Price increases happen all the time and with both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios being so popular, ticket increases were bound to happen.
According to USA Today’s News Dispatch from June 1, 2013, Jayne Clark wrote:
Two weeks after Universal Orlando Resort became the first Orlando theme park to break the $90 threshold for a single-day, single-park ticket, Walt Disney World Resort has announced adult admission to the Magic Kingdom will increase $6, to $95 ($89 ages 3-9), effective Sunday.
Single-day admission to its other Florida parks, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, is slightly lower at $90, adult and $84, ages 3-9.
This marks the first year in what has become an annual rite, that Disney has introduced two different rates for single-day admissions to its Orlando parks.
At Disneyland, cost of a one-day one-park adult ticket will increase from from $87 to $92 and a one-day park hopper ticket goes from $125 to $137. Disney has also suspended discounts formerly given to Southern California residents.
Multi-day admission tickets, which are more popular — and more economical — have also increased. Overall, price hikes range from 1% to 15%.
My Vacation Lady will typically recommend the multi-park hopper tickets since it is the best value but even if you want the basic tickets,
it pays to book early.