Disneyland Ticket Prices Are Increasing Again, Starting Today

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Mickey Mouse at park

A day at Disneyland is now more expensive than ever.

Both Disneyland and California Adventure Park have raised their ticket prices, effective immediately.

As of today, the parks’ daily ticket prices have now increased anywhere from 3% to 8%, with standard daily parking rates going up by a whopping 20% too.

Additionally, it will now cost even more to visit on the most popular days of the year, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statues at Disneyland

In 2016, to help mitigate crowding inside the parks, Disneyland implemented a five-tiered pricing strategy that charges more for days when demand is typically highest.

For now, the price of a ticket on traditionally “slow” days remains the same at $104. Prices have increased across all four other tiers though, with the addition of a new sixth tier for the highest-demand days of the year.

girl with black Mickey Mouse ears and red bow at Disneyland

Tickets will now cost $164 for a one-day visit to a single park on select weekends, holidays, and spring break. Previously, the highest one-day/one-park ticket was $154.

Park Hopper tickets are increasing too, by as much as 7%. This outpaces the country’s inflation rate of 5.4% over the past year.

Keep reading for a closer look at all the ticket price increases.

Single-day, single park ticket prices:

  • Tier 1 – $104 (no change)
  • Tier 2 – $119 (up $5 from $114)
  • Tier 3 – $134 (up $10 from $124)
  • Tier 4 – $149 (up $10 from $139)
  • Tier 5 – $159 (up $5 from $154)
  • Tier 6 – $164 (new tier)

Park Hopper ticket prices:

  • Tier 1 – $164 (up $5 from $159)
  • Tier 2 – $179 (up $10 from $169)
  • Tier 3 – $194 (up $15 from $179)
  • Tier 4 – $209 (up $15 from $194)
  • Tier 5 – $219 (up $10 from $209)
  • Tier 6 – $224 (new tier)

Multi-day ticket prices:

  • Two-day/one-park tickets – $255 (up $20 from $235)
  • Two-day Parkhopper – $315 (up $25 from $290).
  • Three-day/one-park tickets – $330 (up $20 from $310)
  • Three-day Parkhopper – $390 (up $25 from $365)

goofy selfie at disney land

These price increases come at a time that several popular attractions are still closed, as they have been since the park reopened in April. The nightly water-and-light displays and most daily costumed parades haven’t returned to the parks yet either.

While higher costs for fewer attractions may discourage some Disney fans from visiting the park, experts theorize that these price hikes will still result in higher profits for the Walt Disney Company, even with a slight drop in attendance.

Disneyland Hotel pool area

Still hoping to visit “The Happiest Place on Earth?”

You can save up to 25% on your hotel stay when you book a room at select Disneyland Resort hotels most Sundays through Thursdays through December 16, 2021. Participating properties include Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

Note that travel must be completed by December 17, 2021. Guests who choose to purchase theme park tickets must also make theme park reservations for the same date and same park for entry. Park reservations are limited and subject to availability, and a hotel reservation does not guarantee park access. Be sure to review this important information before booking your trip.

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Comments 21

  1. savemore1

    Jeez it’s cheaper to fly to a nice all inclusive in the Caribbean than go to Disney. And imho more fun and better service. Or take a trip to Europe.

    • Deborah Broughton

      Yep! I am a travel agent and specialize in all inclusive resorts, Disney and cruises and I will choose an all inclusive over Disney!

      • Kristi

        What all inclusive vacation would you recommend for a family with an 11 and 17 year old?

        • Cari

          We’ve been to Mexico, DR, Jamaica with teenagers. As long as they stay on the resort there are a million things for them to do. They will definitely keep themselves occupied!

        • casey

          you might look at the hyatt ziva in cancun.

  2. queen62

    Way too expensive. Families will continue to go no matter what the cost is. They pay employees way less than what they deserve.

  3. Csandst1

    My comment is related to Disney World—I remember when Florida resident tickets were $25. That was probably around 1990 or so. I agree that I’d rather take an all inclusive vacation and be relaxed for the same money. Why spend $15,000 on a Disney vacation young children won’t remember? I purposely waited until my boys were older 8 and 11 and they remember very little. At that time 5 day park hoppers for 4 people was $2,000, I think. I had enough Disney dollars to pay for the tickets and a few hundred leftover to pay for park food. We stayed off property and the trip still cost $5,000 for 5 days.

    We’ve asked the boys every year since then if they want to go back and they have no interest.

    • Nancy Mc

      I remember those days, too. We used to go all the time…..wouldn’t even consider it now

    • Pattyd

      We used to live in Orlando and honestly hardly ever went to Disney. I just don’t get the hype. I think children enjoy and learn more on a trip to a national park like Yellowstone or Yosemite. That’s where we are spending our travel dollars

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  5. Diana

    Tried reserving. Theyre booked for rest of year 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫

  6. Stephanee Bragg

    Disney is out pricing themselves. We are a Disney family and many friends are and all of us are like never mind. We are looking at other vacations. Even quit shopping Disney stores and outlets again overpricing.

    • Sneg

      Disney closed a big chunk of stores. They are limiting themselves by increasing ticket prices and closing stores. It was good while it lasted, now it’s time to move on and open your mind to other opportunities to spend your hard earned cash.

    • Becky

      Sadly, you are just giving Disney what they want. They don’t want regulars. They want tourists that don’t go regularly. Tourists will buy Disney stuff no matter the price because it’s a once a year or once every few years trip. Disney knows what they are doing. Why do you think they did away with the lowest tier annual passes for Disneyland?! They didn’t want the local teens hanging out there. The local teens buy food and drinks and ears here or there, but tourist are Disney’s bread and butter.

  7. Kate

    All Disney parks have gotten too expensive. 🙁 We used to love it, but between the cost, the crowds, and the new genie costs, we are looking for other options.

  8. sjdsh

    That’s Not ‘Magical’ !

  9. Sue S

    The spendiest place on earth. There are ways to save money for vacationing at WDW. Just might take longer to save. Not going to Disney anytime soon!

  10. Ashley

    They’re nuts! The world is a big place with many other places to vacation.

  11. jerisylvia

    I live near Disneyland and have never seen the appeal when Knott’s is just a block away with better rides & food for wayyyyy less. My twins & I will visit Knott’s several times throughout the year whereas I won’t even bother bringing them to Disneyland. Especially now.

  12. Tina J

    Bought my tickets last week through Sams Club, the cheapest we could find. We are going 3 days the week before Christmas.

  13. C

    Honestly if they got rid of the “resident” tickets, no need for price increases. They keep the “resident” tickets/yearly passes low to keep the parks overcrowded and lines long to build the hype, but honestly would be more enjoyable with fewer people (like for the special events they do that have limited people)… universal was much more enjoyable with fewer people and less wait time

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