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Disneyland Raises Prices for Second Time This Year Including a New $1,049 Top Pass

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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.

[Orange County Register]

Rare Photos of George Lucas Behind the Scenes of Star Wars

George Lucas and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in a galaxy far, far away.Lucasfilm
Lucas gives direction to Sir Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) in Episode IV.Lucasfilm
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) sit around Lucas on the set of The Empire Strikes Back.Lucasfilm
Lucas with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), along with Hamill and Ford on the set of Episode IV.Lucasfilm
Lucas directs Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) and Carrie Fisher.Lucasfilm
Harrison Ford and Lucas share a moment in Endor on the set of Return of the Jedi.Lucasfilm
Lucas on set filming the opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.Lucasfilm
Lucas reviews concept art for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.Lucasfilm
Lucas inspects a model pod racer for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.Lucasfilm
Lucas makes sure that the Death Star is fully armed and operational for Return of the Jedi.Lucasfilm
Lucas holds up Jango Fett's helmet.Lucasfilm
Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala) and Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) listen to Lucas' directions on the set of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.Lucasfilm
Lucas directs a lightsaber battle between Ian McDiarmid (Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious) and Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu) on the set of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.Lucasfilm
Lucas sets up camp next to a Bantha on the set of Episode IV.Lucasfilm
Lucas finds the droid he was looking for.Lucasfilm

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