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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Inflation, or Hot Air?

My mother was recently looking through old credit card receipts to help me find some information and came across a receipt for a trip to Epcot we took back in 1994. Initially, I was amused at the price 10 years ago, but then I was annoyed when I remembered that a one-day ticket currently costs $60. The price in 1994? $22.50!

I realize there’s inflation involved, but geez, several inflation calculators I’ve found online say that $22.50 in 1994 has about the same buying power as $28-29 today. And sure, Rat Land has added a lot of amazing things to do in the past 10 years—even within just one park for one day. But we’re talking about a 165% increase! And don’t even get me started on the additional parking fee and the cost of food inside the parks!

» Posted by ALBj at 10:18 PM (ET)
Category: Musings


I’ve always blamed Micheal Eisner for the price hiking, and I’m not alone in that assessment. Walt must be turning in his grave. Oh wait, I forgot, he’s cremated.

» Posted by Queue
January 24, 2005 07:27 AM

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