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From: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostFeb-12 11:25 AM 
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Disney just raised one of its key ticket prices to more than $200

Disney fans looking to party with Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the gang in California could have to pay more than $200 per ticket.

Disney Parks on Wednesday revised its demand-based pricing structure for its California theme parks. Disney now offers five pricing tiers, up from three. The company introduced the new ticketing system more than a year ago.
Going forward, a solo "hopper" ticket, which allows guests to visit both Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure Park in one day, will cost between $159 and $209, Disney told CNN Business in an emailed statement. The highest price applies to peak tourist dates, which typically include weekends and major holidays, such as the Fourth of July. Two- to five-day hopper ticket prices now range from $290 to $415, the company said.
Individual adults visiting either — but not both — parks in Anaheim, California, must pay between $104 and $154 for a one-day visit. Two- to five-day visits to one park now cost between $235 and $360.

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconFeb-13 12:10 PM 
To: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 9) 
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Similar "adjustments" in Florida parks, though most Florida Resident deals remain in effect ($49 a day, about half price).

1982 was the end of the ticket to get in plus a ticket to ride, all admissions are now pay one price for all.  Prices started to climb at that time as well.


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From: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostFeb-13 12:13 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 9) 
 6152.3 in reply to 6152.2 

I cannot see how families can afford to go to these parks, unless they have lots of money saved up or have a good income job.  


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconFeb-13 12:31 PM 
To: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 9) 
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There are LOTS of folks out there that hop on a plane and fly to Orlando and use their tickets to Disney, Seaworld, Universal Studios and more, obviously many CAN and DO afford themselves of opportunity to visit.  There are European, Japanese, South Americans and more that schedule ANNUAL visits as well, August is a HUGE time for visitors from overseas, that is European traditional vacation time.

By   – Senior staff writer, Orlando Business Journal
May 29, 2019, 5:17pm EDT

The entertainment giant and its competing attractions welcomed more than 83 million people through their turnstiles last year.

From other sources:

Some 50,000,000 people made it through the two airports in the area as well, LOTS of traffic.


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From: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostFeb-13 12:34 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 9) 
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Wow, amazing figures!  These people are good for keeping people employed and for the local economy.   If they can afford this, good for them.


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconFeb-13 12:49 PM 
To: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 9) 
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I amazes me the low income folks that seem to make it to amusements of various sorts and types.  When I lived in NOLA, I did not go to the World's Fair other than the gondola across the river.  Many of the kids who went to college at the same time as myself on low cost scholarships had annual passes and went every weekend, I guess it is a matter of priorities?

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From: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostFeb-13 12:54 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 9) 
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Maybe I'm too practical, but I prefer to spend my money on more practical things, though I do treat myself sometimes.  I'd say it's the way I was brought up.  I agree, different priorities.

Oh goodness, I'm not sure I'd have done that, then again I'm more of a height wimp now then I was back then.


From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconFeb-14 9:04 PM 
To: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 9) 
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Ironically, as ticket prices have soared in recent years, the parks have gotten more and more crowded. I remember a time when there really was a proper off season. Now, I maybe experience a few slow days each year. It seems as though Disney has very cleverly engineered a number of special events during the off season that trigger increased crowds. Some examples include Lunar New Year, The Food and Wine Festival, and a number of special ticketed events.  This past week should have been a slow week, but the park was relatively crowded on Tuesday and Thursday when I was there.  

The OC Register recently had an article on this phenomenon of increased crowds despite skyrocketing ticket prices. Apparently, people are more interested in spending money on recreation, tourism, and entertainment these days. It's the experience they want, so they will spend money not that rather than buying things. 

My theory is this: There are a lot of young people who cannot afford a week long vacation, but they can afford a yearly pass to Disneyland. It is kind of like taking a series of short one-day vacations throughout the year, instead of a single vacation. Although Disneyland does not advertise the number of pass holders, reliable sources say there are roughly 1 million of them, and that is only for the Disneyland Resort in California. Most of them are local, but not all. 

My pass does not expire until October, but I will end up paying about $50 more for it (and a little more for parking, I think). It's still worth it to me, but there have been many days when the crowds are so awful, that I can't even imagine someone would pay the price of a one-day ticket for that experience. Makes me glad to be a pass holder who can come and go as I please, and not worry about cramming it all in in a single day. 

Edited to add:  I forgot to post think link to the newspaper article:

  • Edited February 14, 2020 9:04 pm  by  BlueMoon67

From: Silly Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostFeb-14 9:20 PM 
To: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 9) 
 6152.9 in reply to 6152.8 

Very interesting article; thank you for sharing it.   

You've made some good points. people are spending on experiences, not things.  At my age and what not, I'm more interested in things.


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