It’s no secret that Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort have been locked in a theme park war for years. Sometimes, Disney World comes out on top, then Universal will add a new attraction or a new themed area, and the crowds will switch. Then Disney World swiftly catches up, and the game starts over again.
But now, in the post-pandemic world, the equilibrium has been totally thrown off, as well as Guests’ expectations.
After the pandemic, many Guests have returned to visiting theme parks with a gusto unlike anything we’ve seen before. The crowds in Walt Disney World and Universal Studios easily confirm this. However, the theme parks have also noticed this, and the prices have risen above inflation to meet the new demands. Not everyone is on board with these prices, nor willing to meet those prices.
As a result, even the most loyal Disney fans have turned to Universal instead…
One Disney fan, who has been visiting once a year for 30 years, recently aired out their frustrations on Reddit.
Unfortunately, this fan isn’t the only one who has been on the fence about whether to return to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios due to ‘corporate greed.’
Another fan writes in the same thread, “we’re transitioning to a Universal stint on this year’s WDW trip. Never been to Universal but something tells me they do hotels way better than WDW, Which isnt hard.”