Dream Key Sold Out as Disneyland Raises Prices on Tickets and Parking

The top-priced Magic Key is currently sold out as Disneyland raises prices on daily tickets and parking. Guests visiting Disneyland.com discovered that the Dream Key is currently sold out. Prices also have been raised for most daily theme park tickets and also parking. Below is a breakdown of the pricing changes that went into effect on October 25, 2021.

Dream Key Sold Out

The Dream Key selling out happened within the initial 66-day sales window that the Magic Keys went on sale for. Those who purchased a Magic Key during this time are being given a welcome box that celebrates not only the Magic Keys but also the 66th Anniversary of the Disneyland Resort.

The Dream Key has proven to be quite popular and has led to Dream Key holders finding it difficult to get reservations, particularly on weekends. Weekends through the end of the year have run out of reservations for the level. Reservations can still be found for other levels and single-day tickets, however. Dream Key reservations also can occasionally be found appearing on the Disneyland App/website as well for the Dream Key. When they do appear, they disappear quite quickly generally.

Theme Park Ticket Price Increases

Ticket prices were also increased on October 25, 2021, for ticket prices at the Disneyland Resort. Along with the price increases, a new Tier 6 ticket was added for the highest-demand days. Tier 1 tickets are the cheapest tickets and are sold for the lowest demand days. This continues a system of variable pricing that began at the Disneyland Resort in 2016.

Here is a breakdown of the new pricing structure (adult/children) in comparison with the most recent previous pricing structure for guests wishing to visit the Disneyland Resort:

TICKET LEVEL

CURRENT PRICE

PREVIOUS PRICE

1-day 1-park
(Tier 1)

$104/$98

$104/$98

1-day park hopper
(Tier 1)

$164/$158

$159/$158

1-day 1-park
(Tier 2)

$119/$113

$114/$108

1-day park hopper
(Tier 2)

$179/$173

$169/$163

1-day 1-park
(Tier 3)

$134/$127

$124/$117

1-day park hopper
(Tier 3)

$194/$187

$179/$172

1-day 1-park
(Tier 4)

$149/$141

$139/$132

1-day park hopper
(Tier 4)

$209/$201

$194/$187

1-day 1-park
(Tier 5)

$159/$150

$154/$146

1-day park hopper
(Tier 5)

$219/$210

$209/$201

1-day 1-park
(Tier 6)

$164

N/A

1-day park hopper
(Tier 6)

$224

N/A

Multi-day tickets also saw a price increase. 2-day 1-park tickets rose from $235 to $255. 2-day parkhoppers are now jumped from $290 to $315. For a three-day ticket, guests will be paying $330 for a single park or $390 for a parkhopper.

Parking Prices Increase

Along with ticket prices increasing, so did the prices for parking. Parking for the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks raised from $35 to $30 per day for automobiles. For the hotels, the prices now are $40 per day, up from $25. Valet parking at the hotels rose from $35 to $50.

The Double Edged Sword of Price Increases

Price adjustments are a regular thing at the Disneyland Resort. It should be noted that when the Disneyland Resort reopened earlier this year after being closed due to the pandemic that it did not raise prices. This new price increase is consistent with Disneyland Resort’s annual price increases, albeit later in the year. Since 2000, the price of a single-day single park ticket has nearly quadrupled due to the regular increase of prices.

The price changes will lead to more changes around the Disneyland Resort. It will be too much for some and lead to more available capacity in the parks. This is the double-edged sword of supply and demand. For those who are able to still purchase a ticket or pass and get a reservation to get into the parks, they should be able to experience more magic while there with fewer people. Couple this with the upcoming Disney Genie, Disney Genie+ (extra cost), and attraction-specific Lightning Lanes (extra cost), and there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the magic of the parks. Price increases often do lead to both the struggle of higher prices for guests with families but also a better experience when people do go to the parks.

In the coming days, weeks, and months the impact of these changes will be seen and felt around the Disneyland Resort. It is very possible that they will also set off a domino effect of price increases at other theme parks around Southern California. DAPS MAGIC will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.

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