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
|Disney Southern California
|Disney Signature Plus||
|Disney Premier Passport||
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.
|Disney Premier||Same as Disneyland’s Premier above.|
|Disney Platinum Plus||
||$949 ($80 Increase)
$829 for residents and DVC
||$849 ($70 Increase)
$729 for residents and DVC
||$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?What's the maximum you'd be willing to pay for a Disney Annual Pass by the time #StarWars land opens next year? #Disneyland #WaltDisneyWorld Click To Tweet
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