It seems that every year we see a rise in Walt Disney World in Orlando FL theme park tickets. And that also goes for Walt Disney World resort rates. It's quickly pricing itself out of the reach of average working families.
2006 didn't see the prices increase just once but actually twice which can be a bit hard to swallow even for a magical moment. The following are the current rates you can expect to pay:
Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot for a one-day/one-park ticket admission for 10 and up (classified as adult) will cost you $67. And $56 for children ages 3 to 9. Now that's going to hurt!
A 7-day base ticket costs $210 for adults which works out to about $30 a day or $173 for kids ages 3 to 9 which is about $25 a day - just over half of what a day pass would cost.
You can add a Park Hopper option to your ticket which allows you unlimited admission to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot for the duration of your base ticket. There is one flat rate whether you are a child or adult. It means you add $45 to the cost to a base ticket, bringing it up to $112 for an adult which is definitely not cost effective.
Then if you decide to add a Water Park option to your base ticket it will cost you about $50, but the longer you stay in Disney World the more cost effective. It gives you access to Blizzard Beach, Disney Quest, Typhoon Lagoon, Pleasure Island, and The Sports Complex. If you aren't planning on using these admissions regularly don't buy the add-on, just pay as you go. Most of them charge $36 a day per adult and $30 for children 9 and under.
You can visit Pleasure Island for $21.95 and since this is an almost all adult venue there is no children's pricing.
Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando FL has a nice mix of prices from value pricing (as low as $50 a night) to the deluxe at over $300. Of course, on the deluxe resort you are going to get pampered with spa treatments, swimming pools like you've never seen before, fine dining, and a host of other benefits. But if you aren't going to use them you are wasting your money.
If you shop online you can you can look for discount packages that can at least save you a few dollars and at these prices every little bit helps!
Now I've done my share of whining about the climbing prices at Walt Disney World but after all is said and done it's definitely a great place to visit and can you really put a price on magic and memories for the family!
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