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Who's doing date-variable pricing better: Disney or Universal?

Who's doing date-variable pricing better: Disney or Universal?

July 25, 2016, 1:21 PM · When Disney and Universal introduced date-variable pricing for one-day theme park tickets earlier this year, the two companies took different approaches.

Disney assigned different prices to different days, setting one-day ticket prices at one of three levels based on estimated park attendance for those days, whether you bought your ticket in advance online or in person at the gate. Universal Studios Hollywood, however, kept its front gate walk-up price the same for every day and offered varying discounts for people who bought their tickets in advance online, based on the date of their visit.

So how's that working out? This past weekend might have provided some insight. Keep reading...

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Disney makes Guardians/Tower of Terror switch official

July 23, 2016, 8:52 PM · Disney and Marvel this afternoon made official that Guardians of the Galaxy will replace The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige made the announcement during Marvel's presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con today. Tower of Terror will close next spring for its transformation into Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! Keep reading...

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The 10 most unique attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

July 22, 2016, 3:53 PM · You can find roller coasters, drop and flume rides, and carnival spinners at pretty much any theme or amusement park you visit. But Disney's theme parks have distinguished themselves — and surged to lead the industry in attendance — by mixing in unique experiences, as well. Let's take a look at some of the most "distinctly Disney" attractions offered at its theme parks in the United States. Whether they offer unique ride systems, cutting-edge technology, or different ways of storytelling, these theme park attractions include some unique element within the industry that helps make Disney "Disney." Keep reading...

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News update: No more turkey legs in DHS; new Hyatt near Disneyland

July 22, 2016, 1:28 PM · Today's theme park news briefs include word that Toluca Legs Turkey Company will be closing at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Aug. 1, that a new extended-stay Hyatt hotel has opened one block from Disneyland, and that parks in San Antonio are getting nervous about talk of a new theme park in Houston. Keep reading...

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