Horrified dad reveals eye-watering price of his family's trip to Disneyland

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By Asiya Ali

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The happiest place on earth left one father angry over the outrageous cost of taking his family to the theme park.

TikToker Mario Zelaya is a Canadian dad-of-two who recently took a trip to Paris with his wife and two boys. However, the father ended up having a terrible time due to spending an eye-watering $1,200 at Disneyland.

In the viral video, Zelaya said he made a "huge mistake" by going to the family-friendly location and denounced it as a "money-grabbing machine".

"Just the tickets alone, that’s 1,100 euros, for Americans, that’s 1,200 bucks, for Canadians, that’s 1,600 dollars," he said while showing the bill in the background. "Why the hell would I do that?"

Watch Zelaya's TikTok below:

The father first purchased the standard $120 per-person ticket but decided to upgrade the family to premier passes, which was an extra $173 per person. This allows guests to join the fast lane for each ride.

"It’s crazy how overflowing Disney is. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Paris, Orlando, or California, it’s like this all the time," he said as he revealed a video of the queues for a "crappy ride" with a wait time of an hour and 15 minutes without the premier pass.

He stated that if he didn’t buy the premier passes, he and his family would have been waiting "over 25 hours" to get on the rides. "The crowds are just endless, my advice: don’t go to Disney," he concluded.

Zelaya’s video, which was captioned - "Here are the Disney rules: Expect crazy long wait times. If you don’t want to wait in line, expect a huge bill to upgrade to a Premier Pass. If you decide to wait in line instead because the Premier pass doesn’t cover all the rides, expect a huge bill regardless" - amassed over 362K views on the social media platform.

Many users were also frustrated with the prices as one person wrote: "My family went once and that was enough for us....it cost us about 5000 for a family of 5 & it wasn't worth it."

Another said: "So true, waiting an entire two hours for a lame 5-minute ride," while a third commented: "Yeah, I never understood the hype!"

A fourth said: "That was also our biggest mistake, we spent over 2500 just on tickets, and also the only way to get into Disney we had to purchase the other theme park."

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Disneyland and Disney World in the US have experienced a slowdown in demand amid high prices. Due to this, Disney CEO Bob Iger rolled back some of the price hikes established by his predecessor Bob Chapek earlier this year.

However, even with those adjustments in place, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida have seen a drop in attendance as costs remain high.

Featured image credit: Handout / Getty

Horrified dad reveals eye-watering price of his family's trip to Disneyland

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By Asiya Ali

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The happiest place on earth left one father angry over the outrageous cost of taking his family to the theme park.

TikToker Mario Zelaya is a Canadian dad-of-two who recently took a trip to Paris with his wife and two boys. However, the father ended up having a terrible time due to spending an eye-watering $1,200 at Disneyland.

In the viral video, Zelaya said he made a "huge mistake" by going to the family-friendly location and denounced it as a "money-grabbing machine".

"Just the tickets alone, that’s 1,100 euros, for Americans, that’s 1,200 bucks, for Canadians, that’s 1,600 dollars," he said while showing the bill in the background. "Why the hell would I do that?"

Watch Zelaya's TikTok below:

The father first purchased the standard $120 per-person ticket but decided to upgrade the family to premier passes, which was an extra $173 per person. This allows guests to join the fast lane for each ride.

"It’s crazy how overflowing Disney is. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Paris, Orlando, or California, it’s like this all the time," he said as he revealed a video of the queues for a "crappy ride" with a wait time of an hour and 15 minutes without the premier pass.

He stated that if he didn’t buy the premier passes, he and his family would have been waiting "over 25 hours" to get on the rides. "The crowds are just endless, my advice: don’t go to Disney," he concluded.

Zelaya’s video, which was captioned - "Here are the Disney rules: Expect crazy long wait times. If you don’t want to wait in line, expect a huge bill to upgrade to a Premier Pass. If you decide to wait in line instead because the Premier pass doesn’t cover all the rides, expect a huge bill regardless" - amassed over 362K views on the social media platform.

Many users were also frustrated with the prices as one person wrote: "My family went once and that was enough for us....it cost us about 5000 for a family of 5 & it wasn't worth it."

Another said: "So true, waiting an entire two hours for a lame 5-minute ride," while a third commented: "Yeah, I never understood the hype!"

A fourth said: "That was also our biggest mistake, we spent over 2500 just on tickets, and also the only way to get into Disney we had to purchase the other theme park."

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

Disneyland and Disney World in the US have experienced a slowdown in demand amid high prices. Due to this, Disney CEO Bob Iger rolled back some of the price hikes established by his predecessor Bob Chapek earlier this year.

However, even with those adjustments in place, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida have seen a drop in attendance as costs remain high.

Featured image credit: Handout / Getty