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3 Disney Price Hikes That Are Quietly Going Into Effect

 2. Early Morning Magic gets a price hike and expansion

Early Morning Magic will be returning to the Magic Kingdom this holiday season, and will once again allow guests to enter the Magic Kingdom at 7:30AM, more than an hour before rope drop to have breakfast and experience Fantasyland before the park opens. However, it has been announced that some changes will be coming to this upcharge experience. 

  • The number of attractions available for guests during this upcharge will double, with Princess Fairytale Hall, “it’s a small world”, Mad Tea Party, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid now available in addition to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • In addition breakfast will move to Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, where cheese and cured meats, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, pancakes and more will be served.
This newly expanded Disney Early Morning Magic offering will take place from 7:45am to 10am on select Sundays and Tuesdays beginning December 2. And of course as you might expect, prices have risen slightly for this newly expanded experience, which will now cost $79 per adult and $69 per child (tax not included). Regular theme park admission is also required.

 Minnie Vans to drop flat-fee pricing model

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Walt Disney World's Minnie Van service, which allows guests to access point-to-point transportation anywhere in the resort has moved to a new distance-based pricing model this week that is more in line with the pricing currently used by Lyft (which contracts with Disney to run the Minnie Vans service)

Previously, guests were able to use the Lyft app to request a Minnie Van to travel to and from any location at Walt Disney World for $25 per trip per vehicle, but that has now been discontued, with guests paying more to travel during periods of high demand, and more to travel more than just a few miles. Though there are some instances where this new system results in a lower price, the vast majority of Minnie Vans trips now cost $30 or more. 

Though price hikes are never fun, unfortunately they are a regular part of the theme park experience these days, especially as Disney looks to boost profits in the face of declining attendance ahead of the 2019 opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Will any of these price hikes affect your next trip to Walt Disney World?

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