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Lately, any news about prices has been bad news — but good news Disney fans, not this time! There are some exciting developments for Disney ticket prices in 2023. Since CEO Bob Iger returned, he’s adding more days eligible for the $104 Disneyland ticket and bringing back/adding perks to both Disneyland and Disney World parks. Going on a Disney vacation on a budget is easier than ever with these changes.

Disneyland and Disney World are receiving many new (and returning) perks for single-day guests, annual pass holders, and resort guests. Disney World got a few more perks added than Disneyland, but hey we’re excited about anything added to Disney — especially if they’re for free! In addition, Magic Keys are going to go back on sale in 2023.


Some Disneyland tickets cost just $104 (compared to regular $179)

Disneyland castle

Disneyland offers a $104 ticket that’s very restricted on what days it’s eligible for. Typically the $104 ticket was restricted to some school days in the winter and spring. A regular 1-day Disneyland ticket price is $179.

Starting Feb. 4, there will be 60 more dates available to visit Disneyland with their $104 1-day park ticket.


2023 park hopper tickets let you move between parks 2 hours earlier

Disney California Adventure

If you have the park hopper perk added to your Disneyland tickets, then you’ll be able to hop starting at 11 a.m. from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. This perk will be live starting Feb. 4, 2023. Prior, park hoping wasn’t allowed until after 1 p.m.

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Complimentary self-parking at Disney World hotels has returned.

Girl walking in a hallway at a Disney resort hotel

In 2021 we lost Magical Express at Disney World, which was Disney’s complimentary transportation from the Orlando Airport to the hotels.

Now if you’re staying at a Disney World hotel location, as of Jan. 10, 2023, you’ll receive complimentary overnight self-parking. This is a perk that resort guests used to have, then it went away, and now it’s back! This will save you up to $25 per night. Parking your car at the hotel and taking the tram to the parks will avoid paying for parking at the parks too.

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Disney Annual Pass holders no longer have to make park reservations if they visit after 2 p.m.

A Disney World annual passholder card held up with a Disney park in the background.

Reservations at Disney have been a thing since 2020. Some of the beauty of being a Disney pass holder and living nearby is just randomly heading to the park. But with reservations, that last-minute magic has faded.

Now if you’re a Disney World annual pass holder in 2023, you don’t have to make reservations to visit the parks after 2 p.m. — except on Saturdays and Sundays at the Magic Kingdom.


Photos are now included with Disney Tickets at Disneyland.

Disneyland dumbo ride

If you’re visiting Disneyland, starting Feb. 4, all ride photos are complimentary and included in your Disney ticket prices.

Visiting Disney World? You can still get your ride photo for “free,” but it’ll cost you. For a limited time, if you purchase the Disney Genie+ at Disney World, you’ll now get digital ride photos for free! So if you’re riding Space Mountain and you want the digital photo, you’ll get it for free.

Disney Genie is a complimentary trip-planning service, but Disney Genie+ is an add-on service of $25 per ticket per day. It allows you to use a Lightning Lane entrance to bypass the standby line on select attractions and allows you to pay to skip the line on up to two high-demand attractions per day.

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