Disneyland raises ticket prices, adding most expensive tier for busiest days

isneyland has raised prices on most single- and multi-day tickets after a six-month reopening period when admission costs remained unchanged at the Anaheim theme park.

Ticket prices for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure increased an average of 6% on Monday, Oct. 25, with some tickets climbing more than 8%. The lowest-priced one-day single-park ticket remained unchanged from 2019, at $104.

A sixth tier was added to Disneyland’s dynamic pricing system. Tier 6 prices will be in effect on the days with most demand. 

The new single-day, single-park ticket prices: Tier 1 $104, Tier 2 $119, Tier 3 $134, Tier 4 $149, Tier 5 $159, and Tier 6 $164.

Parkhopper tickets, allowing single-day visits to Disneyland and California Adventure: Tier 1 $164, Tier 2 $179, Tier 3 $194, Tier 4 $209, Tier 5 $219 and Tier 6 $224. 

Two-day, one-park tickets rose to $255 (from $235) while two-day parkhoppers climbed to $315 (from $290). Three-day tickets now cost $330 for single park per day access and $390 for the parkhopper.

The daily parking rates also rose, from $25 to $30. Self parking at the Disneyland resort’s three hotels climbed from $25 to $40, and hotel valet parking jumped from $35 to $50.

Disneyland did not raise ticket prices when the Anaheim theme parks reopened April 30 after a 412-day coronavirus closure. Disneyland last raised ticket and annual pass prices in February 2020.

Since 2000, the price of admission to Disneyland has nearly quadrupled from $43 to $164, the new single-day ticket price on the park’s busiest days.

With the latest increases, Disneyland continues to use ticket pricing to manage attendance and spread visits from peak periods to slower times of the year.

In 2016, Disneyland switched to a demand-based pricing system with tickets divided into “value,” “regular” and “peak” days. In 2020, it moved from a three-tier to a five-tier pricing system in 2020. The new Tier 1-6 system moves Disney closer to a dynamic pricing model designed to spread visitors throughout the year.

The first Tier 6 pricing days are not expected to appear on the Disneyland and DCA calendars until March 2022.

Disney ticket price increases typically have a ripple effect, with theme parks like Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Knott’s Berry Farm raising admissions soon after to keep pace with the industry leader.

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