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I believe people will continue to pay for the Disney experience Fred Griffin
Those who go will spend far more on food, hotels, plane tickets, etc.
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Pacific Palisades, CA
San Jose, CA
I think it's Floridians who are thinking twice about going to there ... I haven't been in a long time. For those who come here to vacation, it's a cost they may swallow up and scarifice maybe something else for it which could affect other (smaller) attractions. I have no idea of how a family with even just two kids can afford it.
Gary L. Waters, Broker...
It is getting out of hand! My son has a time share there and we stayed with him. The two of us spent over $2,000 for the week with free accomodations. Absurd and too expensive, but people were thick as thieves and the new Avatar ride in Animal Kingdom had over a 3 and 1/2 hour wait. Go figure!
And where else would they go, the kids are weaned on Disney! A
I inquired during my recent visit to CA what a one day weekday ticket to one park would be and it was $125. I had heard they were going up but that is a huge investment for a young family.
I have no idea...it's been at least 35 years since I was in Disney World. To me the ticket prices seem obscene... but then what do I know?
Do you know what really affect attendance at the Florida theme parks?
Instead of Disney they say....let see whose kneeling today.
Lego Land, Universal, and more theme parks coming, suggest their is room for more competitors.
So, if a tourist comes to see Elon send another Tesla into space, and the launch is canceled on the pad, will they opt for Orlando? Now that could be a win-win.
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
People will still come and pay whatever it takes.
I think that's still cheaper than disneyland california
At least once a year for my brother in law...
Well, I won't be going back.
Not sure. I went 23 years ago when Pleasure Island still existed.
I'd never return to Florida unless I'm catching a cruise, so Disney is not a factor.
Disney is now the 800 pound Gorilla who can do what it wants. Yes prices are too high at all Disney attractions sites including food trinkets etc. With the acquisition of Marvel and Lucas-films....He who has the gold rules. Will it affect Real Estate...Yes. Will people go elsewhere? NO. Disney is a go-to!
The price increase does not bother me since I have no planned visit.
That does seem high to me.
a $12 increase doesn't seem like it would affect sales too much...
Some kids are brought up living the Disney Dream..if they are they will take them no matter if they have to mortgage their home!
I like Universal rides more.
No but you have to take out a home equity loan to go there now with 2 kids. What is Annaheim charging? Bet it's the same. It won't matter.
San Jose, CA
The ticket is only a tiny portion of the investment when someone goes to this place.
Stevens Point, WI
Wow, that is pricey, and if a family with several kids, could price them out of visiting.
For Florida residents there are discounts. I usually go to Universal Studios with the Express Plus feature to bypass long lines.
I doubt the price hike will have much impact, if any for this destination.
The prices are outrageous. We have four children; it was pretty prohibitive. However, I think tourists will continue to flock there.
Fred Griffin I think people who are planning a vacation at Disney World won't care much about how much it costs. I'm sure it's the locals who are complaining. I don't think it will affect the real estate market unless someone moves to Florida because of Disney then they will become a local complainer.
I do believe the prices are out of control but people will pay I am sure. Will I pay? Only if my grandchildren twist my arm!
I don't know. Though, I doubt it.
I don't think a $12 bump will have a big effect.
As someone who grew up in Central FL and who was there in October, I think if they're going to raise ticket prices, they need to have more value behind it. Disney needs some updating. It was like stepping back in time. We got stuck on the carousel of progress and heard the beginning/ending song like 15 times before we could get off. The lines are too long. We got there first thing in the morning (not with the hotel guest but, when it opened to public), got our 3 fast passes and found our Space Mountain fp was for 11:15. What we didn't realize until it was too late is that it was for 11:15pm! It took a minimum of an hour to get food at lunchtime from a quick fast food stand. So, maybe raising ticket prices will make the park less busy so people can enjoy their day a bit. I don't think it will affect Real Estate in Orlando.
It's a lot of $$ for a day but... It's Disney. They can, they will, and "they" will still come. See ya in March, Mickey!
Very Piggish of them
Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!
Fred Griffin - I remember those days when one-day passes were under $40.
I think they will survive, as will Orlando.