Walt Disney World starts the annual Orlando theme park price hikes

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Magic Kingdom one-day tickets are up $4 to $119. Off-peak is up $2 to $109, while peak is up $5 to $129. At the other three parks, a regular ticket is up $7 to $114. Off-peak is up $3 to $102, while a peak ticket is up $3 to $122. Annual pass prices rise $20 to $50 depending on blackout dates.

View the pricing calculator on the official Walt Disney World site.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:02 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

Interesting.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:48 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Quite. I actually really enjoyed it enough that I listened to half of it twice. He then goes into his "tinfoil hat theory" that by cutting the capacity by an average of 5%, it causes enough of a spike in crowd levels that they can call it a "peak time" and justify the multi-day seasonal price hikes.

Of course, that's just an off-the-record theory and not something anyone can accurately prove, but sometimes fake paranoid speculation is fun.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:55 AM
Jeff's avatar

And in the end, it doesn't matter what they think because Disney will charge what they charge, staff as they wish, and ultimately decide where the sweet spot for guest experience is. That approach clearly isn't hurting them.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:41 AM

He then goes into his "tinfoil hat theory" that by cutting the capacity by an average of 5%, it causes enough of a spike in crowd levels that they can call it a "peak time" and justify the multi-day seasonal price hikes.

LostKause was on the podcast?

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:03 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Jeff said:
And in the end, it doesn't matter what they think because Disney will charge what they charge, staff as they wish, and ultimately decide where the sweet spot for guest experience is. That approach clearly isn't hurting them.

It was a fun little tinfoil hat theory, and no one said it was anything other than that. It’s probably correct, but it doesn’t bother me.

No one (other than Krause) insinuated than it was hurting them, or even the wrong thing to do.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:34 PM
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What podcast is this? It sounds pretty interesting to me.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:49 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

It was a feature on The Dis Unplugged this week. They talk about it in depth on their weekly WDW Discussion show, and there's also the full interview, 23 minutes, posted separately.

It's very interesting. I wish I could find more like this exact episode.

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Friday, March 9, 2018 11:13 PM
Jeff's avatar

Back to cruise guy... at least he admits to being rightfully called out (sort of):

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/reader-center/disney-cruise-love-hate.html


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