Yep, there's no way around it: thanks to price increases instituted this past Sunday, visiting The Happiest Place on Earth™ just became a much costlier proposition for some people.
First, some good news: the cost hike only really affects Disneyland's annual passholders, meaning that you can still score a single-day, single-park ticket for a meagar $100. What a steal!
The theme park discontinued its Premium Annual Passport ($779), replacing it with the Disney Signature Plus Passport ($1,049). Alright, so that's a pretty big jump in price, but the new Signature Plus pass does come with added perks not available to the Premium Annual Passport owners -- like specialized parking and unlimited photos of you “playing” chess on the log flume.
If a $330 increase is too much for you, there’s always the new Disney Signature Passport for $849, which is essentially the same, only with select blackout dates (which Disney adorably refers to as Blockout dates) during the busiest two weeks of the year, around Christmas time.