Disneyland Raises Annual Passport Prices, Eliminates Premium Pass, Introduces $1,000 Option

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The "happiest place on Earth" just got more expensive for those who like to visit it most often.

Mickey Mouse and his friends celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland park during a ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle on July 17, 2015. (Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

Mickey Mouse and his friends celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland park during a ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle on July 17, 2015. (Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

Disneyland quietly made some major changes to its popular annual passports on Sunday, discontinuing its top-level Premium pass and introducing two new options, including one that retails at more than $1,000.

Additionally, passport prices were raised across the board, marking the second increase this year for attendees at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

The cost of single-day and park hopper tickets -- both of which went up in February -- remained the same, however.

Perhaps the biggest change was the elimination of the theme park's no-blockout Premium Passport, the only option that gave holders the option to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure every day of the year.

Instead, the park is replacing it with two higher-priced options, only one of which has no blackout dates.

The new Signature Plus Passport is available for $1,049 and comes with no blockout restrictions, according to the theme park's website. Disneyland also introduced the Signature Passport, which is $200 cheaper but does not allow passholders to visit around the Christmas and New Year's Eve holidays, and other peak days.

The discontinued Premium Passport went for $779.

Both of the new passes include theme park parking, access to Disney PhotoPass downloads, and up to 15 percent off on certain dining options, as well as a discount of up to 20 percent on select merchandise, according to Disneyland's website.

Two lower-tier options -- the Deluxe and Southern California Select passports -- saw price increases of $50 and $30 respectively.

Parking costs at the theme park and Downtown Disney also went up on Sunday.

The increase followed Disney's recent announcement that it would build a "Star Wars"-themed land in the Anaheim and Florida theme parks, though it was unclear if the price bump was related.

In order to allow for construction of the 14-acre attraction, Disneyland would temporarily close the Rivers of America, Tom Sawyer Island and the Disneyland Railroad, the Los Angeles Times reported.

It was not known when the area would open, but the project was expected to break ground sometime next year, according to the Times.

The park is currently in the midst of celebrating its 60th anniversary.