US attraction ticket prices increase by up to 100%

Letting the good times roll can come at a cost, no matter how you define fun. From groceries to attractions, the prices of almost everything are rising. In the United States, the cost of entertainment, also known as ticket prices, has increased by up to 100% since 2017.

Everything from museums to amusement parks and more has become more expensive over the past five years. However, not everything has grown so much. Some attractions have only gone up 20% over the past five years, but a price increase is still a price increase.

Here’s how much more expensive these museums have become since 2017:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: $0 to $25 — 100% increase
  • Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas: $10 to $16 — 60% increase
  • Crocker Art Museum in California: $10 to $15 — 50% increase
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass in Washington: $24 to $32 — 33.33% increase
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts: $15 to $20 — 33.33% increase
  • USS Midway in California: $20 to $26 — 30% increase
  • Art Museum of Texas: $15 to $19 — 26.67% increase
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania: $20 to $25 — 25% increase
  • Neue Galerie New York: $20 to $25 — 25% increase
  • Norton Simon Museum in California: $12 to $15 — 25% increase

Here’s how much more expensive these amusement parks have become:

  • Funland in Delaware: $15 to $30 — 100% increase
  • Santa’s Village in New Hampshire: $32 to $48 — 50% increase
  • Fun Spot America in Florida: $40.95 to $54.95 — 34.19% increase
  • Children’s Fairyland in California: $10 to $13 — 30% increase
  • Sesame Place in Pennsylvania: $70 to $89.99 — 28.56% increase
  • Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho: $39 to $50 — 28.21% increase
  • Nickelodeon Universe in Minnesota: $35.99 to $44.99 — 25.01% increase
  • Dollywood in Tennessee: $69 to $84 — 21.74% increase
  • Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire: $29 to $35 — 20.69% increase
  • Silver Dollar City in Missouri; $62 to $74 — 19.35% increase

Pleasure, like all things, comes at a cost, and this probably won’t be the last time we see prices go up.

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