Disneyland raises cost of some tickets by 25%

Danny Woods
January 8, 2019

Walt Disney Co. raised the cost of attending its California theme parks during peak times by more than 10 percent ahead of the opening of a new "Star Wars" land.

"We continue to provide our guests with a variety of ticket offerings to meet their needs, while helping us to spread visitation, better manage demand and deliver a great experience", Disneyland spokesperson Liz Jaeger told the OC Register.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, an attraction based on the long-running science fiction series, is scheduled at both Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios park in Orlando, Florida. Tickets for regular- and peak-demand days are more.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the cheapest ticket to get into Disneyland now costs more than $100, while daily parking prices are increasing from $20 to $25.

Disneyland's most expensive pass, the "Premier Pass" - which includes parking and access to both parks year round - has now jumped from $1,579 to $1,949, an increase of 23.4%.

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The demand days will rise from $117 a day to $129. And the daily ticket price of a high-demand day is now $149, and that's up from $135.

Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attractions (show in construction) will feature a to-scale Millennium Falcon replica, in a project believe to have cost $1 billion. "The average family can't even afford to go to Disneyland because of the cost". That's an 8.1 percent increase from the previous price of $369.

Disney representatives said more days would be blocked out for most annual passes compared to a year ago but didn't provide more specifics.

And if you want to take advantage of the MaxPass, a digital ride-reservation system on your smartphone, be prepared to pay an extra $5.

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