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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Disney’s properties in Orlando and Anaheim have rolled out a new seasonal pricing plan.
It’s a variable pricing plan for single-day tickets.
Under the new policies, visitors to Disneyland and Walt Disney World could see anything from a 4% discount from current prices to a 20% increase, depending on which park they visit and when.
Most of the tickets are either staying the same price or increasing. The changes announced Saturday will let visitors look at a calendar eight to 11 months from now to see which days are considered “value,” ”regular” or “peak.” People will pay more on “peak” days — when busier times are forecast.
The park has grappled with how to manage throngs of crowds, especially since the popularity of franchises such as “Frozen” and “Star Wars.” At times during holidays and spring break, Disney has had to stop selling tickets because so many people are in the park.
“The demand for our theme parks continues to grow, particularly during peak periods,” said Jacquee Wahler, spokeswoman at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
“Value” days for the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando will cost $105 — the same as a current, one-day ticket price. “Regular” days will be $5 more and “peak” days will be $124.
Peak season arrives March 11.
In California at Disneyland, the “value” ticket is going down $4 to $95. The “regular” ticket price will be $105 and the “peak” will be $119.
Disney said once the prices are posted, they won’t change.
Prices for annual passes won’t change.
The new structure will not cover multi-day tickets, although prices for those went up Sunday. Four-day tickets will cost $325, up from $305. Ten-day ones will cost $400, up from $365.
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