Just when you thought Disney couldn’t get any more expensive, it just did. Fans are none too happy over the fact that both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Central Florida have spiked up their prices once again, leaving a huge hole in the pockets of a whole lot of Mickey fans.
According to Fortune Magazine, Disney annual passholders are now going to have to pay a pretty penny to enjoy the parks year-round as their new options have increased by 35 percent.
Apparently Disneyland has eliminated its $779-a-year, “premium” pass, which offered unlimited access to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks in Anaheim, Calif., and replaced it with two options: an $849 “signature” pass that offers access 350 days a year (peak periods around major holidays are blocked out) and a “signature plus” card with unlimited access for $1,049.
At Walt Disney World in Orlando, the company added several new options, including a $549 “gold” pass with 335 days of access. Disney is blocking out Christmas, New Year’s, and the two weeks around the spring break travel season.
Yikes. Our family were annual passholders last year until our passes expired back in June and honestly, I’m going to wait before renewing my passes for quite some time. With all the new construction going on at several parks, it’s always packed and incredibly busy as it is. Plus, I can’t remember the last time there was an “off season” as well.