In preparation for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland increased prices Sunday on single and multi-day tickets as well as annual passes. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening in June.
The increase, which averaged 8%, takes the new single-day ticket prices to $149 (up from $135) for ‘peak’ park days, $129 (up from $117) for ‘regular’ park days, and $104 (up from $97) for ‘value’ days. The cost for the popular parkhopper tickets also increased. The ‘value’ ticket will now run you $154 (up from $147), ‘regular’ $179 (up from $167), and ‘peak’ will set you back $199 (up from $185).
Multi-day park tickets also saw a surge. With a $15 increase, a two-day, one-park ticket will now cost $225 and two-day parkhoppers will now run you $280, up from the previous $260. The three-day one-park tickets are now $300 with the parkhopper option running $355.
Ticket prices aren’t the only thing on the rise at Disneyland. Daily parking rates also increased to $25, and the popular MaxPass, which lets guests book Fastpass attraction times via mobile app, rose to $15 per day.
With some of the highest price hikes across the board, the annual passport, which offers year-round park access on select days, saw increases up to 23%. The ‘select’ annual pass, which includes the most black-out days, went from $369 to $399. The ‘deluxe’ annual pass increased to $799, the ‘signature’ rose to $1,149, and the ‘premier’ pass, which offers unlimited annual access to all Disney parks in California and Florida, increased the most and is now $1,949.
Disney continues to increase ticket prices in an attempt to equal out attendance throughout the year with the goal of having less ‘peak’ times at parks which lead to increased guest wait times. Now the question is, when will we see ticket price increases at Walt Disney World? With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge scheduled to open September 2019, it may be inevitable.