We spent $3,758 in ONE DAY at Disney World – it was ‘daylight robbery’


A holiday to Disney World is the dream for many children – and one parents hope they can make come true. 

But a trip to the magic kingdom is becoming ever harder to afford for some parents, and out of reach for many more.

People on TikTok were left shocked after one mother spent a whopping $3,758 (£3066.83) in just one day at the park in Orlando.

Summer Reign Henning made a video breaking down the costs throughout the day, and captioned it ‘Robbery in broad daylight and we still have two more parks to go’.

The video got over two million views and almost 5,000 comments expressing horror at the extortionate prices – including paying $800 (£652.86) for lightsabers and $170 (£138.73) for pictures.

People on TikTok were left shocked after one mother spent a whopping $3,758 (£3066.83) in just one day at the park in Orlando

People on TikTok were left shocked after one mother spent a whopping $3,758 (£3066.83) in just one day at the park in Orlando

The video was filmed on day two of five of the family's holiday, so there was even more spending yet to come

The video was filmed on day two of five of the family’s holiday, so there was even more spending yet to come

It was filmed on day two of five of the family’s holiday, so there was even more spending yet to come.

The mom explained that they started off by buying their tickets to the park and Lightening Lane tickets, which came to a hefty $870 (£709.99).

Lightening Lane tickets allow you to bump the lines by joining a special queue for people who paid extra, which in theory should give you the chance to fit more rides into your day.

However, Summer said this wasn’t the case for her family as in most sections of the park they only got to go on one ride, even after forking out more for the queue jump. 

In the morning, she purchased what looks like four novelty headbands, which came to $130 (£106.09).

Then, for the first meal of the day, the family had a ‘mediocre breakfast’ at Hollywood and Vine which cost $223 (£181.99) – the clip showed a small plate of what looks like scrambled eggs, sausage, two strips of bacon, grapes and a few other bits.

She continued ‘Then we headed over to Toy Story land and even with Lightening Lane we only got to ride one ride. Ice cream was $25 (£20.40) and popcorn was $16 (£13.06).

‘Then over at Galaxy’s Edge, three lightsabers cost us a whopping $800 (£652.86).

In the morning, she purchased what looks like four novelty headbands, which came to $130 (£106.09)

In the morning, she purchased what looks like four novelty headbands, which came to $130 (£106.09)

A vacation to Disney World is the dream for most children around the world and one that a lot of parents hope to make sure comes true

A vacation to Disney World is the dream for most children around the world and one that a lot of parents hope to make sure comes true

‘They also no longer hold them for you until the end of the day plus different airlines have different restrictions when flying home so we opted to ship them to us for an additional $40 (£32.64).’

Again, she the mom was disappointed to discover that ‘every ride had a 120 minute wait time’ so they only got to ride one ride in this section of the park as well.

Next, they tried the ‘infamous blue and green milk’ which cost $27 (£22.03) for three glasses by the looks of it, before having some burgers and fries at Backlot which cost $80 (£65.29).

Opting for something sweet, the family purchased some funnel cakes from Epic Eats which cost another $44 (£35.91). 

She added that the ‘photo pass was an extra $170 (£138.73) for cell phone quality pictures’.

Some more treats the family bought included candy floss, a chocolate apple and a lollipop, costing $25 (£20.40).

She concluded ‘Finally, we had dinner at Planet Hollywood which was $311 (£253.80). 

‘Factoring in our nightly hotel rate of $997 (£813.63), it brings our total to $3,758 (£3066.83) for the day.’

Viewers were astonished by the steep figure and couldn’t understand why the TikToker paid these prices.

One person wrote ‘You lost me at $200 for BREAKFAST?!’

The magical holiday is becoming harder and harder to afford and is slipping out of reach for some

The magical holiday is becoming harder and harder to afford and is slipping out of reach for some

The cost of a one-day ticket at Disney World has increased more than 3,000 percent since it first opened in 1971

The cost of a one-day ticket at Disney World has increased more than 3,000 percent since it first opened in 1971

Summer replied ‘It was a “character” breakfast that usually sells out… after going for myself, I have no idea why this is so’. 

One person wrote ‘You lost me at $200 for BREAKFAST?!,’ to which Summer replied ‘It was a “character” breakfast that usually sells out… after going for myself, I have no idea why this is so’.

Others tried to offer advice, writing ‘There’s a less expensive way to do this though’ and ‘you can do Disney way way way cheaper than that’.

Another wrote ‘Soooo many mistakes in the planning. No reason to spend on food like that.’ 

The mom responded to the backlash by saying that it was her ‘bonus son’s birthday weekend’ and she ‘purposely wasn’t sparing any expenses’.

It comes after it was revealed that the cost of a one-day ticket at Disney World has increased more than 3,000 percent since it first opened in 1971.

Last year, a family of four shelled out $8,480 (£6920.36)on their trip to the Orlando Park – and when counting airfare, that number increased to over $10,000 (£8160.80).

‘I feel like Disney is pricing people out,’ speaking to FOX News Digital, the mom, who was not named, said. ‘Can the average American family really afford this?’ 

Disney World was approached for comment, but have not responded to MailOnline.



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