Admission prices at Walt Disney World and Disneyland locations in the US rose at the weekend, with increases extending to car parking costs.
Regular ticket prices at the Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida, rose by $4 to $119 for adults and $113 for children. However on the peak visitation times of the year, the price hike is $5, to $129 for adults and $123 for children, while the cheapest days will see a $2 increase to $109 for adults and $103 for children.
Car parking at the centre will also be more expensive, rising by $2 to $22, while preferred parking is $5 more at $45.
The new charges mean that a family of four with two children will pay $526 for one day’s admission at Magic Park. At Disneyland at Anaheim, California, regular tickets rose by $7 to $117 for adults and “peak” period tickets by $11 to $135, although the cheapest tickets are unchanged at $97.
“We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to our guests and we will continue to evolve our pricing in a way that gives them a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit,” said Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown.
“We will be reshaping our Annual Pass programme to better manage the guest experience throughout the year, which will help all Disneyland Resort guests have a great visit, particularly as we look forward to the opening of Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge in 2019.”
The Disneyland premium Signature Plus annual passport now costs $1,149, a $100 price hike, while the cheapest option with the fewest number of days rises by $30 to $369.
In its most recent earnings release, issued last week, in its last quarter Walt Disney Parks and Resorts generated $5.2bn in revenue — a 13% increase — and attendance rose 6%.