If you’re planning to buy a 2018 trip to Disney World, Disney says it’s time to reconsider.
“Disney’s commitment to investing in our guests, our employees, and our communities will be rewarded as we launch a new initiative to provide a better and more affordable way for them to experience the world of Disney with the 2018 Walt Disney World Resort Package,” the company said in a statement on Friday.
“With the 2018 Package, we are delivering a more affordable and enjoyable experience for our guests and employees.
We know how important it is to have the best possible experience, so we are introducing a new package in 2019 with a new price tag.
This is a way to reward the investment we have made to improve our parks and our people.
For example, we have invested millions in the development of our parks in 2018, making them more accessible and inviting, and creating more ways for guests to be entertained and social in the parks.”
The new package includes a $500 hotel package that includes room and board, a $600 breakfast package, a two-night stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and $300 in-person discounts on Disney-branded apparel.
It’s available starting on May 15.
Disney is offering the new package for free with purchase of any 2018 Walt, Epcot or Star Wars-themed package.
The new package will cost $1,100, but the price of the 2018 package will remain at $1.99.
The company said this is because it is still evaluating the new pricing model.
Disney said the 2018 packages are available at select participating hotels, while the 2019 package will be available at selected hotels.
Disney’s announcement comes as the company is preparing for a new era of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
The 2020 Summer Games are scheduled to take place in August 2020, the last Summer Olympics before the 2022 Winter Games.
The 2018 Summer Games will also begin in August 2019.
The new packages will come in at the same time as the 2019 packages, and Disney will announce a list of participating hotels by the end of the week.