- Apr 5, 2007
I'm assuming this will happen. Every time somebody comes out with "Universal is cheaper" I mentally add - "until Epic Universe" to the end of it. An entire extra theme park sounds like a great reason to increase ticket price and I can't imagine an on site hotel isn't going to be their most expensive rooms by a mile. All that being said - HP made them a serious contender, is Nintendo enough to take them over the top? We'll see.... Disney probably has 27 different plans up their sleeves to counter.And, this is also assuming that UO will add their third theme park without significantly increasing prices and/or doing any of the new nickel-and-diming that Disney is currently being accused of - how do know that won't happen?
Exactly. I don't think Universal has surpassed Disney nor do I think that will be happening any time soon. I certainly don't mind Uni keeping Disney on their toes though - it creates better experiences for all of us fans at both parks!Nah - this too shall pass... new headliners will open soon... current management isn't forever... but a Disney vs. Universal arms race would help us all
Completely agree, no one brings up Disneys peers in these threads, just that Disney will absolutely lose guests for charging more.Everyone complains that Disney is now charging for line skipping, when this has always been an industry practice.
Universal charges $129-169 a day for express pass. Six Flags is ~$55-85 a day for their flash pass. Moving on A 3 day park hopper is $144 more expensive than a 3 day 2 park to park Universal ticket. These are based on peak pricing. The biggest difference is the annual passes, but again 2 parks vs 4 parks. Epic Universe is going to cause my UOAP to go up I am sure. Probably not as much as Disney’s but the price disparity is likely to close.
Is charging for line skipping going to kill Disney. Certainly not. Should Disney give more perks to Deluxe’s? Yeah they should probably throw in Genie+. They should probably re-evaluate rack rates at hotels but the parks aren’t priced unrealistically. I am staying at Loews Hard Rock and Swan Reserve at Xmas and New Years, I’d never pay 50-100% more for the deluxes at that time.