Disney Ups the Price of California Resident Ticket

California residents looking to get a Disney deal will pay a little more in 2011.  Disney has announced the price of its annual two day ticket deal will increase from $72 to $99.  In the past, the park has offered the special deal to California residents during what is historically a slow period – from January to May.

At first, the increase does seem extreme.  But with the hike in cost comes a lot more flexibility.

Before, guests who took advantage of the deal had to use the ticket for one park on one day, and the other park on another day.  In addition, the park visits had to occur within 30 days of one another.

But the new park pass enables its holder to visit one park twice, or each park once – it’s up to the guest.  Ticket holders also have an extended period of time to use their passes in 2011.  Rather than expiring in 30 days, guests can now use the tickets anytime between now and May 14.

Disney also notes that, for $10 more, guests can turn the ticket into a “park hopper,” which enables the guest to visit both parks on each day. 

The company sees it as a way to offer patrons more options.  “Our new offer gives local residents flexibility to choose which park, and a longer time period in which to visit,” said Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.

The two day, California resident ticket is available for purchase at Disney ticket booths, or by visiting Disneyland.com.


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