Disney Announces Price Hikes Sooner than Expected

Usually in late August there is a flurry of activity for those trying to get their vacation packages booked, effectively locking in their ticket price before the next year's rate increase takes effect.  Perhaps the unseasonably warm temperatures have fooled Disney into thinking that August is here, as they have announced ticket prices will increase 3 months earlier than usual.

If you have kept up with this blog, you may remember that I posted some rumors regarding Disney announcing next years resort rates and ticket prices earlier than in previous years.  While it stinks any time prices rise, the silver lining in this news is that it paves the way for long range planners to book their trips for the next calendar year earlier.  In years past, you had to book your dining reservations before you knew how much you were going  to be paying for your hotel, dining, or tickets! 

You can find a complete list of all ticket types HERE.  But in a nutshell, all tickets increases in price, with the largest percentage increases tickets of longer duration and on tickets for kids.  Instead of a adding a day to a 4 or more day base ticket for $5, it will now cost you $8.  That is going to be a tougher sell for families to add on arrival or departure day!  For a typical family of four to add a day - even if it was only a few hours - for $20 was kind of a "no brainer".  Now that it will cost over $32 may give more folks cause for pause.

So thinking of a trip to Disney World and want to get in under the wire?  Good news!  I will be happy to get your vacation booked and locked in at the lower rates this weekend before the price increases Monday morning.  I will be available all weekend to take your call or email.  Contact me and we can get the ball rolling.  If you want to take a few days to think things over before you are ready to make your deposit, we can get a courtesy hold on a room for you which will allow you 7 days to thinks things over.

And if you are thinking about Disney in 2012, let's talk looks like we can get started sooner than expected!

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