When it comes to summer fun for the kids, it’s rarely cheap. And if you’re going to take the whole family to Disney this summer, better start pinching your pennies now. Reuters reports Disney parks, in both Florida and California, raised their prices nearly 7 percent this past weekend. That’s more than five times the inflation rate.
If you’re going to take the kids, or anyone older than 10, to Disneyland in Orlando, a one-day ticket will set you back $95. The same ticket to go to Disneyland in Anaheim, California now costs $92. But the ticket with the biggest increase (and price tag) is the one day park hopper ticket for both California at $137.
The parks are Disney’s biggest cash cow, bringing in about 20 percent of the company’s revenue. Still, it seems a little bit like they’re taking advantage of parents who just want to have a good time with their kids. But according to Reuters, there are ways parents can work around these increases:
“Disney offers discount prices through multi-day tickets and other tailored offerings. Most patrons choose a multi-day ticket and don’t pay the single-day rate, Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius said.”
Will higher prices keep you and the kids from Disney this summer?