June 4, 1999
Orlando, FL -- Shortly after Walt Disney World announced a two-dollar increase in the price of a one-day pass to the Magic Kingdom, Sea World and Universal Studios followed suit and also raised the price of their one-day admission tickets by $2.
The price for a one-day ticket to Universal or SeaWorld is now $44 before taxes and $46.64 with local taxes.
The price hikes come just in time for the beginning of the peak summer season that began this past Memorial Day weekend and continues until Labor Day. During this three-month period Florida theme parks typically record their highest attendance of the year.
Disney officials attributed the price increase last month to the new attractions at their theme parks. Officials pointed to the new Asia area of Animal Kingdom, Fantasmic at Disney-MGM Studios, Test Track at Epcot and the soon to open Rock N' Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM Studios as a factor.
Walt Disney World Raises Admission Price (Newsbriefs) May 26, 1999