Walt Disney World, Disneyland ticket prices increase

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Walt Disney World, Disneyland ticket prices increase

Prices for tickets and annual passes have once again increased, effective Sunday.

"We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is for our guests", said Kim Prunty, a spokeswoman for the Burbank, California-based entertainment company. Those one-day "value" tickets are also increasing $2, raising the price to $102 for adults and $96 for kids. That's a $4 increase over past year.

One-day regular park tickets at Disney World's Magic Kingdom will go up $4, to $119. The price of a ticket on peak demand days is $135, up from $124.

Value and regular one-day tickets are now $97 and $117, respectively, compared to $97 and $110 a year ago.

The price increases - which also impacted other Disney properties like Epcot, annual pass prices and parking prices - come amid an effort to spread out park attendance to lessen crowds and shorten wait times for lines. The cost of a "value" ticket will remain the same at $97.

At Walt Disney World in Florida, a one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom park during peak season increased by $5, or 4 percent, to $129.

That means that at some point in 2018, multi-day tickets to Walt Disney World's theme parks will become date-specific.

The Florida-resident Platinum pass, with has no block out dates, now costs $729, up from $679.

Southern California residents still have rights to buy a "select passport" for 369 USA dollars but that pass blocks out all weekends and nearly the entire summer and Christmas season.

The price increases comes months ahead of the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer.

The new prices still reflect the amusement parks' ticketing policies that reflect popular visiting hours, with value-priced tickets, regular tickets and peak-priced tickets.

Details on the fixed-date tickets created to control attendance will be released in advance of next year's opening of Star Wars Lands.

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