DISNEYLAND California has hiked their day passes to over $200 a day for the first time – and guests are not happy.
The price has increased from $154 (£118) to $209 (£160) since last year, under their new pricing system.
The expensive tickets, part of the new five-tier pricing system, will be during high demand days, with entry to Disneyland and the nearby attraction California Adventure, according to the LA Times.
Low demand days such as a weekday in March will start from $104 (£80), while entry on Saturdays and Sundays will now cost $154 (£118), up from $149 (£114).
Annual pass pricing has been hiked as well – the Select Pass, the most affordable annual pass option, increased five per cent, up to $419 (£322) from $399 (£307).
The Premier Pass, the most expensive of the annual pass options, jumped from $1,949 (£1,501) to $2,199 (£1,693) while the MaxPass, which allows visitors to skip ride lines, also increased from $15 (£11) to $20 (£15).
Through all the pricing upheaval, parking has proved to be the old reliable – the rate remains unchanged, at $25 (£19) a day.
Disneyland spokeswoman Liz Jaeger said in a statement: "A visit to our parks is the best value in entertainment bar none, and we offer flexible choices to enable families to choose what’s best for them."
Theme park consultant John Gerner told the LA Times that surveys are likely to show guests are unhappy: "That is going to be a sign that they’ve gone too far — if they’ve gone too far."
Guests have already complained on Twitter about the steep price increase, with one person saying: "I just saw the Disneyland price hike and what the f***!"
Someone else said: "Not even worth the price! Disneyland seriously needs to stop raising their prices when majority of the time it’s too crowded and you can’t even walk without bumping into people, strollers or walkers!"
Another person added: "Are you out of your minds? I will never go to Disney park again."
Some said they understood the price increase: "The price increases for Disneyland and Disney world going forward I feel are justifiable due to the upcoming projects that are coming at both locations."
Before Tuesday, the last time Disneyland raised entry prices was 13 months ago, shortly before opening the new Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge portion of the park.
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