Disney moves theme park prices higher


Prices at Disney's (DIS +1.4%) Magic Kingdom Park rose 4.2% to $99 starting yesterday.

A one-day ticket to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios also saw a hike, moving up 4.4% to $94.

In recent quarters, Disney has seen average guest spending at its theme parks show solid growth.

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  • deercreekvols
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    It makes sense to stay in one of their resorts and have admission included in your price. Visit as many parks as you like, as often as you like.
    24 Feb 2014, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • DocEagle
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    What gives you the idea that staying in one of their hotels includes free admission? They used to offer free parking at the parks--and may still do--but that's it. And they do have hotel-ticket packages, but those are a higher price than just the hotel stay alone.
    24 Feb 2014, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    At no point did I say that staying in a Disney Resort includes free admission.
    I said to stay in a resort and have park admission included in your price.
    Decent ticket packages available, including Park Hopper.

     

    Only a suggestion, one that my family has used several times the past few years.
    24 Feb 2014, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • Glocks-n-Gold
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    90 good reasons (plus parking) to just stay away =)
    24 Feb 2014, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • 11146471
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    Astronomical prices! Take in consideration that a family is at least three members (more possibly four) so a sum of 300-400$ are needed for a single visit!

     

    Maybe this is the reason for the (financial) failure of the Eurodisney here in Europe.
    24 Feb 2014, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • planner23899
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    Greed.... Wonder what Mr Disney would say about pricing out the average family of four from going to the park for a day. Disneyland has out priced our family experience......
    25 Feb 2014, 01:15 AM Reply Like
  • CassandraSees
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    If you see a need (A park with more reasonable prices) perhaps you have hit upon competition to Disney and your own million (Billion?) dollar company?
    25 Feb 2014, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • 11146471
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    Prices should be around (max) 40$ for these parks to be family-friendly. DIS can compensate for these reductions by higher throughput of visitors which also would bring higher revenues from marketing merchandise within these parks!

     

    With better prices they would also create more Disneylands in EM countries like Brazil China or India and capture a significantly larger market share.
    25 Feb 2014, 02:33 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Universal theme park admission is $92 for a single park or $128 for both parks (Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios)

     

    Disney's pricing is not out of line with what is being charged at Universal.

     

    If you don't want to pay the price, don't go to the theme parks. Attendance is strong at both Disney World and Universal, so people are paying.
    25 Feb 2014, 09:26 AM Reply Like
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