Disney Parks raises annual pass cost

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It will cost you more to take your family to the House of Mouse, if you want to get a yearlong pass.

Walt Disney World, in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, have raised the price of the parks’ annual passes.

The House of the Mouse has new prices

Rumblings started cropping up over the weekend from fans, with company officials confirming the price hikes, and the perks to go with them, Sunday.

The new, tiered system allows vacationers to decide how much they want to pay, The Associated Press reported. 

The cheapest option will allow Florida resident parkgoers to go only to Epcot, after 4 p.m. That pass runs $249 a year.

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A Gold Pass — for Florida residents and Disney Vacation Club members — grants admission to all of the parks except for blackout dates, for $549.

Disney Vacation Club, or DVC, is the company’s timeshare vacation program.

The top-of-the-line pass, called the Platinum Plus Pass, will set back a Disney tourist $829 a year.

If visitors qualify for a discount like DVC or Florida resident, that same pass will cost $729.

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The pass also gives visitors access, and park hopping, to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, water parks, Oak Trail golf course and ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. There are no blackout dates, meaning the pass can be used 365 days a year.

The Gold Pass and above also includes free parking and free downloads from the photo-taking service Disney PhotoPass.

A single-day, non-Magic Kingdom base ticket is $97 for ages 10 and up. But the daily cost comes down depending on length of stay.

The cost of a Magic Kingdom one-day base ticket is $105 a person.

As for Disneyland, on the West Coast, one annual pass introduced Sunday will cost more than $1,000 per person, but that pass will allow visitors to go to Disneyland and California Adventure on any day of the year with no blackout dates, The Los Angeles Times reported.

A Premium Pass, which cost $779, has been discontinued.

The new Signature Plus Pass also includes parking and unlimited PhotoPass downloads for $1,049, the Times reported.

A Signature Pass was also announced and costs $849, but it has two weeks of blackout days during the Christmas to New Year holiday time, Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Times.

The park’s other passes increased from 9 to 31 percent. Some will only be permitted to be renewed, not purchased new.

The price increases come two months after Disney officials announced major construction projects, in both Florida and Los Angeles, related to the new Star Wars films, the Times reported.

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