A majority of “self-described Disney World enthusiasts” say the Florida theme park has “lost its magic” due to skyrocketing costs, according to a recent study.
A study from gambling website Time2play surveyed 1,927 “Disney World enthusiasts,” and of those, 68.3% reported that the price hikes make them feel like the theme park has “lost its magic.” A whopping 92.6% reported that they believe the high costs for the park has made a vacation for the average family “out of reach.”
A ticket for Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1971 was a total of $3.50, according to the study. When adjusting for inflation, that would mean tickets would be about $25.60 today. Instead, tickets for one Disney World park range from $109 to $159 per day, according to the study.
Nearly 50% of respondents reported postponing a trip due to the price hikes.
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All in, Disney World veterans can expect to pay 35.7% more for their next trip compared to their last one, Time2play found.
A chart posted to social media last year by a researcher at SJ Data Visualizations, a U. K.-based firm, shows that prices for Disney World have risen by at least 3,871% since 1971, with prices rising at a more drastic rate in the early 1980s compared to its first decade…. (Read more)