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Disney Ticket Price Increase on June 12th

Walt Disney World: A one-day pass is going from $82 to $85 while a 10-day is going from $262 to $291.

From Frank Forrester
Posted June 10, 2011 at 5:11 PM
Well it looks like Disney is increasing their ticket prices earlier this year. A one day pass is going from $82 to $85 while a 10 day is going from $262 to $291. The ticket prices will increase on June 12th so buy now to save some money. Here is a link to the new prices.

Disney Price Increase


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Hermione Potter
Posted June 11, 2011 at 5:46 AM
Boo :( I have 6 months before I find out if I get accepted as a Disney Professional Intern so I can't buy my annual pass today because I don't know if it's a waste of money.
This also means Universal will jump their prices up to match in a week and Sea World will raise their prices to slightly under both in August and my castmember friends will have more expensive choices to make as well. Sometimes it stinks to have such a trendsetter in town...

From David Sutter
Posted June 11, 2011 at 6:12 AM
YOu gotta be kidding me? Again? WEll guess someones gotta pay for the expansion.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 11, 2011 at 8:22 AM
If this is true, then just buy the tickets now.

From Robert Niles
Posted June 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Here's the link with the new Disneyland prices.

DL goes from $76 to $80 for a one-day, one-park ticket. Premium annual pass goes from $450 to $499.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted June 12, 2011 at 7:49 AM
I love Disney, but seriously 85 bucks is highway robbery. Animal Kingdom and Disney Studios are NOT worth 85 dollars. California Adventure in its current state is NOT worth 80.
These prices have almost doubled in the last 10 years. I wonder if there is some way to figure out the rate of inflation and how much Disney is seriously going above that.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted June 12, 2011 at 7:55 AM
I just did the math.....
Disneyland in 2001 charged $42 for admission

adjusted for inflation, the price would be...

$53.37.

Now doing a little math, Disneyland in 10 years has increased their admission fee by almost 3 and a half times the rate of inflation. That's just crazy. Once again I love Disney, but when is this going to end?

Oh and by the way I did a little research, and at opening day of Disneyland admission for an adult was 1 dollar, plus ride tickets which from what I understand total ran an average of 3.00 a person. Adusting for inflation that gives us from 1955 to now....$25.18 as an adjusted price.
Yikes!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 12, 2011 at 8:06 AM
Then again, are there alot of people that buy a a WDW ticket for one day anymore?

From David Sutter
Posted June 13, 2011 at 5:36 AM
Yep there sure are. Most one day buyers are poeple who only want to do a park instead of all of them. A lot of Uk visitors will pick a park. Such as One from Disney World, One for Universal, Sea World or Busch Gardens, And One out side water park. And much to everyones suprise its Wet and Wild. They also tend to buy dinner show tickets. But then again they also rent villas off property. ANd do day trips from there.

From Carrie Hood
Posted June 13, 2011 at 7:37 AM
I saw this posted in the Orlando Sentinel over the weekend and instantly started ranting. My husband commented "If it gets over a $100 their gonna shoot themselves in the foot, people won't buy!" which we all know they will. Disney's prices have been getting insane since around 2000. Now I can understand paying for the magic and the price tag on the new expansion but in the middle of THIS economy hiking your prices to an even more insane rate? To me, Logic says if you maybe lowered it a few dollars less then your competitors you'd get even more people. More people mean more money. I think Universal Studios in Orlando proved this while doing construction for Harry Potter tickets where $99 for a week and they made a KILLING with it.

Let's face it though, we know that won't happen however. I remember years ago (Around 2000) someone did the math and a family of 4 will either save or go into debt for nearly TEN YEARS to pay for a Florida Theme Park vacation. Something around the tune $10,000 for 7 days. This boggles my mind and that price can only be higher now.

Eventually people will be repelled by the prices or will cut down expenses. I can't tell you how often friends or family will ask me to give tips on cutting down the price of an Orlando Vacation, simply because the prices are so insane. Generally this is what happens: Rather then buying the 5 day pass they'll cut it down to the 3 day with a park hopper while staying at an on property hotel. Others to get that 5 day WDW pass they'll stay at an off property hotel rather then even All Stars Resort.

It just boggles my mind sometimes considering I do a 2 week Orlando vacation. My costs come down to this: Park Tickets (3-4 Days at WDW, USO and One each at Seaworld and BGT), Hotel, Food, Presents/Shopping, and Gas from Pennsylvania round trip for the grand total of $3300.

From Rob Viala
Posted June 13, 2011 at 2:52 PM
can someone correct me if I am wrong here but isnt the annual disney ticket hike in August and not June?...this announcement shocked me a little bit to be honest

From Rob P
Posted June 14, 2011 at 3:10 AM
All said and done I think the ticket prices still represent good value.
You'd have to be pretty naive to think that the prices would remain the same. Despite the recession Disney has forged ahead with expansion plans that we're all delighted to see. But it has to be paid for and we're going to have to meet a part of those costs.
None of us like forking out more money for tickets but I've found Disney's plans to enhance our entertainment quite uplifting in, an otherwise, depressing World situation.
Don't forget that Disney still boasts capacity crowds year on year and these changes will only maintain their market share rather than improve it.
I'm OK with the price rises if it means that there's still a Disney Park to go to.

From Derek Potter
Posted June 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM
I look at it this way. Not too many people are going to pay full price for one of these tickets. They aren't just raising the general admission tickets, but also the discounted ones as well. IMHO, $85 to any of those parks is just too high. I just payed less than $40 to get into an equally beautiful, well themed Dollywood that also has more rides than any single Disney park. Disney just isn't that much better to me, especially when one also considers the prices inside the park as well. The gouging of consumers doesn't stop at Disney's gate.

Also something to take into consideration is the international traveler. Thanks to the economic preschool graduates currently in charge of our country, the inflation of the dollar hits quite hard these days. It means a worse price for us, and a better price for those coming from other countries. Disney has a lot of travelers from other countries who are more than happy to pay a price that seems so expensive to us.

While it seems that people continue to accept the annual price hike, there will come a time when they won't. When it becomes triple digits, a psychological alarm will go off in a lot of people, especially when they see other places still charging half that price. Argue value and quality all you want, but there's a very good reason why items are priced for 99.99 instead of a hundred bucks.

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