Disneyland Ticket Prices Have Now Broken the $200-a-Day Mark

Disneyland is a place of magic. It’s a place of dreams. It’s a place of very, very expensive ice cream.

Okay, let’s face it: It costs a lot of money to go to Disneyland, especially when you’re accounting for the whole family. And we’ve got some bad news: The park, located in Anaheim, California, has just raised their prices even more.

They’re debuting a new five-tier system that’s based on peak days and seasons. If you go to the park on an off-peak day, a one-park ticket price remains at $104. But if you go on a weekend or holiday, the price is up to 5% more—anywhere from $114 to $154 for one day (and that’s just to get in).

Then there are the one-day park-hopper tickets, which allows a you to hop from Disneyland to California Adventure—the ticket price for that increased from $154 to t$159 for off-peak days, but on peak days, the price has climbed from $199 to $209. That’s the first time a Disney one-day ticket has broken the $200 mark.

Disney also offers annual passes too called the Select Pass. The cheapest version of that doesn’t allow you to travel on on-peak days and rose from $399 to $419. The most expensive of the annual passes, the Premier Pass, which doesn’t block any days rose from $1,949 to $2,199.

In addition to all of that, the MaxPass, which allows you to reserve rides and attractions and skip the line, has increased from $15 to $20. And parking? That’s still a hefty $25 a day.

Don’t worry, the park is still as joyous as could be, and most visitors (and Disney representatives of course), say it’s all worth it.

“A visit to our parks is the best value in entertainment bar none, and we offer flexible choices to enable families to choose what’s best for them,” Disneyland spokeswoman Liz Jaeger said in a statement.

In terms of a business perspective, park consultants say that the rise in price allows Disney to still be profitable, but doesn’t think it’s enough to scare people away.

“They will begin to see it in customer surveys,” said John Gerner, a theme park consultant and managing director at Leisure Business Advisors. “That is going to be a sign that they’ve gone too far—if they’ve gone too far.”

The rises in prices comes not long after the park debuted its $1-billion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion, which spans 14 acres and perfectly resembles an alien spaceport. And they have some new ideas on the horizon: This summer, a new land in the California Adventure Park is set to open, all the Marvel superhero favorites. On top of that, a new parade called Magic Happens, the first daytime parade in nine years, is set to begin in February.

Most people met the increase in price with a mixture of annoyance, yet acceptable. Hey, it’s Disney. They gotta do what they gotta do—and we all know we’re still going to make the trip somehow.

To hear more about the price increases, check out the video below.

Have you ever been to Disneyland before? What do you think of the rise in prices?