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    2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    Apologies if this question belongs in a different section, but has anyone heard when (or possibly if) there will be an increase in prices of the various tickets and/or annual passes for Disneyland Resort for this year?

    I was looking at the date and frequency of ticket price increases ( Disneyland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), and it seems virtually certain to me that there will be at least a small price increase this year, probably by September, if history is any guide and in spite of the relatively large price increase last May (2012).

    It seems like an increase for 1-day 1-park tickets from $87 to 90 and for 1 day park hopper tickets from $125 to 130 makes the most sense, given past price increases (I haven't followed the AP price increases closely enough to comment).

    In case people don't remember, last May Disney announced their price increase late on Friday afternoon and the increase was effective at midnight on Saturday/Sunday, not giving people much time to buy tickets for visits in the upcoming months before the increase took effect.

    I know that (almost) everybody hates the price increases and thinks it reflects poorly on the company and Walt would be spinning in his grave yadda yadda, but does anyone have any information about if, when, and how much the increase will be?

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    Most people suspect it will be sometime soon, but like you said, they give very little warning of the increases.

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    I don't believe there will be a ticket price increase this year. They're usually done in early May and for the past few years Disney had been introducing big new attractions each year justifying the increases. Disney doesn't really have anything major planned for the next 2ish years. I'm betting there won't be one this year.


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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    I don't believe there will be a ticket price increase this year. They're usually done in early May and for the past few years Disney had been introducing big new attractions each year justifying the increases. Disney doesn't really have anything major planned for the next 2ish years. I'm betting there won't be one this year.
    While that would be great, attendance has remained high and they wouldn't really need a reason to raise the prices other than that people will continue to pay them, so why not? There will be grumbling, as with any price increase, but as long as its just a few dollars and not a huge hike like last year I doubt anyone will not go due to the increase.

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    I"m wondering if it will be less than last year. Last year they supposedly raised AP prices to try to get rid of some of the APs - but then from fall on, there were all these promotions and advertising ploys to try to get people to buy APs. I'm suspecting that they lost more than they wanted/more than they thought they would. With that in mind - and no huge new feature to justify a price increase, the way Cars Land did last year - I am hoping we won't see another huge jump.
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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    if there is another HUGE increase like last year this will be the last year i can afford to go more than once. which really is a huge stretch already

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    Universal Orlando just raised their prices up to nearly 100 a ticket. All these theme parks are getting out of hand with the price increases. I agree with K_Peek on this though, I think Disney would have raised the prices if they were going to do it this year. Plus they raised prices ALOT last year, so maybe they let it cool off for a year or so.

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    Prior to last year recent price increases were typically later, in June or August, so I wouldn't rule it out. I think they pushed it forward last year due to carsland opening.

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    I agree with CassiefRN about this. The last increases in ticket prices have taken place in May 2012, June 2011, August 2010, August 2009, August 2008, September 2007, and September 2006. The last year there was no price increase at all during the year was 2001, after the terrorist attacks and plunge in the domestic economy (and in travel spending).

    Take a look at the link to the Wikipedia article I linked in the original post (Disneyland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ).

    I would be surprised, to put it mildly, if there were not some small price increase in tickets this year, in September at the latest, but possibly as soon as June.

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    I'm just hoping there won't be a price increase this year. It seems like all departments are posting pretty good profits, if that makes any reason for deciding ticket price movement.

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    Re: 2013 ticket / AP price increase?

    A CM told me in March that ticket/AP prices would increase "by summer."

    Like I've said before, take that with a grain of salt. Could have just been a gossipy CM.

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