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Disney's theme park ticket prices raised

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Disney has announced their theme park ticket prices are rising a few dollars. A one day, one park ticket has gone from $79 to $82, a 3.8 percent raise. Read on for the full breakdown of changes.

Annual ticket price increases have been a normal occurrence for all the theme parks in Central Florida the past several years. Disney is usually the first to announce their increases, usually followed by Universal and SeaWorld, although both claim their ticket increases aren’t tied to what Disney does.

When asked why they’ve raised prices, Disney gives the usual answer each time, “We continuously monitor the marketplace to ensure pricing that reflects a strong entertainment value.” They also say that nearly 9 out of 10 guests rate the value of the Disney parks as good, very good, or excellent.

The theme parks raise their rates this time of year to ensure next year’s guidebooks and travel companies have the correct information when they need it.

Here’s a breakdown of the price increases:
One day: $79 to $82
Two day: $156 to $162
Three day: $219 to $224
Four day: $225 to $232
Five day: $228 to $237
Six day: $231 to $242
Seven day: $234 to $247
Park hopper option: $52 to $54
Premium Annual Pass: $619 to $629
Regular Annual Pass: $489 to $499
Premium Annual Pass, Florida resident: $489 to $499
Regular Annual Pass, Florida resident: $369 to $379
Seasonal Annual Pass, Florida resident: $249 to $259

Looking at the increases, it’s unlikely to stop many from visiting. A family of four visiting for four days, with the park hopper option, would have to pay $36 more than before the increases.

The question is, how long can the annual increases continue? Will guests pay more than $100 per day in just a few years?

Fox 35 in Orlando interviewed me last night about the ticket price changes. Here’s the clip:

Disney ticket price increase - Fox 35 news segment with Orlando Attractions Magazine publisher

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2 comments

Nick Lepa August 5, 2010 - 12:28 am

I wonder if each of the cast members at Disney will get at least a 3% bigger salary then they have now. It’s sickening to me, I remember when it use to be about $50 a day a few years ago.

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Theo Geertsma August 5, 2010 - 3:08 pm

It’s not only staff which has to be paid, also building and refurbishing attractions, marketing and other costs will be higher every year. But still it should be nice when staff should also see a bit more in return for thes increases.

Unfortunately , with increasing visitor amounts, this is what Disney can do without any pain. People might still come to the parks.

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