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2024 vs. 2025 Disney World Resort Resorts Value Comparability


2025 Walt Disney World trip packages and resort reservations at the moment are obtainable. We’ve spent important time on evaluating 2024 vs. 2025 lodge room rack charges to see what’s elevated and decreased. This shares the pricing modifications, plus commentary in regards to the significance of the charges, reductions, finest instances to ebook, and extra.

Whereas we’ve been taking a look at quite a lot of accommodations, our major focus has been the preferred choices at every tier–Worth, Average, and Deluxe Resorts–amongst readers. Personally, I’m most considering costs for the decrease finish of the spectrum; particularly, the most cost effective resorts (All Stars) plus the opposite less-expensive choices on the Skyliner (Pop Century and Caribbean Seashore).

Walt Disney World is arguably effectively previous the purpose that acknowledged room charges on the Deluxe Resorts are cheap; now, it’s virtually like they’re priced in Monopoly cash. Not within the literal sense (you’ll nonetheless want precise foreign money to pay for them), however fairly, figuratively. What we imply is that visitors keen to pay full worth for Deluxe Resorts or Villas most likely aren’t notably worth delicate. Individuals paying $700 and up per evening for the Poly most likely aren’t fixating on the value tag. Elevating charges one other $20 or $40 most likely isn’t going to be the straw that breaks the camel’s again.

In different phrases, Walt Disney World’s low-end resort costs are each extra fascinating and a greater litmus check of trip affordability than the high-end charges. You’ll be able to’t actually complain about Walt Disney World “pricing out the center class” in a single breath, after which say that your loved ones can solely afford one week within the Poly per yr as an alternative of the traditional 2 weeks. That’s not how that works.

No less than, that’s what I feel. Since I’m the one who needed to problem with doing all of this, that’s why we’re going to focus most of our consideration on Values and Average Resorts. With that in thoughts, let’s soar proper in and begin our evaluation with the most cost effective accommodations at Walt Disney World, the All Star Resorts:

For 2024, price charges for the All Stars in the course of the two least costly months of the yr have been $117 per evening.

Rack charges have bounced round lots at these motels. The All Star Resorts peaked at $123/evening in 2022, which was additionally the peak of pent-up demand (and resort closure-induced shortages) and there was a dearth of reductions.

For the discharge of 2020 trip packages, Walt Disney World lowered charges to $99 per evening to be able to promote a beginning price under $100. Our sturdy suspicion on the time was that Walt Disney World was attempting to compete with the then-new Countless Summer season Resort at Common Orlando, which provided suites beginning at below $100 per evening.

Just about the identical beginning charges for 2025. Increased on the very starting of the yr in the course of the spillover from New Yr’s, however in any other case virtually unchanged.

I’m truly considerably shocked by this. There are a variety of dates that resorts bought out in Winter 2024 and the All Stars are beginning to change into aggressive with actual world accommodations. One of many causes I finished reviewing Flamingo Crossings and Disney Springs accommodations is as a result of it felt pointless. They’re usually not beating Disney on pricing by very a lot, and the hole is totally bridged if you account for rideshare, parking, lack of transportation or Early Entry, and many others.

Off-site lodging make sense on the excessive finish of the spectrum and even the cut price basement (sub $50) facet, however not the $100-150 vary. No less than, not except you’re speaking about staying at Common. (Which does make sense!) Off-site costs for ‘actual world’ accommodations have simply crept up an excessive amount of for the maths on them to work. No less than, for us and what we’d take into account recommending to the typical Walt Disney World visitors.

As a basic matter, for those who’re looking for the Most cost-effective Instances to Go to Walt Disney World, they’re principally in January and February 2025. From what we are able to inform, that is true throughout all lodge tiers, and the low season weekday charges throughout these two months are higher than even August and September 2025.

With that mentioned, efficient costs may find yourself being lowered in August and September than January and February relying upon the timing of worth will increase and diploma of discounting. That’s very true if Free Eating is obtainable in late summer time or early fall of subsequent yr, which we might anticipate to occur because it’s already returned for 2024. Free Eating probably received’t come again for winter dates, however a eating card or room-only charges are possible. (These reductions work higher for lots of visitors, too.)

For the rest of the comparisons, we’ll be taking a look at September and October of this yr versus Fall 2025, all in commonplace or common rooms. We like this 2-month snapshot, because it reveals a variety of costs, from worth season lows to vacation weekend highs.

Above are this yr’s rack charges throughout these months on the All Star Resorts. As you’ll be able to see, costs vary from $135 to $231 per evening.

As you’ll be able to see, not many variations. A lot of the dates are precisely the identical worth when adjusting for day of the week. Not unhealthy!

Whereas premium pricing for the Disney identify and site is frequent at on-site resorts, you’d be hard-pressed to discover a non-sketchy lodge room in Orlando for the low finish of this worth vary–not to mention one with refreshed rooms, plus perks like Early Entry and theme park transportation. All of this and extra is roofed in Are Walt Disney World’s Most cost-effective Resorts Really Good?! Spoiler: the reply is sure.

As talked about in different posts, I’ve stayed at All Star Sports activities greater than another lodge within the final year-plus. A part of the rationale I’ve stayed there greater than different accommodations is as a result of I usually ebook final minute and the All Stars and Coronado Springs are generally the choices with finest availability and at a reduction. So a scarcity of demand is driving my determination, and possibly additionally Disney’s to not elevate costs on the All Stars.

Now let’s transfer over to a extra standard Worth Resort, Pop Century, and take a look at September and October 2024:

Pop Century’s commonplace room charges begin at $182 and hit $289 per evening this yr.

Reasonableness of those costs is within the eye of the beholder. As somebody who loves the Skyliner and having non-bus transportation to 2 parks, my restrict for the “Pop Premium” is about $30 per evening. It’s nonetheless round that many nights when evaluating rack charges to the All Stars.

Nonetheless, that’s not all the time the case–and the hole can develop bigger when the All Stars provide a better proportion financial savings or commonplace rooms aren’t obtainable at Pop Century. That’s precisely how I’ve discovered myself staying at All Star Sports activities so many instances within the final yr, and none at Pop Century (most likely ought to treatment that quickly).

Above are Pop Century’s commonplace room charges for September and October 2025.

Maybe I’m lacking one thing, however I see actually no variations. That’s nice year-over-year, however the asterisk I’d add is that Pop Century has seen main worth will increase for the final a number of years, with a large soar when the Skyliner debuted. Should you evaluate right now to five years in the past, the distinction is pronounced–Pop Century has seen one of many largest proportion will increase throughout that point. So maybe Walt Disney World was as a consequence of pump the brakes on these costs.

Transferring to Moderates, now we have Disney’s Caribbean Seashore Resort charges for September and October 2024:

For Fall 2024, rack charges vary from $288 to $373 per evening at Disney’s Caribbean Seashore Resort.

The road above signifies that Pop Century has seen “one in every of” the biggest proportion will increase for a motive. That motive is Caribbean Seashore Resort. I nonetheless bear in mind once we booked discounted rooms right here for a little bit over $100 per evening, which can look like historic historical past, however was not that way back. Simply pre-Skyliner, Sebastian’s Bistro, and Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Should you’ve seen that we’ve carried out far fewer stays at Caribbean Seashore Resort within the final 3 years, that’s why. It went from being our ‘house resort’ for a number of years to a spot we keep pretty sometimes. An additional $100+ per evening will try this!

As soon as once more, no modifications. Maybe Walt Disney World had an identical sentiment in the direction of CBR because it Pop? That costs elevated an excessive amount of, too quick from 2019 to 2023, and it was time to decelerate?

The present charges are akin to Deluxe Resort pricing within the not-too-distant previous, so there may be that. In reality, there are nonetheless instances of yr when 30% off reductions are provided that among the Deluxes are within the $300 ballpark. Once more, we find it irresistible, however Caribbean Seashore isn’t any Deluxe Resort.

For what it’s price, the 2024 screenshots right here have been all taken in Could 2023 when this yr’s trip packages have been launched. I point out this to keep away from questions on whether or not Walt Disney World quietly raised this yr’s costs when releasing 2025 dates. They didn’t. To one of the best of my data, as soon as rack charges are launched–that’s it. Base costs don’t enhance–simply tickets, obtainable room classes, or different add-ons.

There are some misconceptions about Disney elevating costs earlier than releasing reductions, however I’ve by no means seen this occur first-hand. To make sure, Disney does ‘play video games’ with discounting by altering the parameters to qualify or limiting stock to sure room varieties, however they’re not inflating costs to create the phantasm of reductions. I’ve been doing this for over a decade, and have by no means seen that.

Lastly, we transfer from the off-brand Poly with CBR to the true take care of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort…

Above is the Poly in September and October 2024, with costs starting from $627 to $907.

Polynesian is an fascinating resort as a result of it was excluded from reductions for the height of pent-up demand, after which nonetheless didn’t have a lot for the start of final yr. Reductions have since returned, however so too has main building. Even so, demand has remained sturdy for the Poly. Anecdotally, I’d say it’s one of many hardest Walt Disney World resorts to ebook. That’s to not say it’s truly tough–simply that dates do promote out, and sometimes months upfront.

The brand new vary is $656 to $953 for the Polynesian in Fall 2025.

These are some notable will increase on sure nights. My guess is that it is a byproduct of present demand plus building ending. The Polynesian goes to be much more fascinating in 2025, particularly if that new tower provides facilities that visitors of the present lodge can use.

Personally, my concern is that it’s going so as to add pressure on the present resort infrastructure to the purpose of disagreeable crowding on the seaside, foyer, and for the monorail. I wouldn’t be shocked if Walt Disney World cracks down even additional on guests getting into the Poly, as there’s no nice solution to alleviate this.

This comparability often ends with the Polynesian, however because it’s actually the one materials change we’ve noticed to this point, it’s most likely price doing a pair extra resorts. Variety’ve an anticlimactic submit–albeit in a great way–in any other case.

Bouncing over to BoardWalk, above is Fall 2024 charges, which vary from $584 to $822 per evening.

These enhance very modestly subsequent yr: $591 to $830.

Truthfully, I picked BoardWalk as a result of I anticipated it to be one of many greater will increase. The room overhaul is now completed, the resort reimagining is seemingly full, and by the point 2025 rolls round, hopefully the Cake Bake Store will probably be open. Judging by the present tempo of building, that’s nonetheless a daring guess, however I feel it’s possible.

And who is aware of what else will occur. I’d guess on character eating returning and one thing superior to Huge River Grille (low bar) filling that house. Level being–the BoardWalk of Fall 2025 must be higher than the model of the resort that existed in Could 2023 when this yr’s costs have been set.

These comparisons aren’t notably thrilling, so I’m going to shortly run by way of a number of extra, sans screenshots. All of those are for September/October 2024 vs. 2025:

  • Coronado Springs Resort: $276-$360 vs. $273-$353 (slight lower for 2025)
  • Port Orleans Riverside: $282-$365 vs. $279-$358 (slight lower for 2025)
  • Wilderness Lodge: $480-$661 vs. $486-$667 (slight enhance for 2025)
  • Grand Floridian: $734-$931 vs. $725-$913 (slight lower for 2025)

Regardless that my favourite resort on this listing, Wilderness Lodge, is seeing a worth enhance for 2025, I’d take into account it a win that the opposite three resorts on this are reducing.

Because it’s a standard query, you’ll find the speed calendar I used for these comparisons by looking for availability on Begin by navigating to one of many resort pages that reveals the charges for various rooms, like under:

Ensure to pick out “room solely” (fairly than a trip package deal or discounted price) on the far left, then click on the “Price Particulars” button on the resort/room mixture that pursuits you. (See above.)

From there you’ll see a weekly breakdown. For the calendar view, click on “View Price Calendar.” (See under.) Hope that helps!

If you wish to see pricing for everything of 2025 and select your journey dates on that foundation (not a horrible concept given the sturdy correlation between decrease costs and decrease crowds), you are able to do that by way of the speed calendar.

With that mentioned, Walt Disney World usually misses the mark with its resort charges, which is exactly what particular affords search to deal with. We’ve seen that this yr with room-only reductions of as much as 35% off in addition to Free Eating, the eating card deal, and different extra novel reductions.

The true check for 2025 goes to be when it comes to what reductions find yourself being launched–or not launched. As we prefer to level out, Walt Disney World way back adopted the “Kohl’s Mannequin” to pricing, the place the sticker costs are virtually meaningless as a consequence of reductions. Kohl’s discovered ages in the past that if the bottom worth is larger, it makes the discounted price seem like much more of a discount!

In different phrases, reductions have change into so ubiquitous that nobody is paying full worth–rendering rack racks far much less necessary. However, 25% off a room that prices $200 per evening continues to be higher than 25% off a room that prices $250 per evening. Clearly. So the rack charges do matter, it’s simply that the broader context additionally issues.

That is exactly why Walt Disney World has bumped the brakes on worth will increase on the resorts for 2025 with extra rack charges remaining unchanged and even reducing fairly than growing. It could not seen like a lot, however it is a large change from the 3-7% will increase which are regular on rack charges.

This strongly suggests to me that Walt Disney World is seeing visitors get sticker shock on room pricing, and even reductions aren’t doing sufficient to compensate. That Disney is hitting a worth ceiling on its resorts. That’s very true since particular affords should not all the time obtainable and the typical visitor doesn’t know that they’re launched all year long. There’s a sure proportion who go to as soon as to cost out a trip, and what they see is what they get–and both ebook or bounce.

In the end, the resort rack price costs for many dates in 2025 at Walt Disney World caught me a bit abruptly, truthfully. Though I’m effectively conscious that room occupancy and attendance are trending downward (as in comparison with the pent-up demand interval when issues have been bonkers), I assumed the corporate would pull from the identical playbook it has used because the Nice Recession, which is to extend room charges 3-7% per yr with out regard for demand, and low cost as essential to fill these rooms.

To make sure, these costs are nonetheless larger than 2019 and that’s doubly true if you issue within the on-site perks which were taken away since then. However for those who evaluate 2025 pricing to 2022–after these perks had already been misplaced–it’s truly decrease. In some circumstances, it’s considerably decrease as soon as accounting for reductions that can (presumably) be provided subsequent yr that weren’t in 2022. Even contemplating pent-up demand and fewer room stock again then, it’s nonetheless stunning given the inflation and better labor prices since.

That is clearly excellent news on the subject of resort rack charges, lots of which have actually stayed the identical and even decreased for 2025. I’d most likely go a step additional and say the identical is true for each ticket costs and the Disney Eating Plan. For the primary time since December 2022, ticket costs did enhance…however by pretty modest quantities that, annualized, are decrease than inflation. Similar story for the Disney Eating Plan and its worth enhance for 2025. (The comparatively low variety of feedback on each posts appears to mirror this–not a lot fan outrage over 2025 pricing.)

Sticker shock amongst potential visitors and hitting a worth ceiling are two doable explanations for Walt Disney World not elevating charges extra aggressively, as is already reducing occupancy. Nonetheless, these should not actually new. Bookings are nonetheless stronger than 2018/2019, and that was a time when WDW had its foot on the fuel on worth will increase.

If I needed to provide one closing guess as to the rationale for extra measured pricing for 2025, it’d be forward-looking: Common’s Epic Universe.

There are undoubtedly inner fears or issues about what that’s going to do to room occupancy, and a need to get out forward of that. That’s most likely why 2025 trip packages and rooms are being launched a number of months early, why costs aren’t up a lot (or in any respect), why Walt Disney World is providing the free water park day on arrival…and in addition why there’s most likely rather more to come back.

Walt Disney World received’t have a brand new land or attraction to “counter” Epic Universe, however they’re going to want to do one thing to entice visitors to remain on-site at Disney-owned accommodations as an alternative of Common ones. That is merely the opening salvo in that effort. It’ll be enjoyable to look at what comes subsequent!

As all the time, we’d advocate reserving sooner fairly than later. Should you’re undoubtedly visiting Walt Disney World in 2025 no matter low cost standing or a brand new theme park a Common Orlando, lock one thing in now. Reserving early is actually hedging your bets towards the resort/room tier you need promoting out, whereas nonetheless having the flexibleness of making use of future reductions as they’re launched.

If you would like somebody to watch your reservation and apply reductions as they’re launched, we advocate reserving by way of Be Our Visitor Holidaysa no-fee Licensed Disney Trip Planner. These journey brokers will ebook your trip and assist take the stress out of planning.

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