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In 2000, a Disneyland ticket cost $41. A price hike just increased it to $164.

SF Gate logo SF Gate 10/25/2021 Katie Dowd
Pixar Pal-A-Round, a 150-foot-tall wheel, and Incredicoaster at Pixar Pier in California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. © Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register Via Getty Images

Pixar Pal-A-Round, a 150-foot-tall wheel, and Incredicoaster at Pixar Pier in California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

If you want to visit Disneyland on its busiest days, be prepared to pay even more.

Disney announced Monday that it's adding a sixth level to its tiered ticket price system, a level that becomes available when there's high demand at the parks. The sixth tier will set you back $164 for a single-day, single-park ticket; if you want the ability to visit both parks in the single day, you'll need to pay $224. Tier six is set to start going into effect in March 2022.

In 2000, a single-day ticket to Disneyland cost $41. Adjusted for inflation, that ticket would cost $62 today.

Tiers two through five are also going up starting in March 2022. Tier two (previously $114) goes up to $119, tier three (previously $124) goes up to $134, tier four (previously $139) goes up to $149 and tier five (previously $154) goes up to $159. The first tier will remain the same at $109, but only applies to the lowest-demand days, generally weekdays in slower months like February.

If you want multi-day park hopper tickets, those have also increased. A two-day park hopper pass, which used to cost $290, is now $315. To see a full breakdown of price changes, see the Disney Food Blog.

This is the first ticket price increase at Disneyland since before the pandemic; increases went into effect in February 2020, shortly before the parks shut down.

Parking has also increased, effective immediately. It used to cost $25 a day to park in the main lots. It's now $30. If you are self-parking at the Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel or Grand Californian, it's gone from $25 to $40 per day. If you want valet parking, that will be $50. As MarketWatch notes, parking cost 55 cents when Disneyland opened in 1955. Adjusted for inflation, that would be about $5 today. 

After a long year of Disney nickel and diming guests — and adding a pricey paid system to jump ride lines — the news was not well received. 

"The product that Disneyland is producing is far below what it should be," one Twitter user posted. "Honestly raising prices now is an insult and really shows why people should show their opinions with their wallets instead of just blindly paying [because] you love it."

"Why can’t Disneyland wait until they Bring back all the parade/shows before they start increasing the price!" asked another, a common sentiment among guests.

A thread on the Disneyland subreddit was similarly downtrodden.

"I feel like they could double the prices from where they are today next year and people will still go about the same," one user posted. "I feel the day where I just don't go to Disneyland anymore might be on the horizon."

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