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Disney World 2018 Price Seasons



By Dave Shute

2018 PROJECTED RESORT PRICE SEASONS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

The material below shows my forecasts of resort price seasons at Walt Disney World at different times of the year in 2018.

(For 2017 price seasons, see this.)

Forecasts are based on recent Disney World practices, and will be updated when the actual seasons and prices come out, likely in the early summer of 2017.

In the material below, “X% Higher” means compared to the lowest prices of the year.

In addition to the detailed forecasts presented below, Disney ups prices even more during certain weekends and holidays–particularly over the Marathon weekend, Martin Luther King Day weekend, President’s Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Columbus Day weekend, and Veterans Day weekend.

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2018 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS: VALUE RESORTS

  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 1/1/2018
  • Lowest of year–the value season–begins 1/2/18
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 2/15/18
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season-begins 2/25/18
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 3/9/18
  • 55-75% higher–the Easter season–begins 3/25/18
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 4/8/18
  • 30-45% higher–the summer season–begins 5/25/18
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 8/12/18
  • 5-10% higher–the fall season–begins 8/24/18
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 9/16/18
  • 5-10% higher–the fall season– begins 10/28/18
  • 20-40% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/17/18
  • 5-10% higher–the fall seasonbegins 11/24/18
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 12/9/18
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 12/14/18
  • 60-75% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/21/18

Disney's Polynesian Resort from yourfirstvisit.net2018 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS: DELUXE RESORTS

  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 1/1/18
  • Lowest of year–the value season–begins 1/2/18
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 2/15/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 2/25/18
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 3/9/18
  • 35-55% higher–the Easter season–begins 3/25/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 4/8/18
  • 10% higher–the summer season–begins 5/25/18
  • 0-5% highernear-lowest of year–the value season 2–begins 7/6/18
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 8/24/18
  • 5-20% higher–the regular season 2–begins 9/21/18
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 10/14/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 11/2/18
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/12/18
  • 20-25% higher during Thanksgiving begins 11/20/18
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/24/18
  • 20% higher–the regular season–beings 12/9/18
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 12/14/18
  • 40-60% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/21/18

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort from yourfirstvisit.net2018 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS: MODERATE RESORTS

  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 1/1/18
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 1/2/18
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 2/15/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season-begins 2/25/18
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 3/9/18
  • 45-50% higher–the Easter season–begins 3/25/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 4/8/18
  • 15-20% higher–the summer season–begins 5/25/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 8/12/18
  • 10-15% higher–the fall season–begins 8/24/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 9/16/18
  • 10-15% higher–the fall season–begins 10/28/18
  • 20-25% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/17/18
  • 10-15% higher–the fall seasonbegins 11/24/18
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–beings 12/9/18
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 12/14/18
  • 50-55% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/21/18

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14 comments

1 Staci { 10.25.16 at 1:30 pm }

Hi Dave!!

I’m so excited for all of your 2018 upcoming info so I can plan my trip! I plan to purchase your book, any idea when it will include 2018 updates?? Love your site by the way and just passed the link onto a friend planning their trip for next year! ?

2 Dave { 10.26.16 at 9:19 am }

Staci, I’m sorry to say that the 2017 edition won’t have 2018 updates, only 2017 updates. The 2018 material will be in an all-new 2018 edition, not an update to 2017.

3 Staci { 10.26.16 at 10:56 am }

Even better!!! Do you have a guess as to when it will be available?

4 Dave { 10.27.16 at 8:59 am }

Staci, we are tied to the timing of Disney’s release of 2018 info (and then time to analyze it) so no earlier than July and (hopefully) no later than Sept.

5 Connie { 02.24.17 at 7:51 pm }

Hi Dave!
I’m sorry to be dense, but I am confused by the January prices. It states that the peak season starts on January 1 and lowest price of the year value season starts in January 2. Could you please explain that to me? Thank you. 🙂

6 Dave { 02.26.17 at 7:08 am }

Connie, I don’t understand your question–can you re-phrase it?

7 Connie { 03.03.17 at 8:35 am }

Hm, I’ll try. :). I guess I am just not understanding peak season starting one day (Jan. 1) and value season starting the very next day (Jan. 2). It’s very important to us to go during the lowest crowd, lowest price season and I’m just trying to figure out when exactly to go. Thank you for your response and all your great information!

8 Dave { 03.04.17 at 10:01 am }

Connie, it happens this way every year–it’s the “end” of the peak season, which begins before Christmas in the prior calendar year. Hotel prices aren’t the same as a crowd calendar. Use this instead to find the best combination of both.

9 Connie { 03.05.17 at 2:38 am }

Got it, Dave. Thank you very much!

10 Lindsey Templet { 03.08.17 at 8:42 am }

Just got back from a trip over Mardi Gras. It was hot and crowded. Although with strategic planning we did everything. I already booked for next Mardi Gras February 9-16 2018. How do Those dates look? I’m hoping it will be a bit cooler and less crowded as there won’t be princess marathon or Daytona 500

11 Dave { 03.08.17 at 10:39 am }

Lindsey, see this. Because President’s Day crowds begin the Thursday before it, I’m seeing higher crowds Mardi Gras next year than this year.

12 joanne { 03.13.17 at 1:48 pm }

when is the best time to book accomodation at disney world for

13 joanne { 03.13.17 at 1:51 pm }

when is the best time to book for january 2018? when do promotions for said month become available? my family and i are planning on going on january 8 – 15. thanks.

14 Dave { 03.14.17 at 7:58 pm }

Joanne, you can book now–but only over the phone or via a travel agent. If a discount comes out later, you can then try to convert your booking to it, or book a new one in the deal and cancel your old one.

For January 2017 deals came out in late September.

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