Disneyland drops SoCal ticket prices

Despite price hikes in annual Disney passes, there is good news for Southern California residents: Disneyland will offer discounted two-day tickets for $149 from now until May 19.

The company announced the SoCal Resident Flex Ticket would save many fans up to 25 percent off the regularly priced tickets. The customer can choose between either park, Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure, to visit twice or each park once. The discounted rates are offered to Southern California residents to increase attendance during the off-season from January through May. Residents may use the tickets up until May 26.

“Since I am not able to afford a pass, I am very happy about this deal,” said Hayley Howanec, sophomore exercise science major at California Baptist University. “I really enjoy going with family and friends and now I don’t have to worry about the high ticket prices. I am able to make the trip stress-free.”

Howanec’s parents first took her to Disneyland at the age of 4 and said she has loved going ever since. She added that the SoCal deal has made her want to go to Disneyland more because it is more affordable.

Another SoCal resident, Pamela Bainum, an adjunct professor at CBU, said she finds this deal to be helpful. She takes her nephew to Disneyland when she babysits him because it is one of their favorite places to be together.

“As a four-year pass holder, I have been a big fan of Disneyland,” Bainum said. “It was always difficult to go with my nephew because of the prices, but with this deal, I am about to enjoy time with my nephew at the happiest place on earth.”

Although the deal just started Jan. 6, Bainum has already gone to Disneyland twice with her nephew and said she hopes to continue to go as a tradition.

Tickets can be purchased at Disneyland’s online website or at a Disney store. The offer is invalid from March 20 to April 2 during spring break, but a two-day park hopper feature allowing guests to visit both parks on the same day is available for $189.

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