Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by rteetz, Oct 15, 2018.
Scroll down further. You are seeing the prices before the tax is added.
@Three cats - you are right! Stupid me! I thought that WAS with tax.
The tax isn’t on that total anymore like it used to be
Here's a random thought . . .could they be offering pricing based on geographic location, or how often someone visits, or some other random, arbitrary thing we don't know about? I mean, when we log in, they have all our history, so I guess it's possible, but it's not something I would have expected. I can't think of any logical reason that two people would put in the same search criteria and come up with different prices.
No, if you scroll down, you’ll see that I didn’t see that was the total before tax.
Platinum Pass Pricing
1 x Ages 10+ ($894.00/pass)
1 x Ages 3-9 ($894.00/pass)
Holy moly! Glad I bought mine last night. Can confirm I paid $849 about 8 hours ago.
Not shocking .. but that saved me about $150.
Two price increases in one year though .. this is getting crazy.
Someone above figured it out - the difference is with and without tax! When they give you that "total", you actually still have to scroll down and choose how many tickets you want to purchase, and then you get the complete total, with tax included. The way it was worded sounded like the complete total for me, and since I wasn't actually looking to buy I didn't scroll down further at that time.
This is where they get you.
We'll probably see huge jumps for the 2020 year since that is when all the old tickets expire. This year is just to get everyone "used" to the new system.
Thank you everyone for your help in checking my December dates! I just bought from UT for the first time What happens now? Once I get the eTicket can I link it in MDE?
Check your email. They will want to confirm your purchase, before the tickets are issued.
Once they receive your confirmation, the order will be processed, providing you with a ticket number that can be added to your MDE account. If you have a MagicBand, you will not need to do anything further. Otherwise, you need to print off the info and present it at a WDW ticket counter or Guest Relations to validate.
That's possible. I also looked at 10-day tickets which was less to add the "Flexible" while that option costs more for 3-day tickets. So my guess is they have a set "high priced" ticket it varies to get to that point depending on what you have purchased. It's too early...I didn't try to do the math and figure it out!
must come before
ETA: it really seems to be based on ticket price and not so much length, though length of ticket will (obviously) add to the ticket price. The higher the ticket price, the less it costs to add that "Flexible Option" and the lower the ticket price, the more that option costs.
I'm on my iPad and having trouble pulling up tix info as well. What link are you using to see the pricing?
We are going 11/2-11/11. Got 2 - 10 day hoppers from UCT a few months ago at $1011. I believe they were around $1080 through Disney at the time. Same tickets are $1148 through Disney now.
Ten days starting on Labor Day is $1105. So $43 more for two people to go during Jersey Week.
Just checked prices to compare old to new for our upcoming trip. For 2 adults and 2 children 4 day non PH tickets we would have paid over $210 more than what we paid for our tickets.
So seems like an average 5% increase of ticket prices? (again). Except this year they've increased prices twice... last time was 8 months ago.
In general though, it seems like the prices vary by only $5-10 .. going around Christmas day is only $9 more expensive than going at the beginning of December.
I bought my parents 4-day non-hopper tickets at the beginning of the year (before the Feb price change) for $713.90 (from UT).
Buying those tickets for the same time range (Nov. 11 - 16) of our trip (just in a month) would be: $847.58.
That is a significant increase in less than a year. $133 more -- 18% increase.
I have old tickets (5-day) that don't have an expiration that I got for $350, but didn't get one for my daughter (she didn't exist yet ). It is distinctly possible that when we go back in 2020 or beyond that the single ticket we will need to buy for her will be near $500 (for a 5-day child ticket).
Word of advice -- don't tell your spouses that prices increase all the time and buy how much. Just give them the bottom line. They feel less "grumpy" when they don't know prices increase this much year to year .
Most price increases in our society aren't as advertised as Disney's .. prices go up all the time at restaurants and such (or they keep the price the same but give less quantity). We just don't seem to track those "little" price changes as much (except maybe gasoline).
I "feel" your frustration!
I totally hear you...frustrating to say the least!
Go into the Disney world website, under tickets, it should come up, then enter number of tickets, type of ticket, and first day that you will need ticket, FIRST day that you will use ticket is the determining factor here.
The current rate of inflation is around 2%. Which means your average price of things at restaurants is going up 2% give or take a little. Not 18% in 1 year!!
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