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    I think it's a little arrogant of people to think that everything needs to be up and running when they go there. They seem to forget that DL is open everyday all year round....so of course there are going to be some down time for rides. Would you rather they went back to closing the park during the off season? That would be the only way they could run routine maintance on rides without having to worry about disrupting the guests enjoyment. When it comes to all those things listed that are sitting there waiting for greenlights to get updated....you must remember that it takes time for attractions to be developed, given funding, constructed and then tested. These things don't happen over-night. I would gladly pay $53 or $55 to go cause going to DL isn't just about going on the rides, it's about the atmosphere, it's about having fun and being a kid again. One of my best times there was this past Mother's Day weekend...I went with my mom and we hardly did any of the rides, but we had so much fun just being there.......that's what you pay for. If you go just for the rides you miss out on so much more and you may as well just go to Six Flags or some other park and leave DL to those who love it. There....I'm done with my ranting and raving. ^_~

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    Many of you say that the ticket price is well worth it because its Disneyland but I've noticed that many of those commenting that are APs. If DL didn't have APs would many of you pay the $53 or whatever it is now and go often as you do? I assume you wouldn't because it is outrageously expensive. Or for those CMs with guest passes...I'm sure many of you have had family members and friends all over you once they found out you could get them in for free (I've been a victim of that).

    Now on the otherhand, no matter how much the price of admission is, people are going to pay for it because a trip to DL for many is not something that comes by often. For many, it is a once in a lifetime trip for them and have actually saved for years for a trip just to see DL. Is it Disneyland worth the trip...yes....but is the price of admission worth it...that's debatable as this thread suggests. But do we have a choice? No. If we plan on making a trip /vacation to the park, we have to pay for it but it doesn't stop many of us from looking for other discounts on hotels or transportation.

    As for the other theme parks, I thought many of you knew this already but you never have to pay the full admission price to some of the other theme parks in the area. Its not something new too. And as far as Disneyland, that holds true now especially during the off season with the discounted tickets offered at your work (activities office) or with the 2'fer pass. I never had to pay full price at other theme parks and when you think about it being an DL AP holder...I have not paid the full one day ticket price for DL either.

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    List of parks and prices. For you to Compare......

    Disneyland Resort

    Theme Park Tickets Ages 3-9 Ages 10+
    Disneyland® Resort Single-Day Theme Park Ticket**
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $43.00 $53.00

    Disneyland® Resort 1-Day Park Hopper® Ticket
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $63.00 $73.00

    Disneyland® Resort 2-Day Park Hopper® Ticket
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $85.00 $105.00

    Southern California Attractions CityPass

    Valid 4/1/05-3/31/06
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $127.00 $185.00


    Annual Passports
    Premium Annual Passport
    Parking Included!
    $329.00


    Deluxe Annual Passport
    $209.00


    Deluxe Annual Passport with Parking
    $258.00


    I did not list So cal Passes

    Special Tickets
    Disneyland® Resort 5-Day Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket

    Save up to $40 per person!
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $139.00 $169.00
    $179.00 $209.00
    Disneyland® Resort 4-Day Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket

    Save up to $30 per person!
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $129.00 $159.00
    $159.00 $189.00
    Disneyland® Resort 3-Day Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket

    Save up to $20 per person!
    Ages 3-9 Ages 10+

    $109.00 $129.00
    $139.00 $159.00

    Knotts Berry Farm
    Adult $34.95
    Child 14.95

    Annual Pass
    Adult $115
    Child 3-11 $60

    Universal Studios Hollywood
    General Admission $53.00
    Under 48in. Tall $43.00

    Sea World
    Single day
    Adult $50.95
    Child (Ages 3-9) $40.95

    The San Diego 3-for-1 Ticket
    This unique pass entitles you to 5 consecutive days of pure fun at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park (Dinos not included), and SeaWorld San Diego.
    Adult $98.95
    Child (Ages 3-9) $74.95


    Southern California City Pass (Valid on or after April 1, 2005)
    Valid for first visit between April 1, 2005 and March 31, 2006. Visit 5 attractions for one price! The Southern California City Pass offers saving of over 30% and 14 days to take it all in.
    Adult $185.00
    Child (Ages 3-9) $127.00


    Southern California Value Pass
    Two great parks, one low price. Valid for entry to both SeaWorld San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood for up to 14 consecutive days from first visit. Adult $94.00
    Child (Ages 3-9) $76.00

    San Diego Zoo
    Adults $32 Children $19.75

    And

    WILD ANIMAL PARK
    Adults $28.50 Children $17.50


    One Year
    Adult Membership:
    Dual Membership — $86* (2 adults in the household)
    Single Membership — $68* (1 adult in the household)
    * Different rates apply for those residing outside 90000-92999 zip codes.

    Sydney's Koala Club — For the kids!
    Koala Child — $21 (per child ages 3-11)
    Koala Junior — $25 (per child ages 12-17)

    Diamond Member — $126
    One adult with one accompanying guest OR two adults in the same household (benefits include free parking at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park). Become a Diamond Member!



    Movieland Wax Museum Admission:
    Adult (12 and over) $12.95
    Child (4 thru 11) $6.95
    Senior (55 and over) $10.55


    LegoLand
    1-Day Tickets
    Adult $44.95
    Children (3-12) & Seniors (60+); $37.95
    Children (0-2) are free!


    2-Day* Tickets
    Adult $52.95
    Children (3-12) & Seniors (60+); $45.95
    Children (0-2) are free!
    *Second day visit must be within 7 days of first visit.

    Six Flags Magic Mountian
    ONLINE SPECIAL $29.99
    ON A ONE DAY TICKET
    LIMITED TIME ONLY - ACT NOW!


    Regular Prices:
    General Admission $47.99
    Children 48" & under (limited time) $24.99
    Seniors (55+) $29.99
    Children 2 & under FREE
    Parking $9.00

    Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor Combo Ticket $57.99
    (Two separate tickets that can be used on the same day, on consecutive days or for a return visit).


    NEW! Available Only at Park!
    Magic Mountain SILVER Season Pass $77.99
    w/ Bonus Book including
    * a FREE friend admission
    * a FREE Hurricane Harbor coupon
    * discounts on food and merchandise
    Magic Mountain Season Pass $57.99
    Hurricane Harbor Season Pass $57.99
    Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor $99.99
    Combo Season Pass


    RENEWALS Available Only Online!
    Magic Mountain Season Pass $52.99
    Hurricane Harbor Season Pass $39.99


    Full Price
    Magic Mountain Season Pass $100.00
    Hurricane Harbor Season Pass $70.00
    NOTE: Discount coupons can only be
    applied towards a FULL PRICE Season Pass



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    Hi! I read alot but have never posted. I just had to say, you are way off about the admission price for DL in the 70s.

    My first ever visit was in 1982 at age 11. They had the all day passport for unlimited rides (although you could still do the ticketbooks if that was your preference). I actually still have the information sheet handout that lists all the prices at home. I don't have it in front of me right now, but I know the prices were all withing a dollar of what I am typing in below.

    The prices were about $10 for an adult (all day unlimited passport).
    Youth (age 12-17) was about $9.
    Child (age 3-11) was about $8.
    They also had senior's days (over age 55) and special price for senior's passport.

    Inflation calculator says that $10 in 1982 would be $20.29 in 2005. Nowhere near as expensive to go to DL back then. I also hate the fact that they now charge you an adult price at age 9. It's ridiculous. The way they used to have a child price, youth price and an adult price made more sense to me. The food prices were also very reasonable back then. I was blown away by how expensive everything was on my last visit (2003). I hadn't been since 1990 and things had gone way up since then (yes, even in relation to inflation).

    I will be returning on December 7, 2005 and am very much looking forward to seeing more rides open (Space, Splash and Big Thunder were all down on my last trip -waa!!!).

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    As a business, I think Disney should charge what the market will accept. I'm sure that they could get away with $60 for a day at Disneyland. However, they need to consider lowering the price at DCA. Some parks have a lower price in the off season and a higher price during the Summer and holidays. That might make sense at DL. Charge more, when there is more demand, and less when there is less demand.

    Can you imagine how crowded an undervalued Disneyland would be? What would happen if they only charged $20 for a one day ticket?
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    aren't there different prices for premium annual passes? depending on if your a state resident or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by disney24/7
    aren't there different prices for premium annual passes? depending on if your a state resident or not
    Not for the premium. There is a "So Cal" pass for the locals. However, those passes have tons of blackout days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan
    Weren't they still on the Ticket Books in the 70's?....

    Was it $15 PLUS Tickets?.....
    I stand corrected...

    The price in 72 was only $4.95 for an adult Big 10 book...

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    If Disney priced a DCA ticket lower than a Disneyland ticket, it would feel like giving themselves a massive kick in the metaphorical genatalia - it would be finally admitting to themselves that DCA just isn't Disneyland standard, which they have been telling themselves since it opened. But they would get more guests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Chaney
    Well... now that you mention it... according to The Inflation Calculator found at


    Your $15 admission in 1970 would cost $75.57 today.

    My $4.95 admission in 1972 would cost only $22.50 today.
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    i'm thinking that disney has a problem with opening parks to early. MGM, AK, and now DCA they all started of with the same type of talk, "there not up to par, there aren't enough attractions, the animals are all dieing. but MGM and AK came around they added more attractions and brought the parks up to disney standards. just give it a few years and DCA will be another premier park
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellarhound
    My $4.95 admission in 1972 would cost only $22.50 today.
    Thanks. I just used the figure listed without verifying it. Even so, despite the fact that (adjusted for inflation) Disneyland admission is double what it was 33 years ago, I still think its a fair deal. Compared to admission to other parks and considering the superiority of Disneyland, $53 ain't bad. Once you're in the park, you don't have to spend another dime for a full day of amazing experiences... and when the day is done, you probably will not have done everything you could have. Another factor, even though it is of little concern to park guests, is that the increase in admission dropped a ton of money to Disney's bottom line. The future of the enterprise is dependent on the health of its profit margin. Even though a lot of this extra money disappeared into Mr. Eisner's pocket, much was just spent re-habbing the park itself and will continue to be spent on new attractions. You get what you pay for... at least it seems you do now that Mr. Ouimet is on the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disney24/7
    just give it a few years and DCA will be another premier park
    If that isn't blind optimism, I don't know what is... DCA needs some major rehabing in order for it to be that Premier park...

    There are things they can do... However they would be afraid to do them...

    The first is to lower the price of admision for DCA, because it cost way more than what you get... Which is the reason why it has attendance problems...

    But by doing this you will undercut the current profit margin skeme with the focus on Park Hoppers. Which invarably make DCA a part of DL...

    If I had a choice between the two parks at the same price, I am going to DL... Why? More attractions, better theming, open later, better view of fireworks show - and better shows around the board... There is no comparison...
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