Disney breaks the $80 barrier with another ticket price increase

Disney breaks the $80 barrier with another ticket price increase
Disney breaks the $80 barrier with another ticket price increase

Recession or none, Walt Disney World in Florida jacked up its ticket prices yet again on Tuesday. Starting Thursday, a one-day, one-park adult ticket price will cost $82, a record for Orlando. That's an increase of 3.8% from the price hike the Mouse put into place just a year ago.

Children, who at Disney and other theme parks cease to be children at age 10 and begin paying the adult fare, will now pay $74, up $6. The price increases are for all Disney theme parks, which in Orlando are the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Disneyland in California also pumped up the prices. Adults now pay $76 (up from $72) for a one-day, one-park ticket. For the right to visit both its parks (Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure) in one day, the price broke the $100 barrier. It's now $101. Parking also rose $1, to $15 a day. It's worth noting that until the 1980s, parking there was just $1.