Jentasmic: WDW Ticket Prices vs. Inflation

13 Aug

Wondering how the past 10 years of Disney ticket price increases compare to the US inflation rate? Me too, so I did the math, for this week’s Jentasmic! column at StudiosCentral.

It’s easy to get cranky about these annual increases, and getting cranky is one of the things I do best. Recent years ticket increases have felt especially difficult, given the sluggish economy, and the financial hardships being endured right now for so many people. Even those of us fortunate enough to be employed are a little nervous, a little tighter with the belt.

After getting past the initial crankiness, I did a bit of research. Using historical and current ticket data from AllEars, I put together three comparisons of Walt Disney World ticket prices over the past ten years. I chose two fairly extreme price points: The single-day, single-park ticket, and the Annual Pass, and compared both of their annual increased to inflation, according to the US Consumer Price Index.

Head on over to StudiosCentral for the rest of the story . . .

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