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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Theme parks roar back to life, attendance jumps

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 more
USA TODAY ( 6/1/2013 11:24:35 AM -08:00 )

Theme parks roar back to life, attendance jumps
While other companies retrenched, Disney made massive improvements to its empire. disney 001. Disney parks are well-positioned for what's expected to be one of the busiest summers for theme parks in years. (Photo: Gene Duncan, AP) more
USA TODAY ( 6/1/2013 10:00:43 AM -08:00 )

Walt Disney: hero or villain?
“It's hard to imagine a world without Walt!” That's the final line of The Perfect American, an obscure, bizarre work of fiction that “re-imagines” Walt Disney's later years, written by German author Peter Stephan Jungk and published in 2001. And rarely has a truer more
Telegraph.co.uk ( 6/1/2013 1:41:04 AM -08:00 )

Disneyland Resort Raises Ticket Prices
Disneyland announced Saturday that tickets for single-day, one park passes will increase by $5 starting Sunday. Prices will be $92 for an adult ticket and $86 for children under 10. Posted by Eric Yates (Editor), June 1, 2013 at 03:13 pm. Comment more
Patch.com ( 6/1/2013 2:15:40 PM -08:00 )

Disney World hikes Magic Kingdom ticket price to $95
Walt Disney World announced that single-day ticket prices to Magic Kingdom will cost $95 for ages 10 and up, effective Sunday. Tickets to Magic Kingdom will be $89 for children ages 3 to 9, the entertainment giant said on Saturday. Single-day admission to more
WKMG Orlando ( 6/1/2013 2:00:30 PM -08:00 )

Disney raises ticket prices, charging more for Magic Kingdom
Disney officials have announced they will increase ticket prices beginning Sunday and it will cost more to go to Magic Kingdom than the other parks. For the first time ever, admission will cost more at Magic Kingdom as opposed to other Disney parks like Epcot more
WFTV Orlando ( 6/1/2013 1:55:10 PM -08:00 )

Walt Disney World announces ticket price increases: One-day park ticket hits $95
Walt Disney World announces ticket price increases: One-day park ticket hits $95Walt Disney World is raising their ticket prices, which happens annually now, and the announcement came on the morning of Saturday, June 1, 2013. Putting into perspective how things will look, a one-day, one-park ticket will cost $89 which is up $4 from last more
Examiner.com ( 6/1/2013 11:40:57 AM -08:00 )

Disney Increases Ticket Prices at Theme Parks; Charges More for Magic Kingdom
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Stitch Kingdom (blog) ( 6/1/2013 10:31:59 AM -08:00 )

Disney announces ticket and parking price increases at Disneyland and Walt
Disney announces ticket and parking price increases at Disneyland and WaltDisney announced substantial price increases for admission tickets and annual passes at both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resorts, effective tomorrow. (So buy today if you're planning a trip soon!) Prices will rise from one to 15 percent. Epcot more
Theme Park Insider ( 6/1/2013 10:07:23 AM -08:00 )

Disney raises ticket and annual pass prices
ANAHEIM – Disney announced Saturday that visitors to the Disneyland Resort will have to pay more money to experience the happiest place on earth. The first increase in ticket prices since last May will add $5 to single-day tickets for entrance into one park, more
OCRegister (subscription) ( 6/1/2013 10:06:18 AM -08:00 )

Articles Archive for June 2013
If you're headed to Walt Disney World or Disneyland and haven't purchased your tickets yet, be prepared to pay a bit more. Effective Sunday, June 2 ticket prices at all theme parks on both coasts are increasing. At Walt Disney World, the price for a one-day more
DisZine ( 6/1/2013 9:02:56 AM -08:00 )

Security at Theme Park Questioned after Gun Found
Security at Theme Park Questioned after Gun FoundA grandmother and grandson visited Orlando and Disney World's Animal Kingdom last weekend. They boarded the Dinosaur ride and were hunting for a couple of thrills. However, what they found was not what they expected – a load gun on the seat near more
Zolmax ( 6/1/2013 8:04:34 AM -08:00 )

PARKsaver: Many great Disney deals this summer – on land and sea
PARKsaver: Many great Disney deals this summer – on land and seaDisney deals are back, including up to 30 percent off this summer and free dining packages too. You can save up to 30 percent this summer at Walt Disney World. Save even more with a vacation package that includes a minimum four-day Magic Your Way more
Orlando Attractions Magazine (blog) ( 6/1/2013 7:42:31 AM -08:00 )

Look for more interactivity at Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Disney universe is populated by an array of heroes and villains.- 6:33 pm. 'Night of Opera' benefits Little Theater's fund. Cumberland Players will present 'A Night of Opera and Musical Theatre,' which will include...- 9:25 pm more
Vineland Daily Journal ( 6/1/2013 12:19:55 AM -08:00 )

Walt Disney World Then, Now, and Forever
George looks at a 2008 release from Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon about the Walt Disney World resort. Stylized after the Disneyland Then, Now, and Forever title, this book takes an endearing look at Walt Disney World through the years. Is it worth adding to more
MiceChat ( 6/1/2013 12:11:34 AM -08:00 )

Four Easy Steps to Princess Practicality at Walt Disney World
Four Easy Steps to Princess Practicality at Walt Disney WorldIt's every little girl's dream: being a princess for a day. In 2006, Disney introduced a service to help guests achieve this. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, described by the company as “a magical beauty salon where any little girl can make her dream of becoming a more
MiceChat ( 5/31/2013 11:05:46 PM -08:00 )

Disney's America
DisneyThe Walt Disney World Resort, located outside of Orlando, has more than twice Manhattan's land area and about the same number of hotel rooms as Philadelphia. It's America's largest single-site employer—over 60,000 people work there—and for many of more
The Weekly Standard ( 5/31/2013 8:05:34 PM -08:00 )

Walt Disney World debuts 'Pirate's Adventure' interactive game at Magic Kingdom
On May 31, Disney Parks Blog announced the debut of yet another interactive experience at Walt Disney World Resort, this one designed to appeal to the swashbuckler in all of us. “A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” will send guests seeking more
Examiner.com ( 5/31/2013 12:35:31 PM -08:00 )

A Pirate's Adventure : Treasures of the Seven Seas officially opens at Walt
Just in time for Walt Disney World's Monstrous Summer, the Magic Kingdom's newest interactive experience has officially opened. Located throughout Adventureland, guests can now venture into the wilds of on a quest for treasure in “A Pirate's Adventure: more
Inside the Magic ( 5/31/2013 8:45:32 AM -08:00 )

24 Things I Learned in (Almost) 24 Straight Hours at Disney
This time last week, I was already many hours into my day at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. A 4 a.m. wakeup call startled me out of bed, and by 5 a.m. I was outside the park with thousands of guests, counting down to the 6 a.m. early opening. In celebration more
AOL Travel News ( 5/31/2013 8:19:47 AM -08:00 )