So far in 2018, my weekends have consisted of only one thing:
DISNEY WORLD! And all surrounding Disney Properties, in fact, since becoming a Passholder back in January, I've gone to the parks every Saturday and Sunday and at one point doing 3 of the 4 parks in one Saturday afternoon.
For only being an hour + away from Disney for over 18 years, I've never taken full advantage of the Walt Disney World Resorts here in Central Florida, and that has all changed. But for many on the planet, Disney will always be a tourist dream and hopeful destination. But, Disney has announced that ticket prices are going up or are already increased (the wording of the word "Sunday" has me confused).
ICYMI: The price increases comes months ahead of the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer. https://t.co/jAlWYAbsVj— News 13 (@MyNews13) February 12, 2018
Per reporting by Channel 13 News:
"The hike comes after Disney reported increased attendance at its theme parks in its first-quarter.
Disney World operates under a tiered pricing system, meaning the cost of tickets will depend on when you visit.
At Magic Kingdom, a single-day regular ticket now costs $119 for adults. That’s a $4 increase.
A value ticket costs $109, a $2 increase from 2017. During peak times, expect to pay $129 for a single-day ticket.
Prices for tickets to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have also increased.
A single-day regular ticket now cost $114, a $7 increase from last year. A value ticket is $102, while a peak ticket costs $122, up from $119."
Sure, any ticket increase stinks, but it seems like every year there is an increase in ticket prices and in all honesty, our Florida Resident discount helps and getting the Annual Passholder package does end up paying for itself in the long run. My Platinum Package has already paid for itself, and I'm a month into my pass!
Just look at some of these Disney memories I've made with my family!