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FAQ - New Privacy PolicyDisney World guests discuss the high costs of taking your family to the popular theme park.Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has been a go-to destination for generations of American families, but the skyrocketing costs of admission, accommodations, and even spending inside the park are leaving many visitors wondering if a Disney vacation is now only reserved for the rich. A family of four from New Jersey reached out to FOX News Digital after taking a recent trip to Disney World, saying they had sticker shock over what they spent on their visit and noticed changes at the park from times past.The newly painted Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He says that even the most devoted Disney fans are starting to revolt over a combination of ever-escalating prices, lower quality experiences, and frustrations in navigating a visit."I feel like Disney is pricing people out, can the average working American family really afford this?""Disney has not publicly, but very apparently privately made the decision that it wants to court guests that spend more per day than guests used to spend," Cochran told FOX Business. | Fox NewsFOX News Digital traveled to Orlando and interviewed other Disney World visitors to hear first-hand about their experiences at the park.Justin, from Salt Lake City, Utah, said he and his wife have been bringing their kids to Disney for nearly 20 years, and that the rise in costs has been "incredible." He said that with their multi-day passes, the cost of tickets alone for their family of six was close to $3,500, and that they spent another $2,700 inside the park itself.The software salesman recalled his parents taking him to his first trip to Disney World in 1987, and said he always wanted to bring his kids, but now he worries whether they will be able to do the same for their own children.Justin said he now wonders if a Disney World vacation has "become something that's only for the wealthy, or the upper-middle class.""I think there's a lot of families that just can't, simply can't afford… to have that experience, and that's kind of sad," Justin said. (Fox News Digital / Fox News)Cochran agrees that Disney is now out of the price range of many families."My concern is that more and more people are putting this on credit cards," he said, urging folks to save up for the trip ahead of time.GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE"There's a lot of families in the middle class and working class, blue-collar families who are still going to be spending that money because they want to give it to their kids," he added.

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