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Walt Disney World and Disneyland increase ticket prices for summer 2013

Magic Kingdom castle

Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort have increased ticket prices for the summer 2013 season, following in the footsteps of rival Universal Orlando.

Unusually, Walt Disney World has chosen to differentiate the price for the Magic Kingdom when compared to the other three theme parks at the resort. The price of a single-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom has risen from $89 to $95 for adults ($89 for children), whereas tickets for Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios are priced slightly lower at $90.

The price difference between the parks is unlikely to affect most Walt Disney World visitors, who purchase multi-day tickets that can be used at any of the parks. The cost of these has also risen substantially, with a four-day base ticket now costing $279, up $23. Annual Pass prices have risen from $574 to $609 for non-Florida residents, with locals now paying $464 (up from $425).

Meanwhile, the cost of a single-day ticket for Disneyland or Disney California Adventure has risen by $5 to $92. Single-day "Park Hopper" tickets now cost $137 (up from $125), while Annual Pass prices have risen by $20-30 across the board.

Universal Orlando recently became the first Florida resort to break the $90 barrier, pricing single-day entry to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure at $92. However, Disney's Magic Kingdom price now tops this.

Tickets for all three resorts are also sold by independent resellers. Check our tickets advice page for details, and our special offers database for the latest limited-time deals.

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