Sigh, this is becoming an almost yearly post. This time, Disney has cut the Premium and SoCal passes out altogether, introducing the Signature and Signature Plus passports. The new highest price point for a Disney annual pass comes at a whopping $1,049. The cheapest option, the Southern California Select, now costs $329.
This is an experiment to see how much they can charge for tickets and still make a profit. Of course they're trying to squeeze as much money out of us as they can. And of course they need to cover the cost of Star Wars Land, which will be Disneyland's top priority throughout next year. And because of the construction, several attractions will be closed next year, namely the Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad. My advice is that if you don't think the price change warrants admission, don't renew. Some people, particularly Premium passholders, will be upset with the change and I understand completely. However, I will probably be renewing my pass anyway, because I love Disneyland. If you feel like you're being gouged, or you don't enjoy going to Disneyland several times a year, simply don't get a pass.