2596.9 #52 (DL Qual #265

Jun 10, 2011 1:35 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Disney day tickets and AP increasing in price again as of June 12. Thoughts? Heres the link for the article. http://bit.ly/juayfq

Again? - SergZak  3125.8 #43 1:37PM
$500 for premium? Ouch. I guess I'll start my savings now. - jodykatin  479.1 #444 1:38PM
Yikes, again..... - MinnieNurse  331.5 #740 1:38PM
$500 for Premium? UGH! - SergZak  3125.8 #43 1:39PM
A $40 increase sucks, but it could be worse I suppose  - AlishaSkellington  175.5 #2310 1:40PM
Glad I got my girlfriends and I are AP last week. Saved myself $80. - goofball  473.6 #451 1:42PM
What?!??? 500? Expensive being a DL fan. I feel like they are squeezn all the money that they can out of us  - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 1:45PM
Wow Glad I got mine for my Bday May 31st! And boy oh boy have I been using the s'not outta it! Paid for itself already for sure! - EeyoreGirl  98.0 #3625 1:46PM
Ugh! Maybe one day it'll go down? Yeah right fat chance! I'm a sucker I'll just kepp forking my cash over. Maybe they should add some sort of incentive like they did a couple years ago. - Clu2.0  787.7 #234 1:46PM
Yeah, I'm happy we renewed in May. Next year is going to suck paying the extra $40 per pass....oh well...it's worth it! - kimmie-d  23.4 #6780 1:46PM
Guess DL and WDW didn't feel the economy hit like we all did. - Knik  456.6 #478 1:47PM
Sad. - rlz8  20.9 #7164 1:48PM
Wow - Disneybaldie  355.8 #659 1:48PM
Ugh - Ms.Mouseketeer  1008.8 #185 1:49PM
Nooooo! Oye! - kbeenss  181.8 #2231 1:49PM
$200 for the cheapest pass...but we all knew sooner or later it was gonna happen. Seems like they raise the prices every june - ERICKA  491.5 #433 1:49PM
That sucks but it's still a good deal!!! - Rob512  756.3 #249 1:49PM
I guess I'm going to save up to get an Ami James tattoo instead. - deadmou53  38.6 #5292 1:50PM
Great. Too bad the stock does not go up like the pass prices do. - Disneymba  39.3 #5253 1:50PM
Well, they did modify the purchases discount to apply for all purchases, regardless of price & not just those over $10 (at least on the Premium that I know of). Hopefully, there will be other incentives...maybe. 8( - SergZak  3125.8 #43 1:51PM
Bummer! Thanks for the info though! - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 1:52PM
Ouch!!! It's really going to hurt when I renew our 5 premium aps in Oct. :( - DisneyMomto3Boys  5.5 #17257 1:57PM
Need to hit a winning lotto ticket - corky  7.4 #13629 2:00PM
Wow. Didn't AP prices go up last year, too? - cinderelli  383.1 #586 2:01PM
Ahhh now I don't know if I can upgrade! - loriLUHV  15.2 #8527 2:03PM
@cinderelli yes they did! =( - kbeenss  181.8 #2231 2:04PM
I'm not really looking forward to it - Applek_CM  246.0 #1402 2:05PM
So not a fan of this. Not like we don't spend enough money in the parks. Just happy we have our passes for this year. - PopcornYeti  378.6 #594 2:05PM
Thanks for the heads up! Haven't bought our park hoppers for next weeks trip yet, now I will buy them before the 12th. - ilovemickey8  324.8 #777 2:07PM
WOW!!! =( - SJCSharkie  315.5 #822 2:08PM
That's a huge price hike. I thought it was $10-$20 once or twice a year. - Jessica  347.5 #684 2:08PM
What's new. Disney is greedy. I won't be renewing next year :/ - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 2:11PM
Someone has to pay for all the new additions & attractions! - SergZak  3125.8 #43 2:11PM
So since I live in the bay area and we can't make it til Aug. How much are the deluxe pass going to be? - miss_rachel  120.3 #3228 2:12PM
I will be renewing . I love disneyland - Disneybaldie  355.8 #659 2:13PM
Unreal! Wow. 5Benjamins for a premium. Better buy it before Sunday. It's Disney I suppose they can do anything. - 5Disney5  8.6 #12158 2:17PM
If you go more than ten times a year it's still pretty good!!! - Rob512  756.3 #249 2:19PM
Wow! $500 for premium? Might as well pay $200 more and get the pass for both CA and FL pass - DisneyRox  54.4 #4601 2:21PM
Annual pass is still a great deal, I'll renew mine again. - Tammilani  57.8 #4485 2:22PM
They should have a reward system for AP holders. Each year you renew, you get $20 off as a "thank you." Lord knows we spend a bunch inside the parks! - susieQzee  555.8 #366 2:24PM
Gotta love Disney annual inflation... - Ht  664.5 #303 2:25PM
My ap exp date is july 11 do u know if i can renew early before price increase? - luvsariel  214.0 #1820 2:27PM
I remember paying $389 for a premium. Lol. It's all good though, Disney never grows old. - 5Disney5  8.6 #12158 2:27PM
Ouchy!! It's an almost $60 increase for the 6 day hopper pass.  No likey Disney!! It's tough being a Disney kook! - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 2:28PM
I think the price is fair. For people who go all the time . My pass this year has 30 visit . So making sure that you get everything out of your pass - Disneybaldie  355.8 #659 2:30PM
I love Disneyland but geez, this is extortion. - CadaverousPallor  268.4 #1183 2:30PM
@ luvsariel u can renew 30 days prior to the expiration... do it now! Haha I can't renew till July 10 or I would so do it now! - loriLUHV  15.2 #8527 2:32PM
Ouch. If they're going to do that, they should lower the prices of stuff INSIDE the parks, or increase the AP discount - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 2:33PM
This is what happens when you don't return the Star Tour glasses :( nah jk :p lol .. this sucks... - Dreamer  276.1 #1096 2:36PM
Thank you thank you thank you for posting this, I quickly called getaway today for our tickets for July and got today's prices. U just saved me buku. - lvdisneychick  18.8 #7595 2:36PM
Ahhh I better renew our passes now I guess.. ;( we all knew prices were going up but we just didn't know how much or when, now we know. My wallet will be hurting now lol - Ridaz65o  265.3 #1205 2:42PM
My question is when will the prices top out? When is it just too much and people stop paying it. Clearly people are still buying them or they wouldn't keep increasing it. - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 2:48PM
STRIKE! lol just kidding! - Knik  456.6 #478 2:53PM
I'm helping to keep Electronica going through 2012. . Just kidding. I'll pay it. I go enough times. Payment plan I'm ready for you. - veronica619  517.7 #404 2:53PM
I wish they'd increase the prices more & get rid of the payment plan. Theres been a sharp increase of riff raff ever since the payment plans inception...And c'mon, don't be naive people, the price can and will never top off. - LastoftheJedi76  0.1 #104805 2:59PM
@dreamer. Hahaha! - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 3:00PM
Riff raff because of the payment plan? - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 3:01PM
I don't think at 500 bucks a POP you're getting a lot of riff raff. Nor do I believe it naive to think the price may eventually top off. At some point they reach a price where the number of people buying/renewing passes will start to decline. - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 3:05PM
Uhhh no thanks I need that payment plan or else It I don't think I would have a ap :/ - Dreamer  276.1 #1096 3:07PM
Disney is making it almost impossible for people with little means able to enjoy Disneyland. Bummer. - MissErikaRae  285.5 #1008 3:08PM
I think they want less ap's so they will keep it going up until there are less. They don't make money on ap vs regular tickets - Lovetherat  6.3 #15279 3:09PM
^The riff raff can get in for $10 - $20 a month. It can't top off because there will always be a stronger demand than the previous year. SoCal will always grow in population - while maybe 5 people don't buy at this price, there will be 10 people who will. - LastoftheJedi76  0.1 #104805 3:10PM
Those same people can just save 20/month and then buy a pass. It's no different. - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 3:15PM
That's a horrible comment jedi - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 3:16PM
Riff raff are those less fortunate than you jedi that cant pay straight up? - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 3:19PM
Riffraff, street rat I don't buy that If only they'd look closer!!! - Knik  456.6 #478 3:20PM
Thanks goodness for monthly payments. Hopefully they never do away with that or else I'll never be able to afford an AP - LBChica  2437.4 #59 3:21PM
As of right now I can't afford this :(. I will wait till I'm done with school :):) - Madi  204.1 #1950 3:21PM
:((( - Darla  22.2 #6965 3:23PM
I will GLADLY pay $500.00 a person for wholesome family entertainment!! Have you been to your local fair? Yeah talk about riff raff. DL security works hard to keep riff raff out of the parks and I greatly appreciate their hard work! So bring on the higher monthly payment!! I'm ready for it. - MissyluvsDisneyland  362.0 #638 3:23PM
Agreed. Some of us don't have the means to get an ap straight up. - Dreamer  276.1 #1096 3:24PM
Yeah I agree with WeLoveDisnseyland. Jedi That was a horrible comment. This may be our last year then as well. And I don't really consider myself riff raff. - kbeenss  181.8 #2231 3:25PM
I'm a riff raff because I have the monthly payments? Hahahahaha! That's the funniest thing I've heard all day. Thanks for the laugh. Sincerely, RiffRaffStreetRat - LBChica  2437.4 #59 3:33PM
What's a riff raff. Haha well if I'm one then that's fine with me. I'll OWN that title :) - Madi  204.1 #1950 3:34PM
I think I need to change my MW name to riffraffonmonthlypaymentplan! - MissyluvsDisneyland  362.0 #638 3:35PM
If a "RiffRaff" is someone who works hard & saves to be able to afford the monthly payments for APs for a family of 12 whose ages range from 62 down to 3 than I'M PROUD TO SAY I'M RIFF RAFF TOO!! - ZMaleficent  235.5 #1529 3:39PM
I guess I'm riff raff too :( too bad I don't take offend nor do I really care haha as long as I get to go to DL I am good! - Dreamer  276.1 #1096 3:39PM
I was going to buy my pass on Tuesday at the park but now I'm buying it online today to save myself 40 bucks. Thank god for mousewait or I would have never known about this til it was too late! :) - kaleighmungo  189.9 #2117 3:41PM
My name is Madi and I'm riff raff! Just own it! - Madi  204.1 #1950 3:42PM
WOW!! That is so costly...the prices have jumped so high! From the lay off's at the studio & now this. Gee, I am happy I have a few more months to save for my renewal. Yikes!! - AllisonG  6.9 #14276 3:42PM
Have u personally or did Disney do a study jedi recently that DL has more riff raff? Did the study conclude the all riff raff consist of the people on the payment plan? If not your comment sounds like you are stereotyping. You will find most of us MWs are on payment plans. - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 3:42PM
*raises and waves hand* I too am Riff Raff! ;o) - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 3:45PM
Holy mackerel, the prices just keep going up :( I really wish that NorCal folks were allowed to do a payment plan. - BreadAndButterfly  505.4 #420 3:52PM
Luckily we are renewing MrSIC's tomorrow anway! : ) - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 3:54PM
Thanks for posting Princess Carmen! I'll renew this weekend then. - Tom  11116.2 #6 3:56PM
It is a bad economic time and to increase any price would seem counterproductive, so I would guess their energy costs have increased as all of ours have and they pass that cost along. Very hard to take though. - 2ndStar2theRight  24.5 #6594 4:01PM
Last year I did the same thing. I renewed early to beat the price hike. Between the lower renewal price you get if your pass did not expire passed 30 days, and the early renewal discount, my premium was $380. - Tom  11116.2 #6 4:04PM
I'm kinda mad about this...who.can afford an 80 one day ticket? Not a college student :( looks like I will be getting the so cal pass next year or maybe universal studios for me....yes I said it. I just hope they add more perks to the pass - DisneyVillain  356.0 #658 4:17PM
This is insane, maybe DL is trying to get rid of all the AP holders. If they take away the pmt plan then that's exactly what they are trying to do, oh well I just hope they increase and add more befits! - LAHaPpY13420  43.0 #5073 4:21PM
Disney is not greedy. They are a public corporation who has to answer to stockholders like any other corporation. Unfortunately they have to make money. New attractions cost money. I personally think $500 is still a bargain for 365 days. Think about it if you only use the pass 10 days a year, that is only $50 a day which is still cheaper than going to carnival and riding rides. - Dahulagirl  1055.6 #172 4:32PM
Yay for Riff Raff!!! ^_^ - MsNick  55.7 #4556 4:40PM
@DV - If you go to Universal, we will be forced to strip you of your golden ears!! Dont do it!! lol - MsNick  55.7 #4556 4:41PM
Hahaha sorry msnick! Well I already have a pass to universal....shhh. I will still be with Disney!! Just have to downgrade next year that's all :( I really don't want to but I need to budget right - DisneyVillain  356.0 #658 4:44PM
Good thing I'm married to a multi-quillionaire!! - misschurro  6361.2 #17 4:46PM
So it looks like my so cal pass will go up 3.00 or so a month I really think the AP is still a good buy - mike714  338.1 #710 4:47PM
They are really making in harder for familys to afford making the trip to the parks. Its money well spent YES but alot of people are really strugglin right now. - donnievegas  1132.7 #160 4:51PM
Disney should change their logo after this to "most expensive theme park on earth" - pirateslife4me  185.0 #2184 4:57PM
Wow. Money is even more evil then me. Don't let status and and or a persons look cloud your mind Jedi. Hhhhmmm. - Evilstitch  338.5 #709 5:06PM
Glad to help Tom! - PrincessCarmen  2596.9 #52 5:08PM
Darn!! I can't believe it. Another increase. Sad...sad...sad!! - MrsSandcar13  628.8 #322 5:09PM
ITS $3.33 a Month. Just dont buy that Starbucks drink once a month and you will be just fine..Breathe Deep, its gonna be ok - Dave  13493.0 #2 5:14PM
I'm sad - beautifultish  2.9 #56928 5:19PM
gotta pay off that 6 billion dollar expansion. sucks for non SoCal residents since they dont get the monthly pricing - nonphotopassphotog  3.6 #28256 5:28PM
Sigh - BuzzVader  37.2 #5372 5:30PM
So bummed... - DisneyPrincess24  13.3 #9206 5:31PM
I actually wish anyone could have a payment plan, but I'm sure there are good reasons for that. - Missshelly  698.3 #276 6:18PM
I'll still buy a premium. It's worth it for me. - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 6:27PM
@Dahulagirl, you're right, I never thought of it like that! But I still think Disney is greedy lol I wouldn't mind paying the raised admission prices if I didn't have to pay $6.25 for one hot dog!!! $4 for one churro, $10 for an okay burger and like 10 fries, not even a drink! I know I can bring my own food in (which I do most of the time) but still. And the souvenir prices are sky high, as well as $15 parking, yikes! - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 6:37PM
I don't mean to dis your company though, I do love Disney and will still continue to pay the prices, I just think they are a bit greedy lol I know how it feels though when people talk bad about the company that's done so much for you, I hate when people do that about in n out because they take such good care of us - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 6:49PM
Just found out you must be 40 days or less to expiration to renew.  Oh well. Funny thing is the person at the window and her supervisor didn't know about a price hike coming in a couple of days. MWrs are smart! - Tom  11116.2 #6 6:50PM
A perk of the premium pass is parking is free. I will never have any pass but premium ever again. And i don't have payments because We were fortunate enough to be able to afford to buy ours outright but calling people with the payment plan Riff RAff is just RUDE! Jedi- do you pay a house payment, or a car payment, or ever buy anything with a credit card? What's the difference? - Mrsblue  693.1 #283 6:52PM
I just renewed ours today to save that extra money. 439 n 309 for husband. One month early.. does it still expire next year on our original date or would that b todays date? - luvsariel  214.0 #1820 6:53PM
@Dave that is true but when you look at the big picture its a big change...I'm on monthly payments but that extra increase could be used for school right now for me in this case - DisneyVillain  356.0 #658 6:55PM
It's the date your pass expires, not the day you buy if you renew early. - Tom  11116.2 #6 6:55PM
If the kids APs were slightly less $ it wouldn't be such a big amount, but each pass increase adds up...multiply the difference by 3. Ouch - ToshiStation  54.4 #4604 6:58PM
Rickey- I am disappointed you say that, because it was the benefits from that greedy company that got your cousins 9 free admissions that would have cost your family $900.  - Dahulagirl  1055.6 #172 7:03PM
Thank you Tom. :) - luvsariel  214.0 #1820 7:03PM
That is true Dahulagirl. - luvsariel  214.0 #1820 7:07PM
Wow I'm on the payment plan and I'm not riff raff. The less people renewing their pass means less time I spend waiting in line - ERICKA  491.5 #433 7:08PM
@Dahulagirl another true point! Ok now I feel bad. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I hate the prices of everything once you get inside the park, because for us po' folk it breaks the bank! but yes they do give CMs nice benefits and I'm the one deciding to pay the prices, no one is forcing me. I am very thankful for the contributions made by you and Sean to help the kids get in because of your cm benefits. But without those, like you said, would've cost about $900 for us regular folk :( I do know they treat CMs well and Thats one thing i love that about Disney :) - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 7:09PM
Disneyland is like health care providers and we the guest are like Medicare. raise as much as u can get away with cus u know we'll pay.  - WeLoveDisneyland  464.3 #467 7:11PM
So when u renew ur pass u dont get to keep the price u started at? - Kris10  18.3 #7701 7:13PM
You guys in SoCal are so lucky to have the lower passes and payment plan options. As it stands now, we may not be able to renew even down to Deluxe. I understand about inflation and the economy--we knew when the recession hit that inflation would grow exponentially very quickly. It's just a disappointing reality because DL has been such a special escape for us. I'm hoping we will be able to do the large payment up front, but we might not :(. I really wish they would extend some of the opportunities they give to SoCal residents to the rest of us. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:13PM
Hahaha, I wish Kris!! I'd only be paying 150 for a premium if that were true! - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 7:15PM
It's a bummer that NorCal residents don't get the payment plan option, all of Florida gets it. But, we do have a lot more people here. - speedracer17  301.7 #899 7:18PM
$500 is just one 3 day trip to DL for me. I Live in TX. I would gladly pay more than that if I could live out there and go all year long. Y'all are so lucky and don't even realize. - Dashyboy  20.7 #7199 7:18PM
I know I'm a noob to MW, but it was pretty mean and presumptuous to say that those on the payment plan are "RiffRaf" without knowing each and every person on MW and his/her financial status. When does a person quit being "RiffRaff?" Is it owning 1 home or 2? Yearly income? How many cars free and clear? 1,2,3,4 or 5? The payment plan allows DL to be more affordable to more people. Sounds like good business to me. I'm sure the price has gone up just like everything. It cost more to truck food and drinks in. I'm sure the CM would like to continue to stay employed, and hopefully get raises like I do. Just a very mean remark to say. Kind of surprised, but not shocked it was on MW. - Sugarbuzz  242.6 #1449 7:20PM
why are people crying??? if us mw'ers r there every week.... Disney loses money cuz of us lol if you buy the new "$500" AP and you go every single week of the year thats 52*$80=$4160 and thats not including the free parking which comes in your AP, plus all the perks in the AP top discounts, special AP events.... the AP magazine... etc...... im still gonna break out my money for Disney!! so will u pay your $500 or your $4160+ - VinylSteve  515.4 #409 7:21PM
For the record I take back my comment about Disney being greedy. I just wish their prices weren't so high! - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 7:21PM
Good thing pass expired last week. - rafael11  192.8 #2080 7:21PM
The person who made the "riff raff" comment is a brand new member, way to introduce yourself to the group - ERICKA  491.5 #433 7:22PM
Thank you first of all for the information.I will definitely renew my pass. Of course I am not thrilled about a price increase; however the happiness that is derived from this wonderful corporation is priceless to me.I think the passports are well worth it and I have made mine a priority in my budget! - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2771 7:22PM
I appreciate the fact that I do get the opportunity for a monthly payment plan... But I'm also thankful to get a tax return to put a hefty Down Payment on my pass! there's so many people, and resources that Disney has to tap into to keep that park running that I know my money is getting well spent! - bellapistola  158.4 #2587 7:23PM
@vinylsteve, your comment is semi-true but if you think about all the money we spend on souvenirs and food while in the parks I still think it evens it out. Plus think about all the APs who buy a pass and use it maybe 3 or 4 times in one year - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 7:24PM
No one on any payment plan is Riff Raff. If that was the case everyone with a car, house, or credit card payments would be considered Riff Raff. Thank you for the funniest comment of the day!!!!  - Dahulagirl  1055.6 #172 7:25PM
I was on the payment plan during nursing school. It is a great option for those that can't come up with the full price upfront. That doesn't make them riff raff. it's equivalent to you charging something and not paying the purchase off when the bill comes. Does that make you a riff raff? - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 7:25PM
We all wish the prices were lower!!!  I'm In school and Its been taking me Months to get ready to put that money aside for a pass! But I won't ever take the CMs or Disney for granted!!! You can't put a price on the happiness tht Disneyland gives me!!! Come On I get excited just riding the tram!  price hikes are always gonna happen but the magic is what bring us all back!!!   - rachyboo  72.9 #4090 7:26PM
@RickeyCalifornia well in my case Disney loses money on me hahahaha or us who are at the parks every week.... and sneak in some munchies from 7 elev lol - VinylSteve  515.4 #409 7:28PM
Lol @ the "riff raff" comment! I wish I could be riff raff, but I live in the wrong zip code :). The price increase is a result of inflation--it's part of our bad economy. It's disappointing, but a reality we are facing for goods and services everywhere, not just at DL. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:28PM
Very good point Rachyboo! Ok I take back everything I said now! I guess because I am so spoiled that I get to visit the parks all the time I forget about the importance of the magic. It would be nice if it were more affordable, but I know I'd still pay whatever they'd charge. And as for my comment about not renewing, I only say that because it is no longer practical for us (with having a new baby) to be able to pay for that luxury now. We would have to buy my daughter a pass too because she will be 3 next year and we can't afford it :(( - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 7:31PM
@DisneyVill if you go to Universal.... and go on jurassic park.... with ur ears on..... you will get eaten by the dinosaurs.... trust me lol Disney is so tight that they even have a hidden mickey at a competing theme park :p - VinylSteve  515.4 #409 7:31PM
I must be lower than riff raff! I don't believe the price hike is due to the economy and inflation. They've been raising prices yearly for several years now. It's getting to rich for me and my family. This was sad news. - jjdq  338.0 #711 7:31PM
I must be lower than riff raff! I don't believe the price hike is due to the economy and inflation. They've been raising prices yearly for several years now. It's getting to rich for me and my family. This was sad news. - jjdq  338.0 #711 7:31PM
It's too bad..... They have started pricing the average household out of being AP's. I think its sad! They just had a huge price increase. - luvlilo  19.9 #7352 7:31PM
I wish we could be on a payment plan, but we are out of state. We purchased our package through Costco with 5 day hoppers which we are going to upgrade to AP's when we get to the parks next month. Hubby called DL today to see if we can upgrade without being there, but we were told no. So we'll end up paying almost $200 more for the 4 of us :(. But, still cheaper doing it this way, instead of coming back in December and paying $250 per person for 5 day hoppers. - dizzycat1969  132.9 #62 7:32PM
@DV - ok fine, its ok to have both passes. But if u start liking Universal over DL, then you're handing over those ears lol! - MsNick  55.7 #4556 7:32PM
I wish I could be riff raff and make payments but I live in AZ. You lucky socal riff raffs! Lol - Melli_mo  506.1 #419 7:32PM
Yikes! Too bad my renewal date is in november. Higher monthly payment for me - O5mouse  214.3 #1812 7:41PM
I live in N. Cal...I think we should have a monthly payment too..that is all :)! - peacelovemickey  350.6 #672 7:42PM
To put it simply, aside from all the magic and joy, Disney is still a company and subject to the same effects of a rocky economy just like everyone else. And, honestly, I'd rather see guests having to pay a little extra per year than see my fellow CMs, and myself included, lose their jobs. - Experiment818  1647.2 #101 7:44PM
I know this stinks but in all reality $40-$50 Is not that much to re budget for. Its 4 pins, one nice meal, or 5 popcorns. Cut out eating in the park one day and your covered! Small price to pay for those that live right around the corner! - akpoppins  263.8 #1224 7:48PM
Sick about it...but I get to go and upgrade tomorrow. It's probably going to be a mad house at the AP center - Popns_carpetbag  345.2 #691 7:50PM
Me too 818!!! The joy my kids get from our APs is priceless! So I will pay what ever amount of $ Disney raises the price to now and for my grandchildren in the distant distant future because you can't put a pricetag on memories. - Mrsblue  693.1 #283 7:52PM
People need to realize that Disney is not a non-profit. No entity starts a company to not make money. In that sense they are under zero obligation to make sure the parks are affordable to everyone. Going to an amusement park is purely a luxury. Yes, we all wish prices were lower so every single person could go but that is not reality. The DLR expansion alone costs 1 Billion. Where is that money going to come from? Tinkerbelle? - Dahulagirl  1055.6 #172 7:54PM
I'm SO glad I bought my AP last month! - MarieC  265.5 #1203 7:55PM
We should all feel blessed to even have or had passes to the parks. I personally know people who struggle to put food on the table. - ERICKA  491.5 #433 7:56PM
I'm fortunate that it's just myself (premium ap) and my husband (so cal) so the price hike isn't that great for us..but I definitely feel sorry for families with a couple or more kids. It's much more difficult for them! - mikeyas  17.5 #7889 7:58PM
Yes, good points Dahula and PE! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:58PM
Well said Dahula! :) the price increase seems like a lot to us po' people but in reality price is going up for everything. I love DL! I will continue to be a APH! :) - DisneyRawkz  12.0 #9850 7:59PM
@PE: here here. - thebigr  8.1 #12743 7:59PM
Amen PE! I am actually greatful that that an increase in our AP prices is all anybody has to worry about. A Disney worry is a much better worry to have then not being able to buy groceries. Perspective? - Mrsblue  693.1 #283 8:01PM
That sucks because the way the economy is, they should be finding a way to make things cheaper or easier to go. Because a lot of people cant afford it. - bjbvader  127.3 #3080 8:02PM
PE! - RickeyCalifornia  158.1 #2593 8:03PM
I am much more concerned with ill people being able to afford medication than if someone can afford to buy an annual pass to Disneyland. - Dahulagirl  1055.6 #172 8:07PM
We just picked up our APs last month, but come December, it will be painful when we bring the kids. - Mouse92im  256.0 #1294 8:07PM
With the prices going up again and me getting laid off next month I dont think I'm going to be able to renew our APs  - mommyland  289.4 #976 9:27PM
They are raising prices too often and too much at one time. If it keeps up people will stop going again. I understand some increase. They employee alot of people, but small increases please!! - thumpur  298.0 #930 9:27PM
I wish I could pay monthly for AP passes, that would be great! - NingyMouse  378.4 #595 9:32PM
A big thank you for posting this PC! We booked our Nov trip today. Saved us $200!!  - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 9:33PM
That's true PE, I personally feel very fortunate. But I'll be renewing I'm sure. That's just the thing, it's Disneyland and whatever they charge people will pay. Despite the economy & rising price of admission the parks are rarely empty anymore even during the off season. - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3911 9:43PM
 not sure we'll be able to renew in Dec especially since I didn't get a tax return this year... I'm gonna try like heck though  - Keala76  326.2 #765 10:42PM
As much as I hate the price increase I'll be renewing come November. - Krismiss  304.9 #880 10:48PM
Hats off to u for sharing this.. We were going to buy in the park when we come down from Vegas Tuesday. Now, we are buying online as I am writing this. Thanks for saving us $150! - ken2497  6.4 #15126 11:53PM
The prices just went up back in November and here we are 7 months later with higher prices - mstiauna27  89.9 #3750 12:02AM
As I watched the AWESOME. Fireworks show, and then the very amazing Fantasmic I knew, paying a little extra is when it all boils down, worth it! There is nothing that compares to Disney!!! - JenAnneWho  300.7 #910 12:05AM
I couldn't renew my pass on line so I I went to DCA and saved $60 tonight. Plus I rode TSMM, saw Electronica, rode the train and enjoyed the fireworks. I think it's worth it and no interest on the monthly payments. - rainbowlite  13.5 #9134 12:26AM
Man we were gonna buy our tickets in a week or 2 :( - spideymickey  188.6 #2139 12:45AM
This conversation us getting way out of hand. Face it, we'll all still renew our passes. But raising the rates twice in the same year is going a bit too far. Castmembers that try to say it's the economy are wrong. I go all the time to the parks. This year they seemed busier during the off season than ever before. I am sure that is a sign that the summer crowds will be almost unbearable. Our rates are going up for one reason only. They are spending a fortune on California Adventure and they would like to start getting that money back ahead of time. If people would like to complain, they have that right. We might be loyal Disney fans, but that doesn't mean we have to like corporate decisions. And castmembers shouldn't try to make people that complain feel guilty. I still love you all, but let these people vent. I will still renew my premium passes next Feb. I might grumble a little, but I know that as often as we go, it is still a great deal. But like someone else said, there will be a breaking point some year down the road where the decisions of some corporate person, who has stopped thinking of nothing but profits and bonuses, will cause a decline in the sales of Annual passes. We are their bread & butter. We spend the most money in the parks because we are such diehard fans. I hope someone in that boardroom realizes that before it's too late. - wg4ever  364.8 #627 12:49AM
I think that you all are lucky to live close enough to buy an AP and go all the time. Want to know what it costs just for me and my son to go once a year!?! Let's start out with our round trip airfare at $526 x 2 (actually a good price!). Then there's baggage fees and cab fares and hotel and food for 6 days! It's nuts...but totally worth it!!! There's still no place that I'd rather go! I say consider yourselves lucky! - msdizmaui  716.8 #270 1:06AM
Oh... forgot to mention that I crack up when I read someone get upset at the price of a corndog. Last time I checked a value meal at McD's are close to $8 with tax - which would you rather have?!? - msdizmaui  716.8 #270 1:07AM
I wish they would open up the so cal ap's to las vegans, half the people here are from so cal. They would be perfect for us, we like to go in the off season during the midler of the week. Las Vegas is really just an extension of so cal, isn't it. - Vegaspooh  134.7 #2968 2:09AM
That's bananas! But it's worth it cuz I don't want block out dates! - Briana  241.0 #1465 2:16AM
Dang all you people who keep taking the Star Tours 3D glasses.  - MimiMouse  1049.0 #173 11:50AM
What the flying fish?!?!?=-( - ghosthostess15  6.9 #14339 11:53AM

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