Theme park ticket prices are on the rise….
It will cost you $92 to visit Universal for a single day in 2013 – 2014 according to ClickOrlando.
So far, Disney has not followed suit, but they very well could. We will have to keep our eyes open. ClickOrlando says that you should expect Disney and SeaWorld to at least match these one day ticket prices.
Are there less expensive ways to visit the Theme Parks?
You will find that most of the larger theme parks offer various ways to purchase tickets, including buying tickets for several days visits at one time. You will get a better price per day when purchasing like that.
Be sure that you check and plan ahead for any vacation that will include a theme park visit.
No expiration date option at Disney
Disney offers visitors an option on their multi-day tickets of no expiration date. So, if you have the cash available to buy 10 day passes for the family with the no expiration rider, you will realize a significant savings on the per day ticket. For instance, in 2013, the 10 day park hopper Disney ticket is $650 ($65 / day. Without the no expiration option ($59.30 per day) for a 10 day ticket.
Universal vs Disney – 4 day Park Hopper
The Universal Multi-day tickets are a better deal (4 day park-hopper is roughly $42 per day), and is good for up to 14 days from the first use of the first ticket….. compared to a Disney 4 day park hopper is $83 per day) – with the same 14 day use limitation.
Other Theme Park Ticket Options
One of my favorite options if your family is going to be traveling several locations in a given year is the platinum season pass at the Cedar Fair Theme Parks. This pass allows you unlimited access to all of the Cedar Fair parks and free admission to the Halloween events at all of the parks….
What about your family?
Will the high prices deter you and your family from taking a family vacation that includes a theme park visit?
Are you enough of a planner that you can take advantage of the multi-day park tickets?
Let us know in the comments below…