The Anaheim city council has chosen to not move forward with a proposed “admissions tax” that would have added a 2% surcharge to Disneyland Resort tickets.
The tax was proposed by Councilman Jose Moreno. It would have applied to any venue with a capacity for 15,000 guests or more, including Disneyland Resort theme parks, as well as the Honda Center. Applied to current ticket prices, it would have meant a $2 to $4 increase on one-day Disneyland Resort tickets. Multi-day, Park Hopper, and Magic Key passes would have had even higher price increases. According to a city report, the tax could have raised between $55 million and $80 million a year for the city.
Moreno didn’t get enough support from the rest of the council to add the tax to the ballot. Other council members said taxes were already high and that the idea hadn’t been fully vetted.
Councilman Avelino Valencia said, “Due to the current economic climate, I don’t believe it’s appropriate or that I feel comfortable even asking our residents to consider paying more in taxes to enjoy a local outing.”
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Source: Orange County Register
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