A dad has revealed the eyewatering cost of visiting Disneyland as he slammed the theme park as a ‘money grabbing machine.’
Mario Zelaya is a Canadian dad-of-two who recently took a trip to Paris with his wife and two boys.
However, the father ended up having a dreadful time due to the ‘huge bill’ he and his family racked up.
Mario revealed that he spent $1,200 just on tickets for his family as he advised people to avoid Disneyland.
Mario Zelaya is a Canadian dad-of-two who has revealed the eyewatering cost of visiting Disneyland as he slammed the theme park as a ‘money grabbing machine’
He recently took a trip to Paris with his wife (pictured) and two boys
However, the father ended up having a dreadful time due to the ‘huge bill’ he and his family racked up
In the viral video, which has so far amassed over 130,000 views, the dad said he made a ‘huge mistake’ by going to the theme park.
‘I made a huge mistake, I went to Disneyland in Paris. I’m almost embarrassed at how much money I spent.
‘Just the tickets alone, that’s $1,200. Why the hell would I do that?’ he said at the beginning of the clip.
He explained that the cost of each ticket was $120, but the family upgraded to premier passes, which was an extra $173 per person.
A premier pass allows guests to skip the line and join the fast lane for each ride.
‘It’s crazy how overflowing Disney is. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Paris, Orlando, or California, it’s like this all the time,’ he said as he showed a video of the line for a ‘crappy ride.’
He revealed that the wait time was ‘an hour and 15 minutes.’
To access a different line, you had to wait in line for ‘an hour and a half,’ but since they purchased passes, they were able to skip the line.
In the viral video, which has so far amassed over 130,000 views, the dad said he made a ‘huge mistake’ by going to the theme park (stock image of Disneyland in Paris)
The father branded Disney the ‘biggest money printing machine on Earth,’ adding that the lines were too long
‘Now, if you total up all the rides that we did, when we did all of the rides, we would have been waiting for over 25 hours.
‘You’re better off buying the Disney access pass to bypass the line then you are to buy a three-day parks day,’ he said.
He added: ‘The crowds are just endless, my advice: don’t go to Disney.
The father branded Disney the ‘biggest money printing machine on Earth.’
He captioned the clip: ‘Here are the Disney rules: Expect crazy long wait times. If you don’t want to wait in line, expect a huge bill to upgrade to a Premier Pass. If you decide to wait in line instead because the Premier pass doesn’t cover all the rides, expect a huge bill regardless.’
People flooded the comments with their thoughts, with many of them branding the theme park a ‘rip off.’
One person wrote: ‘Such a rip off now. I wouldn’t give them the satisfaction of my money now. Glad I went in the early 90s when it was affordable.’
Another user added: ‘So true, waiting an entire two hours for a lame five-minute ride.’
Someone else wrote: ‘Yeah, I never understood the hype!’
People flooded the comments with their thoughts, with many of them branding the theme park a ‘rip off’
‘My family went once and that was enough for us. It cost us about $5,000 for a family of five and it wasn’t worth it,’ added another user.
One person commented: ‘Disney in Paris is so overhyped and disappointing. And don’t forget the bad overpriced food.’
‘Disney world is a scam and no one will ever change my mind. Complete waste of money for a minimal experience.’ added someone else.
According to data collected, the price for admission into Disney has increased 3,871 per cent in the past fifty years.
Last year, Disney revealed it would be hiking up park pricing.