Inflation and recession are on everyone’s mind today, as people try every corner to save money on products and services.
Consumer prices for September were up 8.2% from a year ago, but down from the 8.3% rate recorded in August, which was the highest level in nearly 40 years. Core prices, excluding food and energy, jumped 0.6% in September from August and 6.6% in the 12 months through September.
People who keep track of costs are noticing some higher prices at groceries and other retailers, and even amusement parks have been raising prices. Disney (dis) Walt Disney World is contributing to inflation as it raised the price of its Genie+ service by keeping the base price at $15 while introducing a variable pricing system that could raise the price to $22 through October. These prices are subject to change in the future.
Disneyland Resort Genie+ will cost more than Disney World, with the company raising the price from $20 to $25 a day and also starting a variable pricing system, Theme Park Insider reports, which could make it more expensive on more popular days.
The prices of food and drinks at Disney theme parks have increased
Disney World also recently increased the prices of food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages when served. Most of the increases were as small as 20 cents more for a Columbia Harbor House chicken strip, 30 cents more for a hot dog, Casey Corner, Walt Chili whole beef, 50 cents more for a Pecos Bell cheeseburger, and in some cases, another $1, like a sangria Homemade white Crystal Palace. One of the highest increases was the price of the Be Our Guest Enchantée Champagne Brut Bottle, going from $79 to $85.
Disney World’s price increases appear to follow increases at Disneyland Resort in August, which included increases of 40 cents for a bottle of Coca-Cola, 50 cents more for a bottle of Dole Whip and an extra dollar for a turkey leg at $12.99, according to wdwnt. com.
However, to be able to enjoy a cheeseburger, turkey leg, or a bottle of Coca-Cola at a Disney theme park, you first have to enter the park. The lowest ticket price to enter Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom is $109 on the low-order date, while guests will pay $164 on the high-order date. These days are usually Saturdays during the summer and on some holidays.
Disneyland entry prices
Disneyland Resort admission price for entry to the iconic Disneyland or California adventure is still as low as $104 (five dollars less than Disney World) on a low-demand date for a one-park, one-day ticket, but Disney on Oct. 11 admission skyrocketed on a high date Ordering comes in at $179, which is 9% higher than the previous highest ticket price of $164. Remember, this is higher than the September CPI increase.
Anyone wanting to visit the Disneyland resort parks in one day at Park Hopper for a day will pay a little more than before for the privilege of seeing both Disneyland and California Adventure. The lowest-cost Park Hopper for a low-demand day went from $164 to $169. The high asking price for a one-day hopper is $244.
These price increases at the Disneyland Resort do not bode well for Disney World prices as recent history has shown that increases in food, beverage and ticket prices at Disneyland led to similar price increases at Disney World shortly thereafter.