Beginning on February 28th (tomorrow!), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will shift to seasonal pricing (also known as “tiered pricing”) on their 1-day ticket offerings at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. As Disney Parks continue to expand its offerings on both coasts (such as the new “Frozen”-inspired musical at Disney California Adventure or the new Soarin’ Over the World attraction at both Resorts), and in an effort to maintain the level of Disney service we all know and expect during peak periods, seasonal pricing will be implemented on 1-Day tickets.
How Does It Work?
Each month will be divided into three categories: Value, Regular, and Peak days. An 8-11 month calendar will be available for viewing online so that Guests planning their trips during less demand months will have a variety of options, including certain days in the value period, which will let them pay less for 1-Day tickets. If they decide to plan a visit during a peak period like the the summer holidays, the visitors will likely pay more to experience the Parks. 1-day tickets during a non-peak period or selecting a multi-day ticket or annual pass will provide varying options in pricing.
What is the Pricing?
Currently, a 1-Day 1-Park admission ticket to the Disneyland Resort is $99. Under the new tiered pricing structure (according to the OC Register), the breakdown is as follows:
- “Value” 1-day Tickets – $95
- “Regular” 1-day Tickets – $105
- “Peak ” 1-day Tickets – $119
Southern California Resident tickets are still available and not impacted by the change, as these are a special, limited time discount. Learn more about the Southern California Resident Disneyland tickets by clicking here.
What Does This Mean for You?
This calendar will give all families planning an upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort (and even Walt Disney World) a good barometer for the crowd expectancy during their visit. The value days can provide some relief to families on a budget and if you’re keen on visiting during a peak period, then Guests will have to pay extra and are aware in advance of what to expect.