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Disneyland Raises Prices to $96 a Person

"Like any business, we periodically evaluate our pricing and make adjustments based on a variety of factors," said Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown.

Disneyland. Patch file photo.
Disneyland. Patch file photo.

As of Sunday it will cost visitors to Disneyland Resort an additional $4 per person to get in, according to the Orange County Register. That raises admission from $92 to $96 per person. The increase comes at a time when attendance is surging, in part because of the Cars Land attraction, which opened in June 2012.

"Like any business, we periodically evaluate our pricing and make adjustments based on a variety of factors," Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Register. "A ticket to our theme parks represents a great value, particularly when you look at the breadth and quality of attractions and entertainment we offer."

In recent years, Disneyland admission has increased annually, and has nearly doubled since 2003, the Register reported.

Amid near-record attendance, sales of Southern California Passports, which allow local residents to visit more than 200 days per year, including Sundays, for one price are being suspended. The move is designed to reduce crowding on Sundays, the Register said.

People who already have the Passports, and those that have expired within a 90-day period, will still be able to renew

Southern California Select passes, which do not include weekends, are still available.

--City News Service

Gludenwald May 21, 2014 at 12:55 AM
Also, this comment box ate all my line breaks.... sorry for the all of text folks.
Gludenwald May 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM
When the "E" Ticket was first introduced in 1959, it cost a family of four about $60 to visit the park and enjoy all the attractions on offer as well as eat lunch and dinner in the park. That's $60 for about 40 attractions, 18 less than are on offer now. When you account for inflation that's equal to about $500 in current money. Today it would be nearly impossible on a weekend day to actually experience all of Disneyland in a single visit, the lines are simply too long. Even those who participate in "ride as many as you can" competitions dedicated to riding everything have trouble reaching 100%. So, to really experience all of Disneyland, by itself, in 2014 is easily going to take two days, more if you want California adventure as well. Sure you can hit just the "E" ticket rides like Space Mountain and Star Tours and Big Thunder, but will you skip out on Winnie the Pooh, Jungle Cruise, and Alice in Wonderland to do it? What about the shows? Could you realistically get a family of four through all the parades and entertainment they have now? You'd lose all your time just to that, the Aladdin musical easily eats up a full hour by itself. Nope, the parks right now offer an *amazing* value on a day to day basis, if you go for 4 or 5 days. It's impossible to do everything at both parks in one day, or even one park in one day, that's the reality of how crowded it is on top of how much there is to do. If you want value-oriented fun try Knott's or LegoLand or SeaWorld. Disneyland is the crown jewel of theme parks, run by a billion dollar multi-national entertainment conglomerate, of course it's going to cost more, because it offers hands down the single most premium experience you can get and continues to be one of the most popular amusement parks in the world (in fact the top 8 theme parks by attendance in 2012 were all Disney). Some of the most technologically advanced rides are at Disneyland, they always have been, and they will continue to be so as WDI is always innovating and coming up with incredible new attractions. So yes, it costs a lot to visit the happiest place on earth, and you know why? Because it's the Happiest Place On Earth.

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