Disneyland, California Adventure increase ticket, annual pass prices

ANAHEIM >> The price to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure – for either a day or with a year’s pass – is going up again.Effective Sunday, it will cost $97 to go to one of the parks on Value days, the lowest-priced...

Disneyland, California Adventure increase ticket, annual pass prices

ANAHEIM >> The price to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure – for either a day or with a year’s pass – is going up again.

Effective Sunday, it will cost $97 to go to one of the parks on Value days, the lowest-priced days of the year, up $2.

A visit on a Regular day will be $110, while a Peak day will cost $124, both up $5. Tickets are more on days when demand would be higher.

Parking is going to $20 from $18.

Since 2000, a single-day admission price to Disneyland has tripled on Peak days, with ticket prices going up at least once a year since 2002.

“Our pricing provides guests a range of options that allow us to better manage demand to maximize the guest experience and is reflective of the distinctly Disney offerings at all of our parks,” said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland spokeswoman.

Last year, in an effort to spread out the crowds, Disney introduced its three-level pricing. Some observers say the tiered pricing structure has worked, with less people flocking to the park, for example, on the highest-demand two-week period including Christmas and New Year’s Day.

On Sunday, prices for some annual passes will go up, too.

The Southern California Select and Southern California passes will be $339 and $469, respectively, $10 increases. Both passes have blackout days.

The Deluxe pass, with some Saturday and peak-holiday-period blackout days, is getting boosted by $20 to $619. The prices for the higher-end passes will remain the same.

In 2015, Disneyland posted an all-time record with 18.2 million visitors, an increase of 1.5 million from the previous year, according to the Themed Entertainment Association, an industry group that tracks theme park attendance.

Meanwhile, neighboring Disney California Adventure also reached record attendance with 9.3 million visitors.

However, according to Walt Disney Co.’s latest fiscal report, overall recent attendance is down 5 percent but revenue is up at Disney’s domestic theme parks. The company does not publicly break that number down for individual parks, though.

But with the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction opening this summer at Disney California Adventure, and a “Star Wars” land at Disneyland expected to land in 2019, demand should continue to be high for the Anaheim theme parks.

BY THE NUMBERS

Here’s what it cost to enter Disneyland between 2000 and now:

• 2000: $41 and $43 (price went up twice)

• 2002: $45

• 2003: $47

• 2004: $49.75

• 2005: $53 and $56 (price went up twice)

• 2006: $59 and $63 (price went up twice)

• 2007: $66

• 2008: $69

• 2009: $72

• 2010: $76

• 2011: $80

• 2012: $87

• 2013: $92

• 2014: $96

• 2015: $99

• 2016: $95, $105, $119 (depending on the day)

• 2017: $97, $110, $124 (depending on the day)

Source: Orange County Register archives

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