As Disney moves toward its 100th Anniversary celebration next year with Disneyland “at the heart” of the festivities, the company today raised prices of tickets to the Anaheim parks in nearly every category as well as the add-on Disney Genie+ and Lighting Lane services at both of its U.S. resorts. The ticket increases kick in tomorrow.
Disneyland ticket price increases have become an October ritual. The top one-day, one park ticket (Tier 5) was $124 in 2017. It was raised to $134 in 2018, then $149 in 2019, $154 in 2020 and $159 in 2021, with The price for that same tier ticket is now $169. That’s a 36% rise in five years. (A Tier 6 was added above at $164 last year, which has now risen to $179.)
Ticket prices in 2021 vs. the new 2022 rates are as follows:
Tier 1: Was $104, now $115
Tier 2: Was $119, now $129
Tier 3: Was $134, now $144
Tier 4: Was $149, now $159
Tier 5: Was $159, now $169
Tier 6: Was $164, now $179
The basic Genie service forecasts wait times for various attractions at the theme park and provides recommendations based on user preferences. Adding Genie+ provides access to the “Lightning Lane” line-skipping service for most rides one attraction at a time. Some of the more popular attractions, however, require additional a-la-carte Lightning Lane fees. The Disney Genie service is available through the Disneyland app.
For Disneyland and California Adventure, which introduced the service last December at $20 a day, Deadline hears that the changes mean:
- For guests purchasing pre-arrival as an add-on to their ticket, the price for Disney Genie+ service will go from $20 to $25 per ticket, per day, subject to availability.
- For guests purchasing day-of (after they’ve entered a theme park), the price for Disney Genie+ service will start at $25 per ticket, per day, but will vary by date based on demand. That leaves open the possibility for peak-day price increases above $25 for the service. Guests can check the Disneyland app for that day’s price.
- Some popular attractions such as Radiator Springs Racers and Rise of the Resistance require additional fees for Lightning Lane access, and Disney says pricing will continue to vary by date and demand, but guests may see some changes in the range. One user at the park today reports that LL access for Rise of the Resistance is currently $25. When Magic Genie was introduced last year, LL a-la-carte access for popular rides was set at between $7 and $20 depending on demand.
At Walt Disney World, Deadline has confirmed that more new pricing is as follows:
The price of Genie+ now varies by date, regardless of when it is purchased. What was $15 could range from $15-$22.
The price of some individual Lightning Lanes will also rise. When Magic Genie was introduced last year, LL a-la-carte access for popular rides was set at between $7 and $20 depending on demand. The current a-la-carte LL fee for Rise of the Resistance is now $15-$22.