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Disneyland Annual Pass Prices to rise to over $1000

According to Time, Disney admission passes have risen in price for a second time this year. Time reports that it now costs $1,049 for all-access Signature Plus Passport, $849 for a less expensive Signature Passport version that excludes some winter holidays, and $599 for the Deluxe Passport.  One day passes now cost $99.  Visit the Disneyland Website to get more information about the park at

So far, people are not not deterred by the new prices of Disneyland admission. of Time reports:

“Despite the added expense, crowds continue to flock to the theme park, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Attendance at Disneyland grew by 3.5% to 16.7 million people between 2013 and 2014, according to the Themed Entertainment Association, an industry trade group. Disney’s most popular park, Magic Kingdom in Florida, saw attendance rise 4% to 19.3 million people over the same period.”

Before the price change, visitors had the option to buy an annual pass, with better features, that was over a couple hundred dollars less than the $1049 option; unfortunately, now this option is gone.

Lauren Raab and Hugo Martin from Los Angeles Times report:

“In the biggest change, Disney stopped selling a pass that let users attend its two Anaheim theme parks any day of the year, replacing it with two pricier options.

The now-discontinued Premium pass, which cost $779, allows unlimited attendance to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park and provides discounts on some food and merchandise. People who already have Premium passes can keep using them until they expire, Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown said. But they cannot be renewed.”

Perhaps the prices have gone up due to inflation in the economy or maybe to help pay for the new Star Wars park that should be complete within the next few years.

“The price changes come less than two months after Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger announced plans for a new “Star Wars” land in the Anaheim theme park. Construction is set to begin next year, with several Disneyland attractions closing Jan. 10 to make way for the expansion.

But several “Star Wars”-related overhauls and attractions are scheduled to begin in Nov. 16 in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area, in time to help promote the upcoming movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ ”

In addition to higher admission prices, parking has also gone up.  Right now Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary; the park opened in 1955.

Watch the video below from Youtube user Inside the Magic to see the some Disneyland 60th anniversary fireworks.

And take a look at the Star Wars theme park details video from Youtube user Orange County Register

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