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Originally Posted by lorian45 View Post
yes its a jump but not massively so over a four year period and given the dollar has nose dived
The dollar exchange rate accounts for a £90 increase in price alone.

The 2020 ticket price is £450. In dollars that's about $540 at $1.2 to the £. At an old exchange rate of $1.5 to the £ then the price would be $540/1.5 = £360.

BTW, the Universal ticket prices are just as bad. They've doubled in price in the last 4 years. They were around £130 in 2015. In 2020, they're over £280.
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I think the big price increase kicked in when Memory Maker was included in the ultimate tickets, before that MM was optional.
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Originally Posted by toonmadlad View Post
I think the big price increase kicked in when Memory Maker was included in the ultimate tickets, before that MM was optional.
The big price increase happened in July 2016 after the dollar rate bombed. Universal tickets also increased significantly at the same time.

Disney started offering Memory Maker with the Ultimate tickets back in 2015, about a year before the big price increase. It is possible that some of the price of MM has been factored into the price of the tickets.
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Just thought I'd post a few graphs that I've shown over the years showing the price changes. Here's one from around August/September 2016:



The 2017 Disney tickets had shot up in price to £419. The Universal tickets had also shot up.

The thing with that graph is that it just shows the prices at a specific point in time. At the very end of 2016, Disney had a 25% discount on it's 14-day tickets. Together with the usual "14-day for the price of 7" deal, the price of the 2017 ticket dropped to £300 by December 2016. Here's the graph from Feb 2017:



Surprisingly, at that point, the price of a 2017 ticket was the same as it had been for the 2015 ticket.

Once the 25% discount ended, the price increased somewhat again. Here's what the ticket prices were doing around April 2017:



And so on...

Disney ticket prices do fluctuate quite a bit over the course of the 22 months that they're on sale. Usually when the tickets first go on sale they are high. A couple of months later they add the "14 for 7" deal reducing the price by about £20. Then they remove the deal and prices go back up. Then in December they discount the tickets by around £50 (or by almost £120 as they did at the end of 2016). Then the price goes up again in March. Then the tickets reduce in price a bit towards the end of the year before the tickets are no longer on sale. There are also other fluctuations due to changes in exchange rate and Disney UK wanting to promote more sales (I suspect).

It can make a reasonable difference if you buy tickets at a different point in the cycle. It also makes it a pain to track ticket prices and determine what the price was in the past. However, on average, over the last 8 years tickets has risen by around 9% a year. Or thereabouts.
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For what its worth we bought our tickets in 2016 for 2017 and it was £350 for 14 days

We bought them again in 2018 for 2019 and it was £399 - if I was to buy them today for this October I would be £385

and if I am wanting for next October its £449

yes its a jump but not massively so over a four year period and given the dollar has nose dived
You can get the 2020 Disney 14 Day Ultimate ticket for £424 from orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk using the code mse5. Link below.

orlandoattractiontickets...ltimate-Ticket
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I agree the price has massively increased over 3 years...
I bought the universal / disney combo tickets in Feb 2016 for our April 2016 trip at £417 each, just priced these up for our April 2020 trip and these now cost £742 each! That is an increase of £325 per ticket so for a family of 4 thatís an additional £1300!
We therefore will be choosing parks more carefully.
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Op. I think they are getting too greedy. We are just back
And the prices for everything were huge. We watched the Walt Disney film show detailing the philosophy behind the parks ... and I fear this has been lost to one big money-making exercise
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WDW has always been and still is a cheap holiday. I do wonder if some of those who complain about prices ever try travelling elsewhere on the globe where it's really expensive.
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WDW has always been and still is a cheap holiday. I do wonder if some of those who complain about prices ever try travelling elsewhere on the globe where it's really expensive.
Yes, our holiday to California and Hawaii was cheaper!
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Originally Posted by Pinchy View Post
WDW has always been and still is a cheap holiday. I do wonder if some of those who complain about prices ever try travelling elsewhere on the globe where it's really expensive.
But it's not really a cheap holiday, is it? Nowhere near as cheap as, say, a week in Spain or a camping holiday in the UK. Yes, it's cheaper than various other places. No one said it was the most expensive holiday out there. But it's not what I'd call cheap.

Anyway, this thread was about how expensive Disney park tickets are, not how expensive the holiday is.
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