“deals for Southern California residents”
DISNEYLAND’S LOCAL DEALS
• $129 for two-day ticket with choice of one park per day ($175 non-resident price)
• $164 for two-day Park Hopper ticket ($210 non-resident price)
• $159 for three-day ticket with choice of one park per day ($225 non-resident price)
• $194 for three-day Park Hopper ticket ($260 non-resident price)
Offer is valid for Southern California residents through June 6. Local price listed is for all ages. Non-resident is 10-and-up price.
ANAHEIM – For frequenters of the Disneyland Resort, it once again pays to live in Southern California.
Disney’s two local parks are offering special ticket deals to residents with proof of residence in Southern California zip codes after skipping the discounts last year.
Most notably, the public can pay $129 and visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure one day, and then come back again within several months to one of the parks; the usual price for such a package is $175.
A one-day, one-park ticket goes for $92.
Disneyland began the two-for-one residential discount in 2003 as a way to boost winter and spring park attendance. Disney annually offered a two-day ticket for $99 until 2012, when attendance numbers spiked with the opening of Cars Land and Disney decided not to offer a local rate the next year. In 2013, Disneyland Resort ended up having record attendance, the company said, but didn’t release figures.
In 2012, the last year attendance numbers are available from the Themed Entertainment Association, a reliable industry source, Disneyland had 16 million guests while Disney California Adventure had 7.8 million.
“We regularly evaluate our offerings in the local market and make decisions based on our business needs,” Michele Himmelberg, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, said in an email Monday, when Disney made the announcement about the new deals. “The benefits of this new offer – combined with our new attractions and world-class entertainment – make this a great time to visit.”
The tickets cannot be used in a blocked-out period – March 31 through April 20 – and must be used by June 6.