In a surprising and once again quiet move, Disney raised ticket prices for 2015. The changes went into effect on Sunday, February 22 and are now reflective on Disneyland.com.

The move is surprising only because of the timing. Disneyland’s last ticket price increase came in May of 2014, a mere 9 months ago! It was at that time that the SoCal Annual Passport was eliminated for new purchases.

The increase comes ahead of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration which is set to kick off May 22, 2015.

Below you’ll find the new Disneyland ticket price breakdown and subsequent increases:

  • One Day Disneyland Passport
    • Adult $99, increased from $96
    • Child $93, increased from $90
    • Park hopper add-on will increase by $2 to $56
  • Two Day Disneyland Passport
    • Adult $185, increased from $178
    • Child $172, increased from $165
    • Park hopper add-on will increase by $1 to $40
  • Three Day Disneyland Passport
    • Adult $235, increased from $226
    • Child $224, increased from $215
    • Park hopper add-on will increase by $1 to $40
  • Four Day Disneyland Passport
    • Adult $260, increased from $250
    • Child $245, increased from $235
    • Park hopper add-on will increase by $1 to $40
  • Five Day Disneyland Passport
    • Adult $275, increased from $266
    • Child $259, increased from $250
    • Park hopper add-on will increase by $1 to $40

Annual Passport Increases:

  • SoCal Select $299, increased by $10 from $289
    • parking upgrade no longer available for new purchases 
    • Monthly payment $16.67
  • SoCal Passport $389, increased by $10 from $379
    • eliminated for new purchases in 2014, can only be renewed
    • Monthly payment $25.84
  • Deluxe $549, increased by $30 from $519
    • parking upgrade no longer available for new purchases 
    • Monthly payment  $37.50
  • Premium $779, increased by $80 from 699
    • includes parking
    •  Monthly payment $56.67
  • Premier $1099, up $70 (access to all domestic parks)
    • includes parking

Also eliminated in 2015, the parking add on to the Annual Passports. Only Premium passports will include parking on new purchases. If you currently have the parking added onto your non-premium passport then you can retain it upon renewal only.

The OC Register, a local newspaper in Orange County, points out that Disneyland has raised their ticket prices by more than 140% since 2000, and 13% since the 2012 relaunch of Disney California Adventure.

Take a look at the past four Disneyland Ticket Price increases:

May, 2014 Increases – June, 2013 Increases – May, 2012 Increases – June, 2011 Increases

What are your thoughts?

Is the increase warranted with the upcoming Disneyland Diamond 60th Anniversary Celebration, and the addition of a new night-time parade, firework show, and World of Color? Is Disneyland pricing you and your family out of visits to the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’?

Let’s discuss it below in the comments?