This morning my Facebook memories alerted me to a photo I shared in 2012. It was a Disneyland ticket that I saved from a trip that took place in the last century.
That’s right. $36.00. If I look closely, I believe the year on that ticket is 1997. Almost 20 years later, a one-day ticket to Disneyland isn’t even a fixed price anymore. Now that they’ve implemented a dynamic pricing system, which could either raise or lower the ticket price based on expected occupancy, it could cost $95 (Value), $105 (Regular), or $119 (Peak) per adult. Using a Regular day ticket price, this represents an increase of 191% since 1997.
I grew up watching Disney movies and going to Disneyland. The older movies are classics and the new Disney movies are bound to be too. The park is getting updated with new attractions so there’s always a reason to keep going back. As much as it costs now, I think it’s more fun going as an adult. The rides are just as entertaining, the souvenirs are much more imaginative, and watching Cara explore and get excited is priceless. I wonder if my parents felt this way too. You have to hand it to Disney. They really know how to put on a show and lure you into their world.