It’s not a stretch to say that Disney World and Disneyland are the Buckingham Palace and Taj Mahal, respectively, of the theme park world.
But, unlike their royal architectural cousins, the Disney parks are not content with solely providing visitors with a memorable experience. For Disney, it’s all about the almighty dollar.
I believe Disney World and Disneyland are two of the biggest rip-offs in entertainment history. And, now they’re taking their royal scam to a new, and even more, obscene level.
Starting today, the two parks will begin offering tiered pricing during peak seasons. Talk about pouring salt on the wound!
Were one to select Disney’s new platinum level, for example, it would cost $125 per person to just get into the damn park. Multiply that number for a family of four and The Magic Kingdom will cost the Smith, Jones or Palmer families a cool $500 per day.
But, where Disney has truly excelled is in their a la carte pricing.
Snacking at one of their in-house, fast food joints will easily cost that same family of four a C-note or more. And, if the horrific weather that envelopes Orlando in particular should suddenly produce a torrential downpour, Disney is all set to sell you Mickey, Minnie and Donald rain slickers for a cool $45 a pop.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have completely missed the mark in limiting their attacks solely on Big Pharma and Wall Street. They need to attack the Mouse.
The saddest thing about the royal scam is this: countless middle-class families save their earnings for an entire year just to take the kids to one of the theme parks.
And, what does The Magic Kingdom do to show its love and compassion? They continually jack-up their obscenely outrageous costs in order to satisfy Wall Street investors.
I’m hoping that, before the primary season ends, Bernie, Hill and any other politician who claims to despise the one-percenters while advocating on behalf of the disappearing middle class, would call out Disney for their ridiculous pricing.
I wonder if Walt ever imagined that his company would become part of the problem and not the solution?