It’s no secret that the cost of admission for Disney Parks increases year after year. But those who remember the good old days of low-cost tickets can attest to the fact that prices are higher than ever before, and they’re likely to stay that way. A study that compared current theme park ticket prices to those of the parks’ opening days found that Disneyland admission prices have faced a dramatic increase of over 5,000% since opening day in 1955.
According to a recent study conducted by Play Like Mum, since Disneyland Park opened in Anaheim, CA over 60 years ago on July 17, 1955, the cost of admission has increased by 5,060%. It cost $2.50 to buy a ticket on opening day, whereas today it can cost $129 for a single park ticket, and even more if guests opt for the Park Hopper option. Take a look at the study’s findings in the graphic below:
Of course, ticket price increases are no stranger to Disney Parks around the world. While Disneyland Resort in California has seen the most drastic increase in price, Walt Disney World and the international theme parks have also had their fair share of increases. Walt Disney World ticket prices have increased by 3,014% since the opening day price of $3.50, and Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland have all increased by 76%, 140%, and 83%, respectively.
But even though the cost of admission at Disney Parks continues to rise, that doesn’t stop fans from attending. People travel far and wide to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, and whether you’re an annual passholder or you plan a trip once every year, you probably can’t get enough of that Disney magic no matter how expensive it may be to experience it.
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