The cost for annual passes went up, too.
"Like any business, we periodically evaluate our pricing and make adjustments based on a variety of factors," said
"A ticket to our theme parks represents a great value, particularly when you look at the breadth and quality of attractions and entertainment we offer and the special moments guests experience with our cast."
The increase comes as the
Also, Disney suspended new sales of its popular
The parks have been particularly crowded on Sundays -- the only weekend day usually available for those with the
Other annual passes -- the Deluxe, with Saturday and holiday blackouts, selling for
"Due to the popularity of our annual pass program -- and to preserve the guest experience for our annual passholders and all guests -- future sales of all annual passes will be subject to availability," Brown said in the statement. "We continue to offer a variety of other annual passes so that our guests can choose a pass that's right for them."
Disney rarely suspends annual pass sales, last doing so temporarily in 2001 when Disney California Adventure opened.
In 2012, Disney attempted to weed out annual passholders, which had grown to about 1 million, when it dramatically hiked annual pass prices, according to Miceage.com, a Disney watchdog blog.
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