You didn’t even make it a week, Universal.
You just couldn’t stand living in Disney’s shadow.
Anything they can do, you can do better. Anything they can do, you can do, too.
So you raised ticket prices like the combative little sister that you are.
Don’t worry. Like disappointed parents watching from afar, we weren’t surprised. We saw it coming.
Now you and Disney go think about what you’ve done …
Sorry kids, guess we’ll have to use our imagination today and not pay for our manufactured fun. Mommy and Daddy were denied a second mortgage on the house to take you guys to the theme parks.
It’s true, though. just days after Disney announced an increase in ticket prices, Universal Orlando followed suit. On Friday, both one-day, single-park admission and park hopper passes rose $5 in price. It’ll cost you a whopping $115 now to visit a Universal park, or $170 to jump between parks.
Multi-day passes also catapulted in price. Shout out to Theme Park Insider for spotting this information first. All of the multi-day, one park passes increased by $5.
They are now prices as follows:
- Two-day, one-park: $204.99 (up $5)
- Three-day, one-park: $224.99 (up $5)
- Four-day, one-park: $234.99 (up $5)
- Five-day, one park: $244.99
Park-to-park, multi-day passes are where they really spiked, though. Most increased between $10 and $15.
- One-day, multi-park: $170
- Two-day, multi-park: $264.99 (I don’t know about you guys, but the 99 cents really takes the edge off for me… )
- Three-day, multi-park: 284.99
- Four-day, multi-park: $299.99
- Five-day, multi-park: $315.99
Prices are generally $10 cheaper for children under the age of 9. Under 3 is free, because, you know, they don’t retain memories yet so they throw us a bone.
Ring ring. What’s that? Somebody, quick, alert the presses!
As mentioned above, Disney did this same garbage (as they do basically every year).
You’ll recall “value day” tickets (the most ironic ticket name in the history of names) increased by $2 up to $109 for an adult day pass to the Magic Kingdom. It’s now $103 for kids.
“Regular” park passes jumped $4 to $119 for adults and $113 for children.
“Peak” prices are now $129 for adults and $123 for children. And that’s just for the Magic Kingdom.
The other Disney parks increased prices to $102 for adults and $96 for children on value days, $114 for adults and $108 for children on regular days, and $122 and $116 on peak days.