Walt Disney World’s new MyMagic+ system promises to cut down on wait times at park rides and attractions. Could that be a bad thing for guests’ pocketbooks?
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At the start of last summer, Walt Disney World raised the ticket prices at its theme parks to $89. There’s a case to be made that, at least on certain days, Disney should be charging a whole lot more.
According to the experts, the best explanation for why consumers wait in line just so that they can hand over money for the newest iPhone or a Black Friday doorbuster deal is that … it’s fun?
Man, I could use a drink. After a day of waiting hours in lines for rides that last three minutes, listening to overindulged children plead for overpriced treats and souvenirs and sweating it out under the hot Florida sun, many a …
I’ll see your theme park admission price hike and raise you a buck. Disney always aims to be at the forefront of film and theme park innovation. Apparently, it feels the need to be the leader in charging the most for theme park tickets as well. Less than a week after Universal Studios Orlando raised its basic ticket to $88, Disney World …
Right now, the theme park with the most expensive basic admission ticket in the U.S. is located, unsurprisingly, in Orlando. What may be surprising is that it’s not a Disney park.
The latest price hike at Disneyland raises a one-day “Park Hopper” ticket from $105 to $125 for adults. Kids ages 3 to 9—yep, if you’re 10, you’re an “adult”—get a measly $6 off the adult price.
More and more, restaurants are requiring credit cards before allowing customers to make a dinner reservation, and they’ll charge you, and possibly say nasty things about you on Twitter, if you fail to show up.