magic Hours benefit.
Does the Park Hopper option include the water parks and Pleasure Island as well? Can a client visit the Magic Kingdom and Typhoon Lagoon on the same day?
No. The Park Hopper Option allows clients to make multiple visits between the four Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day only. However, clients electing to purchase the Premium Pass option – which adds the Park Hopper option and the Magic Plus Pack to the Magic Your Way Base Ticket – can visit the theme parks and visit Disney water parks and other gated attractions on the same day, based on the number of Plus visits remaining on their ticket.
What does the Magic Plus Pack option offer?
The Magic Plus Pack option allows clients to add visits to Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Pleasure Island and Disney’s Wide World of Sports (excluding special events) and DisneyQuest. The Magic Plus Pack can be added to the Magic Your Way Base Ticket for $45, and the number of visits varies based on the length of the ticket purchased.
Can a guest visit two other water park/entertainment options on the same day, up to the number of Magic Plus Pack admissions on their ticket?
Clients are allowed to visit as many Magic Plus Pack venue options in any one day as they desire, up to the number of Plus visits on their ticket.
Previously, the only ticket available within an onsite package was a length-of-stay ticket. Has that changed with your new ticket structure?
The new ticket structure has been designed so that the savings increase with each day that’s added, and to offer enhanced flexibility for clients. Therefore, clients now have the option to select a ticket length that best fits their vacation plans…not one that’s driven by the number of nights they’re staying at a Disney Resort. However, there is a requirement for guests selecting the Magic Your Way Premium Ticket that the length of their ticket match the number of nights of the resort stay plus one day.
What about guests/clients electing to stay offsite? Are their ticket options driven by the number of nights they plan to stay in Central Florida?
As with onsite stays, the new ticket structure has been designed so that the savings increase with each day that’s added. The primary focus, however, is flexibility for clients. Therefore, clients now have the option to select a ticket length that best fits their vacation plans.
Once purchased, how long is a ticket good for if a guest does not elect to opt for the No-Expiration option?
Magic Your Way Base Ticket expire 14 days from first use.
If the “No-Expiration” option is added to a Magic Your Way Base Ticket with the Magic Plus Pack option, are other gated attractions, such as water parks, also covered by the No-Expiration option?
Yes, if a client elects to add the “No-Expiration” option to a Magic Your Way ticket with the Magic Plus Pack option, their visits to other gated attractions, such as water parks, will not expire. However, for those who do not purchase the no-expiration option, all park admissions and visits, including water parks, will expire 14 days from first use.
Can a client upgrade an existing ticket? Can a Park Hopper ticket purchased before these new tickets were introduced be upgraded?
In general, clients can upgrade to any type of ticket, provided the new ticket is of equal or greater value than the old ticket by simply paying the difference. However, no refunds will be issued if the new ticket is of lesser value. So, yes, clients who purchased Walt Disney World tickets before the new Magic Your Way tickets became available will have the option to upgrade to a new pass.
What is the cost to upgrade a ticket by adding more theme park days?
The cost of additional days is based on the price difference between the existing ticket and the gate price of the new ticket. For example, to upgrade an adult 5-day Disney’s Park Hopper ticket purchased with advance purchase savings for $259 to a new adult 7-day Disney’s Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper option and Magic Plus Pack option ($279) would cost $20.
I bought a park hopper at a discount through AAA. Will I pay more to upgrade my ticket?
No. Upgrades will always be based on the retail value of the ticket.
How does the No-Expiration Option work?
The No-Expiration Option can be added to any ticket at a cost of $10-$55, depending on the length of the Magic Your Way ticket. Because Magic Your Way Base Tickets expire 14 days after first use, adding this option allows clients to save unused days and visits for a later time, or on a future visit.
What about down-grading a ticket? Can a previously purchased ticket be reduced in length, or can a Park Hopper option be exchanged for the new Magic Your Way Base Ticket, and are refunds available to compensate for a lower price?
In general, clients can change to any type of ticket. However, no refunds will be issued if the new ticket is a lower price.
Will Walt Disney World tickets purchased years ago still be honored?
Walt Disney World will continue to honor all tickets purchased prior to the announcement of this new pricing structure.
What tickets can be purchased pre-arrival?
Any ticket from 1- to 7-days in length can be purchased pre-arrival. This is an enhancement that’s been made with the new pricing structure.
Which pre-arrival tickets feature Advance Purchase Savings?
Advance Purchase Savings are only available on the following tickets that are purchased pre-arrival: 5-, 6- and 7-Day Magic Your Way tickets that include the Park Hopper option and/or Magic Plus Pack option; 5-, 6-, and 7-day Magic Your Way Premium Tickets.
Is Advance Purchase Savings available on 5-, 6-, or 7-Day Magic Your Way Base Tickets? Is Advance Purchase Savings also available if the No-Expiration Option is added to the 5-, 6-, or 7-Day Magic Your Way Base Tickets?
The Magic Your Way Base Tickets do not include Advance Purchase Savings, even if the Non-Expiration option is added. Advance Purchase Savings are only available on the following tickets that are purchased pre-arrival: 5-, 6- and 7-Day Magic Your Way Tickets that include the Park Hopper option and/or Magic Plus Pack option; 5-, 6-, and 7-day Magic Your Way Premium Tckets.
Can a special event ticket like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party be added to any of the new Magic Your Way Tickets?
No. Special events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party require “hard tickets” that are sold separately and cannot be added on. These hard tickets can, however, be purchased through the online Disney ticket store.
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