Disney hikes prices at U.S. theme parks

People watch the "World of Color" show at Disneyland in AnaheimBy Lisa Richwine (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co raised single-day admission prices as much as 6.7 percent over the weekend at its theme parks in Florida and California, hikes that are more than five times the rate of inflation. Higher prices for Disney’s theme parks have become an annual tradition. The theme parks and resorts unit provided 20 percent of the company’s overall profits in the financial year that ended in September 2012, second only to the company’s media unit that includes the behemoth sports channel ESPN. …

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