Disneyland Just Raised Prices Again Ahead Of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opening

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Disney just sneakily started 2019 with a pretty substantial price hike. Walt Disney World and Disneyland already raised prices not too long ago, but this new update appears to only be for Disneyland Resort in California -- for now -- and not the Florida park.

Of course, these new prices directly precede the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the highly anticipated new land coming first to Disneyland this summer, then to Walt Disney World in the fall.

WDW News Today broke down the new Disneyland Resort price changes, which are now in effect.

Disney posted increases in single and multi-day tickets, plus annual passes. The Disney Premier Passport jumped from $1,579 to $1,949 -- if you add tax, that puts it over $2,000. As WDW noted, that's a new high for Disney ticket pricing.

In terms of daily passes, here's a breakdown of some of the changes:

1 Day - Value -- now $104, was previously $97

1 Day -- Regular -- now $129, was $117

1 Day with Park Hopper - Value -- now $154, was $147

1 Day -- Peak -- now $149, was $135

In terms of annual passes, here's a breakdown:

Select pass -- now $399, was $369

Deluxe -- now $799, was $729

Signature -- now $1149, was $999

Signature Plus -- now $1399, was $1149

Premiere -- now $1949, was $1579

Some of those price jumps are pretty serious. The MaxPass addition has also gone up from $10 a day to $15 a day. General parking has gone from $20 to $25, and preferred parking is now $40, up from $35.

Check out all ticket pricing at the Disneyland site.

There's no word on Disney World, but it's unlikely those prices will go down. It's never fun to see prices go up, but what are you gonna do -- NOT check out the new Star Wars land? That's certainly an option, although it's a frustrating and disappointing one for fans who keep getting priced out of the fun. Not only will the new land have Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, it's even going to have animatronic shopkeepers you can haggle with. Here's everything we know so far about the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands coming to both coastal parks this year.

It just means we all have to save our pennies a bit more. And maybe for a bit longer. It should be worth it. And yet... I'm not going to get too salty, but Disney is already set to take a lot of our money at the box office in 2019. Almost every major movie of the year -- and there are many -- already gives $$$ to Disney. You can't get blood from a stone, guys.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.