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Disney World: A Magical Experience, ranked a Rip-off?

According to a recent survey conducted by, Disney World has been ranked as the "#1 biggest US tourist attraction rip-off"1. The survey revealed that 60% of respondents concluded that Disney World is the biggest rip-off for US attractions. This might come as a surprise to many, as Disney World is often referred to as the “The Most Magical Place on Earth”. However, with ticket prices starting at $109 per person could be why some visitors might feel this way.

Comparing Costs

To put this into perspective, let’s compare the cost of a day at Disney World with other common expenses:

  • Gas: The average price of gas in the US is around $3.27 per gallon. With this amount, you could fill up a 15-gallon tank about 33 times for the price of a single Disney World ticket.

  • Movies: The average movie ticket price in the US is around $10.53. This means you could watch about 10 movies for the price of one Disney World ticket.

  • Sports Games: The average ticket price for an NFL game is approximately $150, which is higher than a Disney World ticket. However, the average price of a hockey game ticket is around $94, which is less

Another factor to consider is the amount of time spent at the park compared to other activities. Let’s say you spend 3 hours at a hockey game. The cost per hour would be approximately $31.33. Now, if you spend a full day let’s say 8 hours at Disney World (Not even full day of operation), the cost per hour would be approximately $13.63.

So this calculation suggests that, in terms of cost per hour, Disney World offers more value.

State-Specific Rip-offs

The survey also ranked rip-offs by state. In California, Disneyland took the top spot, while in Missouri, Legoland made the list1.


While the cost of a Disney World ticket might seem steep, it’s important to consider the unique experiences and memories that a visit to this iconic park can provide. However, it’s always a good idea to plan your trip carefully to ensure you’re getting the most value for your money.

This article was inspired by the findings of Riley Clark from casino.org1. For more information, you can visit their original article here.


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