Disney in Plain English: Why Disney World Price Increases are a Good Thing

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When Walt Disney World and Disneyland raised their prices, they caused an uproar across social media from their fans. But Disniacs, especially those who frequent the parks, should look at the price increases as a good thing. We will discuss why they are a good thing in this latest segment of Disney in Plain English.

Disney Knows A Better Guest Experience is a Less Crowded Guest Experience

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Yes, Disney is pricing several people completely out of its turnstiles, but it wants to. Rather, it kind of needs to.

The price increases are based on capacity, and Disney World and Disneyland can only hold so many people. Basic “Supply and Demand.” It’s going to cost more to visit the parks on days of high capacity like the Holiday season. And Disney has decided to raise the ticket prices where they won’t just make more money off of fewer people, but visitors willing to pay–in the short term–will also be paying for a less crowded experience in the parks. And a less crowded park experience is a better park experience.

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This is also a good move for shareholders because Disney World is attempting to maximize revenue coming in.

But Disney still makes it somewhat affordable for guests at the slower times of the year. Yes, even though everyone wants to go to Disney World and Disneyland when its easiest for everyone (Christmas, Spring break, or snowbird season) it’s just not possible and Disney is creating some financial incentives to get guests to visit the parks during the offseason. And the more savvy Disniacs are already doing this.

Related: Disney in Plain English: Navigating Ticket Price Increases at Disneyland and Disney World

More Revenue to Invest in the Parks and the Cast Members

Beyond the desire to disperse and get more out of each guest, there is also the investment being made in its Cast Members. Disney World’s new president Josh D’Amaro has already committed millions of dollars to improve the workplace environment for his Cast Members. We can only hope that the extra money pouring in from these price increases is going to those efforts.

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