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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Magic just got a little more expensive

As of today -- Thursday, August 6, 2010 -- enjoying the magic of a Walt Disney World theme park is going to make a bigger dent in your wallet. The theme park giant has raised ticket prices across the board, despite a still-precarious economy and their own recent trend of offering discounted packages and perks. From today, a one-day, one-park pass for all guests 10 and up will cost $82, up from $79. It's $74 for a one-day, one-park for kids aged 3-9 -- luckily, it's still free for kids under 3 years old. Multi-day passes and annual passes are also getting a price increase -- here's the breakdown, from the Walt Disney World blog itself:

Days On Ticket Base Ticket: Ages 10-up Base Ticket: Ages 3-9 Optional Add-On: Park Hopper Optional Add-On: Water Park Fun & More Optional Add-On: No Expiration
10 Days $262 ($26.20/day) $239 ($23.90/day) $54 $54 (10 visits) $213
9 Days $257 ($28.56/day) $234 ($26.00/day) $54 $54 (9 visits) $208
8 Days $252 ($31.50/day) $229 ($28.63/day) $54 $54 (8 visits) $182
7 Days $247 ($35.29/day) $224 ($32.00/day) $54 $54 (7 visits) $142
6 Days $242 ($40.33/day) $219 ($36.50/day) $54 $54 (6 visits) $106
5 Days $237 ($47.40/day) $214 ($42.80/day) $54 $54 (5 visits) $95
4 Days $232 ($58.00/day) $209 ($52.25/day) $54 $54 (4 visits) $67
3 Days $224 ($74.67/day) $202 ($67.33/day) $54 $54 (3 visits) $28
2 Days $162 ($81.00/day) $146 ($73.00/day) $54 $54 (2 visits) $22
1 Day $82 $74 $54 $54 (2 visits) n/a


Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
Annual Pass $499 $450
Premium Annual Pass $629 $567

Competing parks like Sea World and Universal Studios Orlando have not yet announced a similar increase in their prices. Let's hope they stay that way.
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