Disneyland Hikes Ticket Prices Again, Jabba the Hutt Would Be ProudJanuary 8, 2019
In a move that is not really surprising but still hurts to see, Disneyland announced that it’s already hefty ticket prices are going up once again as it prepares to open the doors to the newest addition, that being the Star Wars expansion.
As parents around the world frantically huddle to see what other sacrifices they will have to make to get their kids to the Mouse House, let’s break it down: (Warning: The following prices may cause heart palpitations, body sweats and high levels of stress)
The cheapest ticket for a “low demand” day at both the Anaheim, Calif., park and Disney World in Florida are now both in triple digits for the first time ever, $104 and $109 per person respectively. The price for a ticket on a “high demand” day is now at $149 and oh yes, the annual passes and parking are also going up. (Parking will now cost $25)
So a quick punch-to-the-gut reality check: It will cost a family of four, going on “high demand” day, including parking, about $620 just to walk through the gate.
Obviously, Disney is expecting a huge surge of interest in terms of attendance when the new 14-acre expansion, dubbed Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this year. This will include a ride that will allow visitors to pilot the Millennium Falcon, the spaceship made famous by Harrison Ford’s character, Han Solo.
When asked about the price changes, a park representative issued this bizarre statement that doesn’t really tell you anything at all: “We continue to provide our guests with a variety of ticket offerings to meet their needs, while helping us to spread visitation, better manage demand and deliver a great experience.”
Uh, ok. Thanks…I guess.
Below is a quick breakdown of the price increases:
Source: Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, CBS News