Disney World prices up $2 for single-day admission to Orlando parks

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2002 4:20 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Disney has raised the adult ticket price for its Walt Disney World theme parks by $2, or about 4 percent, as the important summer season wraps up, a spokesman said on Monday. The increase, which took effect on Sunday, raises the price for a single adult admission to $50 before taxes.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 5:21 AM
6% decrease in attendance and they are raising the one-day ticket price? Kind of shooting themselves in the foot so to speak.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 5:44 AM

Does anyone actually buy single-day admissions though?

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:34 AM

Folks in town on business do. I've been to Orlando more than once for a conference, either with a half day to kill or a strong desire to skip out on an afternoon. In such situations, a quick Mickey is just the ticket (so to speak.) Since these trips are infrequent, and nearly the only time I ever visit the evil entertainment empire, I end up buying 1-day/1-park ducats.

I haven't been down there since IOA went up, so I'll probably go there next time, instead.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:04 AM

I always believed that when the admission of parks hit the $50 mark, it's all downhill from there. I really don't think people will be willing to dish out a whopping 50 bucks or more. If other area parks follow up and raise thier price like usuial, I believe that the industry will see a slow decrease in in attendance.

Just my opinion.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:37 AM
Which in turn means they will have no alternative but to lower ticket prices. This is why I am surprised Disney is doing this with a decrease in attendance.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 10:05 AM
I believe this brings the Orlando biggies and Busch Tampa all up to the same one day price now. I am only surprised Disney waited this long to match the others.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:48 PM
Just remember that O-town is an INTERNATIONAL destination, so crossing that "magical" $50 mark really doesn't mean squat to me if I normally deal in Lira, Drachma, Euros, Kroners, or any of that other "stuff" that passes as money in the rest of the world.....;)
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:13 PM
If I am taking my family on vacation to Disney, I dont think that another $2 is going to stop me from going. Yes the price is crazy but people will pay it.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:58 PM
Hey, don't forget that this is following the increase of Disney's parking rate. As of this week, it's $7. Now they're just one dollar away from the always "cutting edge" parking situation at Universal (they're still at $8, and you get the enjoyment of walking 1/2 mile each way to your car). It just seems like Disney is trying to squeeze every penny out of those who come, rather than try to get more visitors. *** This post was edited by Howard on 9/10/2002. ***
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:04 PM

Wow. $50 is a bit steep for a single day at an amusement park. Think about how much a father has to spend on getting the whole 4-member family into the park alone, not counting the souvenirs and food they buy inside...

50+50+50+50 = $200

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 11:18 PM
Howard if I remember right Universal had probably the best parking facilty I've ever dealt with at a park. Park in the shade, ride the people movers all in the shade, which in my book is better then waiting fifteen minutes for a tram at Disney.

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Thursday, September 12, 2002 11:51 AM

The Universal Parking has become quite a joke locally because of the "people movers" rarely working. Trust me on this, I would ride a tram any day than walk as far as you have to at Universal to the gates. Let's not forget, they are charging MORE for less! If they've cut out the expense of drivers and vehicles, doesn't it make you wonder how they can charge more? I'll stick with the trams.

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