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Disneyland hikes ticket prices for fifth time in five years

Disneyland Resort fans may not be as happy as usual as they head to the happiest place on earth as for the fifth time in five years, park ticket prices have been increased. 

Disneyland Resort in California, which consists of the Disneyland Park and the adjacent Disneyland California Adventure Park, has cited pent-up demand after a 14-month closure as the reason for the price hike. 

The resort has also shaken up its annual pass system and replaced it with a more expensive Magic Key system. The top tier for annual tickets means that Disney fans will be paying $1,399 (£1,018/€1,203) for a Dream Key pass, which proves to have not phased punters as they are already sold out. 

The annual Dream Key pass offers unlimited park visits, free parking, merchandising discounts and ticket holders can hold up to six reservations at once for both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. 

The new one day/one park pricing has been modified to reflect the expected demand on a given day. There are five different tiers, with the price points being $104, $119, $134, $149 and $159. 

A sixth tier for a single-day, single-park adult ticket during Disneyland’s busiest periods will cost $164, while a ticket in this tier to visit both parks will cost $224. 

The price increases will come into affect from March 2022. 

Disneyland last upped its prices in February 2020. The only price to remain the same is the $104 for a ticket on low-demand days. For peak days, like most weekends, the price for an adult ticket will be $154, rising from $149 in 2020. 

For the first time, a park hopper ticket rose to above $200 for the first time. 

For those that are going on holiday to both Disneyland parks for five days for example, will have to pay $440, a rise of $25 from $415. 

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