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ANOTHER price increase.

Discussion in 'Attraction Tickets' started by Maleeka, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    Oh dear Disney have just announced another ticket price increase. It's the second price increase in eight months. I know what you're thinking. In a new development from our Forestry correspondent we have some breaking news about what bears do there.....:rolleyes:

    There are price increases for annual passes too. As yet no mention of price hikes for Ultimate passes but I'm taking no chances and ordering ours today. I've been delaying purchasing them because the stronger pound should have meant them falling in price. Ha! :rolleyes:

    Anyway it seems that stronger attendance figures have led to the price hikes. Universal usually follow and with it's Harry Potter expansion underway no doubt an increase in demand will push up prices there too. I just cannot believe how much we are spending on tickets this year. I'm always a bit embarrassed to tell people who have never been to Disneyworld how much we spend on theme park tickets alone. :eek:
     
  2. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    Oops. Didn't see there was already a thread about this! Would have put this comment there. :eek: Never mind I'm going it alone with my whinging. :)
     
  3. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    I bought mine last week from Orlando ticket deals and got a good price....and the price had dropped from the previous week. :D
     
  4. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    Yes Sharon a lot of them are now offering the Disney 9 days for 7 deal at £274. But for us we are opting to pay £9 more and get the option of 14 days just so that we can have a stroll/dinner in the parks at night. :)

    By the way just looked at Orlando ticket deals and they are now offering that Disney 9 day ticket and Universal at £383 so that's better. :)

    But I'm still not happy about the Disney price hikes! :p
     
  5. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    Me neither :(
     
  6. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    I think I'll have to start lookjng for mine now, lets face it they wont go down by nov will they? But then you tjink well if the £ goesup.......:eek: decisions
     
  7. Fernix

    Fernix Well-Known Member

    I'm with you Maleeka, we always have the 14 day ultimate tickets, we may just call in for fireworks or a couple of hours, which we wouldn't be able to do if it meant using a full day.

    We've even got 14 day for August and we are only there for 8 nights, but the price was same as 7 days and it means we can pop into a park the night we get there and don't feel like we're wasting a day.

    But I have to agree, the prices are really high now. It about £1200 for 4 of us for Disney tix alone. I would like to go see new HP at universal when we go, but that's another £400. So £1600 for 8 days seems a bit much.:eek: I'll see how I feel nearer the time.

    I remember a few years ago, when dollar was 2 against £ and the 14 day tickets were £150 each, now that's a huge increase even taking the exchange rate into consideration.

    The only way they will decrease is if people don't buy them, but that's not going to happen.:D
     
  8. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    It's tough isn't it Jen? The pound is forecast to go up in value but at the same time Disney will doubtless be increasing their ticket prices again before November (last year they went up in June!) so either way I doubt we'll ever be paying less!
     
  9. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    I'm with you all the way...I guess we're just Disney girls through and through aren't we Fernix?! I know Sharon and Jen are too. :p

    I just have a bit of a dilemma because of the cost of all the park tickets. Of course Disney is a given (14 days too) but which other parks? In order to economise we've been alternating them. Last year we opted for Seaworld/Busch Gardens so this year it's the turn of Universal.

    The "problem" though is that the new Harry Potter rides open later in the year so I will want to go on them next year and then I'll be out of sequence! :p Of course I could assume that we'll have more money next year but somehow I doubt it. :rolleyes:
     
  10. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Well steve is a celebrity now so you can afford it maleeka:D
     
  11. minnie me

    minnie me Member

    Just to let u all know that there is a discount on the annual passes for Seaworld and busch, it works out to be around the £108 for unlimited access for a year. Well worth it if going a couple of times, as we pay that for an unlimited 14 days.
    It's on the Seaworld web site. :D
     
  12. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member

    Funny how prices never go down ! :(
    Gets harder and harder to take the family every year !

    Iv'e Been on the look out for a new forum............ "Doing somewhere in Spain that doesn't cripple you financially every Year like Florida"..........Dot blooming com !!!
     
  13. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just book and go?? Disney are making it harder every time and you have to keep checking everything so often to get anything like a decent deal. Taking into account the flight costs you'd think Disney would have a few more deals for us Brits. Having said that we did get 14 days for price of 7 from Disney last year. :D
     
  14. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    We strolled past our local Thomas Cook and they had a sign in the window that caught our attention. Disney and Universal 14 days for £380. Now that works out cheaper than the online price for 9 days at Disney. We looked at each other, braced ourselves and went in the store.

    I'm afraid they were all pretty clueless....make that very clueless. Our agent wasn't sure and went to ask someone else who wasn't sure. Finally, apologetically, she said the price in the window was wrong, that it was an old sign! Fifteen minutes later and the price was in fact £426. A bit of a difference.:mad: They are a law unto themselves travel agents. Normally we would complain that you have to sell it for the price advertised but by that stage we just couldn't be bothered.:mad: They always have a caveat/disclaimer buried somewhere saying they don't have to sell you the holiday at the advertised price and can make changes at any time. :rolleyes:
     
  15. sunny steve

    sunny steve Well-Known Member

    Cheer up, Maleeka! You still have Mickey. :D

    Our tickets arrived today. Nice shiny ones. :)

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  16. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Actually, they don't have to sell it to you at the advertised price at all! I don't know a great deal about this area of law but I do remember that a price ticket is contractually an "invitation to treat" or something very similar. It means you offer the sum on the ticket and if that is accepted you have a contract but the seller doesn't actually have to accept your offer. Most places do honour ticket or advertised prices simply because its good PR. Learn something every day don't you? ;)

    Steve - I am so jealous of those shiny tickets!! :p
     
  17. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    We have ours too and Tony is Donald and I am Minnie:D;)
     
  18. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much Tinks. Very interesting stuff. I have looked it up now and it is exactly as you have said....an "invitation to treat." It is not a contract of sale until you actually hand the money over. At anytime up until then the shopkeeper can change their mind about the advertised price. It just seems very unfair, misleading in fact, when they advertise a lower price in the window and then tell you it's a mistake and an old price. How many people do they get into the store with that sign and then go on to buy tickets? But that's the law and they are apparently allowed to do it. :rolleyes:

    You are now our resident legal expert Tinks! :D
     
  19. Maleeka

    Maleeka Well-Known Member

    :D

    That has cheered me up. Can I have Mickey? Glad you got yours too Sharon. They are very efficient these companies aren't they?

    Steve are we allowed to make everyone jealous like this? I do feel a teeny bit guilty about it. Nah we can keep this up for another 37 days! :p
     
  20. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    Yes some of these companies give excellent service with no extra charges for credit card payment and the actual tickets. :D
     

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