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Almost 20% of Guests Go Into Debt Because of Disney Prices

A shocking report from LendingTree has come to the surface, which shares that nearly 20% of Guests go into debt because of Disney vacations.

A Disney vacation is a magical one but an expensive one. Every Disney fan knows that going to a Disney Park, Disney Resort, or Disney Resort-hotel means spending a certain amount of money on the experience. Whether it’s Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, the Disney experience burns a hole in many Guests purses.

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Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World/Disney

But from some recent findings, it might be more than a small hole. A new report shows just how much Disney fans can spend at the Disney Parks and how willing they are to drop their hard-earned money on a Disney holiday. The report, created from surveying about 1,548 Guests, from LendingTree.com revealed that nearly 1 in 5 Guests are going into debt for one or more Disney vacations. The main reasons for this? Food and ticket prices.

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Disney Characters, Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

Per the report,

“From November 2022 through October 2023, a one-day, one-park ticket price for Disney World visitors 10 and older averages $141.74. Many Disney attendees may save for the trip, as less than 1 in 5 (18%) tell LendingTree they went into debt for one or more of these trips.”

The survey particularly asked Guests to inform them of expenses that were pricier than initially imagined, and the top responses were unsurprising. Park-goers listed Park food & drinks, tickets, and lodging as the biggest costs. Notable is that these are just a few aspects of a Disney trip. Disney Genie alone could potentially cost Guests hundreds of dollars.

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Mickey Mouse, Magic Kingdom/Disney

As many Guests know, the Disney Genie suite with Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane is active in both the Disneyland Resort: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, and the Walt Disney World Resort: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While recently, the system saw the lowest price it had ever seen, this happened after it saw a record high.

Read More: Disney Genie+ Sees Drastic Price Drop

With the recent upheaval in Disney leadership, many fans are hoping for some changes that will make Disney more accessible to them again. Only time will tell what the future holds for the Walt Disney Company and the Disney fandom as well.

About Priyanka

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago.