Disney World raises ticket prices

Feb. 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM ET

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The cost of going to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World just got more expensive.

Image: Malcolm Smith
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The 2014 Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks waves to spectators as he rides in a parade at Walt Disney World with Mickey Mouse on Feb. 3, 2014, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Visitors over age 9 must now pay $99 for one-day tickets to the Magic Kingdom.

Disney World has raised the one-day ticket price to the Magic Kingdom by $4 so that it now costs $99 before taxes for visitors over age 9.

Single-day tickets for the resort's other parks — Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom — also went up by $4. It now costs $94 to get into those parks for visitors over age 9.

For children under age 10, the cost is $93 to get into the Magic Kingdom and $88 to enter the other parks.

Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty says the pricing reflects the high quality of the parks. She also says most guests buy multi-day tickets, which are considerably cheaper per day.

— The Associated Press