|by Kaeli Conforti||Amusement and Theme Parks, Disney, Family Travel||265|
If you haven't heard already, prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando have risen as of Sunday, June 3rd. This follows a similar increase at the Disneyland California parks on May 20, changes that may impact upcoming family vacation plans. Here's the breakdown of current prices.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, ORLANDO, FL
A one–day Magic Your Way base ticket now costs $89 for adults ages 10 and up, or $83 for children ages 3–9. Add $35 for the park hopper option that lets you enter more than one park—choose from The Magic Kindgom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot, or Disney's Hollywood Studios—or $57 to add more options for Disney's water parks and other attractions like DisneyQuest, the ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course among others. Those planning to purchase annual passes should be aware of a $55 increase—be prepared to pay $574 for the standard annual pass, or $699 for the premium annual pass (prices are the same for adults and children and do not include taxes). Additional ticketing options are listed here. Also, keep in mind that parking on the Walt Disney World complex costs $14 per car.
DISNEYLAND, ANAHEIM, CA
A one–day one–park ticket will now cost $87 for adults ages 10 and up, or $81 for children ages 3–9. For a one–day park–hopper ticket that gives you access to both the Disneyland park and Disney's California Adventure, prices start at $125 for ages 10 and up, and $119 for children ages 3–9. The premium annual passport, which gives a full year of access to both parks, no black–out dates, and free parking, will now cost $649 per person without taxes (price is the same for adults and children), up from $499 per person last year. Click here for additional ticketing options. Please also be aware that parking at the Disneyland property costs $15 per car.
I don't know about you, but that seems a bit much for my family to be spending right now. Perhaps a good ole' American road trip would be a better family vacation option for the time being, or better yet, one of these U.S. theme parks under $50.
*All prices are current according to the Disney Parks website as of June 7, 2012, and do not include taxes.
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