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Has the cost of Disney World become unaffordable for the average American family?

FILE - Crowds fill Main Street USA in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. ORLANDO, Fla. - 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.Gone is the Magical Express that previously served as a courtesy shuttle, so the family shelled out $200 for private transportation to get to and from the airport. Park hopper tickets cost $2,550 for the five days they attended.

Their four nights of lodging inside the resort cost $3,780 for the parents and two kids.Once inside the park, they spent $300 on Genie plus passes for their entire trip to skip lines in order to avoid spending all their time waiting for rides. The parents said they paid $950 on sit-down meals and another $700 or so for snacks and souvenirs.

All told, the cost of the visit rounded out to $8,480, and airfare pushed the price of their vacation upwards of $10,000.MORE NEWS: DeSantis vs. Disney: Governor says state will take over Reedy Creek Improvement District"I feel like Disney is pricing people out.

Can the average working American family really afford this?" the mother said in remarks to FOX Business. "I've been coming to Disney since I was six years old.

I'm 39 now. My kids thought Disney was magical and so for me, the cost was worth it, but I see

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FILE - Crowds fill Main Street USA in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. ORLANDO, Fla. - 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.Gone is the Magical Express that previously served as a courtesy shuttle, so the family shelled out $200 for private transportation to get to and from the airport. Park hopper tickets cost $2,550 for the five days they attended.
Holidays are back, and this summer there are heaps of hotspots like Spain, Portugal, Greece and France welcoming back Brits looking for some much-needed sun, sea and sand. Whether you're planning to hit the beach in Tenerife, explore the Greek Islands or finally tick off some bucket list city breaks in Italy, there are heaps of options for sun-starved explorers. However, while the UK may have lifted its travel rules, this isn't the case everywhere; in fact, most countries still have some entry requirements in place for UK holidaymakers.

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