This month saw some big news from Disneyland, including the announcement of plans for the 60th anniversary (which surprisingly didn’t include mention of any ride changes or enhancements) as well as the closure of a ride that had been rumored to be on the chopping block for months.
But first let’s start this month’s update by getting the bad news out of the way first...
1. Disneyland ticket prices rise
Though we’ve given you the skinny on price hikes happening this week at Walt Disney World, Disneyland saw its own price increase this week as well. Effective February 22nd, 1-day, 1-park tickets will rise to $99 from $96, 1-day Park Hopper tickets will increase to $155 from $153, and deluxe annual passes will rise to $549 from $519 (with Premium passes rising to $779 from $699 and Premier passes rising to $1099 from $1029).
Along with these pricing changes, it was revealed that parking can no longer be added to annual passes, with complementary parking now only included with the Premium pass. All other ticket holders must pay $17 to park.
2. Mad T Party confirmed to return after Frozen Fun ends
When Mad T Party went away to make way for the Frozen-inspired (and more child-friendly) Freeze the Night dance party, many guests were quite upset, taking to various social media channels to vent their frustration at losing a fan-favorite attraction to Frozen.
However, it looks like fans’ pleas have been heard, and Mad T Party will be returning to the park on May 22nd, after the Frozen Fun event draws to a close.
3. Luigi’s Flying Tires closes for good
Though rumors swirled for several months about the demise of Luigi’s Flying Tires, the end for this jumbo flying saucer-style attraction finally came on February 17, 2015, which was this ride's last operational day.
While we don’t have a name for the attraction is set to replace it, we do know that it will use trackless technology (similar to what is used in the Ratatouille ride at Disneyland Paris) and will feature brand new ride vehicles. You can read more about this new ride (which is set to open in 2016) here.