If you’re heading to Disney World for spring break or this summer expect to pay more for a single-day admission for your family members that are 10 or older. The rate went from $95 a day to $99, according to USA Today.
Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios are also raising prices – up $4 to $94 for a single-day pass.
According to USA Today Disney just raised the daily admission last June from $89 to $95.
“When one central Florida theme park hikes entry fees, the others typically follow suit. Last year, Universal Orlando Resort became the first Orlando theme park to break the $90 threshold for a single-day, single-park ticket when it raised its prices to $92. Two weeks later, Disney announced a price jump from $89 to $95.”
“Industry observer Robert Niles of ThemeParkInsider.com isn’t surprised by the increase, though its timing is a bit unusual.”
“It almost seems as if Disney is daring Universal to go over the $100 barrier,” he says. “We thought there’d be (an increase) this year, but more likely after Universal’s price hike.”
“Universal will open another Harry Potter attraction, Diagon Alley, this summer in its Universal Studios Florida park. It joins the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade, which opened in 2010 in its sister park, Islands of Adventure.”
We have never been to Universal and now that we will be back on the East Coast after this spring I hope we can go to Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I think there is also Simpson’s area in Universal that Michael would love. With that said, Michael would not be happy about paying upwards of $100 a day for four of the five of us.
Is $100 your price barrier? How much are you willing to pay a day for these parks? Do you think an increase after less than a year seems excessive? Will a daily park price increase push your toward the multi-park passes?