Disney ticket prices on rise in Orlando

Disney ticket prices on rise in Orlando

At Disney World, prices for "value" days increased to $109 for adults and $103 for children - a $2 uptick - and prices for tickets during regular days increased to $119 for adults and $113 for children - a $4 increase, according to the Associated Press.

Both of the iconic theme parks have increased their ticket prices every year since the 1970s.

The price increase at Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in California started on Sunday. The hike comes after Disney reported increased attendance at its theme parks in its first-quarter. Peak season tickets increased by $5, up to $129 for adults and $123 for children. The new prices still reflect the amusement parks' ticketing policies that reflect popular visiting hours, with value-priced tickets, regular tickets and peak-priced tickets. That's a $4 increase. Those one-day "value" tickets are also increasing $2, raising the price to $102 for adults and $96 for kids. A single-day ticket during peak periods will climb to $135, an $11 increase.

That's a $2 increase over ticket prices past year on "value" days.

Disneyland ticket prices are seeing the biggest increases.

Prices for Florida residents have also changed, as reflected on the park's website.

"Given the small percentage of guests that purchase a 1-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts spread to attendance throughout the year", said Andrea Finger, spokeswoman for Walt Disney World. Standard parking will now cost $22 per day, while preferred parking will cost $45 per day.

Disney has several projects in the works including Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, set to open in 2019, a Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at Epcot and a Tron coaster at Magic Kingdom.

Company officials say this program will evolve in 2018 to address the fluctuating guest patterns.