Published: May 29, 2012 at 10:22 AMI think it sucks. The prices they are charging are ridiculous.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 11:08 AMThe prices are way past ridiculous! As I have heard before, Walt had a vision. It was a vision of a place where children and parents could have fun together. I had read a lot about him and I never read one time that he opened Disneyland to just make money. For him, that was just a bonus. He wanted families to be able to afford a day of fun together, not get ripped off! I love Disney, and I used to have an annual pass. I no longer do. I don't know that I will ever again. God forbid I have children and want to take them there. I would have to take out a loan!
Published: May 29, 2012 at 12:09 PMWow. This is riddikulus ( Get it? ), no way I'm paying almost $90 to get in there. Hopefully this won't raise AAA prices too much.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 1:56 PMI live about two and a half hours from Orlando, and even I can't afford that, in spite of being in a good place financially. I'm disappointed. Gonna be months of saving just to visit a single day.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 2:21 PMFor Florida residents, prices remain the same. (Don't know them off the top of my head - I'm a California resident, but the Sentinel said that they didn't change.)
Published: May 30, 2012 at 7:28 AMThey could probably raise it even higher and make more money. When I lived in Tampa I had an AP I'd go all the time but I didn't really spend much money in the parks. When my family from overseas visited they spent thousands on top of tickets and hotel, thats their target customer. I own a restaurant and the cost of everything has gone way up; it all adds up but I can control it without raising prices. For Disney if something goes up $1 its probably costing them millions, and believe me every company is tacking on extra gas fees now. But you can still get a Florida Resident AP for $27 a month on the monthly plan which is cheaper than a dumb gym membership. ;-)
Published: May 30, 2012 at 8:43 AMWhat staggers me about these prices is the discrepancy between one day access tickets and advance purchase tickets, especially for folks like me who are based in the UK.
My wife and I are heading to Orlando this November and have purchased all our tickets in advance. The Disney tickets were added to our Disney World booking and we got Ultimate 14 Day tickets for £235 each, (approx $375). We also purchased Orlando Flex Plus Tickets, giving us 14 days unlimited access to Universal Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Sea World Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Aquatica and Wet 'n' Wild for £199 each, (approx $320). As both tickets are effectively 'park hoppers' we think that gives us pretty good value for money.
It seems that theme park tickets are pretty much like rail tickets over here:- buy well in advance and get terrific value; buy on the day and pay through the nose. It was ever the way....