This week at Walt Disney World, the biggest news came in the form of price hikes for annual passholders as well as an increase in rates for parking. However, there were some other things that happened this week too, inlcuding dining changes, new discounts and more! 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort limits the operating hours Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure while this attraction undergoes maintenance, plus SeaWorld announces a new $25 ticket deal! 

1. Price hikes come to Walt Disney World

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The biggest news this week has been Walt Disney World's price increase, which saw prices on annual passes up from between 9% and 20%, with two the two "no blockout" passes now over the $1000 mark for non-Florida residents. Here's the full price breakdown for regular guests and Florida residents. 

In addition to rising ticket and annual pass costs, Walt Disney World has also increased parking fees at its resorts. Guests who park their vehicle at a Walt Disney World hotel can now expect to pay the following prices: 
  • Disney Value Resorts: $15 per night 
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $20 per night 
  • Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night

2. Disney shuffles snack offerings near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Indiana Jones
Image: DisneyThis week Disney's Hollywood Studios renamed the snack kiosk in front of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular attraction to Epic Eats in order to prepare for the opening of a new Oasis Canteen, which will be opening where the Echo Lake Satellite Bar is currently outside this attraction in the near future. Epic Eats will continue to offer funnel cakes and assorted beverages and adult spirits and the new Oasis Canteen will offer draft beer, cocktails, and specialty cocktails.

3. Annual Passholders to get free gift for attending Disney Villains After Hours

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Annual Passholders attending Disney Villains After Hours will soon be able to receive a free Christmas Ornament when attending the new Disney Villains After Hours event at the Magic Kingdom. This free gift will be available beginning June 27 2019, and can be picked up at Mickey’s Star Traders in Tomorrowland during the event.


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