Disney raises park prices

One-day passes at Disneyland go from $76 to $80. A three-day pass for Disneyland and California Adventure goes from $206 to $224. Annual passes for Socal residents are also being raised. From the LAT:

The higher prices are unlikely to discourage ardent Disney fans from visiting the parks, said Robert Niles, author of Theme Park Insider, an online guide to the nation's most popular theme parks. "If you're an out-of-town guest, four extra bucks is not going to make a difference in determining if you are taking a vacation in Anaheim," he said. Niles said the new attractions are already drawing huge crowds, particularly Star Tours, for which guest have waited up to two hours in line to ride.

Operating income at the Disney theme parks fell 3 percent in its most recent quarter, but that was largely because the Tokyo Disney Resort closed for more than a month after the March 11 earthquake.

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