I'm surprised they haven't just made it an even โ.00. Of course, then it'd be an uneven ้.00 when you add the parking back in.. unless parking is already more than ů.00.. it makes one stop and think what the "average family of four", if such even exists anymore, must unload for a day at Disneyland.. it's gotta be close to 踰.00 to 躔.00 after you add up parking, admission, food, and souvenirs..
When I was a kid, too young to drive, and Dad took us to Disneyland once or maybe twice a year, I lived for those trips.. I had the wall map on my bedroom wall and walked it with my eyes so many times, reliving our last trip and anticipating the next one. I wished I could drive so I could go there any time I wanted to.. I thought that'd be heaven.. that was the late 50s and early 60s..
In the late 1970s to early 1980s when it was, as pointed out, relatively still cheap to go, I bought an Annual Pass for two years and went about 6-10 times each year.. there was only one kind of pass then - totally unlimited with no black-out dates, no restrictions, and it was 贄.00.. then the pass ran out and they jacked up the Pass prices and the admission prices kept going up and up and up..
In the past few years, as the prices continued to escalate, and the Eisner-ing/Harriss-ing of Disneyland became more and more evident (unique stores changed to "the house of plush", rides shut down and replaced with nothing).. I have gone less and less. Now once a year is often for me and only because a friend might be visiting who wants to go.. and when that happens I contact my Club 33 member friend and get a pass arranged.. sure that gets you into the park for "free" but still have to pay โ.00 a head for lunch.. plus tax, tip, dealer prep, pin-striping and undercoating.. so there's no economy in doing that, just the fleeting thrill of going to Club 33, and honestly, after a few lunches there, even that loses its cachet and becomes just another place to eat.. yes, one can actually become blase' about Club 33..
If they cannot draw a direct correlation between lowered attendance and higher admission prices, then something is seriously wrong..
So I'd expect a one day pass will be โ.00 soon.. in fact I'm surprised it already isn't. Just like I'm sure the USPS would like to make a first class postage stamp an even fifty cents, but like Disneyland, they do it in these incremental steps as if no one will notice.. hey, what's three more cents for a stamp.. hey, what's three more dollars for admission.. if you do it all at once, it's headline news on CNN.. if you do it slowly over the course of a few years, hey, it's just "inflation." Fooey..
From a Disneyland visitor since 1955