As you no doubt have heard
by now, the Disneyland Resort has seriously raised ticket prices and Annual
Passport prices just in time for Summer.
Then they put out a
promotion from $99 per person for a package at a good neighbor hotel. This promotion is good on various dates
The price increase is good
forever. Or until the next
increase. Since the last increase was
June 11, 2011, they have now done two price increases in just one year. Of course it was the second one that cut to
Ticket prices for the
Disneyland Resort are now astronomically high.
Two day park hopper tickets now start at $200 for an adult. Five day park hopper tickets are $290 per
adults. The more you stay the cheaper you
play. That has always held true, but now
the starting price is about 9% higher than it was May 1st, 2012.
Annual Passes took an even
bigger jump, with increases up to 35%!
Formerly Southern California Residence could get an inexpensive pass
with a lot of black-out dates. Now the
cheapest pass is well over $200 with a lot of black-out dates. Including every day throughout Summer. A Premium
Pass was considered a
luxury before, but with a price increase over $100 it is now a luxury most
people can't afford. Yes, this pass is
now $649. The Premier Pass
- the premium pass for the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort was
A year ago you could get a
pass for 6 parks for $700. Now a Premium Pass, for just two parks is $649. Oh but don't worry, Disney didn't forget to
raise the price of the Premier
Pass. It is now $849. This is not pocket change for most people.
Disney says that the price
increase is in line with the economy.
Whose economy are they talking about?
Disneyland has been very busy, and on any given day you could
have 50% of the guests be pass holders of some type. Now the cheapest pass is $269. It doesn't sound like much when you realize
that it is a Disneyland Resort Pass.
Except that over half of the year is blacked out. No Saturdays, no June, July or August
trips. And while $269 doesn't seem like
a huge amount, think about that family of four who now has to pay over $1000 to
get into Disneyland with a park hopper pass
Southern California Select Pass.
Way to go Disney. I think that you have royally messed this one
up. You can't keep raising ticket
prices. And you most certainly can't
almost double a ticket price and call it fair.
You are going to lose some of your most faithful guests now. Congratulations.
Just My Opinion,
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