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News Flash! New Disney Pricing Now in Effect, and How to Save Using Points and Miles

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News Flash! New Disney Pricing Now in Effect, and How to Save Using Points and Miles

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In the months following a new pricing structure at Walt Disney World Resort (Florida), Disney quietly increased the pricing of Disneyland (California) tickets and annual passes, among other things like food and MaxPass.

Most attribute the price hike to the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new attraction opening summer 2019 in Disneyland and fall 2019 in Walt Disney World Resort.  Ticket prices are seeing increases ranging from 5% to 10%, and annual passes have risen between 8% and 23%.

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News Flash! New Disneyland Pricing in Effect Today
Take Note of This New Disneyland Pricing

Let’s dive into the price changes, and even a few ways to book Disney tickets and hotel stays using miles and points!

Disneyland Ticket and Park Hopper Prices

While the range of price changes are from 5% to 10%, the majority of tickets rose 7%.  This is not uncharacteristic of Disney, as prices regularly increase every year or so in some fashion or another.

News Flash! New Disneyland Pricing in Effect Today
Concept Model of the New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attraction at Disney Parks

The largest increases are the 1 Day Regular and the 1 Day Peak at 10% a piece.  With Disney’s increased focus on getting customers into the park at non-peak times, this seems to align with the price changes.

TicketOld PricingNew Pricing
1 Day Value$97$104
1 Day Value w/ Park Hopper$147$154
1 Day Regular$117$129
1 Day Regular w/ Park Hopper$167$179
1 Day Peak$135$149
1 Day Peak w/ Park Hopper$185$199
2 Days $210$225
2 Days w/ Park Hopper$260$280
3 Days$280$300
3 Days w/ Park Hopper$330$355
4 Days$305$325
4 Days w/ Park Hopper$355$380
5 Days$320$340
5 Days w/ Park Hopper$370$395

Note:   If you’re a Southern California resident, you can still save on 3-day tickets!

Disneyland Annual Pass Prices

Here is where we see the largest price increases, (upwards of 23%!) on the annual passes.  These passes grant the holders things like discounts off dining and merchandise, parking, and admission to multiple parks (blackout dates may apply).

Annual PassOld PricingNew PricingIncrease
Select$369$3998%
Deluxe$729$79910%
Signature$999$1,14915%
Signature Plus$1,149$1,39922%
Premier$1,579$1,94923%

How to Book Disney Tickets and Hotels With Points

Even though we don’t love price increases, it gives us even more reason to showcase that you CAN buy tickets and book hotels with points!

We recently shared that you can buy Disney tickets using Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders can buy tickets for Walt Disney World Resort.  However, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card cardholders do NOT have access to Disney through the portal.  This problem will hopefully be fixed in the near future, though Chase hasn’t addressed it.

You Can Use Points and Miles to Help Book Disney Tickets and Hotel Stays!

You can also book hotels and resorts near Disney using miles and points from some of the best hotel credit cards, so you can save BIG on what could otherwise be very expensive hotel accommodations.  For example, you can book:

Bottom Line

Disneyland prices have increased for tickets by 5% to 10% and annual passes by 8% to 23%.

While this does happen every year or so, it seems that this increase is higher than what we’re used to.  BUT, there are ways for you to help offset these higher prices by using points and miles to pay for tickets through the Chase Travel Portal or by booking one of the many hotels or resorts nearby!

Let us know if you have any money-saving Disney tips!

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Is there a special way to book Disney tickets on the Chase portal? I tried doing it on my phone app and Redeemed rewards on my CSR. Disney tickets are not an option when searching through the tickets tab.

This article is confusing. The recent price increases happened at Disneyland (which is highlighted in the first half of the article) but all the suggestions for points usage are for Disney World. I hope the author realizes these are on the opposite sides of the country. Disneyland also has some great points hotels nearby and there are also ways to pay for tickets using points at third party travel agencies since they code as travel.