Disneyland Announces Opening Day For Star Wars Land…& Accompanying Massive Ticket Price Increase

Disneyland likes to increase their prices more often than Barry Allen likes to reset the CW Arrowverse timeline.

So a “price adjustment” (that sounds better than increase, doesn’t it?) this year is not unexpected, especially with the opening of their new Star Wars themed park Galaxy’s Edge only a few months away.

credit: Disney

“We continue to provide our guests with a variety of ticket offerings to meet their needs, while helping us to spread visitation, better manage demand and deliver a great experience,” Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Liz Jaeger told the Los Angeles Times.

However the price increase amounts of 10% to 23% is what caught many fans off guard.

In Disney’s defense however, the new Galaxy’s Edge park does sound pretty amazing!

With the 2 massive new attractions Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, among others, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is a major financial commitment for Disney.

Some estimates for Disney’s investment are close to $1 billion (with a “B”). No word on what interest rate they negotiated with Uncle Scrooge on the loan…

The park will also feature new original music from legendary Star Wars composer John Williams.

Here is a breakdown of Disney’s new ticket price increases:

Disneyland’s new ticket prices. Credit: WDWNT.com

Disney also announced that their MaxPass (ride fast lines and unlimited photos) will increase from $10 per day to $15.

Annual passes increased as well:

Disneyland’s new annual ticket prices. Credit: WDWNT.com

All prices are before taxes or fees.

Will these price increases have much effect on Disneyland ticket sales? I doubt it. If a family of five already has a Disneyland trip budgeted, I don’t see how dropping another $100 for five 5-day passes will matter.

What are your thoughts? Would this ticket price increase effect your vacation plans in anyway?

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15 Comments

  1. Thumbs up for the Star Wars opening dates- thumbs DOWN for the giant increases. But with the number of park visitors increasing every year despite the raised ticket prices, I don’t think there’s an end in sight.

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  2. I have never been Disney….but this is great insight. The price though, wow! But I like to look at it as an experience so I wont feel too bad spending that money

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  3. Wow! I had no idea that Disney was building a Star Wars land! I’d love to head down to SoCal to experience the magic. 🙂

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  4. I agree with you that the price hike probably won’t make a huge impact. People will complain, but Disney already costs an arm and a leg, so at that point, what’s another finger or two? I went to Disneyland years ago because my friend from Texas was visiting and she really wanted to go. I think I bought tickets from someone off Craigslist for fairy cheap. Honestly, I would have been disappointed if I HAD paid big bucks, but I guess if you have kids it’s different. Disney World, on the other hand, is worth visiting. I went as a teen and had a blast.

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  5. I’ve never been able to afford to take my kids to Disney so this won’t affect me as I still can’t afford it. I wish I could. I believe every kid should have at least one trip to Disney.

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  6. I don’t think so that the price hike will have a huge impact on people. Who doesn’t love Disneyland? And when you have children in your home, can you even ignore this beautiful place?

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  7. Yikes. I’ve always wanted to go with my own family but thought they were expensive before. And now this. But like you said, if you’re already going it probably won’t stop you.

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