Disney is rolling back prices on some tickets and services now that Bob Iger has been reinstated as CEO.
He replaced Bob Chapek, who was ousted as CEO after he instituted a number of price increases during his tenure, including charging for services that had been free. Disney fans accused the parks of nickel-and-diming families on top of the less surprising ticket price increases.
Disney Adults be like: “Yay! Free parking!” pic.twitter.com/WbRnRmAmyt— Gratuitous Disney Memes (@GratDisMemes) January 11, 2023
But Iger seems to be on the path of rolling back some of those unpopular changes. Disney recently said that theme park goers once again can download photos of themselves taken on rides like Space Mountain for free starting Feb. 4, as part of the company's 100th anniversary.
Another freebie: overnight parking. Disney will also no longer charge for overnight parking at Walt Disney World Resorts, eliminating an annoying extra charge for guests who are already paying a lot to stay there.
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Disney is also making getting into its theme parks less expensive too. In 2023, it is offering more days when single-day tickets are at their lowest price available: $104. Those cheaper tickets will be available for nearly 60 days out of the year. And if you're such a big Disney fan that you've got an annual park pass, you no longer have to make a reservation to go to the park on weekday afternoons.
Whether the price rollbacks and free services are happening because of a strange CEO rivalry or not, it's always a good thing when families can save a little money, especially when it comes to visiting the happiest — and priciest — places on Earth.