Readers' Opinions

From Manny Barron on May 20, 2013 at 1:28 PM
147 for 3 days, park-to-park still sounds pretty good, especially compared to single day tickets.

Sea World with Antarctica opening up will more than likely have a bigger than usual price increase for this upcoming year.

From on May 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Wow, that's more than Disneyland, but with so many new world class attractions I'm sure people will pay it.
From Phil B. on May 20, 2013 at 8:16 PM
I wonder what the ceiling is on the increases. I mean, I know as long as time marches on, the ceiling will always be raised, but it's been a slow steady push towards the three digit number for the last few years. I know prices will always continue to rise, and better deals will always be had by purchasing multi day and online tickets, but it almost feels like there is this cosmic force pulling all the parks admission prices to that $99.99 a day mark. Once it gets to there, I wonder if it will be a Mexican standoff for a season or two to see who will be the first to go to $100+ a day and own that dubious distinction.
From Rob Pastor on May 20, 2013 at 8:36 PM
I've always thought the key price points were the multi day tickets, since generally, at both Universal & Disney, the prices drop drastically the longer you stay. So I don't really get upset with the price of a single day ticket, since I never buy my tickets that way.
From Mark Kausch on May 20, 2013 at 11:29 PM
"So I don't really get upset with the price of a single day ticket, since I never buy my tickets that way."

If that works for you, good on ya! But people who don't - and don't have an interest in - go(ing) for much more than a day a year are sure to be whining about this and its sure-to-be domino effect.

From Brian Emery on May 21, 2013 at 5:56 AM
“Don’t have interest in going to Universal for more than I day……..”
That is Blasphemy – hahahahah - I can’t go to Universal for just one day, I Love it too much for just 1 day, I need 2 days - one on each side…

I do like the comments about how high the celling is. This is a great question. Folks travel a long way for vacation and I do not believe 99.99 + will deter those traveling a distance. But for the locals, it might…

From James Trexen on May 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM
We can only hope that these increases will help thin out crowds.
From Anon Mouse on May 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Locals never pay the advertised prices. They get heavily discounted tickets for Universal. At USH, I paid $69 for a 3 day pass. That's cheap. Not sure what will happen once Harry Potter arrives.

After Carsland opened at DCA, Disney stopped their 2 for 1 ticket (2 days for the price of 1 park) that were usually offered in the Spring time. Disneyland has very miniscule discounts. You need a microscope to find them. Not even $10 off a regular ticket, which are offered as employee discounts or AAA Auto Club.

No, the crowds at Disneyland or DCA are not thin.

From Dominick D on May 21, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Anon, at USO Florida residents don't get cheaper 1 day tickets.
From TH Creative on May 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
As a Floridian everytime I hear about a ticket price increase I say a quiet prayer -- hoping attendance continues to climb. Sales tax is a percentage of each ticket sales. Thus a successful price increase helps my state pay for police, schools, infrastructure, etc.
From Brian Emery on May 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Hey TH - I guess I will say "Your Welcome..."

From N B on May 21, 2013 at 12:31 PM
I've spent enough money in Florida to build my own school....