When it comes to the best moments to visit Walt Disney World, several broad guidelines apply. One is that prices go up every year. These hikes take many forms and are staggered throughout the year. In late January or February, food items, drinks, and other pre-packaged goods costs generally rise. Tickets and parking prices follow a regular pattern; in recent years, they have always gone up in February.

In mid-June, most travel companies release holiday packages and resort prices for the following year, and they almost always rise year on year. Other items, such as mementos and standard restaurant dinner costs, increase at a steady rate throughout the year without any well-defined trends.