Disneyland raises ticket prices to just short of $100
The priciest place on Earth?
Disney raised ticket prices for its theme parks Sunday, including Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim.
An entry ticket to either park climbed $3 to $99 for those over 10 years old.
Want to ride both the Matterhorn at Disneyland and California Screamin’ at California Adventure in the same day? A two-park ticket now costs $155, up from $150.
Disney also hiked prices at other parks. A one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida is now $105, up from $99.
The price jump is just the latest for Disney. Last May, the company upped Disneyland tickets by $4 to $96 and temporarily halted new sales of a very popular annual passes for Southern California residents.
The passes, which are blacked out for Saturdays and major holidays, are only available for renewal to people who had purchased them before. The price to renew those passes rose from $379 to $389.
Industry experts say the theme park halted the sale of new passes because Southern California visitors had been crowding out higher-spending guests who traveled from further distances.
The latest increases come as Walt Disney is logging record attendance at its theme parks. The company reported that domestic park attendance rose 7% in the three months that ended Dec. 27, a record.
Southern Californian discount tickets are available for visits through May 21.
SoCal residents can buy a two-day ticket (one park per day) for $139 and a two-day Park Hopper ticket (both parks, both days) for $178. By comparison, two-day adult tickets usually cost $178 and $217, respectively, according to the park’s website.
Three-day tickets -- one park per day plus a Magic Morning early entry -- cost $169, and $208 to make it a Park Hopper ticket. Ticket prices apply to all ages; blackout dates are March 20-April 4.
The offer is good for California residents in ZIP Codes 90000-93599 and residents of Northern Baja California, Mexico, in ZIP Codes 21000-22999. Visitors may buy up to five tickets per person each day with a valid ID.
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