Disney World Raised Ticket Prices and Confusion Levels

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Disney World ticket prices increased over the weekend. Theme park still a great value, even though customers are caught off guard by latest price increase.

Walt Disney World’s decision to raise prices last week affected many more people than just visitors to the Orlando theme parks. Discount Disney ticket resellers are feeling the crunch as vacation travelers are spending a lot of time trying to sort through the confusion on the web. “We’ve come to expect the yearly increase from the theme parks, but Disney came back for a second helping this year,” says Don Rogers, manager of Billy Boys Discount Tickets and Travel. Their website, Ticket Momma, is one of the more established discount ticket resellers on the internet and even they are not immune to the confusion. “Families looking for discount tickets are having trouble. When Disney raises their prices, it takes weeks for all of the websites that sell their product to get caught up and adjust their online prices. So shoppers are confused when they see many different gate prices and frustrated when they try to order from some of the companies that are in the middle of the price change.”

While finding someone to offer you a discount ticket is not hard, trusting one can be. Legitimate companies have to fight the stigma of timeshare presentations and fly-by-night operations who are selling so-called “dirty tickets” or tickets that have been partially used but still have vacation time left on them. The practice of selling used theme park tickets is against the law in the state of Florida. “Authorized discount ticket resellers can save a family $100-$200 or more on their Disney World tickets. That’s a significant savings,” Rogers mentions. “That really adds up for a family of four or five. Add in a dinner show discount or other Orlando attraction and the savings really add up. But getting people to understand that you are not requiring a timeshare presentation or that it doesn’t matter where you live is a constant challenge for us. We’ve tried to make it as convenient as possible to understand all of the options on our website. The parks are a great value, even at the new prices. If you buy some of the longer stay tickets (5 day, 6 day, 10 day), the price of the parks is less than $4 per hour. That’s cheaper than a movie. We’re just trying to add even a little more to the value.”

While theme park attendances are near some of their highest levels, many travelers continue to buy their attraction tickets at the gate and pay full price in the process. They are either unaware of the savings available to them or they are uneasy about buying from someone other than the actual theme park. Rogers continues, “Having been here for 25+ years, I’ve seen a lot of ticket sellers come and go. You can’t just look at a ticket and tell if it is even valid. You’d have to be crazy to just buy from someone walking up to you in a hotel lobby offering “too good to be true” prices. Being a full featured travel agent, we hope people understand the packages we can help them build.”

Rogers and the staff at Ticket Momma will continue to keep the most current and up-to-date pricing available on their website and hope that the vacation traveler can see through all of the smoke.

About Ticketmomma

Ticketmomma.com[Ticket Momma], a Rocker Fruit and Travel company, has been in business over 25 at the same Central Florida location on Highway 192. While they no longer sell Florida Citrus, they do offer bargain prices on Orlando theme park tickets and events. Contact at e-mail protected from spam bots

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