Prices hikes in both Disney World and Disneyland came into force on Sunday.
Price hikes in Disneyland and Disney World have in force at the weekend, which makes the already expensive theme parks even more expensive for families and fans.
On Sunday, the officials for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that the tickets for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, would rise by almost 9 percent for the peak of a day entry of $124 to $135, while the price of non-peak “normal” cards would increase from $110 to $117, Reuters reported.
The “value” of tickets, for use on the least busy days, will remain at $97.
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Annual pass prices also increased significantly, with a regular, signature, and Signature Plus” passes go for $729 and $999 and $ 1,149, respectively, up from $619, $849 and $1,049, L. A. Times added.
More than in Disney World, peak tickets for the Magic Kingdom will now cost $123 and $ 129 per child or adult, respectively. “Regular” and “value” of the tickets will also cost more, making the price of a “normal” ticket of $113 per child and € 119, – per adult (a $4 increase in both cases), and the price of a “value” ticket on $103 and $109 respectively.
Prices for other parks in Walt Disney World also jumped, including the ones for Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, according to the Associated Press.
if you hear a crushing sound in the distance, my heart, my comment is on the price of Disneyland tickets
— elissa g (@elissa_gonzales) February 12, 2018
Disneyland is raising the price of the ticket higher and to be honest, that is not fair for those who can’t pay for it. I have never been to Disneyland or Disney theme parks, and I really want to go, but now it seems impossible, because I’m not rich to afford even a ticket.
— valentine (@vclentines) February 12, 2018
It kills me to know that I will never be able to go to Disney land with the price of the tickets… It is bad I’m actually crying about this, they say that it is by crowding. Just an idea that I’m throwing, try reducing the ticket sales! #Disneyland
— The FATHER of SHREK the musical (@grapeguzlernate) February 12, 2018
I miss Disneyland and Disney World.
Oh, I don’t need to work myself to death for that stupid over-priced tickets. 😂😂
— Benancio Galvan (@Benancio626) February 12, 2018
News of Disney’s price increases, of course, was met with disappointment on social media, with Twitter users that the new tickets “stupidly overpriced” and regret the “not fair” decision.
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Disney, meanwhile, has said that it will continue to “evolve” the pricing model to better suit the guests.
“We know how important it is to create memories and the Disney theme parks is to our guests and we will continue to evolve our prices in a way that gives them a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread presence throughout the year, so that they can make best use of each visit,” said the company in a statement obtained by the L. A. Times.
In addition to price increases at the Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Magic Kingdom, entrance fees rose for visitors of the Epcot Center, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom
(Walt Disney World News/Gene Duncan )
Disney originally introduced flexible pricing in Oct. 2015 as a way to encourage guests to visit at less busy times, resulting in the “value”, “regular” and “peak” pricing model, the AP reported.
Officials said Sunday that the date-specific tickets, with the prizes announced in advance the next pricing model to roll out in Walt Disney World.
“Given the small percentage of guests who purchase a 1-day ticket at Walt Disney World, the expansion of pre-published, date-specific prices to multi-day passes, will further our efforts to make the presence throughout the year,” said Andrea Finger, spokeswoman for Walt Disney World.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.