The cost of a 14 Day Disney and Universal Combo Ticket, which gives unlimited use of the parks for four adults was £1,768, with children over 10 years old counted as an adult.
This year the same tickets cost £2,316, a rise of more than 30 percent in just 12 months.
A basic two-week trip for two adults with two children over 10 with everything included, such as flights, hotels, car hire, insurance as well as the theme park tickets during the school holidays now costs £8,877 with Virgin Holidays.
Disney's famous characters in Disney World Florida
It is cheaper to buy a brand new Hyundai i10 car which costs £8,611.
The move has been met with anger from potential holidaymakers who have slammed the price hike, saying they had been priced out of being able to afford to go.
Annmarie Oliver said: “At just under £8,000 for a two-week holiday for five of us, not even in the school holidays, I’m going to need a Lotto win to ever be able to afford to go.”
Disney: The voices behind your favourite characters
Mon, March 13, 2017
What better way to celebrate 92 years of Disney than by taking a look at the voices behind those iconic characters?
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Walt Disney provided Mickey Mouse's trademark falsetto voice for almost 20 years, before his hectic schedule – and reportedly his smoker's voice – meant he could no longer continue.
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It is going to end up that no ordinary person will be able to go there, only those who are rich
Sandra Lawrence on Facebook
Mother Sandra Lawrence wrote on Facebook: “It is going to end up that no ordinary person will be able to go there, only those who are rich.”
Michelle Bates simply wrote: “Total rip off.”
Others also pointed out the drop in the value of the pound against the dollar had not helped.
Minnie Mouse greets children visiting Disney World Florida
Jason Smith posted on the social networking site: “The pound has weakened against the dollar, exchange rate was approx $.145 to the pound this time last year as opposed to the $1.25 it is now plus inflation…”
Stuart Hanley, wrote on the website UK Hot Deals: “I know the exchange rate has altered a lot but I think Disney are now taking the pee with the way they’re hiking up prices.”
A spokesman for the world famous theme park defended the move, saying: “Our pricing provides guests a range of options that allow us to better manage demand to maximise the guest experience and is reflective of the distinctly Disney offerings at all of our parks.
Statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at Disney World Florida
“Our travel partners in the UK determine package and ticket pricing base on a variety of factors, including fluctuations in exchange rates.”
Separately, Disney is looking to introduce “soft-body robots” at both Disneyland and Disneyworld that can play animated and humanoid characters.
While Disney has used animatronic characters for years these new designs appear to have the robots being able to interact with visitors to the parks, according to designs patented by the entertainment company.
The robots do not appear to be of the advanced AI sort but more like puppets controlled by Disney staff who will operate “desired motions and output forces”.
Scientists have so far developed a small test robot based on the Big Hero 6 character Baymax, with a soft and durable outer shell with its upper body filled with fluid and able to be programmed by a controller.