Disney Now Offering Seasonal Pricing at Theme Parks
Next time you go to "The Happiest Place on Earth" your pocketbook may or may not be as happy.
Disney has announced they have started charging different ticket prices for both Disneyland and Disney World, depending on the time of year.
The calendar will be divided into Value, Regular and Peak periods. The new pricing plan will apply to one-day tickets.
A one-day park ticket for Disney World's Magic Kingdom during a Value period will stay at current levels of $105 a day. However, during Regular season days, it will rise to $110. The price will then shoot up to $124 for Peak days. That includes holidays like the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
At Disney World's three other parks (Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) one-day tickets will be $97 for Value, $102 for Regular and $114 for Peak.
Disney says it's trying to find "ways to help spread out visitation."
Jude Walker thinks Disney is trying to find "ways to help spread out my hard-earned money."
"The demand for Disney Parks continues to grow, particularly during peak periods," the company said. "At the same time, we have an unwavering commitment to exceeding the expectations of all our guests."
The seasonal pricing will be posted ahead of time.
Somehow while I think this won't go over well with fans of Disney, it still won't be a deterrent for most to continue making magical memories.