Because the cost just got real at the Happiest Place on Earth.
On Friday, Disneyland Resort officials announced they would increase prices for single-day tickets and season passes for the second time in less than a year. The new prices affect both the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.
The one-day, one-park pass goes from $80 to $87.
I used to be a annual passholder for Disneyland, buying a Deluxe pass for me and both of my kids (the DigiHusband deplored Disneyland and would never go, except for my 50th birthday in 2011). We were fortunate, living ten minutes from the park, which allowed us easy access. Frequent access. Which was needed because given the crowds on any particular day, one would be lucky to get on 4 to 6 rides. Those passes with this price increase would be $469 each, plus an additional $129 tacked onto mine for parking. That is over $1500.