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Disney World 2019 Resort Price Seasons



By Dave Shute

2019 RESORT PRICE SEASONS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

The material below shows resort price seasons at Walt Disney World at different times of the year in 2019Resort prices can be almost twice as high during some periods as they are at others.

The text part is based on “price seasons,” a grouping tool Disney World no longer makes public, but which can be identified analytically. Disney charges based on the price of the actual nights, so if your visit straddles price seasons, you’ll pay the prices of each price season.

The charts average prices over the next seven nights, by arrival date.  This eliminates what would be otherwise be incomprehensible bumpiness from Thursday/Sunday and Friday/Saturday upcharges. For exact prices by night by room type by date, see MouseSavers.com here.

My comparisons are to prices that are “the lowest of the year,” the value season.   By this I mean the average nightly price of the lowest-priced seven night period during the value season. I use seven night comparisons because there’s as many as three different prices during a seven night period in a price season, but they follow a weekly pattern.

For longer seasons, my “x% higher” compares average prices over seven nights of that season. For shorter seasons (for example, the many three day weekend upcharges)  I compare the exact short-season prices to the seven-day prices.(For 2018 price seasons, see this.)

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

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2019 DISNEY WORLD FORECAST PRICE SEASONS: VALUE RESORTS

  • The lowest prices of the year–the value season–begins 1/2/2019
  • 20-30% higher prices–Marathon rates–begin 1/10/19
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/13/19
  • 20-25% higher for the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend begins 1/18/19
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/21/19
  • 55-65% higher for the long Presidents Day weekend begins 2/14/19
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 2/18/19
  • 20-30% higher–the regular season–begins 2/24/19
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 3/8/19
  • 20-30% higher–the regular season–begins 3/24/19
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 4/7/19
  • 60-65% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/14/19

  • 20-30% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/28/19
  • 45-50 higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/24
  • 30-40% higher–the summer season–begins 5/27/19
  • 20-25% higher–the summer 2 season–begins 8/11/19
  • 5-10% higher–the fall season–begins 8/25/19
  • 20-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 9/15/19
  • 40-50% higher over the long Columbus Day weekend begins 10/11/19
  • 20-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 10/14/19
  • 5-10% higher–the fall 2 season– begins 10/27/19
  • 20-25% higher over the long Veterans Day weekend begins 11/8
  • 5-10% higher–the fall 2 season–begins 11/11
  • 30-35% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/23/19
  • 5-10% higher–the fall 2 seasonbegins 11/30/19
  • 10-20% higher–the regular 4 season–begins 12/8/19
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 12/13/19
  • 60-70% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/20/19

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2019 DISNEY WORLD FORECAST PRICE SEASONS: MODERATE RESORTS

  • The lowest prices of the year–the value season–begin 1/2/2019
  • 15% higher prices–Marathon rates–begin 1/10/19
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/13/19
  • 10-15% higher for the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend begins 1/18/19
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/21/19
  • 35-45% higher for the long Presidents Day weekend begins 2/14/19
  • 25% higher–the peak season–begins 2/18/19
  • 20% higher–the regular season–begins 2/24/19
  • 25% higher–the peak season–begins 3/8/19
  • 20% higher–the regular season–begins 3/24/19
  • 25% higher–the peak season–begins 4/7/19
  • 40-45% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/14/19

  • 15-20% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/28/19
  • 25-35% higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/24
  • 14-17% higher–the summer season–begins 5/27/19
  • 16-22% higher–the summer 2 season–begins 8/11/19
  • 10-20% higher–the fall season–begins 8/25/19
  • 15-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 9/15/19
  • 25-35% higher over the long Columbus Day weekend begins 10/11/19
  • 15-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 10/14/19
  • 10-18% higher–the fall 2 season– begins 10/27/19
  • 20-30% higher over the long Veterans Day weekend begins 11/8
  • 10-18% higher–the fall 2 season–begins 11/11
  • 20-25% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/23/19
  • 10-18% higher–the fall 2 seasonbegins 11/30/19
  • 10-20% higher–the regular 4 season–begins 12/8/19
  • 325% higher–the peak season–begins 12/13/19
  • 45-55% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/20/19

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2019 DISNEY WORLD FORECAST PRICE SEASONS: DELUXE RESORTS

  • The lowest prices of the year–the value season–begin 1/2/2019
  • 15-20% higher prices–Marathon rates–begin 1/10/19
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/13/19
  • 15-20% higher for the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend begins 1/18/19
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/21/19
  • 40-55% higher for the long Presidents Day weekend begins 2/14/19
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 2/18/19
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 2/24/19
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 3/8/19
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 3/24/19
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 4/7/19
  • 50-60% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/14/19

  • 20-25% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/28/19
  • 25-35 higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/24
  • 10-17% higher–the summer season–begins 5/27/19
  • 5-10% highernear-lowest of year–the value season 2–begins 7/7/19
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 8/23/19
  • Prices bump up on 8/30/19 to 15% higher than the lowest of the year for the long Labor Day weekend
  • Lowest of the year–the value season–begins 9/2/19
  • 10-20% higher–the regular season 3–begins 9/20/19
  • Prices increase to 25-30% higher than the lowest of the year for the long Columbus Day weekend on 10/11/19
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 10/14/19
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season 4–begins 11/1/19
  • Prices go to 20-30% higher than the lowest of the year on 11/8 for the long Veterans Day weekend
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/11/19
  • 25-40% higher during Thanksgiving begins 11/26/19
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/30/19
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season 4–begins 12/8/19
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 12/13/19
  • 55-75% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/20/19

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16 comments

1 Todd { 04.20.18 at 6:23 am }

Marathon weekend is January 9-13, instead of the typical first weekend in January. How do you think this will change your current projections? Might January 1-6 be cheaper?

2 Dave { 04.20.18 at 6:58 am }

Todd, yes, prices will drop from “moderate” to “moderate-” or “low+” after I fix this.

3 Nicole { 05.04.18 at 11:42 am }

We are planning a trip the second week of July to WDW, would you consider this peak season pricing wise as far as hotels are concerned? I do anticipate high volume of crowds but my husband is a teacher so we’re only able to go in the summer and I’d like to avoid the strongest part of Hurricane season if possible.

4 Dave { 05.06.18 at 9:33 am }

Nicole, at the values, yes; at the deluxes and moderates, no.

5 Kelly B - Destinations in Florida { 06.25.18 at 10:48 am }

As always, thanks for this amazing breakdown of pricing!!!

6 Kathie Canevari { 06.30.18 at 6:58 pm }

Have you heard of any military dining plan sales yet for 2019?

7 Dave { 07.01.18 at 10:01 am }

Kathie, I’ve never heard of military dining plan sales. There have been the past few years military discount tickets, and military deals on DIsney rooms. Nothing is out yet on those for 2019.

8 Katie { 07.15.18 at 8:50 am }

I’m looking to book the week of April 14, could make it a few days prior as well. What is the best time to go and which hotel would be best? We stayed at pop may 2017 and was stuck in old room but now would it be better to stay at pop renovated room vs AOA little mermaid Room? Thanks

9 Dave { 07.15.18 at 11:51 am }

Katie, assuming you are thinking 2019, that is a wildly crowded and wildly expensive week. See this for better options–including the week before!

10 shane { 07.16.18 at 6:13 am }

Hello,

I am thinking of buying my first place to have as a rental in the Disney area. Can I use these numbers as a guide? I want to make sure I am buying a place that will be competitive with the huge hotel industry. Of course I will have to offer something very nice or very cheap.

11 Dave { 07.16.18 at 9:59 am }

Shane, the honest answer is that I don’t know. Hotels are good substitutes for each other, and compete in the leisure/business/conventions/temporary stay markets in different ways depending on amenities and location. This is why the deluxes have different price seasons and price levels than the values and moderates, especially from July on, and why the moderates show less variation across the year than the values. How this translates to rental homes, which is yet another different market, is impossible for me to say.

12 How Do Disney World Resorts Compare To Shades of Green In Price? • Military Disney Tips Blog { 07.16.18 at 6:53 am }

[…] His numerous, fantastic and very through ones cover many aspects of non-military discounted prices and better yet, both Crowds and When to go to Disney […]

13 Kristine { 07.25.18 at 6:49 pm }

We are thinking about a WDW vacation, April 1-6, 2019, staying at Port Orleans French Quarter, traveling with a 7 year old. What are your thoughts on dates and resort?

14 Dave { 07.27.18 at 12:31 pm }

Kristine, I have that forecast as a high crowd week in 2019, so can’t recommend it. My review of French Quarter begins here.

15 Al { 08.09.18 at 11:34 am }

My wife and I are planning a trip to Disney World the first week of Feb (2/3 – 2/9) and plan on staying at Port Orleans – Riverside. Any comments/suggestions regarding that week and resort? Thanks…

16 Dave { 08.09.18 at 1:14 pm }

Hi Al, Disney’s calendar for then is not fully out yet, so ping me back in four or five days? In the meantime, see this for Riverside.

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