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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
    >>Interesting that the ticket they have captioned at 1981 is date stamped 1982...<<

    At the time, you could buy the Passport from your Magic Kingdom Club (social group, personnel office - - yes, that's before the invention of "Human Resources", etc) and they were good indefinitely. The date stamp was put on it the day you used it at the park and you had to show it at each attraction.
    Ah.. 'splains it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Missviolet View Post
    Ahhhh.. Well, what did they have? I remember hearing something about tuna fish sandwhiches, but that kind of creeps me out.. little kids getting all tuna-y and then touching all of the rides and stuff. Gross

    Did they have the usual fare.. burger and corn dogs and pizza shops? I honestly have no clue!
    Check out Yesterland, Werner has a few interesting articles about food in the park.
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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    >>Ahhhh.. Well, what did they have? I remember hearing something about tuna fish sandwhiches, but that kind of creeps me out.. little kids getting all tuna-y and then touching all of the rides and stuff. Gross<<

    Parents had their children wash hands after lunch. Is that a lost art?

    >>Did they have the usual fare.. burger and corn dogs and pizza shops? I honestly have no clue!<<

    Here's a reproduction of a 1984 park guide - you can see what food was available in general back then. It wasn't the stone age. Fun to see what restaurants and stores and attractions were there.

    Churros were a fad food that came north of the border in the 80's. Pizza and chicken wings you could only get at the bar at the hotel (Sgt. Preston's) starting in the late 80's maybe (they were good pizzas too). There were not many fresh food carts until the 90's.

    My favorite eateries in the early 80's were Blue Bayou (Monte Cristo sandwich, mint julep) and Tahitian Terrace (teriyaki chicken, jungle julep) and Captain Hook's (tuna salad), Plaza Inn (fried chicken), and Tomorrowland Terrace (burgers) - - also Fantasia ice-cream (Carnation), Space-Mist (the Space Bar), popcorn (everywhere) and big dill pickle (Fort Wilderness).

    The Monorail was the "magic bus" to the hotel bar - - then back in time for MSEP and fireworks! When the parade was too crowded you could take the Skyway to get across the park and nearly walk on any ride while MSEP was going.

    http://users.sisna.com/matkinson/Pages/1984.html
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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    What a great decade the 80's was. I became a husband, dad, and a Disneyland fanatic.


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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Disney is far outstripping the pace of inflation with admission tickets. I would've thought people would've cut back after $50, but instead the place is as crowded as ever with the workers' wages being lower than ever. Not to mention the park has seen better attraction counts as well.

    Oh well, I'm going to save my money or buy an annual pass before I ever pay for a one-day admission nowadays. I just feel sorry for the tourist families who just want their kids to see Disneyland. With the cost of flying and hotels, we are talking about a $1,000+ trip for some average-sized families to travel to California and spend a day at Disneyland now! It's just not fair at all.

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    >>With the cost of flying and hotels, we are talking about a $1,000+ trip for some average-sized families to travel to California and spend a day at Disneyland now! It's just not fair at all.<<

    And what do they find? A long-deserted Peoplemover track, the skeleton of Rocket Jets, a closed castle, empty waterways, a decrepit Fort and a wet marble!

    Hope they didn't come back for the Can-Can or Hula girls!

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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
    Here's a reproduction of a 1984 park guide - you can see what food was available in general back then. It wasn't the stone age. Fun to see what restaurants and stores and attractions were there.

    http://users.sisna.com/matkinson/Pages/1984.html
    Wow, that's an incredible thing to behold. Thanks! I wish the park maps were still as cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas View Post
    What a great decade the 80's was. I became a husband, dad, and a Disneyland fanatic.
    I was... born!

    To live would be an awfully big adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missviolet View Post
    I was... born!
    Me, too! (1982)
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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

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    ...and a wet marble!
    understated
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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
    OMG, I remember those park guides! I wish I kept them. (I was only 4 or 5 in 1984) but I remember!

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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
    According to the consumer price index calculator at this link:

    http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/data/us/calc/

    That $14. is valued at $27.69 today.

    The current price charged: $63.
    Don't be misled by the government's bogus inflation numbers. Real inflation has been much higher than that.

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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlonacon View Post
    Disney is far outstripping the pace of inflation with admission tickets. I would've thought people would've cut back after $50, but instead the place is as crowded as ever with the workers' wages being lower than ever. Not to mention the park has seen better attraction counts as well.
    Its has far outstripped the government's rigged inflation numbers. For instance, while the government insists that inflation is around 3%, the IMF has reported that consumer food prices have risen 25% in the past two years. $5 a gallon milk is on the horizon.

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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlonacon View Post
    I just feel sorry for the tourist families who just want their kids to see Disneyland. With the cost of flying and hotels, we are talking about a $1,000+ trip for some average-sized families to travel to California and spend a day at Disneyland now! It's just not fair at all.
    It could be worse. Have you ever priced a family vacation to WDW?

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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Missviolet View Post
    I'd also like to know the cost of in-park food back then! How much was a churro? How much was a coke?!
    whats funny is that ODV decided to leave the old signs from back then and let me tell you, they are CHEEEEEAP! :P
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    Re: Gate park admission prices over the years?

    You wanna talk inflation? Here's just one limited example:



    And from there $7...$8...on and on.


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