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Disneyland Increases Prices for 2014

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Boffo97, May 18, 2014.

  1. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    For any fans who might be Disney addicts like me (thus potentially more for the California and Florida fans than others)

    $96 for one park, one day, and $150 for a one day park hopper. This passed insane a long time ago...

    http://www.dlandlive.com/news/2014/4/disneyland-resort-raises-ticket-prices-for-2014

    News from the Disneyland Resort:
    Disneyland Resort Raises Ticket Prices for 2014


    In what has become an annual spring event, the Disneyland Resort is raising ticket prices for 2014. Last year, 2013, we were given a one-day notice, and this year the admission increase came without warning. The new prices were quietly updated on the Disneyland website overnight.

    What is most troubling about an increase for 2014 is the lack of additions to the Disneyland Resort. In 2012 Disneyland Management made significant price increases, but also relaunched Disney California Adventure which included the opening of Buena Vista Street and Cars Land. In 2013 a much smaller admission increase pointed to the opening of the Fantasy Faire and Mickey and the Magical Map. However for 2014 there are no significant additions to speak of.

    Some of this year's increases and changes are quite significant. This is especially true with the Annual Passport options. A 1 day park hopper ticket is now $150. The Premiere Passport, which allows for entry into all Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort parks broke the $1,000 mark, and new sales of the SoCal Passport for Disneyland has been suspended.

    Disneyland spokesperson Suzi Brown was quoted in the Orange County Register stating, “Due to the popularity of our annual pass program – and to preserve the guest experience for our annual passholders and all guests – future sales of all annual passes will be subject to availability. We continue to offer a variety of other annual passes so that our guests can choose a pass that’s right for them.” Current SoCal Annual Passholders can still renew their passes for the new price of $379, as can those who have SoCal passes which have expired in the past 90 days.

    Here is a breakdown of the latest increases:

    2014 Disneyland Resort Admission Prices
    • 1-Day 1 Park
      • $96 Adult, increased by $4
      • $90 Child, increased by $4
    • 1-Day Park Hopper
      • $150 Adult, increased by $13
      • $144 Child, increased by $13
    • 2-Day, 1 park per day
      • $178 Adult, increased by $3
      • $165 Child, increased by $3
    • 2-Day Park Hopper
      • $217 Adult, increased by $7
      • $204 Child, increased by $10
    • 3-Day, 1 park per day with Magic Morning
      • $226 Adult, increased by $1
      • $215 Child, increased by $6
    • 3-Day Park Hopper with Magic Morning
      • $265 Adult, increased by $5
      • $254 Child, increased by $10
    • 4-Day, 1 park per day with Magic Morning
      • $250 Adult, increased by $0
      • $235 Child, increased by $5
    • 4-Day Park Hopper with Magic Morning
      • $289 Adult, increased by $4
      • $274 Child, increased by $9
    • 5-Day, 1 park per day with a Magic Morning
      • $266 Adult, increased by $1
      • $250 Child, increased by $6
    • 5-Day Park Hopper with Magic Morning
      • $305 Adult, increased by $5
      • $289 Child, increased by $10
    2014 Disneyland Resort Annual Passport Prices
    • SoCal Select Annual Passport - $289, increased by $10. Monthly Payment option, $16.09 (SoCal Resident Only) $159 to add parking.
    • SoCal Annual Passport - new sales suspended.
    • Deluxe Annual Passport - $519, increased by $20. Monthly payment for SoCal Resident, $35.25. $159 to add parking.
    • Premium Annual Passport - $699, increased by $30. Monthly payment for SoCal Resident, $50.25. Includes Parking and No Blockout Dates.
    • Premier Passport - $1,029, increased by $50
    Disneyland Resort parking is also on the rise. The new prices are:
      • $17 for Auto / Motorcycle, increased by $1
      • $22 for Oversized, increased by $1
      • $27 for Buses, increased by $1
     
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  2. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    seems it would be more than worth it to purchase a season pass, as long as you go more than 3 or 4 times
     
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  3. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Always has been a ridiculous price to go to a Disney park, probably always will. I'm glad I'm pretty much done with that rip-off scenario.
     
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  4. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    Growing up, it was $35-$40 for a day, at least for Southern Californians. While some might consider that ridiculous too, it was a LOT more reasonable than this.
     
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  5. raised_fisT Well-Known Member

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    I remember getting the '2fer' (for DisneyLand and California Adventure) for about 40 bucks per person. This was probably about 12-13 years ago when C.A. had just opened. INSANE. Yes, it is a bit more "magical" than most other parks. But as far as rides/crowds/food... there is better bang for your buck out there.

    Last year I got season passes for Knotts Berry Farm/Soak City. I think I paid 60 bucks for the first day (for 4 of us) and then 5 more payments of about 60 dollars. Total of about $400. FOR A FULL YEAR! Same price as what one day for all 4 of us would cost at Disneyland. We went about 8-10 times last year and even at its most crowded it was not even close to the horrible crowds at Disneyland. A few times my kids were actually able to get off the ride and run back on thru again without even waiting.

    This year I got us some Universal Studios passes. My kids wanted to try something new and in October they began offering a "buy a day, get the year free" pass. So, I paid about $350 for the four of us and we basically had from day of purchase mid-Oct 2013 to the end of 2014. My kids are 9 and 6, so they only really care about cool rides and snacking like crazy.

    Thats what kills at Disneyland is you KNOW you got hosed on ticket prices and you STILL got to shell out 15 bucks for a Mickey shaped chocolate chip cookie or some BS like that. No thanks.
     
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  6. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    I did the "Buy a day, get the year" thing at Sea World while I was living in San Diego in 2001. If I happened to be off work one day, $4 bus round trip to Sea World, which wasn't bad. Though food was insane then too.

    I also did the Annual Pass thing in 2010 to Lotte World (pretty comparable to Mall of America from what I hear) in Seoul. Paid 120,000 Korean won for that, which is about $110.
     
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  7. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, etc ... they'll all break your bank. I always save up for a few months before we go there, because if you're gonna drop a ton of cash, you have to do it right. We always stay at one of the resort hotels because you can use your room key to get in the express line. Which takes about 30 minutes off your wait time -- every time. You get to take the ferry over to the park too (which saves the parking costs and walking). We also hit the hotel breakfast buffet in the morning (hard) too, and that cuts down on your snack allowance. Dinner can be a couple of pizzas back at the hotel, because who wants to mortgage their house to eat in the park restaurants?

    All in all, we save enough to cover the convenience of staying on site.
     
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  8. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    It's not the same any more. It was a theme park. Now it's an attraction.

    Just something to tick off your bucket list, as opposed to family tradition.

    Shame. I can't blame Disneyworld. They built it and people came.
     
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  9. ZigZagRam Well-Known Member

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    You've gotta imagine the cost of upkeep in a place like that is astronomical.

    Luckily for this guy one of my closest friends works in HR at Disney World and can get us free passes.
     
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  10. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    As a Florida (Orlando) Native... I am very grateful for all that Disney has done for our city and the State.

    Having said that...

    Disney's prices are worth every freaking penny. There is no where else on earth that provides the quality entertainment found at Disney. Period. They are beyond 1st class in everything they do.
     
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  11. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    The thing is that Disney knows they can make the prices $500 a day, and some people would still come.

    And while I agree with Selassie's thought that Disney is awesome... they're approaching a point IMO where they're going to kill the golden goose. When you abuse the goodwill of the common consumer too much, it can cause a backlash, and it's going to be too late to get it back.

    When I went in late 2012, it was $81 then for a 1 day, 1 park pass.... $15 a head in two years is way too much.
     
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  12. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Disney isn't suffering from lack of customers lining up at their gates every single day. Keep in mind that a huge amount of Disney's customers are international families coming here on vacation. Many families come and visit the Disney parks on a package that includes almost everything including some meals. The Disney costs are not cheap, but they are fair for the tremendous product. The demand for their products/services is not suffering at all.


    If you want to treat your young family to a fun time that will be remembered for a few days... take them to an amusement park, zoo, or the local fair/circus.

    If you want to create a lifelong memory for your young family... treat them to a visit at Disney.
     
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  14. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    last time I was at Disney World was 12 years ago, wifey and I drove up there from Naples and stayed 5 days at one of the resorts. Went to Pleasure Island for the Mardi Gras celebration and keep flashing my wifes thong at every guy throwing out beads. We got pretty well trashed, missed our stop on the shuttle back to the hotel, and had to get off the last stop. Ended up skinny dipping in one of the hotel pools !!


    Ahhh good times they were !!!
     
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  15. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Just heard this on the radio... Sea World / Busch Gardens also raised their prices today.
     
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  16. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    Mark Rammer down as "undecided".
     
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  17. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    It's a shame most can't afford Disney. I get most here can... But, outside our bubble it's a shame.
     
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  18. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    I think most of South America can. The last few times I went down to Disney World, most of South America was there and they traveled in packs of about 300 following their little flag bearer. :eek:
     
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  19. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    At Disneyland I have access to Club 33, or at least I did. My father used to work for Disney and had meetings there at times, and he got me access. Although it's been a while since I last went (2008), and they charge like 14 grand a year now after reopening membership to the public, so I wouldn't be shocked if I no longer could get in.

    It was nice when he worked there though, free tickets and access to the front of the line (before fast passes were a thing).. I heard they charge for fast passes now, and they're really limited. Last time I went they were free, but you had to go during a specific time.
     
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