Skip to comments.Disney raises park prices, suspends sales of new SoCal passes
Posted on 05/18/2014 8:35:07 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
ANAHEIM Disneyland Resort raised its ticket prices on Sunday, with a one-day, one-park ticket for visitors 10 and older going to $96.
The $4 boost at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is about the same as previous hikes, which usually happen about once a year. Single-day ticket prices have more than doubled since 2003.
The cost for annual passes went up, too.
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The increase comes as the Disneyland Resort is experiencing strong growth. Since Cars Land opened as part of the Disney California Adventure makeover in June 2012, Disney has often reported record attendance during its quarterly reports.
Also, Disney suspended new sales of its popular Southern California annual passport because of the crowds. Those who already have them can renew them. And those who let Southern California passes expire in the last 90 days can renew them as well.
The parks have been particularly crowded on Sundays the only weekend day usually available for those with the Southern California passes, which now cost $379 on renewal. A cheaper pass the Southern California Select at $289 is blocked out on weekends and is available for new purchases.
Other annual passes the Deluxe, with some Saturday and peak-holiday-period blackouts, selling for $519, and the no-blackout Premium, selling for $699 may be suspended in the future.
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I do enjoy taking my family to amusement parks, but Disney has become to expensive. There are other attractions in So. Calif. with better prices which are just as enjoyable to me.
In my day Knott’s Berry Land was FREE to enter. The hippies changed that. Dirty hippies.
Been there twice. Dont ever need to go again.
We have a number of fairly decent parks here in the Pittsburgh area which will cost you less than $30 for the day and you'll spend less than 30% of your time waiting in line.
I still remember the ticket books. A-E, with the A’s and B’s piling up in the kitchen junk drawer.
I mean, you only had to zip through the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse once to know it sucked. And Tom Sawyer Island? Well if you liked the smell of urine...
Burned us kids up that our parents would make us waste perfectly good E tickets on that insipid PC “It’s a Small World” ride. Dumbo was way better and that was only a C (or maybe D) ticket. Paid em back on the teacups though, lol.
I can get in for free ;)
I remember the ABCDE ticket books as well. Pleasant memories.
Unless you get there the minute they open and stay way into the night...the over hour is deep.
I love Disney sigh
Just curious, how do you get in for free?
Plus eating in the park is another $100.00 and don’t forget the souvenirs.
Exactly 2nd. I returned from active military police duty in I Corp. S.Korea in 1968 to my old job on final assembly of the then new DC-9 at McDonnel Douglas, which had been Douglas when I left for duty. I left M.D. as I really hated the union, and went to work in security for Knotts that first year of the gates, and walls.
It was no longer free to wander the park, and enjoy anymore due not only the Hippies, but locals leaving their kids all day for park security to babysit free of charge. The kids wreaked havoc on the place as well the costs, especially taxes were increasing, and had to be compensated for.
But you are correct that one of the major reasons was the Hippie’s taking over the place, and stinking it up driving away the families that had been the mainstay of the park.
Disneyland used to have shooting galleries. I think they were either an A ticket or a B ticket. I remember they also had a gun store with old civil war muskets for sale in a barrel.
Knotts Berry Farm used to be free admission. My aunt and uncle would take me there for Sunday fried chicken dinner.
One of the cool things about getting old is remembering how things used to be.
My favorites are Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn.
I think I still have some A tickets stashed away somewhere. One can only see “Mr. Lincoln Speaks” so many times.
That may have been me. Hey, I was 17, it was our second date and where else could I go?
I always enjoyed Six Flags Magic Mountain and am a big fan of Knott’s Berry Farm