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    As expected, Disney raised its main ticket pricing for WDW today, adding another 4-6.5% to both one-day and annual passholder prices. The good news is that the UK-specific 7, 14 and 21-Day Ultimate tickets stay at their advertised pricing for the whole of 2018. These tickets are already far and away the best per-day value for WDW, but this latest price hike, along with Disney's co-called 'flexible' pricing that hikes the rate at peak season, means that a one-day adult ticket for the Magic Kingdom at the busiest times of the year is now $129 (plus tax). Yikes. The 14-Day Ultimate ticket from ATD, with Memory Maker, remains at 378 (c. $525), or 27/day. Even if you don't use the Ultimate ticket every day (which most don't) and go, say, only 8 times in 2 weeks, that works out at $65 per visit. Result.

    PS: in the US, the 8-day Magic Your Way ticket, with all the options that the Ultimate offers in the UK (minus Memory Maker, which is an extra $169 for one person in your group), costs $560/adult, or $70/day. Plus the UK ticket through ATD has other bonuses like a kids autograph book and a $25 gift card. Great value.

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    How do they justify a 4-6.5% increase??
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    That is an expensive day out if you buy the one day pass ! We always get a trip long pass to allow us to hop in and out great value when it is offered same price for 7 and 14 days
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    Yikes that’s a big increase ... I guess they must be confident that people will still pay though ....

    We like having the 14 day to allow for flexibility ... especially when they are 14 for the price of 7 ... I can see us skipping Disney next time though ... (except for animal kingdom because I have to see Pandora )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    How do they justify a 4-6.5% increase??
    They don't, TF. They simply don't bother. They figure they can just go on putting up the prices and it won't really matter either way. They will either reduce the crowds in the park, or just keep increasing profits. Either way, they win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Veness View Post
    They don't, TF. They simply don't bother. They figure they can just go on putting up the prices and it won't really matter either way. They will either reduce the crowds in the park, or just keep increasing profits. Either way, they win.
    That sadly does seem the direction Disney are heading its not just the ticket prices that have increased. There philosophy seems to be based around keeping visitors onsite ( free dining ) Disney Springs is becoming a shopping mall to discourage people visiting out of town malls ( I know there are some great places to eat ) and personally we do like the feel of the Springs area I think they know they can keep pushing boundaries
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    I'm hearing more and more that people over here are going to give Disney a miss or just pay for a one or two day ticket, which if you know where to look you can buy in advance.
    Couple this with the 10% hike in parking fees, yes it is now $22 to park, and a holiday to the mouse is rapidly becoming a big NO.

    I'm not certain how wages are increasing in the States, but these price hikes far outstrip our wage increases. Mr SK is anxiously waiting to see if he will get a raise this year [no raise last year] but not holding his breath as no Christmas Bonus was paid the Christmas just gone.

    The money men at Disney obviously haven't computed that people only have X amount to spend, so if this is spent on increased tickets and parking, there will be less spent on food and merchandise.




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    Wages for entry-level or "unskilled" workers (so, basically, all the hospitality industry workers) hasn't increased. Instead, some companies are giving their employees a one-off payment of $1000. Seems like a nice thing to do, but it's far, far less than they'd make if they got an actual living wage. Thanks, Trump.









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    We haven't been in a Disney theme park since 2013 despite having been to Florida at least once every year since. We are unlikely to go multiple times to the parks and just can't justify the day costs, especially as Mrs TF doesn't do many of the rides.

    So I guess its no parks, Universal or Sea World for us. But maybe Disney won't miss our $$$s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    How do they justify a 4-6.5% increase??
    It’s a policy TF, you keep raising prices above inflation etc whilst the customer keeps coming, it pushes out the poorer customers and you keep going till you see a significant drop. No drop just keep raising! This means that when it does drop you have filtered out the poorer people and then you can start to reduce staff costs etc.
    This is the problem for almost any company, once ‘the family’ let it go on the Stock market in return for cash and they give up 51.1% the shares all the nice values and excintricities of founders are gone. No need to care any more about real values etc. The basic law requires Directors of a company to do what is in the interest of share holders. Pension funds and even us as investors tend to not buy pensions that do ‘ok’ or have ‘give cheap’ as a core value and underperform other more aggressive fund managers. It’s a shame but I think we have all known for a while that it’s a business not family anymore. Shame but true! It’s sad for the one day as so many US families get so little holidays so they are badly hit by this more than us, who though expensive can get the value throughout a longer period.

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