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Disney World 2020 Resort Hotel Price Seasons



By Dave Shute

2020 RESORT PRICE SEASONS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

The material below shows my forecast resort price seasons at Walt Disney World at different times of the year in 2020. My forecasts are based on recent Disney practice, and I will revise them once Disney World publishes its actual 2020 resort hotel prices—likely in the summer of 2019.

Resort prices can be almost twice as high during some periods as they are at others. My forecasts help you identify lower and higher cost periods.

My comparisons are to prices that are “the lowest of the year,” the value season.

Grouping of dates 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 actual price of the actual nights, so if your visit straddles price seasons, you’ll pay the prices of each price season.

(For more on 2020 at Disney World, see this. For 2019 price seasons, see this. For the basics on where to stay at Disney World, see this.)

2020 DISNEY WORLD FORECAST RESORT PRICE SEASONS: VALUE RESORTS

  • The lowest prices of the year–the value season–begins 1/2/2020
  • 20-30% higher prices–Marathon rates–begin 1/9/20
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/12/20
  • 20-25% higher for the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend begins 1/17/20
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/20/20
  • 55-65% higher for the long Presidents Day weekend begins 2/13/20
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 2/17/20
  • 20-30% higher–the regular season–begins 2/23/20
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 3/6/20
  • 60-65% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/5/20
  • 20-30% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/19/20
  • 45-50 higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/22
  • 30-40% higher–the summer season–begins 5/25/20
  • 20-25% higher–the summer 2 season–begins 8/9/20
  • 5-10% higher–the fall season–begins 8/23/20
  • 20-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 9/13/20
  • 40-50% higher over the long Columbus Day weekend begins 10/9/20
  • 20-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 10/12/20
  • 5-10% higher–the fall 2 season– begins 10/25/20
  • 30-35% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/21/20
  • 5-10% higher–the fall 2 season–begins 11/28/20
  • 10-20% higher–the regular 4 season–begins 12/6/20
  • 35-45% higher–the peak season–begins 12/11/20
  • 60-70% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/18/20

2020 DISNEY WORLD FORECAST RESORT PRICE SEASONS: MODERATE RESORTS

  • The lowest prices of the year–the value season–begin 1/2/2020
  • 15% higher prices–Marathon rates–begin 1/9/20
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/12/20
  • 10-15% higher for the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend begins 1/17/20
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/20/20
  • 35-45% higher for the long Presidents Day weekend begins 2/13/20
  • 25% higher–the peak season–begins 2/17/20
  • 20% higher–the regular season–begins 2/23/20
  • 25% higher–the peak season–begins 3/6/20
  • 40-45% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/5/20
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/19/20
  • 25-35% higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/22
  • 14-17% higher–the summer season–begins 5/25/20
  • 16-22% higher–the summer 2 season–begins 8/9/20
  • 10-20% higher–the fall season–begins 8/23/20
  • 15-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 9/13/20
  • 25-35% higher over the long Columbus Day weekend begins 10/9/20
  • 15-25% higher–the regular 3 season–begins 10/12/20
  • 10-18% higher–the fall 2 season– begins 10/25/20
  • 20-25% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/21/20
  • 10-18% higher–the fall 2 season–begins 11/28/20
  • 10-20% higher–the regular 4 season–begins 12/6/20
  • 325% higher–the peak season–begins 12/11/20
  • 45-55% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/18/20

2020 DISNEY WORLD RESORT FORECAST PRICE SEASONS: DELUXE RESORTS

  • The lowest prices of the year–the value season–begin 1/2/2020
  • 15-20% higher prices–Marathon rates–begin 1/9/20
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/12/20
  • 15-20% higher for the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend begins 1/17/20
  • Lowest prices of year–the value season–begin 1/20/20
  • 40-55% higher for the long Presidents Day weekend begins 2/13/20
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 2/17/20
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 2/21/20
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 3/6/20
  • 50-60% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/5/20
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/19/20
  • 25-35 higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/22
  • 10-17% higher–the summer season–begins 5/25/20
  • 5-10% higher–near-lowest of year–the value season 2–begins 7/12/20
  • Lowest of year–the value season–begins 8/21/20
  • Prices bump up on 9/4/20 to 15% higher than the lowest of the year for the long Labor Day
    weekend
    Lowest of the year–the value season–begins 9/7/20
  • 10-20% higher–the regular season 3–begins 9/18/20
  • Prices increase to 25-30% higher than the lowest of the year for the long Columbus Day weekend on 10/9/20
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 10/12/20
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season 4–begins 10/30/20
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/8/20
  • 25-40% higher during Thanksgiving begins 11/24/20
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/28/20
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season 4 or 5 or something–begins 12/6/20
  • 30-45% higher–the peak season–begins 12/11/20
  • 55-75% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/18/20

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2 comments

1 PegP { 01.11.19 at 9:28 pm }

This was VERY confusing! I read both of those charts and still have no idea when the cheapest times are, other than beginning on Jan 2nd. No idea when that ends. No idea what the % higher means. % higher than what? The fall season starts on many different dates.

Just wanted to see what it might be like during the middle of May. After reading this, I still don’t know. 🙁

2 Dave { 01.13.19 at 4:27 pm }

Both of what charts, Peg?

As explained in the third para, “My comparisons are to prices that are “the lowest of the year,” the value season.” Each season ends when the next one begins, and yes, the Fall season does start on many different dates.

To try to figure out May 2020, look for May 2020. For example, in the Value resorts, my forecast is
20-30% higher–the regular season 2–begins 4/19/20
45-50 higher over the Memorial Day long weekend begins 5/22

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