Disneyland changes 2Fer deal for 2011
Published: January 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM
No longer will Disney offer two one-day tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to locals in the winter and spring for the price of a one-day, one-park ticket. This year's version of the 2Fer ticket - officially a "Southern California Resident 2-Day 1-Park per Day Ticket" will cost more: $99. A one-day, one-park ticket sells for $76.
The upside? The second day no longer must be used with 30 days if the first. You've got until May 14 to use the tickets. (Tickets will be sold until April 14.) And you can use both days at the same park, if you wish. You also could buy a 2-day park-hopper version of the ticket for $109 - just $8 more than the one-day park-hopper.
Tickets are available online at Disneyland.com. There are no blockout days on these tickets.
Many of us expected Disneyland to either tweak, or eliminate, the 2Fer deal, given the popularity of the World of Color show at California Adventure, which has been helping to fill that park with actual paying customers since last summer. The old 2Fer was designed to pad Disney California Adventure attendance by essentially giving locals a free day at DCA when they bought a one-day Disneyland ticket.
The new deal continues to offer locals a discount on Disney tickets, with more flexibility in exchange for the higher list price - which might make it a better deal for some, since many 2Fer buyers in the past never bothered to return for their "free" day at California Adventure. It's unlikely that anyone who buys this version of the 2-day discount ticket won't return for the second day.