Though the cost of admission is always going up at Walt Disney World, it is not just ticket prices that are perpetually on the rise at the resort. In truth, Disney is constantly adjusting and modifying its prices on pretty much everything, from food to souvenirs and of course hotel room rates and everything in between. And while you might not notice when your $5.95 drink is rounded up to $5.99 or a formerly $11.49 pin suddenly costs $11.99, some more noticeable pricing changes happened this week that take effect immediately and could have an impact on your next trip. And while not all of them are increases (annual passholders are actually getting a number of new discounts), the first one will actually affect a lot of guests...
1. Memory Maker goes up in price
Earlier this week Disney unexpectedly increased the price for its Memory Maker PhotoPass add-on by a moderate amount. Previously the price for the standard Memory Maker product was $169, but guests were able to purchase this unlimited photo download service at a discount if they bought it three days in advance or more for $149.
However, under the new pricing scheme (which is unfortunately already in effect) the cost for this add on has increased to $199 for the standard Memory Maker add-on. Guests who purchase in advance will be still be able to get a discount, but will now have to pay $169, which was of course the full price just a week ago.
Though this revelation may come with a bit of sticker shock, the silver lining is that Memory Maker still remains a free "perk" for annual passholders, which is yet another reason why visitors to Walt Disney World may want to consider buying an annual pass during their next visit to the resort, even if they don't live in Florida.
2. DisneyQuest gets a last minute discount before closing forever
It’s hard to believe, but July 2nd, which is the last operational day for DisneyQuest before it shuts down forever, is fast approaching. And while this may be bittersweet for many, the silver lining here is that Walt Disney World is offering ticket discounts to its annual passholders as well as Florida residents who are wanting to visit this indoor theme park one more time before it transforms into the NBA Experience.
Under this new deal, which is valid from now until this location’s final day of operation, Florida residents as well as annual passholders can purchase up to five tickets to DisneyQuest for $33.75 ($29.25 for ages 3-9), which is 25 percent off the regular ticket price.