theme parks

Are Disney’s struggles overseas impacting theme parks in the United States?

Disney’s domestic theme parks are going strong according to their latest financial reports, but the international parks, not so much. There are now wide reports that overseas struggles are causing the domestic parks to trim their budgets to make up for the overseas losses. Disneyland… Read More »Are Disney’s struggles overseas impacting theme parks in the United States?

Disney Theme Parks to completely ban selfie-sticks

Want a great group selfie at Walt Disney World? Long arms are now required. Following in the footsteps of museums and sports stadiums, Disney’s theme parks, water parks, and DisneyQuest will soon ban all selfie-sticks from its theme parks both domestic and in Paris and… Read More »Disney Theme Parks to completely ban selfie-sticks

Disney CEO Promises deliberate Star Wars rollout

If Star Wars fans feel a little frustrated with the pace of news coming from Disney about the rejuvenated franchise, that’s deliberate. On the Walt Disney Company’s recent earnings call with investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained the Mouse House’s strategy. “Generally speaking, you’re going… Read More »Disney CEO Promises deliberate Star Wars rollout

Disneyland & Walt Disney World raise ticket prices

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As sure as the Earth goes round our sun, Disney’s US theme parks have raised their admission prices again.

As predicted the Walt Disney World one-day ticket price for the Magic Kingdom broke the $100 barrier increasing by $6 to $105. The other three Orlando parks – Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios – only rose $3 from $94 to $97. That’s $2 less than originally thought.

On the other coast, a one-day adult admission to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure will rise from $96 to $99. Prices for children ages 3 to 9 will rise from $90 to $93. A Premium annual pass with parking and no blackout dates will go up from $699 to $779. Almost a full day increase, but still a value if you go just 10 days a year.

I don’t really blame Disney. One of the big complaints I hear is crowds in the park. People were used to crowds during the busy season, but now it seems busy season all year long. Raising prices could help cap the crowds.

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