Visitors looking for admission into either Disney theme park in Anaheim, Calif., are going to need to dig a little bit deeper into their wallets. The Los Angeles Times reports ticket prices for Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure are increasing effective today. A one-day ticket to either park is jumping nearly 10 percent from $80 to $87. KTLA reports the price hike is at the upper end of the average ticket price increases over the past 10 years, as Disney has increased prices $2 to $7 in each of those years.
Is there anything new at either park to justify the price hike?
The Disney Parks Blog indicates there are several new attractions on tap for the summer. One of the biggest additions is the June 15 opening of Cars Land, which centers on characters and settings from Disney/Pixar's animated "Cars" films. In addition, the Los Angeles Times reports the main entrance of the park has been renovated, incorporating a theme from 1920s Los Angeles.
Did all annual pass prices jump as well?
The Orange County Register reports all annual pass packages have been increased as well. The Premium pass jumped $150 to $649, the Deluxe pass increased $90 to $469 and the Southern California pass increased $60 to $329. While the increases are substantial, the passes remain a much better pricing option than a one-day ticket at $87 or a one-day Park Hopper at $125.
How much have ticket prices jumped over the past year?
KABC reports ticket prices have increased nearly twice over the past year at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. This time last year the price of a one-day ticket to either park sold for $76. Therefore, over the past year a single-day one-park admission price has jumped $11 at the California theme parks.
Will tickets to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., be increased as well?
AllEars.net indicates that ticket prices at the massive Florida resort have been increased in each of the past two years, and with the increase at the California theme parks, some sort of admission increase in Orlando is expected. But no official across-the-board price increase has been announced.
Jason Gallagher is a former travel professional with a decade of experience in the industry. He remains an avid traveler and hotel fan with exposure to technology and trends in properties across the United States.