Disneyland tickets changed to tiered pricing

Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 13:36:10-05

Disneyland is moving to a seasonal ticket pricing system for its two Anaheim theme parks starting Sunday, resulting in increased admission prices on most days and a small decrease on other days.

As of Sunday, the price of an adult general admission ticket for Disneyland or California Adventure will change from its current $99 to either $95, $105 or $119.

The cheapest rate of $95 applies to off-peak days, such as weekdays when school is in session.

The $105 rate applies to regular days, which will amount to almost half the year.

The $119 rate applies to peak periods, such as holidays and certain weekends in the summer.

The so-called "park-hopper" ticket, which allows an adult admission to both Anaheim parks, will now cost between $155 and $169. The old cost was $155.

The tiered pricing is designed to reduce congestion on busy days, a park spokeswoman said. During some holiday periods, the Disney parks cease selling tickets to prevent gross overcrowding.

Disney's theme parks Florida also switched to the seasonal pricing system Sunday.

Universal Studios Hollywood adopted a similar seasonal ticket price system earlier this year.