First, Disneyland bumped up its Genie+ cost and now Disney World is doing the same. Both of these are effective as of Tuesday, October 11.
Disney announced a range of products and services that are increasing in price.
From variable pricing for Genie+, to Disneyland tickets going up, to Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot costing much more, to Capture Your Moment seeing a huge spike in cost, there’s a lot to digest.
Let’s get to it.
Disney World and Disneyland have variable pricing for Genie+
What does this mean? Well, it simply means the cost for the new FastPass-style service will range in price depending on the date and time of year.
Here’s a breakdown by resort:
Similar to theme park tickets, Genie+ prices may be lower on less busy days and higher during peak periods, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- For example, now through the end of October, prices will be $15 (plus tax) per guest, per day on less busy dates, $22 (plus tax) on busier dates, and somewhere in between on other dates.
You’ll have to check each day to see what the Genie+ price is and decide if you want to purchase it or not.
Remember: You can’t purchase Genie+ in advance at Disney World. You can only buy the day of, which means single-day Genie+ purchases are only available directly through the My Disney Experience app on the guests’s date of visit.
- Will now cost $25 per day when purchased in advance as an add-on with a new ticket or vacation packages
- Single-day purchases through the Disneyland app start at $25 per day and may vary by date, based on demand
Individual Lighting Lane pricing at Disney World and Disneyland
The cost of Individual Lightning Lane selections has always varied based on date, attraction, and park.
But, now with the Genie+ price increase, it seems like there’s a good chance pricing will vary much more than it has in the past.
We will keep you apprised of Individual Lightning Lane pricing going forward.
Speaking of Individual Lightning Lane updates, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disney California Adventure is now part of Genie+, instead of having to purchase it as a separate pay-per-ride cost.
Disneyland tickets see price increase, plus new ticket tier and more
As reported by KTLA on October 11, ticket prices for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure have increased.
Disneyland also introduced a new ticket tier — “Tier 0” 1-day ticket, meaning there are now 7 tiers for 1-day tickets.
Here’s a breakdown courtesy of KTLA:
- “Disneyland also introduced a new ‘Tier 0’ one-day ticket that will cost $104 per day and will be valid on the least crowded days of the year. The price of a one-day ticket now ranges from $104 to $179 based on the day. The most expensive one-day Park Hopper ticket is now priced at $244 per day.”
And in another update, you can now book theme park reservations for beyond January 8, 2023 at Disneyland. This was previously unavailable.
In other price increase news at Disneyland, Scott Gustin reported on Twitter the following regarding parking:
- Hotel valet: increased from $50 to $65 per day
- Regular theme park parking: remains $30 per day
- Preferred theme park parking: increased from $45 to $50 per day
Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot cost a lot more now
If you’re visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios and want to build a droid and/or a lightsaber, know that the prices for both have increased quite a bit.
- Savi’s Workshop: increased from $220 to $249.99 (plus tax) per lightsaber
- Droid Depot: increased from $99 to $119.99 (plus tax) per droid
Pricing for Capture Your Moment sessions spike significantly
Capture Your Moment are private photo sessions you can book at Disney World theme parks with Disney PhotoPass photographers.
However, you’ll now have to pay $99 per session, which is for only 20 minutes. You can also book back-to-back sessions for 40 minutes, which means you’ll have to pay $200.
In February 2022, Disney previously raised the Capture Your Moment price from $50 to $79.
It’s also important to note, which has always been the case: Prints and digital downloads are not included, but anyone with a PhotoPass entitlement (Memory Maker, Memory Maker Day One, or eligible Annual Passholders) can download photos at no extra cost.
Food and beverage increase at Disney World
There have even been some price increases for food and beverages at Disney World, including resort refillable mugs going from $19.99 to $21.99.
The cost of select food and drinks are higher now, which you can see reflected on menus. Even alcohol has gone up.
For example, many single-glass alcoholic drinks were increased by $1. Bottles of wine have gone up by $4 to $5.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated if or when more price increases happen, especially with Genie+.
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