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News Disney Ticket Prices See Second Increase in Under a Year

Discussion in 'Tickets, Offers and Discounts' started by Beccaberry, Feb 23, 2014.

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    Beginning today, guests to the Magic Kingdom will notice a $4 price increase in single-day park admission. Guests will now pay $99 for adults and children over 10 ($105.44 with tax), keeping the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney park. Single-day tickets for Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will also see a $4 increase, going from $90 to $94 (100.11 with tax). While Universal also raised their prices last summer, the is the second Disney increase in less than a year.

    "Our pricing reflects the high quality and breadth of experiences we offer and our ongoing commitment to investing in our parks," Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius said Saturday. "We offer a variety of ticket options that provide a great value, and find that most guests select multi-day tickets that offer additional savings."

    What are your thoughts on this second price increase in under a year?
     
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    Disney is eventually going to price themselves out of existence. Then they'll probably come up with another stupid idea like free dining to try and draw customers back. If we weren't still taking grandkids down I'd really have to give some serious thought with me having mobility problems.
     
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    I'm not against Disney raising their prices (I am a little miffed that it gets sooner each time). However, if they are going to raise prices, they should at the very least wait until the furore about Magic Bands/My Disney Experience/Fastpass+ has calmed down.

    It's not fair to raise prices while there is still an infant prototype of a system in place. If Disney wants to experiment, it should be on their dime, not ours.
     
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    I am only going to Epcot this year
     
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    We got APs last year to hedge against this years increase and will hopefully get three visits out of them but I don't think Disney is doing anything that's WORTH paying more for :/ if anything the quality of my visits has decreased not increased.

    I guess they're going to keep pushing and pushing, making more and more and balancing the offers as and when to keep attendance high
     
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    I think it's ridiculous. If I was able to a flex pay option with a regular AP, that would make me happy.
     
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    A hundred bucks for one day!!!!????? :thud:
     
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    And I don't even get a stupid wristband for that.
     
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    I agree Tony, I wonder what bright spark came up with the idea of rising prices :nono:

    The other parks will follow, when one does the others always do as well.
     
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    Absolutely, it's a chain reaction, whenever one park raises it's prices, the other follow suit. It doesn't matter which park, just as long as one of them does it.

    Like Keith says, the bit that makes it difficult to swallow is that the park experience hasn't improved. That's not to say it's not good - we all wouldn't be members of this forum if it wasn't good, but it's no better than when the parks cost $80 to enter.

    I suppose we have to accept that the rises are so Disney can make the most of the expected popularity of Seven Dwarves Mine Train to begin recovering some of the cost for building Pandora/Avatar Land.

    I'm sure Pandora will be great, but I'd be a lot more 'on board' if it was Star Wars - heck, I would probably even donate to help fund that!

    ...On second thought, scratch that, Disney has enough of my money!
     
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    I read an interesting article this morning quoting CNBC contributor Andrew Busch (editor and publisher of The Busch Update) who theorized that Disney raised prices in an attempt to capitalize on the harsh winter weather affecting much of the United States. Since Orlando was relatively unaffected by the weather and snow that has plagued much of the U.S., Busch believes Disney (and now Universal) simply saw it as an opportunity to make a few extra bucks.

    I'm not sure I buy that this was a spur of the moment raise...I'm pretty confident it was a calculated act. Any thoughts?
     
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    i don't see the link between the harsh winter and raising prices?
     
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    I assure you that everything Disney does is a calculated act
     
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    Plus Disney never announces a price increase more than a couple of days in advance
     
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    Did Disney also raise the price of the multi day tickets or is this increase only for the 1-day ticket? If this is for the 1-day ticket only I have no problem with it since most people purchase more than just one day at a time.
     
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    Oh, I do..........

    I'm so UNBELIEVABLY fed up with the cold this year (unusual for me, as I LOVE the winter) that Jon and I are considering taking a cruise next month - peak season, very little discounts - but I'm willing to do it because I NEED A BREAK.

    A sort of supply and demand...they've got what's "in demand" (the sun!) and people (like me who are fed up) are willing to pay a premium for it. A $4 increase in tickets wouldn't even cause me to blink.
     
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    You know, that's a good question, and I wondered the same thing - but didn't really do a lot of research into it. My thought is (and I could be TOTALLY wrong here) that the multi-day tickets are based off of the price of a single day ticket (meaning, it builds from the single-day base), so if the base went up, the multi-days did as well, but only by the same amount ($4).

    Anybody else?
     
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    I guess we're used to it :lol:
     
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    It was -10 degrees here this morning...I'm not sure how anyone gets used to that!
     

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