Not all Disneyland tickets are created equal now that the Anaheim theme park has raised admission prices and instituted a new 5-tier pricing system.
Data analysis of Disneyland’s daily single-park ticket prices through June found that the park plans to sell three times as many $154 top-tier tickets as the $104 lowest-priced tickets.
Disneyland raised prices Tuesday, Feb. 11 on some single- and multi-park tickets and all annual passes ahead of the grand opening of the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus this summer.
With the latest round of price increases, Disneyland introduced a new five-tier pricing plan for one-day, one-park tickets: $104 (Tier 1), $114 (Tier 2), $124 (Tier 3), $139 (Tier 4) and $154 (Tier 5). Disneyland will employ the Tier 1 pricing on the slowest days of the year and Tier 5 pricing on the busiest days.
“A visit to our parks is the best value in entertainment bar none, and we offer flexible ticket choices to enable families to choose what’s best for them,” Disneyland officials said in a statement.
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With the latest round of hikes, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure kept the lowest-priced one-park ticket at $104 while bumping the highest-priced parkhopper ticket above $200 for the first time.
Disneyland’s new 5-tier pricing system doesn’t divvy up ticket prices equally with each tier claiming 20% of the calendar days.
Nearly two-thirds of Disneyland’s daily one-park tickets through June fall into the top two highest-priced tiers. The $154 Tier 5 and $139 Tier 4 tickets fill 64% of the calendar through the middle of the year. The lowest tier $104 tickets are available 11% of the time during the same period.
What can you expect to pay? The average Disneyland daily single-park ticket price through June is $136.
A review of ticket prices from mid-February through June shows what you might expect — Disneyland is more expensive on the weekends than mid-week.
The average daily single-park ticket price by day: Monday ($133), Tuesday ($122), Wednesday ($120), Thursday ($131), Friday ($146), Saturday ($154) and Sunday ($144).
Visiting Disneyland on a Saturday will cost you the top Tier 5 price of $154. Fridays will run you $139 (Tier 4) or $154 (Tier 5).
Looking for a $104 Tier 1 ticket? Don’t even think about visiting the park Thursday through Sunday. You won’t find any $104 tickets. In fact, you won’t find any Tier 1 ($104), Tier 2 ($114) or Tier 3 ($124) on Fridays or Saturdays.
You’re best bet for a $104 Tier 1 ticket: Tuesday or Wednesday. But a mid-week trip to Disneyland is no guarantee of snagging a low-priced ticket. The top tier $154 ticket price can be found every day of the week.
Every month through June offers at least four of the five pricing tiers. The remainder of February doesn’t have any $114 Tier 2 tickets. March doesn’t have any $124 Tier 3 tickets. June doesn’t have any $104 Tier 1 tickets. April and May offer all five pricing tiers.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle