Disney Theme Parks Increase Ticket Prices

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It’s a pricey world, after all.

The Walt Disney Company (Stock Quote: DIS) raised ticket prices for its theme parks on Thursday.  Now it costs visitors between 3.7% and 9.6% more to see the Mouse, depending which of Disney’s numerous pass options they choose to buy.

“We wanted to let you know today that ticket prices are being adjusted at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort this week,” Thomas Smith, Social Media Director for Disney Parks, wrote on the company’s blog on Tuesday.  “While the prices do reflect an increase, you can still find special values for California and Florida residents or through multi-day passes or seasonal and annual passes.”

Single passes to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure now cost $76, an increase of $4, while tickets for children ages 3-9-years-old now cost $68, up from $62. Premium annual passes at Disneyland also increased by $20.  At $15 per car, parking for both California parks now costs $1 more. Check here for the breakdown of on all multiple day pass prices.

If you plan to buy an adult single-day ticket to the Disney World Resorts theme parks in Orlando, Fla., get ready to shell out $82—not  $79 at whichever park you are visiting. Similarly, for children ages 3-9-years-old, tickets shot up from $68 to $74.  

Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resorts is home to four theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. This also includes two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.

The price of a five-day park hopper, Disney's most popular multi-ticket option, rose from $280 to $291. And annual passes across the board have increased between $10 and $18.

Prospective park visitors can check this site for rates.

According to Smith, prices for previously purchased passes and season tickets will not be affected by the increase.

While Smith offered no explanation for the price increase, Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown told The Orange County Register that the company continuously monitors “the marketplace to ensure pricing that reflects a strong entertainment value."

Disney instituted comparable price increases last year.

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