"Like magjc, the price to enter Disneyland just went up," reads a headline in the Los Angeles Times.
The story continues, "It just got more expensive to visit the Happiest Place on Earth. Again. Walt Disney Co. raised entry prices to its theme parks in California and Florida, effective Sunday.
"A single-day ticket to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim for visitors 10 or older now costs $92, up from $87 — a jump of nearly 6%.The cost of the day pass has risen 28% since early 2010, when it was $72. Prices were previously raised in August 2010, June 2011 and May 2012."
For local Southern Californians, it means more bad news for their pocketbooks as far as Disneyland is concerned.
In February, the Orange County Register reported that Disneyland and its next-door sister park in Anaheim, California Adventure, had canceled its special pricing deals for folks living in Southern California that had been going on for the last decade: "Disney sold 2-for-1 tickets or similar deals to local residents from 2003 through last year as a way to bring in visitors during the slower season, usually January through May. But higher attendance, bolstered by last year’s Cars Land improvements, prompted this year’s cancellation."
The article in the Los Angeles Times about the latest price increases says: "The price of a ticket for a child age 3 to 9 increased to $86 from $81. And the price of parking at the Anaheim property is now $16, an uptick of $1.
"The prices of annual tickets went up too. The Deluxe Annual Passport, which allows admission to both Anaheim parks 315 days of the year, now costs $499 — up from $469. The Premium Annual Passport, which has no blackout dates, now costs $669, an increase of $20."
However, the story also notes, "Disney is offering discounts of up to $40 to annual passholders who renew before their tickets expire. In some cases, the discounts offset the price hikes."