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Disneyland Needs To Cut Its Ticket Prices

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For nearly seventy years, Southern California has been the home of The Happiest Place on Earth, AKA Disneyland Resort. When Walt Disney opened his first theme park in 1955, he completely changed the way that families vacation. Disneyland is a place that kids, and kids at heart, can both enjoy. Heck, you don’t even need to have kids to have a great time there! Between the incredible rides and attractions, delectable dining options, and stunning nighttime shows, there is just so much to experience!

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Right now, there is a lot going on at the Disneyland Resort. The Downtown Disney District is undergoing a major refurbishment. Three new restaurants have already opened, and another one is set to open later this summer. Over at Disneyland Park, Splash Mountain is being transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and the Haunted Mansion is having a brand-new store added next to the ride, along with the queue being refurbished.

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What some may or may not know is that Splash Mountain and the Haunted Mansion are located right next to each other. Because of all the construction, an entire section of the theme park is closed off to guests.

In addition to the Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain (Tiana’s Bayou Adventure) being closed, Critter Country is closed, so guests can’t ride The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh either. Then, there is the Disneyland Railroad, which has a stop right next to the Haunted Mansion, but because of the construction, the Railroad is also closed at that stop.

With all of Critter Country now closed, the west side of Disneyland is the most dead I’ve ever seen it. Haunted Mansion, Bayou Adventure, and Winnie the Pooh + Pooh Corner and Pooh and Tigger meets. All closed at once.
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The massive construction project should mean one thing — prices to get into Disneyland should go down.

Late last year, Disney announced that theme park ticket prices would be going up, yet again. It is now more expensive than ever to visit the vacation destination. The cheapest one-day one-park ticket is $104, while the most expensive one-day one will set guests back a whopping $194. And again, that is just to get into one theme park. If you want to park hop over to Disney California Adventure, that will cost you an extra $65.

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Doesn’t it seem a little weird that guests are paying more to visit the park when they can’t even access a large part of it?

Paying that much can be even more frustrating when the rides that are available break down. It seems that more and more guests have been complaining about rides breaking down during their visit. Just last week, this writer went to Disneyland, and during the day, Star Wars: Rise of Resistance, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Hyperspace Mountain all suffered from breakdowns.

Now, when rides go through as much wear and tear as the ones at Disneyland do, breakdowns can be expected. However, experiencing so many in one day, in addition to paying top dollar to get in, is not something a lot of guests will be happy about or willing to put up with.

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Until at least some of the closed-off areas are reopened, Disney might want to consider giving guests a break on the price. It might be completely unrealistic, but we can dream.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and may not reflect the views of Disney Dining as a whole.

Do you think Disneyland should be cheaper to visit because of all the construction? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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