Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:54 AM | Contributed by PhantomTails
Disney's California and Florida resorts are raising the prices of promotional tickets for residents of Southern California and Florida. The two-day, two-park special for Southern California residents was raised to $99 from $72, and residents of Florida will be paying $119 for a four-day, four-park pass, up from $99.
$119 for a for day, four park pass? Gosh, that sounds like Six Flags pricing.
I guess that might encourage Floridians from outside the Orlando area to stay at their hotels. Man, if they had a deal like that for SOCAL, we'd be staying at a hotel.....but probably not thiers (too expensive). So I guess that's why they didn't offer that here. We're all day trippers. :)
^^It was $99 last year. Of course, the economy must be improving, since I'm seeing price increases in all sorts of products and services (price of gas is always a great "quick and crude but generally effective" indicator, and raises the cost of transporting, well, everything). The recovery
Honestly, they're also getting parking x4, so that's $56 per car. They're also going to sell meals, and Mickey Merch. Even locals have to have something Disney/Mickey in their homes. And potentially hotels as well - Extra Magic Hours were once pretty ERT-ish in the off-season...not really so anymore, as the locals have picked up on it. In addition, they get to cross-promote all their Disney movies...
I'm curious if this will backfire. If gas prices really do hit $4/gallon this summer then I think that is going to impact their instate visits from places like Jacksonville, Tampa and South Florida. I sure won't be driving 250 miles very often at those prices. Yes, it is only a $10 increase but that is $40 right there for your average family.
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