Disneyland Ticket Prices Are Going Up
Visiting Disneyland is about to get more expensive. Starting February 12, the theme park will raise ticket prices.
According to the Orange County Register, Value day-passes, the cheapest ticket, will rise to $97 - up $2. Regular day-passes will rise to $110, and Peak day-passes will rise to $124 - both up $5. Furthermore, parking at the park will now cost $20 - up $2.
“Our pricing provides guests a range of options that allow us to better manage demand to maximize the guest experience and is reflective of the distinctly Disney offerings at all of our parks,” Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for Disney, wrote in an email statement, notes Bloomberg.
Three tiers of Disneyland's annual passes will also see a price increase, reports City News Wire. The Southern California Select Passport now cost $339, and the Southern California Passport will cost $469 - both a $10 increase. The Deluxe Passport will now cost $619 - a $20 increase.
Disney will keep prices unchanged for its two highest level annual passes: Signature Passport ($849), and Signature Plus ($1,049), adds Bloomberg.
"As a traveler, it doesn't matter how much it cost. You booked the hotel, you flew down or drove down, an extra $10 is not really going to deter you," James H. Carter II, who hosts the podcast Creepy Kingdom, told the Register. "It's unfortunate for the consumer but Disney raising tickets a few dollars is not going to stop people from coming."
"Four hundred dollars for a family of 3 to get into the gate (on peak days)," Tony Diamante, a Southern California resident, added. "I can afford it, but this is a week's pay for someone making $15 to $18 an hour, depending of course on taxes."
Parts of Disneyland remain closed as construction of Star Wars Land, set to open in 2019, continues.
In 2016, the Walt Disney Company, which owns the Disneyland park, saw major successes at the box office with new installments for Star Wars and two other major film franchises.