Disneyland Resort Photo Report for May 21, 2012.
Welcome Back to the Disneyland Resort
Disneyland dropped a bombshell late Friday afternoon when they announced a significant increase in Disneyland admission prices. Hardest hit were the annual passports, especially the Premium which saw a 30% increase of an additional $150! On a brighter side, the new Brave Meet ‘n Greet opened this past week. Located near “it’s a small world”, guests now have the opportunity to meet with Merida, her three cubs, practice archery and play a few games. We take a look at the Disney California Adventure construction progress and give you a tour of the signs of Buena Vista Street. The Mad T Party installation is nearly complete and the Monorails have new looks, and personalities!
…but first here are this week’s crowd predictions from Touring Plans
With less than one month until Cars Land and the revamped Disney California Adventure open, now is the time to head to Disneyland if you want to avoid the summer crowds. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!
Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.
Resort Crowd Prediction
|Tues, April 22, 2012||
3 out of 10
|Weds, April 23, 2012||
3 out of 10
|Thurs, April 24, 2012||
3 out of 10
|Fri, April 25, 2012||
8 out of 10
Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:
- Full block outs on Saturday.
- More Grad Nights this week.
- Disney California Adventure is a 3.1 on the Crowd Calendar on Monday.
It’s that time of year again, and this time Disneyland is doing a massive increase! Directly on the doorstep of the relaunch of Disney California Adventure and the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, Disneyland is increasing ticket prices by as much as $150 for some. The Annual Passports are seeing the biggest increase. The premium jumped $150, and the SoCal Select jumped $70! Even the Annual Pass parking add-on was increased by $30.
Disney made the announcement on Friday afternoon. The increase goes active on Sunday, May, 20, 2012
Here is a breakdown of the latest increases:
New Disneyland Resort Admission Prices
|Type of Ticket||New Adult / Child||Old Adult / Child||Increased by:|
|1-Day 1 Park||$87 / $81||$80 / $74||$7 & $7|
|1-Day Park Hopper||$125 / $119||$105 / $99||$20 & $20|
|2-Day 1 Park Per Day||$170 / $158||$158 / $146||$12 & $12|
|2-Day Park Hopper||$200 / $188||$173 / $161||$27 & $27|
|3-Day 1 Park Per Day||$220 / $205||$209 / $193||$11 & $12|
|3-Day Park Hopper||$250 / $235||$224 / $208||$26 & $27|
|4-Day 1 Park Per Day||$245 / $225||$234 / $216||$11 & $9|
|4-Day Park Hopper||$275 / $255||$249 / $231||$26 & $24|
|5-Day 1 Park Per Day||$260 / $240||$251 / $231||$9 & $9|
|5-Day Park Hopper||$290 / $270||$266 / $246||$24 & $24|
|6-Day 1 Park Per Day||Discontinued||$256||—|
|6-Day Park Hopper||Discontinued||$271||—|
|So Cal Select Annual Pass||$269||$199||$70|
|So Cal Annual Pass||$329||$269||$60|
|Deluxe Annual Pass||$469||$379||$90|
|Premium Annual Pass||$649||$499||$150|
|AP Parking Add-On||$129||$99||$30|
You can see the most recent increases below:
What are your thoughts on this increase? Do you feel that Disneyland is still a value when compared to the new entertainment options which will become available starting June 15th? Or is Disney out of reach for too many now? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!
Brave, Merida Meet and Greet
Disneyland’s latest ‘Meet and Greet’ opened this past week near “it’s a small world”. Guests now have the opportunity to meet Merida, the main character for Disney / Pixar’s next release, Brave. After meeting Merdia and her three cubs, guests have the opportunity to practice archery or spin on the “Wheel of Destiny”. There is also a bean bag toss and coloring area for the little ones.
The three cubs are audio animatronic and seem to interact with Merida, playing peak-a-boo.
Guests can practice their archery skills after meting with Merida.
Spin the ‘Wheel of Destiny’.