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
I wonder if they ever thought of using that tune to extract information from the guests at Club Gitmo. It would have been just as effective as water boarding.
Some movie I attended recently had a brief promo prior to the showing, celebrating the guy who wrote the "Small World" song 50 years ago, who now appears to be senile (small wonder). I couldn't contain myself and said in a loud voice, "He should be taken out and shot!"
Minimum wage increase or Obamacare?
Think they had a train ride where outlaws would come on and hold you up with scary guns.
Imagine an amusement park doing that now?
Went there three Saturdays ago and all the good rides were either broken (Pirates, Small World, Alice, submarines, and many more). Or, broke on us while we were either in line, or on the ride. Some in our party had to be escorted out/off (Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and several others).
All the customers were complaining, but I doubt there were any refunds issued.
I love seeing old menus, particularly railroad dining car menus. A time when the saying, “That and a quarter will buy you a cuppa coffee”.
I was thinking Knobel when I was reading this thread... I imagine it is only a matter of time before that place is wrecked too, though.
Holy crap! I remember when it was $13 or something like that.
I remember Knotts' fried chicken dinners in the 70's. They were good!
Naah...The Knoebel’s are sort of the Yuenglings of the amusement park world. Family owned and run.
if you want to go for three days, and are affiliated at all with the military, you can buy special passes for $126 for three days, your choice of park per day. It was a pretty good deal,
That’s weird! I arrived at I Corps G-2 exactly 10 years later. I was one of the “hotline operators” (DMZ intelligence & early warning analysts) up in the bunker at CRC.
I remember that.
They also had a real stagecoach.
You’re a Disney employee?
In the early 90’s I attended Biola, my two brothers and I would meet there because you could get in. My two brothers, sister-in-law and I got our pictures taken in the old west attire, and found out you could go in for one hour for free. (Just say you were eating, or getting photos taken). So we had much fun seeing how many rides we could get in.
Now you pay the admission fee, and it gets refunded if you’re out in an hour. ;)
I just bought our last season pass for Disneyland. We hadn’t been in about five years. The famous customer service is long gone, long lines, cranky cast members...blech.
At least the A-B could get you on a few good ones like Peter Pan. I loved being suspending instead of on a track.
Mr. Toad was okay. I actually remember the first year of the Pirates of the Caribbean and it was a long line. We saved up E tickets for it. Never got to the Haunted House as a kid, we moved away from CA by the time it was finished.
I rode it on Disneyland’s 30th birthday in 1985. I was no my honeymoon! lol
ON my honeymoon!
“I can get in for free ;)”
Took my daughter to both Disneyland and Disney World(FL)for free.
That was about 15 years ago. She had an online girlfriend who’s mother worked in the California Disney head office.
I went to Disneyland Hong Kong about 5 years ago.
Disney remains a remarkable corporation.
What, exactly, is there to do in the “Tom Sawyer’s Island” area? From what I’ve read, there are no attractions there: no restaurants and no rides.
“Think they had a train ride where outlaws would come on and hold you up with scary guns.
Imagine an amusement park doing that now? “
Yeah they’d get shot. (grin)
since they went gay i wont go back. let all the homodollars they are gunning for keep these places afloat.
Exactly. I think the point was to ship the fidgedy little "Tom Sawyers" [who just drank a quart of soda] off to the island to pee in the woods (saves a trip to the restrooms) so mom and grandma could spend quality time in the Enchanted Tiki Room.
The Haunted House was nifty but there wasn’t much “there” there. The Pirates, though... definitely worth the lines. I wonder if they still have that “auction” going on or have the feminists completely destroyed the ride.
Tom Sawyers Island used to be so much fun! But then they took out the rifles in the stockade and the balancing rock. I think a little girl caught her finger in the trigger of one of the rifles and it cost them boatloads in a lawsuit. Ahhhhhh, the olden days were GOOD! I remember Sally Ride on her first Shuttle trip.......said it was definitely an E ticket.......I bet it was!
Mothers were surely way ahead of the curve. How many of them used the prospect of going on that ride as a threat, lol. I suspect that the Harmony Hut in Addam's Family Values was inspired by that ride.
Can you lend me a pass or something?
The shooting gallery is still there, but now it’s electronic.
The shooting gallery actually took coins, not tickets. It was unique in that way.
I remember when I was a kid that Knotts was free. They had panning for gold.
Walter Knott was a genius.
Boysenberry jam is delicious.
They tried it but the CIA interrogators were confessing too.
I was in orlando last month
Auction still there
Depp pirate everywhere now
Me and wyfe and our last 3
All boys under 15
500 for tickets
100 for food
250 for souvenirs
Lines so long we only did 3 rides in 7 hours
5-6 major rides down
Counting rooms for one night another 300 in Buena Vista
1100 to 1200 for Disney one day 3 rides
Screw that...’.4 hours later we are at South Beach.at the W Hotel
It im gonna go broke it aint gonna be surrounded by fat pink Americana and legions of Brazilians chasing mouse rides
Its gonna be on the beach in supermodel land
Mom loves beach and Bal Harbor and boys liked scenery same as daddy