Visiting Mickey and Minnie Mouse just became a little more expensive.
Disneyland raised the prices of its annual passes on Sunday, with a new top-level, all-access Signature Plus Passport selling for $1,049, according to the Orange County Register.
The “happiest place on earth” also introduced the slightly cheaper Signature Passport for $849, with which some days around Christmas and New Year are not included, and raised the price of the entry-level Deluxe Passport by about $50 to $599. To make room for the new passes, Disneyland eliminated its Premium Passport, which used to sell for $779.
This is the second rise in ticketing prices this year. Disneyland increased the cost of one-day passes to $99 in February.
Visitors who buy the more expensive passes will also see less of Disneyland next year. The park announced it is closing some attractions to make room for the construction of the 14-acre “Star Wars” land.
Despite the added expense, crowds continue to flock to the theme park, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Attendance at Disneyland grew by 3.5% to 16.7 million people between 2013 and 2014, according to the Themed Entertainment Association, an industry trade group. Disney’s most popular park, Magic Kingdom in Florida, saw attendance rise 4% to 19.3 million people over the same period.
The crowds have done well for The Walt Disney Company’s earnings. Parks and resorts revenues for the company’s third fiscal quarter this year increased 4% to $4.1 billion, according to a report released Aug. 4.
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