Thursday, June 16, 2011

Onion mocks Disney ticket price hikes

Disney has raised its park ticket prices yet again - the second time in less than a year!

This even gained the attention of The Onion which has posted this installment of their satirical American Voices feature on the topic.

Ticket prices increases have risen far, far faster than the rate of inflation. Is this simply Disney trying to get the most they can out of the most people? Are they trying to drive people to the relative value (but still steadily increasing) multi-day passes and annual passes? Are they trying to find a balancing point where they can get more money out of fewer people (and therefore reduce wear and tear on the parks and need fewer employees?

Fans have been grumbling for years about the fast pace of steep increases, but the parks stay packed. Here's hoping Universal steps up its game to the point where Disney doesn't just have to try harder creatively, but at the price point as well.

1 comment:

  1. On a side note, I totally vote for PONGO on the Disney Dad poll.