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Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
KTLA ^ | May 18, 2014 | Track Bloom

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 park’s 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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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: anaheim; disneyland
In about a ten year span admission prices as Disneyland have doubled. It was $49.75 for single park and $69 for single day park hopper now it is $96 single park and $150 single day park hopper.That is almost a 7% annualized increase in ticket prices. That is on par with cost increases in Health Care and College/University tuition.
1 posted on 05/19/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

A family of four costs $600 for a one day pass and that doesn’t include food, drinks or souvenirs.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 5:36:06 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: C19fan

The Magic Kingdom — it makes your wallet disappear.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 5:38:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: C19fan

One would have to pay me a lot more than $96.00 to go to Disneyland!!


4 posted on 05/19/2014 5:38:12 AM PDT by ontap
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To: caver

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.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 5:38:20 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: caver

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.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

good luck finding a water fountain in that dump


7 posted on 05/19/2014 5:40:08 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: caver

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.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: ontap

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.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 5:44:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ontap

Same here. Went to Disneyland once. A colossal waste of time and money.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 5:44:52 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: caver

Not to mention the chance of going on a “gay day!”


11 posted on 05/19/2014 5:59:57 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: C19fan

I’m going to Universal studios.

One price all year.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:04:04 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: C19fan

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.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:51 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: C19fan

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?


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:27:56 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: C19fan

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.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:34:37 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: C19fan

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?


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: C19fan

Been there, done that, no reason to go back again.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:44:10 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: glorgau

I make decent money but those prices would be too much for me. It makes it a once in a lifetime event for people.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:48:31 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: C19fan

It would seem to me that they are reaching that breaking point.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:49:23 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:50:40 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: jimmyo57

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.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: jimmyo57

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.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 6:52:17 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: C19fan

One can go any place in Los Angeles and be in Disneyland.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:50 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: C19fan

How can anyone afford to take their family to these joints anymore. I know I couldn’t afford it.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 7:09:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kevkrom

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.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 7:19:55 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

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.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: C19fan
Unfortunately, we live 30 minutes from Disney World and since we moved here in 2005 we have had numerous friends visit that want to go to DW.

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."

27 posted on 05/19/2014 7:20:33 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: caver

We saw a old man with make up, a beard and a bra. And a red shirt. He was creepy.


28 posted on 05/19/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Would you want to drink from one? It’d be like licking the bricks on Main st.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 7:23:26 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 7:32:27 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Cincinatus

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” :)


31 posted on 05/19/2014 7:34:31 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: C19fan

Its America’s self-appointed Ministry of Culture.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 7:38:35 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: I still care

That is creepy.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 7:40:53 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: All

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.


34 posted on 05/19/2014 9:46:25 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: caver

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.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 9:54:33 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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“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.”

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?


36 posted on 05/19/2014 10:56:22 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: C19fan; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Is that Gay Pride weekend?


37 posted on 05/19/2014 11:08:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: C19fan

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.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Blue Ink
I would think a family doing that once-a-lifetime trip can get package deals including hotel room and fare much better, especially if they find a cheap hotel package in Orlando. Another way is to combine it with a Disney cruise.

I agree...it's a good thing for kids (and adults) to experience at least once.

39 posted on 05/19/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT by grania
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