WDW raises ticket prices


#1

To no one’s surprise, WDW on Friday followed SeaWorld’s lead and announced it will be raising ticket prices beginning Sunday, 1/1/06. The price of a basic one-day, one park ticket for a non-Florida resident will increase from $59.75 to $63, plus tax – a 5.4 percent increase. All other ticket media options also will increase in price, ranging from 0.8 percent to 5.8 percent. Check out the full story here.


#2

UGHHHH! We all knew and we all dreaded. And yet we will all will still pay.


#3

It works out to $5.25/hour based on a 12 hour day at the parks. Still a pretty good value IMO.


#4

And if you do the calculation based on the cost of a 3-day Florida resident ticket ($120), that 12-hour day boils down to $3.33 an hour. At this rate, Disney soon will be paying us to visit the parks. :wink:


#5

Just one more reason why I want to move to Florida!


#6

There was an article in our paper recently about attendance being up at all theme parks, and the top 4 were all Disney!


#7

Both Cedar Point and Kings Island were down this year. Kings Island was down @5 %. The experts that be are saying that they are going to Disney.


#8

yipes!!!


#9

Me too! :mickey:


#10

Oh no!! :crying:


#11

Even though I hate the costs rising, I never feel cheated after a day at WDW! :happy:


#12

I am so sorry to hear this today of all days… I was on my way to the Disney Store in the morning to buy our passes!!! BUMMER!


#13

$63???!!?? that is getting a little expensive now. it would be nice if they brought the prices down. that way, more people would go to WDW. bummer.


#14

Monkey see, monkey do… :dry:


#15

I dread the tickets prices going up, BUT I will still pay it. You cannot beat a WDW vacation when you stay on-site.


#16

Once Sea World raised their prices I think most thought that WDW and Universal would soon follow. It is a shame, we would all hope that they would keep prices below everyone else but with attendance back up I dont believe that they feel the need to be competitive in pricing. Just IMHO.

I will still be there. Your right there is nothing like a WDW vacation! :mickey:


#17

Looks like I will have to cut back on a few items, but you can’t beat taking a trip to Disney!!! The best place in the Universe!


#18

This is what I get for waiting till the last minute to buy my park passes.


#19

Ugh, so sad. I can’t complain though, I still get a pretty decent deal with the FL Resident Discount - 3 day passes only went up $1!!


#20

Amen to that! There is nothing like it!! I knew the price was going up, but what the hay—it’s Disney and IMHO it’s money well spent for all the fun! :wink: