For 61 years, Disneyland in Anaheim, California has been delighting visitors of all ages. From the fairy tales brought to life in Fantasyland to the look towards the future in Tomorrowland, Disneyland has evolved over the years to continue offer guests the best in childlike wonder, thrills, and attractions. Whether you’re wondering the streets of Main Street USA or traveling back in time to the Old West, Disneyland packs in all the rides and entertainment a family could ever dream of experiencing on a trip. However, times have changed things a little bit over the years. Learn more about Walt Disney’s dreamland in this retrospective look at Disneyland, then and now.
1. How Much Did Disneyland Cost Back Then?
Back when it opened in 1955, a ticket to the theme park cost a mere one dollar for adults and 50 cents for children. However, beyond the entry fee, each of the 35 rides had a fee. Most of the attractions cost about 25 to 35 cents for adults and 10 to 25 cents for kids, but it was still an affordable thrill. Even if you went on every ride or attraction, you’d still pay less than 10 bucks for the day.
2. How Much Does Disneyland Cost Today?
If only it were that cheap now. Prices for ages 10 and over starts at $95 for a one day pass, depending on the date you go (they’re using a “demand pricing model” that varies according to peak times). Tack on $40 if your family wants to experience the Disney California Adventure Park as well. You can get more value pricing if you opt for a multi-day ticket. All rides and attractions are included, but add food and drink and the inevitable souvenirs your youngsters will beg for, and it’s a pretty pricey day at “The Happiest Place on Earth.”