“The Happiest Place on Earth” Has Just Become More Expensive



Park goers over the age of 10 hoping to visit Disneyland will be paying ticket prices just shy of $100 after the “Happiest Place on Earth” raised its fees Sunday, February 22, reported ktla.com

The price increase was part of an across-the-board raise in costs for attendees at Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in Florida, reported ktla.com

Adult ticket prices rose from $96 to $99, and tickets for children ages 3 to 9 went from $90 to $93.

A one-day park hopper add-on now costs $56, compared to the previous $54. And premium annual passes with parking and no blackout dates jumped about 11 percent, from $699 to 779, reported ocregister.com.

Single-day Disneyland tickets have increased by more than 140 percent since 2000, the Orange County Register reported, listing the cost in 2000 as $41 dollars before increasing to $43 that same year.

Since then, prices have increased annually by $2 to $7, the Register reported. There have been multiple increases of $2 to $4 within a single year.

“A day at a Disney Park is unlike any other in the world, and there is strong demand for our attractions and entertainment,” Betsy Sanchez with Disneyland’s media relations department said in an email statement. “We continually add new experiences, and many of our guests select multi-day tickets or annual passes, which provide a great value and additional savings.”

At Florida’s Walt Disney World, single-day tickets rose above $100 for the first time, increasing from $99 to $105.

Guests will also no longer be able to purchase an annual parking add-on pass. However, the parking add-on will be grandfathered in for guests who already have them and will continue to be included for premium passes, reported abc7.com.