Disney raises prices for California theme park tickets, parking
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Admission to the Happiest Place on Earth is about to get more expensive as Disney plans to introduce a sixth pricing tier to the demand-based ticketing system at its California theme parks.
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According to Disney, the new tier will offer guests "more ticket choices to meet a variety of budgets" as it moves closer to "dynamic pricing designed to spread visitation throughout the weeks, months and year."
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The Tier 1 price for a one-day, single park ticket will remain at its 2019 level of $104 while Tiers 2-5 have jumped by $5-10. The new sixth tier, which Disneyland says will roll out in March 2022, according to KTLA, will bring the highest cost of a one-day single park ticket to $164. The pricing breakdown is as follows:
- Tier 1: $104
- Tier 2: $119 (increase of $5)
- Tier 3: $134 (increase of $10)
- Tier 4: $149 (increase of $10)
- Tier 5: $159 (increase of $5)
- Tier 6: $164
For guests who upgrade their ticket to a Park Hopper for an additional $60 fee, the least expensive option tops out at $164, while the most expensive option maxes out at $224.
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As for multi-day tickets, the pricing breakdown is as follows:
- 2-Day, 1 Park per day ticket: $255 (increase of $20)
- 2-Day Park Hopper ticket: $315 (increase of $25)
- 3-Day, 1 Park per day ticket: $330 (increase of $20)
- 3-Day Park Hopper ticket: $390 (increase of $25)
- 4-Day, 1 Park per day ticket: $360 (increase of $20)
- 4-Day Park Hopper: $420 (increase of $25)
- 5-Day, 1 Park per day ticket: $380 (increase of $20)
- 5-Day Park Hopper: $440 (increase of $25)
In addition to ticket price increases, Disney's California theme parks will also charge vehicles and motorcycles $30 for parking, an increase of $5, and Disneyland Resort hotels will charge an additional $15 for self-parking ($40) and valet parking ($50).
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The move comes as Disneyland Resort has seen strong demand during its phased reopening, which began back in April.