Disney World raises theme park ticket prices

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Heading to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park for your next vacation?

It’ll cost you.

The most expensive theme park at Walt Disney World Resort just got a little pricier. Starting February 23, visitors ages 10 and up will pay $99 for one-day tickets to the Magic Kingdom, a $4 increase.

Prices for one-day tickets at Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios also increased $4, from $90 to $94. Many visitors to the Disney parks purchase multi-day passes, which can decrease the daily cost of visiting the parks.

“Our pricing reflects the high quality and breadth of experiences we offer and our ongoing commitment to investing in our parks,” said Kim Prunty, Walt Disney World spokeswoman, via e-mail. “We offer a variety of ticket options that provide a great value, and find that most guests select multi-day tickets that offer additional savings.”

The Walt Disney Co. reported company revenues of $12.3 billion for the quarter ending December 28, 2013, a 9 percent increase from the same quarter in 2012. Of that $12.3 billion in revenues, $3.6 billion came from its parks and resorts. Parks and resorts revenues saw a 6 percent increase from the same quarter in 2012.

“Prices were raised less than a year ago, but for WDW (Walt Disney Resort) it’s all about supply and demand,” writes Deb Wills, editor-in-chief of AllEars.net, an unofficial Disney planning and fan site. “Attendance is going up, not down; so as long as people keep paying the prices, Disney (any business) will keep raising them.”

CNN first learned of the price increase from a Tampa Bay Times Tweet.

14 comments

  • Al

    and the greedy get greedier. The business logic here doesn’t make sense to me. You aren’t going to draw more people by raising prices.

  • Cecil Williams

    Eliminates the dreams of many middle and lower class income families. Guess they are going for the two percent group. I would love to send my grandchildren, not on a disable veterian pay.

  • FaithC

    So $400 for a family of 4 to go one day. After you pay a ridiculous price to get in you get to stand in line for hours for each ride. If you want to eat there you can pay at least $20 a person for lunch.
    Was there once years ago with oldest child, decided never to go back. Went on other vacations that were much more fun for the kids, spent half the money and had twice the fun.

  • deb fulk (@debfulk)

    this is stupid IF YOU BOYCOTT AMERICAN THEN THE TICKETS WILL CONE DOWN TO TEN DOLLARS. BUT YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID TO PAY THIS PRICE..THIS IS ABOUT GREED. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO JUST KEEP PAYING WHATEVER THEY ASK??????

  • Kevin Boerio

    As much as I would like to go back to these places I will not plan on going back if they keep on jacking up these prices like this. This is totally uncalled for. This is not what Walt Disney wanted or envisioned at all. This is the problem when corporation that run places take over something special like this place and they get greedy. I do no even shop at their stores or buy any of their movies or go watch them now. If Mr. Disney was a live now he be very upset. Say I made this place for families to enjoy and love. Your are taking my dream of a magical place for families and destroying it with greed. All I have to say these people who run this place die. Will be very shocked when God say you are not welcome in the kingdom of heaven.

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