Universal Is Lowering Their Ticket Prices… Will Disney Follow Suit?

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There is no denying it: theme Parks are expensive.

Whether you are a visitor of Universal Resort or a Guest at a Disney Park, you should be prepared to shell out at least a couple hundred dollars per day. While many fans are happy to pay whatever price to enjoy their happy place, others criticize these theme Parks for offering entertainment that is inaccessible to a large portion of Americans. Somewhere along the road, theme Park vacations became an activity for a much smaller bracket of people.

NEW Universal Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Pass

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Growing Prices Lead to Frustrated Fans

Ticket prices have increased at theme Parks for both everyday tickets and special event tickets happening at night. Special events like Disney After Dark or Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party are some of the most popular offerings at Disney. Guests anticipate special events all year long as they give fans a totally unique perspective of Disney Parks. Unfortunately, the prices for these events, which take place after the Park closes to the general public, are quite high.

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As Halloween approaches at Universal Orlando, horror enthusiasts eagerly await the spine-chilling festivities of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. This year, Universal Studios is taking terror to a whole new level. To help celebrate the beginning of the spooky season, Universal is offering a preview of the festivities with the Universal Taste of Terror Halloween Horror Nights food preview. Exploring the intersection of horror and culinary delights, this event promises a horrifyingly delicious experience for Guests. Universal describes the Halloween Horror Night food-tasting event, saying;

“Get your first bite of fright with an all-you-care-to-enjoy preview of select Halloween Horror Nights food and drinks before the event season starts, select nights August 10-26.”

Universal Changes Prices to Their 2023 Preview

While Taste of Terror definitely seems like a cool idea, some fans were turned off by the price point. A ticket to this event will run you $159.99. Many fans think that this is far too high for a food preview.

However, there is a happy ending to this story. Universal Orlando listened to fans and lowered the price of tickets to $135.99. The public is commending Universal for listening to feedback and making the event more affordable.

Now that Universal has taken this lead, the eyes have turned to Disney to make their Holiday events more affordable as well. With Halloween and Holiday events just around the corner, it is clear that fans would be happy to pay much less. Only time will tell if Disney listens to feedback and lowers their prices as well.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.