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Disney World Follows Universal Orlando, Restricts More Guests

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Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, located in Orlando, Florida, are both popular in the theme park industry, offering guests immersive experiences filled with magic, thrills, and adventure.

While Universal Orlando and Disney World have unique identities and attractions, it’s not uncommon for them to draw inspiration from one another, leading to instances of what some may perceive as copying or borrowing elements from their rival.

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Universal Orlando, known for its innovative attractions and immersive storytelling, has often been credited with pushing the boundaries of theme park entertainment. From the groundbreaking technology of attractions like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey to the immersive worlds of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic Park, Universal has continuously raised the bar for guest experiences.

While over at Walt Disney World Resort, guests head there for its rich history and iconic characters. Disney World has been known for being a family-friendly entertainment. From the classic charm of Magic Kingdom to the cinematic thrills of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the family-friendly resort offers a diverse array of experiences that cater to guests of all ages.

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Disney World has recently made a huge announcement talking about ticket prices. In 2025, Walt Disney World plans to adjust its ticket prices, marking the first increase since late 2022.

The upcoming changes will affect the cost of a single-day park ticket, expected to rise from $109 to $119. This adjustment reflects the theme park industry’s trend of price fluctuations as Disney World continuously enhances its offerings and experiences.

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While Universal Orlando made ticket price changes in November, Scott Gustin reported on Universal Orlando increasing prices of standard tickets. The starting price of a single-day ticket and 1 Park ticket increased from $109.00 to $119.00.

Guests heading during the holiday also saw a price rise from $159.00 to $179.00.

However, the relationship between Universal Orlando and Disney World is not without its controversies. Critics have accused both resorts of copying or cloning attractions from one another. In the end, the two remain healthy competitors, a byproduct of the two companies continuing to look for better profits.

What are your thoughts on Disney copying Universal again? Tell us about it in the comments below!

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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