People upset over new Disneyland passport price increase


Disney has once again raised the price for the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure annual passes, with one tier costing over $1,000. With the new prices, it has added another tier and has turned the Premium pass (no blackout dates) into the Signature Plus pass.

The Premium Annual Passport was $779, but with it being turned into the Disney Signature Plus Passport, it’s now $1,049. There’s a new tier below Signature Plus called Disney Signature for $849, and it’s good for all the days except for the two weeks during Christmas and New Years. (I can’t blame them, it’s a magical time during the holidays.) The Deluxe Passport and the Southern California Select Passport remain, but the prices have jumped up to $599 and $329, respectively.

Here’s the listed version below:

  • Disney Signature Plus Passport – $1,049
  • Disney Signature Passport – $849
  • Disney Deluxe Passport – $599
  • Disney Southern California Select – $329

Signature Plus and Signature Passports include parking, discounts on food and merchandise, and PhotoPass. The PhotoPass is pretty nifty since you’ll get to download photos that Disney cast members have taken of you all around the park. If you’re a Premium passholder and are thinking about renewing, you’re out of luck.

Walt Disney World is also affected, and it’ll have the Disney Signature Platinum Plus that works on all four Disney World theme parks and water parks for $829 with no blackout dates.

“In addition to our continued investment in the guest experience and the expansion of our parks, our new selection of annual passes will help us manage strong demand and continue to deliver a world-class experience, while providing more choices for guests to select the pass that best meets their needs,” said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland spokeswoman.

With Disneyland having a Star Wars-themed land, it’s only going to get more packed.

“We have to look at ways to spread out our attendance throughout the year so we can accommodate demand and avoid bursting at the seams,” Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek told The Wall Street Journal.

The new price increase comes at a time when no new attractions are out. What’s worse is that some attractions will be closed, with others being shut down forever to make way for the Star Wars-themed land in the future.

If you have a passport without parking, getting an annual parking add-on will be $199 from the previous $169. Downtown Disney has also changed its free parking from 3 hours to two, with two more free hours if you validate at a restaurant or at the AMC theater. Hourly rates went up from $6 to $12.

Of course, people aren’t happy with the new price increase.

I’m in the minority, but I approve of the price increase. If it helps keep the family friendly atmosphere, then I’m all for it. There are other amusement parks nearby with a ghetto atmosphere, and that can turn off a lot of people.

Source: Disneyland via OC Register

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