An unlimited annual pass for Disneyland is now more than $1,000

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Disneyland fans who want to experience the happiest place on earth 365 days a year now have to shell out more than $1,000 for an annual pass.

On Sunday, Disney raised the price of its passes, and eliminated the option that let guests visit both Disneyland and California Adventure for $779 a year without any blackout dates, replacing it with two more expensive passes, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now, for $1,049, Signature Plus Pass holders can visit both parks, with parking included ($18). They also can download unlimited keepsake photos taken by park employees through the PhotoPass program. For $849, the same pass is available, with blackout dates around Christmas and New Year's — the busiest time of the year at Disneyland. A one day ticket to Disneyland or California Adventure remains the same at $99, so if you break the Signature Plus Pass down and plan on hanging out with Mickey and riding the Matterhorn on a daily basis, it's actually a steal.

The most inexpensive pass, available only to Southern California residents, offers admission to both parks 170 days a year, and rose 10 percent to $329. If you love Disney, often find yourself in Florida and California, and have money to burn, the Disney Premier Passport — with unlimited admission to Disneyland and Disney World — is now $1,439, up 31 percent. Disney has been dealing with overcrowding — in May, the park had to be closed twice once it hit capacity (an estimated 80,000 people) during the 60th anniversary kick-off — and sent a survey to guests saying it was contemplating charging more money for tickets on peak days, the Times reports.

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Catherine Garcia

Catherine Garcia is night editor for Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.