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Universal Studios Hollywood cranks up their ticket prices to $115

in Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood

It looks like guests might have to shell out a little more dough to ride the movies in California.

In what is possibly a direct response to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, the theme park on Tuesday raised ticket prices by $20 to $115 on some days. An adult ticket to the park used to be $95, and if purchased online, it was $85. The Orange County Register reports that, under Universal’s new pricing model, adult tickets bought at the gates are $115. But if purchased online, they’re $10-$20 less on medium- and high-demand summer or weekend days, and $25 cheaper on less-crowded days such as in September when school is back in session.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens on April 7th, and the price raise comes just about a month after Disney announced their price hike. Going to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure now costs $95 to $119 for an adult depending on the day. The price had gone up from the previous $99 tag.

How do you feel about the price increase? A necessary evil? A bane on the theme park industry as we know it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

4 Comments

  1. Dave

    I think it’s a little excessive

  2. Dave

    Instead of raising prices they should be lowering them not everyone has that kind of money specially that families that are underprivileged

  3. Dave

    Instead of raising prices they should be lowering them not everyone has that kind of money specially that families that are underprivileged it’s just not fair for them

  4. Jennifer

    Uhmmmmm.. I’m a broke college student and I would really like to go out and have fun but I’m broke. I rather go to knotts and enjoy even tho it won’t be the same ..oh well guess maybe when I’m rich I’ll go ..

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