Disneyland, Disney California Adventure raising ticket prices
- Author: Zachary Reyes Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 2:58
The last time Disney parks increased prices were February 28, 2016.
According to a pricing plan that was released previous year, the company gave visitors access to a planning calendar - from eight to 11 months - to determine the "value", "regular" or "peak" times to visit the parks. Prices for the popular park hopper upgrade, which allows access to both Disneyland and California Adventure, increased accordingly as well, with that add-on costing between $50 and $60. The $124 peak price at Magic Kingdom, which includes many summer days and holidays, is unchanged.
The last time Disneyland raised ticket prices, the news snuck in during a crowded Oscars weekend.
On Sunday, prices for some annual passes will go up, too.
But even Disney pass holders can expect to pay more. Walt Disney World parking remains at $20, but preferred parking is now $40 from $35. So there's a justification for Disney, and Universal Studios for that matter, to keep increasing prices year after year, regardless of whether doing so hurts visitor numbers.
Disney's earnings report last week showed lower net income and revenues, falling short of analysts' expectations, Deadline reported.
Here is a breakdown of the Disney ticket price increase 2017.
Disney said on Friday it was offering 2 euros a share for any remaining shares in Euro Disney after buying a 9 percent stake from Alwaleed's Kingdom Holdings via a share swap, increasing its holding in the European company to 85.7 percent from 76.7 percent.