From OC Register:
Disney hiked the price of its annual two-day ticket deal for Southern California residents — a promotion that begins Sunday (today).
Southern California residents can pay $99 for two days at Disneyland Resort parks — Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. (The usual cost for a single-day, one-park pass is $76).
In recent years, Disney sold two-for-one park tickets to Southern California residents at the start of the year, roughly January to May, when attendance is down. Last year’s deal cost $72. Read about last year’s 2-for-1 Disney deal.
The new Southern California tickets do give more flexibility than the previous ones.
The old two-for-one deal required guests to go to one park on one day and the second park on another day. Both trips had to occur within 30 days of each other.
This year’s ticket can be used at either park — two visits at one park or one visit at each park. The two trips can happen any time between now and May 14.
“Our new offer gives local residents flexibility to choose which park, and a longer time period in which to visit,” said Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.
Buyers can upgrade their tickets to “park hoppers” — meaning they can go to both parks on the same day — for $10 more.
Visitors may want to get in on the deal now to take advantage of holiday features: Monday marks the final day of Disneyland’s holiday entertainment, including a seasonal parade and fireworks show.
Disney began offering the Southern California deal when attendance was lagging at Disney California Adventure. While traffic remains slower at that park, visits have picked up recently with the addition of thenightly “World of Color” water-and-light show in June. California Adventure is undergoing a massive construction project that will include the entrance.
Buyers can purchase the Southern California tickets at a park ticket booth, at several stores and online at Disneyland.com.
Disney is also offering other park-hopper and hotel deals in the spring.