A family of four could pay up to $1100 US or $1500 Canadian to spend the day at Disneyland during the upcoming holiday season, before shelling out for food or souvenirs, according to a new report.
The total sum, taking into account prices which have risen even faster than inflation this year, was calculated for a group of two adults and two elderly children from 3 to 9 years old.
The family of four would pay US$1,086 a day to park a car at Disneyland Resort, get the “Genie+” skip-the-line pass, and get a “park-hopping” ticket that would allow them to move freely between Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, reported the New York Post in an article published Friday.
A ticket for anyone over 10 can cost up to US$269 depending on when the family is visiting. Peak demand periods, including weekends and holidays, tend to cost more.
A ticket for a child ages 3-9 is US$259, which includes the “park hopper” option and the “Genie+” fast pass. The parking voucher would cost the family an extra US$30.
Shopping for food as well as buying toys or souvenirs could easily bring the total price of the trip to around US$1,500.
Before Disneyland hiked prices, it cost a family of four US$988 for the same package.
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Chapek said been criticized by fans for the price increases, which were calculated at a 10% pace, beating the 8.2% inflation posted by the US government's consumer price index last month.
In August, Disney announced that it generated US$7.4 billion in revenue, up 72% from the third quarter of last year.
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