Note to self: go after work tommorow.
Note to self: go after work tommorow.
6% price increases effective this Sunday. This makes the price $71.
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Price increases of 3 percent to 6 percent were tacked onto most of Disney's "Magic Your Way" tickets and annual passes.
Hmmm... 71 dollars, opened in 71... cool.
In other related news, Universal Orlando, for the first time ever, raised it's ticket price to $90. A Universal Spokesperson commented, "We thought it would be appropriate because we opened in 1990, and the Disney just raised its price to 71 dollars because they opened in 1971. It only makes sense to charge based on what year you opened. Now, we realize that this is a much larger increase percentage wise then Disney, but hey, we got Potter you SOBs!!!!" lol :)
People come to see "Disney" and Universal and Sea World and that's just what they do -- they spend one day at each. They "plan" their vacation without so much as reading a brochure on what WDW consists of before they get here. Once they get here (and often after being redirected from whatever park they first ended up at to the Magic Kingdom, "the one with the castle" where they really wanted to be), they realize that "Disney" is a lot more than just the castle, but by then, it's too late for this vacation to change. Plus you have to factor in all the other folks just in the area to visit family or to go to a conference or what have you, and where do you think they're going to spend the one day they can spare? Of course, most of the time, it's one day at MK. Not that I see a lot of that or anything. :)
But anyway, Seasonal, Annual, and Premium Annual Passes are all going up, so buy those renewal certificates now -- when the time comes to renew, you can trade your certificate in to do that. Or buy a Seasonal certificate at a park ticket window or Guest Relations -- redeem it when the block-out period is over later this month (or whenever you come after that) so the pass begins then, but you still pay today's rate. (The same thing would happen if you bought the Seasonal Pass online.) And get those tickets online for your vacation now because you get the pre-increase rate plus the advance purchase discount.
The single day ticket is intentionally high though... to show 'value' in the multi-day tickets. The average price/day on the common tickets (3,5,7 presumably) is what's important to watch.. not the 'shock value' on a single day ticket.
Just bought the certificates for two APs for my kids. I was not planning on doing that for another week, but oh well.
I wonder if the DVC discount is going to change at all
I think an $8 increase in a little over a year and a half is a bit extreme. Inflation hasn't gone up that much.
With the minimum wage going up, I'm not at all surprised this is happening.
I would expect more things that are more essential to be going up as well.
But the polititians look good because they are helping out those on minimum wage. Of course, it's going to effect them and the rest of us when prices for everything else go up.
This is just the first example.
its not the federal minimum wage thats increasing its the FLORIDA it is indexed according to the inflation rate of the prior year so if inflation for 2007 is 6% the wage rate for 2008 will go up 6%. It was an amendment to the florida constitution that was voted on in 2004. It also effect pay raises for non unionised employees because when the starting wage is raised, everyone else's goes up too and thus ticket price increases as well.
I see what you mean.
Minimum wage was never meant to be something you live off of. I don't agree with raising it all the time. It may give the worker more money but then the cost of everything else is raised and you are back where you started.