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Disney theme park ticket prices rise again

May 18, 2012|By Hugo Martin
  • Carsland is the newest attraction at Disney's California Adventure Park.
Carsland is the newest attraction at Disney's California Adventure… (Disneyland )

If you’re thinking of visiting a Disney theme park in Anaheim this summer, be warned that the price is about to jump between $7 and $150 depending on the ticket deal.

The annual summer price hikes for tickets to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park were announced Friday and take effect Sunday.

For example, a ticket for one day at either Disneyland or California Adventure Park had cost $80 for park goers 10 or older. The new price, starting Sunday, will be $87, up nearly 9%.

The biggest increase will hit people who buy the premium annual pass that includes parking. The pass increases to $649 on Sunday from $499 previously, or a 30% jump in price.

Disney officials declined to say whether the higher ticket prices are meant to compensate for the $1.1-billion investment the company has made to expand and overhaul California Adventure Park.

The 12-acre expansion, dubbed Carsland, opens June 15 and pays homage to the characters of the popular animated movie "Cars." The park’s main entrance has also been revamped to incorporate the architecture from 1920s Los Angeles.

"Like all businesses, we periodically evaluate and adjust our pricing structure to ensure we are offering a great entertainment value," Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown said.

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