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It is going to be pretty hard to justify Disney resort prices when travelling resumes. We are Disney fanatics, used to go often. But it is getting harder and harder as prices skyrocket there while our wages have been stagnant, even decreasing with inflation for the last 3 years.

It depends on when you go, pre-kids we went in Mid-September. No planning required, most things were walk-on. We would just walk around and if it was a less than 20 minute wait, we hopped in line. I can see needing a plan for Xmas or mid-summer when everyone is going.

For those that aren’t away Extra Magic Hours are gone as of last week (disappeared when then first re-opened, and Disney formally announced they arent coming back). And Disney’s Magical Express (“Free” shuttle from MCO to Disney resorts) is ending at the end of the year as well.

As Disney has made more and more ticketed events, and more and more people purchased tickets, they have discovered they can charge for anything and everything and people will pay.

Look for Fast Pass+ to be an item for purchase in the near future (Fast Passes also haven’t reappeared since they re-opened). And plenty of people will pay, just like at most other resorts (Universal, Cedar Fair, Six Flags, etc.) There are arguments that Fast Passes make lines artificially longer, so maybe it will be for the best.

Disney used to be for everyone, but it is being priced out of many people’s range very quickly. I could go on for a bit, but I will lay off.