I would wager the Sea World chain will not be far behind Disney, increase-wise. I don't think they can do anything but get greedier.
Gimme a break.
I'm just glad I bought my first AP last week through my work!
And yes, Disney's about making money as much as it is about making magic for everyone.
It's kinda like how people expect prices for everything to either remain constant or even get lower... it just doesn't happen.
My husband and I found it was cheaper to fly to NYC then drive to Orlando and to stay at Disney. We live 3 hours away had visited twice this year for our birthdays.
It's really sad how out of touch Disney has become.
If you don't like what they are offering, don't go. I always says that about my lowly Cincinnati Bengals. And yet, people keep showing up filling the owner's pocket. There is not incentive to change.
I may not like the price hike, but in the end, I like WDW so I'll pony up the $4. In reality, I'll get a multi-day ticket, and it'll end up being $1-2/day.
AP's keep the $ coming in all year round and during the slower part of the season KEEP YOUR BUTT EMPLOYED.
I am sure there are tight walleted AP's just like there are tight walleted tourists. Treat people well and you will be treated well.
Give US a break!
The economy isn't good. Maybe the attendance will go down as a result of the higher prices, but I don't think Disney will recognize the connection. They will blame the economy on the loss of attendance.
Yes, they have to make a choice. It's their attempt to maximize their income. I may skip an extra year this time to maximize my savings.
Universal and Busch are offering two day two park passes for $100. Disney is offering one day for $80. It doesn't take a genius to tell where I'll be taking MY next vacation.
That's why I booked my tickets in July for my August trip.
They're a corporation. It's what they do.
I've been hearing about this for the last couple of days in the local news (I live in the SoCal area...so theme parks are the only way to go when you can't afford to go out of the country for the summer!)
Prior to my February visit to the park (Which was really on a whim, mainly because of the "Free On Your Birthday" special") I had not bothered to visit the park since my high school senior class trip in 07...and back then a one-day pass cost you around $66 bucks.
Hells, my father still remembers when a day pass would cost you just $18 bucks, and that was back in 1986!
Honestly, taking into consideration what Walt Disney's original intentions were when opening the park (Which were mainly to provide an affordable place for children and their parents to have a fun day together) this is just a sad turn of events nearly 50 plus years later.
Poor Walt must be spinning in his grave...
Oh well, in lieu of this little price hike...I know for SURE where I'm taking my cash for the rest of the summer...
Six Flags Magic Mountain...here I come!!!
Now I'm not a Racist but there are a large amount of Large Hispanic famalies that are obviously help filling the parks by the way of the annual passport, This is definitly going to lower their numbers as well as the rest of the regional locals.Now my Pass doesen't expire until February....it will be interesting to see how many AP drop offs there will be as well as to how much more Disneyland Resort will be adding to California's growing unemployment with All the excess of un-needed castmembers. Looks like everyone loses out in this Greed Grab- unless Disneyland accepts Govenor Schwartzanegger's California State I.O.U. Vouchers.
BTW, what does the race or ethnicity of passholders have to do with anything? There's no "family pass" that allows for unlimited admissions.
More BTW, people who say "I'm not a racist, but" usually are.