Disney World hikes Magic Kingdom ticket price to $95

Increase comes 2 weeks after Universal Orlando raised cost of admission


ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World announced that single-day ticket prices to Magic Kingdom will cost $95 for ages 10 and up, effective Sunday, June 2.

Tickets to Magic Kingdom will be $89 for children ages 3 to 9, the entertainment giant said on Saturday.

Single-day admission to other Disney parks -- Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios -- will be $90 ($84 for ages 3 to 9).

Previously, it cost $89 for a single-day, single-park ticket to any of the Disney parks.

Disney also upped the price of its annual pass by $35 and parking by $1, and prices to its water parks also increased.

The move comes two weeks after Universal Orlando became the first Central Florida theme park to charge more than $90 for a single-day, single-park ticket.

WKMG-TV reports SeaWorld Orlando charges $89 per ticket, with a $10 discount for purchasing online.

"For a family of five that's ridiculous if I had to come out of state and pay for lodging and pay for airfare," said Jaime Smart. "I mean, I live here but it's still unbelievable, ridiculous."

The Cassell family is visiting from Bristol, Tennessee. They used to have an annual pass and come three times a year, but the cost just became too much.

"Now, the way they do the ticket prices, you can't justify coming and going 2 to 3 days, so they literally force you to do 7 or 8 day trips at a time," said Gerald Cassell.

Gwen Feole lives in Rhode Island, but owns a home in Orlando. She does have the annual pass, but said if it wasn't for the Florida discount, she would have to rethink making the trip to Disney every year.

"You really have to think about wherever you want to spend our money," said Feole. "You can't do all the parks anymore."