Skip to comments.Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on 05/19/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT by C19fan
Just days ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, Disneyland on Sunday quietly raised its ticket prices and suspended new sales of one of its popular annual passes. New prices posted to theme parks website showed that a one-day, one-park ticket to Disneyland or California Adventures will now cost visitors ages 10 and up $96, an increase of $4. A one-day park hopper pass, which grants access to both Disneyland and California Adventures, costs $150, up $13 from the previous price.
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A family of four costs $600 for a one day pass and that doesn’t include food, drinks or souvenirs.
The Magic Kingdom — it makes your wallet disappear.
One would have to pay me a lot more than $96.00 to go to Disneyland!!
I think the plan is to raise prices until 10% of the people at the gate walk away saying it’s too much. At that point you’ve established the maximum return for your service.
I wonder if there will be a breaking point when families can’t afford to go. Although one reason Disney gets away with these price increases is foreign tourism. At Disney World in Orlando sometimes you feel like you are in South American with the Brazilian, Colombian and Venezuelian tourists.
good luck finding a water fountain in that dump
I was always amazed that, starting around 5:00, the park is full of mostly families that are tired, cranky kids, and exasperated parents. And they paid good money to go there!
The last two times I took my family we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. A completely different experience and really not that much more expensive.
But that was in the mid-90’s. I have no reason to ever go back there again. And Disney world is just too big. We took the grandkids and all the kids there once but I’m so done with that kind of stuff. I no longer consider it good stewardship to spend the money to go there unless you are just oozing money.
They want people coming there that can afford it. Not just the tickets, but the extras and goodies inside. Concessions for food, souvenirs, etc. Trying to keep out the scrimpers and savers who bring their own snacks, spend nothing inside the park.
Same here. Went to Disneyland once. A colossal waste of time and money.
Not to mention the chance of going on a “gay day!”
I’m going to Universal studios.
One price all year.
Three years ago was our last trip to Fiesta Texas. Felt like we had cross the border and were in Mexico. Ice chests and trash everywhere, no place to sit, most of the people in the wave pool were attired in street clothes, food and music no different than when we used to go across the border to Matamoras. Our family wouldn’t go if it were free.
Never been there, never will go there at these prices. How can you justify paying $96 just to stand in line, get 3-4 rides if you’re lucky, and pay “airport like” prices for food and drink, much less take a family of 4?
LOL! I can see that. My Cuban wife and I went to the Miami SeaQuarium a few years ago. Felt like we were in Bogota, Colombia.
We’ll never go back.
Yeah, the ticket prices are high, but not that out of line when compared to something like a ticket to a professional sporting event. And I know that at least at Disney World (FL), the cost per day as you add days to that ticket goes down pretty quickly so that the per-day average is closer to $50 by the time you hit 5 days. Adding a “park hopper” option to go to multiple parks on the same day is a flat fee of about $55 (after tax), regardless of length of ticket - so that could be as little as $5.50/day on a (max length) 10-day ticket.
As for Disneyland, aren’t a fairly significant portion of the visitors locals on annual passes anyway? Especially on weekends?
Been there, done that, no reason to go back again.
I make decent money but those prices would be too much for me. It makes it a once in a lifetime event for people.
It would seem to me that they are reaching that breaking point.
The last time I was in amusement parks in the 80’s and 90’s. The kids are grown and I’m not going back.
Last time I went (for a week), did not include a ‘gay day’. Even so, lesbian ‘brides’ were extremely evident. Hadn’t been to Disney World in 20 years - it was a shock, and frightfully expensive.
Ha! The brother in law and his family happened to go to the one in Florida on one of the gay days. They were not happy. The gays were easy to spot, they all had red shirts on. Apparently the coordinate their outfits.
One can go any place in Los Angeles and be in Disneyland.
How can anyone afford to take their family to these joints anymore. I know I couldn’t afford it.
Done the Park Hopper in Orlando as you mention big drop in average per day costs. Although the prices of those have also seen 7-8% annualized increases over the past decade or so.
EPCOT - Every Pocketbook Comes Out Trashed.
And Remember, the Parking is astronomical also - you have to add that in. Here in FL Disney is the only park that has no really good deals for it’s FL residents. Everyone who lives gets the Busch Gardens/Sea World Fun Pass, because they really do offer a good deal.
It’s like Busch Gardens really wants your business, and Disney really wants to abuse you. When my family comes they insist on going but we always try to avoid Disney.
Double unfortunate, my wife still works and I am retired so she tells our visitors that I know the way around the parks better than anyone.
I have been to Disney World 38 times since we moved here. Yes, there is a trick to getting into rides without a long wait in line. And a trick to watching the fireworks and getting on the first monorail to bug out and be sitting at home in 30 minutes or less.
Fortunately, we know several employees of Rodent City who give us comp tickets. Always interesting to see the kids of employees gag when asked if they want to go to Disney World, "We want to go to the beach not Disney again."
We saw a old man with make up, a beard and a bra. And a red shirt. He was creepy.
Would you want to drink from one? It’d be like licking the bricks on Main st.
If you have young children or homeschool, go between the end of August and December, avoiding the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Go to Disney.com and look for the specials. Get a package with hotel, tickets, and dining plan. The prices are the lowest you will see for Disney hotels, and the dining plan is free this time of year, making it all inclusive, plus the crowds are low. I don’t get the hopper option, because we don’t want to spend any time getting out of one park and into another.
The Magic Kingdom it makes your wallet disappear.
I worked there for 11 years, just wanted to offer a correction - it is actually “The Tragic Kingdom” :)
Its America’s self-appointed Ministry of Culture.
That is creepy.
For lots of people, a trip to Disneyland is the single most memorable magical beloved experience of their childhoods.
96 bucks is peanuts. It’s a trip to the dentist.
Ignore the jaded haters on FR who hate Disney because they’re successful. IT’S NOT FOR YOU. Suck it up and make it happen at least once for your kid.
You won’t be sorry.
My co-worker says it costs him about $1,000 for his family. They stay at a hotel on friday and go to the park on saturday & sunday. I like the local carnival at the parks. You walk in for free and enjoy the rides and the lights at night and feel you have not been ripped off.
“I wonder if there will be a breaking point when families cant afford to go. Although one reason Disney gets away with these price increases is foreign tourism. At Disney World in Orlando sometimes you feel like you are in South American with the Brazilian, Colombian and Venezuelian tourists.”
I would have thought that with Gay Days at Disney World that Christians not only in the USA but from South America and Europe would not be going even If prices were hard the costs of what they are now.
So, who are all these people that despite these high prices and all the Disney Gay Days that still go to Disney World?
Is that Gay Pride weekend?
100 bucks for disneyland? Wow. I was considering going when I was at a trade show down at Anaheim. But with 100 bucks I can get two good bottles of scotch and have way more fun that lasts a lot longer.
I agree...it's a good thing for kids (and adults) to experience at least once.