Disneyland’s greed still won’t thin the herd

Crystian Mendoza, Staff Writer

Ultimately, it is the rule of supply and demand that causes these type of things to occur, because even with these price changes people are still going to go regardless. ”

Crystian Mendoza

Crystian Mendoza

For those of you who may or may not have known, Disneyland has recently made some major changes that will affect pass holders and those just looking to spend a day at the park for a fun filled time with their friends or family.

The two first major changes are the new passes that Disneyland is introducing. They have now chosen to remove their former Premium Annual Pass which came with no blackout dates and was priced less, at $779, opposed to the two new pass options.

The first new pass they introduced is called the Disney Signature Plus Passport and it grants the pass holder access to Disneyland as well as Disneyland’s California Adventure with no blackout dates. This pass is priced at a whopping $1,049 but does come with the option to do monthly payments of $79.17 after a $99 down payment. The second new pass they introduced is called the Disney Signature Passport which allows you to visit both parks on the same day on most days. This pass is priced at $849 with a monthly payment option of $62.50 a month after a $99 down payment as well. As if Disneyland wasn’t already expensive enough?

These are not the only changes that Disneyland has made. Disneyland has chosen to raise their prices on parking. One can’t even be surprised anymore quite honestly.

For passholders who want to park in the theme park parking lot or structure inside Disneyland, you will now have to pay $18 for the day. But this is a better option now than parking in the Downtown area, because they raised the parking price there also. The price is now $12 an hour after two free hours are provided, or an extra two hours with a restaurant validation.

Before the changes were made, one could park in the Downtown parking area and get three hours for free, and then it was $6 an hour after that. So they raised the price an additional $6 which is double the old cost, and they removed one free hour they had previously provided.

This is going to affect a large number of passholders and this is the exact purpose. The park is already receiving large numbers of people on a daily basis and they want to reduce this by raising the prices on passes and parking permits. Especially during the upcoming busy holiday season.

This is the second time this year that Disneyland has raised prices also. Earlier in February they raised their one day one park ticket prices to $99, which is $3 more than before.

Ultimately, it is the rule of supply and demand that causes these type of things to occur, because even with these price changes people are still going to go regardless.

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