Disney World hikes admission price to more than $100, tax included

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  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    June 13, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    Frankly I'm glad that some of you are so determined never to go to Disney -- makes it less crowded when we go. Disneyworld in Orlando, lodging at The Yacht & Beach Club, in November -- BEST VACATION EVER!!!

  • Jared from CT SOUTHBURY, CT
    June 13, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    Legalized robbery? No way. It is called free enterprise, based on supply and demand. Disney can charge a million dollars for a single day at the park if they want, and nobody -- not you, not me, not the feds -- should be able to stop them. What will stop them? Nobody will go. If their price is too high for you, then don't go. At $100+ per person per day, my wife and I and my 7 kids won't be going there any time soon.

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    June 12, 2013 6:14 a.m.

    No one is forced to go there, so I'm not sure where the "legalized robbery" comment comes from. Considering that Utah is a red state that generally supports unregulated free market capitalism, no one should be complaining when a business exercises their right to set their prices as they choose. It costs a fortune to build huge theme parks and a fortune to run them. It's been a long time since we could just buy a book of tickets for three dollars and spend the day in the park.

  • Shamal Orlando, FL
    June 11, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    If the new initiatives at Disney such as the smart wristband fast passes and scheduling attractions before you even show up, enable us to get four days worth of fun into three, an extra ten bucks is more than worth it.

    Like Cornbellys at thanksgiving point, you feel like someone has gone to a great deal of effort to provide a wholesome, high-quality, memorable experience for your family.

    I wish Disney cost less, but that also goes for Hawaii, Europe and a lot of other memorable places.

    I find I feel a whole lot better spending a bit more for value when I'm also invested in the company. Hopefully companies that provide value continue to do well.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    to Red

    You are spot on about Uncle Walt's kingdom. There is a alot of hype associated w/ Moab too.

    That said, the happiest place on earth is on I-15 roughly 1/2 way between SLC & LA.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    June 10, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Incredible . . there apparently isn't a topic that "lost in DC" can't politicize. Hysterical.

    We just got back from the Disneyworld/Universal curcuit with my family of 6 and 20 other sisters, brothers and cousins. Totally worth it. Yes, it was expensive, but all I ask is that if I voluntarily pay for admission to your park, you provide a clean, friendly, enjoyable environment and working rides. Disney and Universal both passed that test. Lines were well-managed. Bring your own lunch in and save a bunch on lunch. It's not that difficult.

    Lagoon??? Forgive me, but HAR!! I like Lagoon just fine, but to compare it to Disneyworld is just laughable. Hey, if it isn't your thing, fine; don't go. Nothing's for everyone. I don't pretend to get the "legalized robbery" comment. I knew what I was paying and what I was promised. Both Disney and Unviersal delivered what they promised. That's all anyone can ask of a company.

  • Gregorio Norco, CA
    June 9, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Moab is not free. It costs us 54 cents a mile to operate our automobile. Depending on how far you travel to get to Moab, the cost is more than Disneyland.

  • sg newhall, CA
    June 6, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    Keep your 'happy' place on earth...I won't be spending that kind of money to frankly to bored to death. Disneyland hasn't changed in years. One or two new attractions just doesn't warrant the price for admission. If everyone boycotted the park, the great and powerful Disney will have to rethink its pricing.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 6, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    watch, soon BO and the dems WILL declare attendance at a Disney park a right to paid by the taxpayers for those who cannot afford it, and you will be FORCED to pay for it if you can afford it. (but only because the Disney folk are big contributors to the dems)

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    June 6, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    Well, the one thing you don't want to do - buy single day pass which is way too expensive. Yep, food are expensive too. What I don't understand why 10 year old consider as an adult and they should be if they are 14 and older. Disneycruise want to charge my 12 year old as an adult to some exersion which was shocking but we found a way to get a cheaper cost from the private sectors by half price or more including to adults. Go for 3 days pass than a single day. My wife and I buy single plate meal at the park and we are happy and full. Happy Magic Day.

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    June 6, 2013 6:23 a.m.

    We lived in So. Cal. for a couple of years and bought an annual pass for our family of then 5 for about $700. That was definitely worth the expense because we could go on Friday night for a couple of hours and call it good. I would never though now spend that much for a one day marathon at Disney. I agree with Red. Explore the world - see Moab - lake Powell - Zions and more. It sure beats the awful crowds and the manufactured "fun" crammed into one day or a few. Disneyland is picturesque of the glut of America. DisneyMom - maybe you haven't been listening to hear the concern of fuel and groceries. Yes, we are all free to choose where we spend our money. If you like Disneyland then go for it!

  • Rodgers Sandy, UT
    June 6, 2013 5:30 a.m.

    Legalized robbery.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    June 5, 2013 11:29 p.m.

    Just like Magic, Moab is still free!!!

    And about 100 times better.

    Don't buy into the hype that Disneyland is some sort of right of passage. They want you to believe that. Your kids are going to be just fine if they don't go.

  • DisneyMom Monroe, UT
    June 5, 2013 11:17 p.m.

    I don't hear everyone complaining when fuel or grocery costs increase. In my opinion you still get your money's worth at Disneyland. Going to Disneyland is not an entitlement. There are several places I would love to go in this big world which are not in my budget. If Disneyland doesn't fit in your savings plan then find somewhere else to go! (Lagoon is not even an option in my book.)

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    June 5, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    OK, just cancel the plan to go to Disney World this summer.

  • jrgl CEDAR CITY, UT
    June 5, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    Just like magic, we won't be going to Disney theme parks anymore. Thanks Disney for the outrageous new park prices, super duper lines for rides and extra high priced food.
    Hello Lagoon...