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Posted: Jan. 07, 2003 4:31 am/pm Quote

Disneyland Resort Raises One Day Admission

The Disneyland Resort has increased one-day admission tickets Ū. Adults are now ฿ while children are ี.

1-Day Ticket includes your choice of admission to Disneyland® park or Disney's California Adventure™ park. 1-Day general admission tickets to Disneyland park or to Disney's California Adventure park are available at the Main Entrance or through Disneyland® Resort Ticketing and Reservations by calling 714-781-4400. Remember: If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to dial this number. Pricing (in U.S. Dollars) and availability are subject to change. Tickets are valid for one park per day and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

<a href=http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneylandresort/ResortInfo/Tickets/TicketPrices/index?id=6072&Grouping=TG target=_blank>>> Full story.</a>

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Posted: Jan. 07, 2003 2:48 am/pm Quote

That's pretty gutsy of Disney to raise the prices at Disneyland when so many of the attractions are down for refurbishment - - or closed outright like in their Tomorrowland. Maybe it isn't guts, maybe it is a head-in-the-sand attitude.

Whatever their thinking, it is a bad move when there is so much construction currently going on at DL, IMHO.

On the bright side, Mouse Planet reports that the SoCal Salute ticket program will return January 6th. This year instead of a price discount, Southern California residents will get a ticket good for admission to both Disneyland and DCA -- but it isn't a park-hopper. It is good for only one admission to each park, so you can't go to Disneyland twice on separate days and you can't visit Disneyland and DCA on the same day. The two admissions don't have to be used on consecutive days but the first admission must be on the same day as the ticket purchase, and the second must be used by May 16, 2003.

Also, the tickets are non-transferrable, you must provide proof of residency at the time of purchase, and you full name will be on the tickets. When you return for your second admission, you need to show ID matching the ticket. This offer is limited to 5 tickets per qualifying person, all according to Mouse Planet.

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Posted: Jan. 07, 2003 6:29 am/pm Quote

Disney Raises Admission Price At California Theme Parks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)--It's going to cost more to see the Mouse.

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) raised the price of daily admission to its Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks by Ū on Monday, bringing the cost to ฿.

The jump reflects increased operating and investment expenses, Disney officials said.

"We think the one-day admission price to our parks is well in line with the entertainment experiences our guests receive," said Tom Brocato, spokesman for the Disneyland Resort.

It was unclear whether other theme parks would follow Disney's lead.

"We have no plans to raise prices at this time, but we continuously monitor market conditions," said Eliot Sekular, a spokesman for Universal Studios Hollywood.

Disneyland has made price increases an annual event despite flagging theme park attendance. Disneyland admission prices have jumped 24% since 1998 while annual attendance has dipped by more than 1 million, according to industry estimates.

At the same time, Disney has relied on discounts to draw more local customers. Currently, Southern California residents who buy a full-priced ticket to one Disney park will receive a free ticket to the other for use by May 14.


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Posted: Jan. 08, 2003 11:07 am/pm Quote

With the announcement that Disneyland has raised the admission prices to
฿ per adult, and SeaWorld in Orlando raised theirs also....


my question is this

How much is too much?

How high do you feel the parks can go with admission?


I know a lot of people get into the parks with discounts, and it is a
rather small percentage that pays full price when going to the Theme
Parks.  Annual Passes are truly the best way to go.

Another thing to think about, is the attendance numbers are down again
this year, yet prices are continually going up.  (faster than the cost
of living increases).  

(In 1983 Disneyland cost ฝ to get into, now, a mere 20 years later,
it is ฿).


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Posted: Jan. 10, 2003 8:52 am/pm Quote

Hi, Rich..

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..

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Posted: Jan. 10, 2003 8:55 am/pm Quote

Actually it is Eisner and Pressler that have ruined the Parks. Cynthia Harris is really trying hard to improve the Parks. He was handed a rotting lemon, and she is making lemon aid out of it.  (attraction re-habs, new attractions, and such.)


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Posted: Jan. 10, 2003 8:59 am/pm Quote

Disneyland Ticket Prices Through The Years<pre>1955  July                        ũ.00  
1982  June              (A) ผ.00   ( C )ű.00
1983  Oct.                  ฝ.00        ű.00
1984  9.8 million May       พ.00        ű.00
1985  12 million Jan.       ฟ.00       บ.00
1985  May                   ภ.50       บ.50
1986  12 million March      ม.95       บ.95
1986  Oct.                  ร.00       ผ.95
1987  13.5 million Jan.     ฤ.00       ฟ.00
1987  Sept.                 ล.50       ภ.50
1988  13 million Dec.       ว.50       ภ.50
1989  14.4 million Dec.     ษ.50       ฤ.50
1990  12.9 million Nov.     ห.50       ฦ.50
1991  11.6 million          ห.50       ฦ.50
1992  11.6 million June     ฬ.75       ว.00
1993  11.4 million May      ฮ.00       ศ.00
1994  10.3 million May      ฯ.00       ษ.00
1995  14.1 million Jan.     ั.00       ษ.00
1996  15 million Jan.       า.00       ส.00
1997  14.25 million Mar.    ิ.00       ส.00
1998  13.68 million Jan.    ึ.00       ฬ.00
1999  13.45 million         ึ.00       ฬ.00
2000  Jan.                  ู.00       ฯ.00
2000  Nov.                  ฻.00       ั.00
2001  12.3 million          ฽.00       ำ.00
2002                        ฽.00       ำ.00
2003  Jan.                  ฿.00       ี.00 </pre>

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Posted: Jan. 10, 2003 9:03 am/pm Quote

Kind of a gap there from 1955 to 1982??.. This was the era of ticket books, and while they came in many different flavors (10, 13, 15, Magic Key, Twilight, Adult, Junior, Child, alien ;) .. there are enough of them out there to get average prices and fill in that gap, which I would do if I bothered to go through my ticket book collection which is stashed away.. but as a gross generalization, in that era, the ticket books including admission ran from a couple dollars to somewhere under บ.00, up to 1982 when they scrapped them and switched to the Passport scheme.. which coincided with their tearing out the little ticket booths inside of Disneyland which were then no longer needed, since there was no such thing anymore as individual ride tickets..

1982 was also when they accepted old ticket books as a discount on the "new" Passport fees.. how many millions of ticket books were turned in and destroyed when that happened.. or, who knows.. maybe they actually saved them all and have them warehoused somewhere.. judging what they sell for on eBay, it wouldn't surprise me to see Disneyland's own eBay auctions selling bundles of "LQQK LQQK RARE original ticket books with a COA" from the mountains of them they collected..

It might also be worth mentioning that originally the parking lot charge was 25 cents.. that too held for years, went up to 50 cents, and so on, up to its current ů.00.. then again, you can say the same for almost anything there, from the price of a hamburger or a Sundae or a soda, even a full meal early on for a couple bucks, to today's price of Ū.50 for a 20oz. bottle of Coke.. and I'm not even sure you could walk away from one of their burger stands with a tiny burger, fries, and a drink for under บ.00..

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It seems to have become an annual "tradition" to raise the prices just after the Holiday Season closes. And I guess with all the closed attractions for rehabing or redoing or whatever, someone has to foot the bill, and it might as well be us. After all, we are the ones who continue to go no matter how high they raise the admission. Just think back some 46 years or so. Admission to the Park was ũ when it opened and parking was free. Wow. Man do the times change.


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Actually it is Eisner and Pressler that have ruined the Parks. Cynthia Harris is really trying hard to improve the Parks. He was handed a rotting lemon, and she is making lemon aid out of it.  (attraction re-habs, new attractions, and such.)

Cynthia Harriss was directly responsible for the nighmare fiasco of the May 20, 2001 or was it 2000, I can't even remember anymore..  Pirates Of The Caribbean Event.. She's the one who put totally incompetant dolts in charge of that thing, that caused people who had paid ๥.00 a ticket to stand there in lines LITERALLY until three the following morning because it was so dis-organized and understaffed.. it was she who had to face the ignominy of writing (or dictating) a personal apology letter to every one of the 1400 attendees and refunding their ๥.00 ticket purchase price.. (贗,000.00 for those keeping score at home).. and those 1400 people were not yer average Disneyland visitor schmoos.. they were the diehard repeat loyals..

And the Pirates event happened AFTER the Haunted Mansion event which was not an unmitigated disaster, so she cheaped out somewhere along the line, made a conscious decision to understaff the Pirates one and put people in charge of running it who, for whatever reason, had NO idea what they were doing..

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