Published: May 8, 2014 at 6:59 AM
That price just seems completely wrong. It's essentially double the current price for a 1-day 1-park pass, which is $96 (the park to park option currently brings the price up to $136). I could see that being the 2-day 2-park pass, which is currently $176.99. Even a 1-day WDW park hopper ticket is just $142.71 (including MK), so going another 32% above that is simply obscene, and completely unbelievable. I think that $189 price makes a lot more sense for the 2-day 2-park pass, which would be a more modest, yet significant, 7% increase, along with the elimination of the free 3rd day promotions UO has been running a lot in the past.
If this is true, Universal seems to think the Hogwart's Express is worth $93 (the difference between this rumored price and the current 1-day 1 park pass). I believe UO will take advantage of the park to park requirement that the new attraction brings, but to fleece customers that much seems a bit outrageous. I'll believe it when I see it. In the meantime, we are searching around for currently available discounted UO passes that will still be valid in October when we'll be visiting the parks.