We’ve seen a lot of price increases around Disney World lately, many of them related to the ongoing problems with the supply chain. We’ve seen price increases hit food and drink items, as well as some merchandise items, like spirit jerseys.
One price increase that’s been seen by the entire country is the cost of gas. Gas prices have been on the rise throughout the United States over the past few months, with Florida’s gas prices peaking in early March at a whopping $4.38. For the past few weeks, prices have been declining in Florida, but it seems like that was only temporary and Florida gas prices may be increasing once again.
We recently reported that Florida’s gas prices were lower than the national average (Florida’s average was $4.13 per gallon while the national average was $4.19 per gallon). Last week, the average price of gas in the state of Florida was $4.18 per gallon. As of yesterday (Sunday, May 8th), the average cost of gas had risen to $4.20 per gallon, according to an article in Click Orlando.
This is the highest gas price the state has seen in five weeks, and could be a sign that higher prices are still to come.
We are also facing issues with supply and demand as travelers prepare to hit the roads this summer in numbers we haven’t seen since before the pandemic. The country has seen a steady decline week-by-week of gasoline supply, and officials expect that fuel demand this summer will be far higher than what we’ve seen in years. All of this creates a perfect storm for higher gas prices.
Gas prices have fluctuated a lot over the past few months as a result of the ever-changing supply chain. Prices may be lower or higher on any given week depending on numerous external factors, and it’s difficult to predict what prices may look like during your Disney World vacation, should you choose to drive.
We’ll be watching to see what gas prices look like in Florida moving forward, so make sure to stay tuned to DFB for all the latest!
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