Magic Bands, Annual Pass, and Parking Rates all Raised Today


New date based Pricing plans have rolled out today for Walt Disney World and in addition to these new changes, there have been some price increases as well!  Disney Parks Magic Bands have raised to $14.99 from $12.99.  We went onto ShopDisneyParks and tried all of the options and they all come up to $14.00 for the solid color bands.  MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands—resembling a watch or bracelet—that you can quickly and easily touch to a sensor called a touch point. Cards work in a similar fashion, but physically resemble a plastic credit card or driver’s license. Both MagicBands and cards allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation.


Annual Passes prices saw an increase as well!  We played around with the pricing and put up this comparison so you could see just how much they increased.

  • Platinum Plus: from $949 to $994
  • Platinum: from $849 to $894
  • Gold: from $589 to $609
  • Silver: from $439 to $479.

Parking rates at the theme parks saw a small increase as well! Take a look at the new pricing:

Automobile: Was $22 now $25.00
Oversized: Was $27 now $30.00
Preferred: Was $45 now $50.00

Guests pay one fee for a parking pass good all day at all 4 theme parks—Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Our special preferred parking lots are located conveniently close to the theme park entrances. All parking fees include applicable sales tax. Registered Guests of Disney Resort Hotels, select Annual Passholders, Premium Passholders and Disney Premier Passport holders may enjoy complimentary standard self-parking at Disney theme parks.

These increases all came about the same day the new park pass options came out. What do you think of these changes? Too much or worth the cost to be at your favorite place on earth?  For help booking, your next Walt Disney World vacation fill out the form below!

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Heather Adamczak