Walt Disney World ticket prices up for second time in less than a year

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 12:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World announced Friday that it is raising ticket prices — by more than 10 percent in at least one case — in the resort's second round of price increases in less than a year. Single-day tickets will jump from $82 to $85, while 10-day passes will jump 11.1% to $291.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Monday, June 13, 2011 1:38 PM
rollergator's avatar

wahoo - might want to cut-and-paste to the other thread... :)

As for Disney prices - they can pretty much charge what they want, they are alone in their own market...the Mouse stands alone.

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Monday, June 13, 2011 1:43 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Interesting that this time it's the longer the ticket, the bigger the increase.

As long as Disney keeps operating with attendance levels like they are, they're not even close to pricing out their customers. There's no reason not to keep pushing.


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Monday, June 13, 2011 3:19 PM
kpjb's avatar

I give it three months before the whole place shuts down with this pricing.


Hi

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Monday, June 13, 2011 3:55 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

You forgot your winking smiley kpjb.


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Monday, June 13, 2011 4:01 PM

Ooops...but I'll post on this topic too. (Thanks roller.)

I don't have a real problem with ticket price increases though I do take issue a bit with two increases in a calendar year. For people that are planning trips it would be nice to know that you can put together a budget and that budget SHOULD be representative for at least a year.

The real kicker for me is when a seasonal park does something like this midseason. (Cedar Point is notorious for raising parking lot fees in August when the end of the season is closing in and they aren't hitting their numbers.)

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Monday, June 13, 2011 4:13 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

For a few years Cedar Point was raising the ticket price by $1 just before Halloweekends. Then when the next season started, they would advertise they they had the same pricing as the year before. Rinse and Repeat. Halloweekends is so busy, I can see some justification for higher ticket pricing then.


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Monday, June 13, 2011 9:46 PM

When I first read this earlier, I was hoping to chime in before Gonch, but always a day late and a dollar short for me.

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Monday, June 13, 2011 10:15 PM
LostKause's avatar

I wonder how high the ticket can get before people stop coming? There has to be a "sweet spot". Ten years ago, I thought that tipping point was $50. I underestimated the power of Disney back then.


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Monday, June 13, 2011 11:11 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Corkscrew Follies said:
When I first read this earlier, I was hoping to chime in before Gonch, but always a day late and a dollar short for me.

Where there's potential for someone to bitch about pricing, I'll be vigilantly waiting in the shadows.


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Monday, June 13, 2011 11:19 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

And judging by your clever use of your facial hair, it'll be pretty effing scary!

~Rob :)

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Monday, June 13, 2011 11:37 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

It's not the facial hair as much as the colorful tights.

But yeah, scary.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:12 AM
LostKause's avatar

Oh boy. What did my imagination just see there?

It was a cross between Spiderman and the Unibomer, driving a freekin' sweet Batmobile style vehicle, listening to '80's music.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:23 AM

I doubt this will deter my planned trip in February, although it was already looking like I'd be dangerously close to what I can budget before this. Hopefully they won't decide for a third hike before the year is over.


And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 8:59 AM

If someone has already made plans and reservations before the hike then Disney should honor the price that was locked in by the reservations. If not then, Disney should be sued for breach of contract.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:00 AM

They do. If you already have a package booked (with deposit, but not necessarily with final payment) the price doesn't change.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:45 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

Where there's potential for someone to bitch about pricing, I'll be vigilantly waiting in the shadows.

Great, then I won't have to jump on the internet at work to beat you to it. I'm amazed with the power of Disney and the Orlando area, I would have never thought the prices would be this high to enter those parks in South Florida.

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