Disney Parks and Resorts increased prices on Annual Passes and single day tickets today. While last year’s increase was considered moderate (the high-end passes didn’t change in price at all last year), this year’s bump is more dramatic and reflects the big increase in attendance over the past year and the expected demand for the parks next year when Star Wars land opens.

Disneyland Resort Passes

Single day tickets increased up to $11 for peak day tickets and not at all for value days, but the real changes impact pass holders.  These increases have been widely expected for quite some time and are just the tip of the iceberg of bigger changes yet to come.

Pass Benefits Previous Price NEW Price
Disney Southern California Select

 

  • No weekends and many block-out days throughout the year
  • 10% Dining Discount
  • 10% Merchandise Discount
  • 15% Tours Discount
  • Parking NOT included.
$339 $369

Increase $30

Disney Southern California

(RENEWAL ONLY)

  • No Saturdays and many block-out days
  • 10% Dining Discount
  • 10% Merchandise Discount
  • 15% Tours Discount
  • Parking NOT included.
$469 $549

Increase $80

Disney Deluxe
  • Blocks most holidays and many weekend days during Peak season.
  • 10% Dining Discount
  • 10% Merchandise Discount
  • 15% Tours Discount
  • Parking NOT included.
$619 $729

Increase $110

Disney Signature
  • Does not include the Christmas and New Years peak holiday season.
  • 15% Dining Discount
  • 20% Merchandise Discount
  • 15% Tours Discount
  • Parking included
$849 $999

Increase $150

Disney Signature Plus
  • No Blockout Dates
  • 15% Dining Discount
  • 20% Merchandise Discount
  • 15% Tours Discount
  • Parking included.
  • Includes MaxPass w/ Digital PhotoPass Downloads
$1049 $1149

Increase $100

Disney Premier Passport
  • Walt Disney World and Disneyland Admission (All Parks)
  • Oak Tree Golf (Green Fees)
  • No Blockout Dates
  • 15% Dining Discount
  • 20% Merchandise Discount
  • 15% Tours Discount
  • Parking included
  • Includes MaxPass w/ Digital PhotoPass Downloads
$1439 $1579

Increase $140

It’s $75 extra to add MaxPass to your passport for the year. MaxPass is only included with the Signature Plus and Premier passports.

Parking remains the same for now:

  • $20.00 for cars and motorcycles
  • $25.00 for over-sized vehicles
  • $30.00 for buses
  • $35.00 for Preferred Parking (Who is paying for this cash-grab just to save a few steps in the parking structure?!)

Walt Disney World

Also changing today are ticket prices at Walt Disney World in Florida, though not as dramatic as at Disneyland. While Disney World offers 4 parks and Disneyland just 2, Disneyland is now the more expensive option overall.

Annual Passes

Annual Pass Benefits Price
Disney Premier Same as Disneyland’s Premier above.
Disney Platinum Plus
  • Entry to all theme and water parks, and ESPN
  • Oak Trail Golf Course (Green Fees)
  • PhotoPass Digital Downloads
  • Theme Park Parking
$949 ($80 Increase)

$829 for residents and DVC

Disney Platinum
  • Entry to all theme parks
  • PhotoPass Digital Downloads
  • Theme Park Parking
$849 ($70 Increase)

$729 for residents and DVC

Disney Gold
  • Entry to all theme parks
  • 320 Days of admission
  • PhotoPass Digital Downloads
  • Theme Park Parking
$589 for residents and DVC ($30 Increase)

 

These price increases are just the beginning. In anticipation of a high demand opening of Star Wars land in 2019, Disneyland is working on a major restructuring of the Annual Pass program, expected later this year. How is this going to impact your trips or the type of tickets you decide to purchase to the Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort?

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Are these increases enough to meet the huge demand expected for Star Wars land? How much higher will prices need to go before Star Wars land next year? Are their other solutions other than price? What is the maximum you’d be willing to pay before dropping out of the pass program? Let us know in the comments below.


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OC Register also has a good write up of the changes: Disneyland Raises Prices on Most Tickets and All Annual Passes