Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to go to another Disney Park, maybe in Shanghai or Paris? Well, the OC Register just took a look at all of the pricing for the parks around the world and it’s very interesting. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Disney ticket prices vary widely around the world, with some theme parks allowing access for as little as $40 and others charging as much as $159 for a single day’s admission.
Disney has six theme park resorts around the world — in California, Florida, Tokyo, France, Hong Kong and China — and each location has a different ticketing strategy.
Some Disney parks employ variable date-based pricing that charges more on busy days and less at slower times to help distribute attendance throughout the year. Others still take a one-price-fits-all approach. Each park offers discounts for multi-day tickets. Disney resorts with more than one theme park charge a premium for park-hopping access.
Let’s take a closer look at the cost of admission at every Disney theme park in the world, ranked from most to least expensive. We will keep things simple by focusing on one-day, one-park adult ticket prices at each location.
6) Walt Disney World resort — $109 to $159
The most expensive tickets at any Disney park in the world can be found at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida. The 47-square mile resort is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney World uses a complex date-based ticketing system with at least nine variable prices throughout the year ranging from a low of $109 to a high of $159.
Adult admission was $3.50 when the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, or just under $22 in today’s dollars.
5) Disneyland resort — $104 to $149
Tickets for the original Disney theme park in California are only slightly below their Florida counterparts.
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure break their date-based pricing structure into three tiers: Value ($104), Regular ($129) and Peak ($149).
Date-based pricing reflects demand, distributes attendance throughout the year and helps maintain a great guest experience, Disney officials said.
Disneyland admission cost $2.50 in 1955 for an adult “Deluxe 15” ticket book that included admission to the park and 15 attractions.
4) Hong Kong Disneyland — $82
There is only one theme park in Hong Kong and the pricing strategy is as simple as it gets.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s standard one-day ticket costs $82.
By comparison, Disneyland’s ticket prices were last at that level in 2011.
3) Disneyland Paris resort — $68 to $105
The French resort outside Paris is home to two theme parks: Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park.
Much like the California parks, Disney breaks the pricing structure at the parks in France into three tiers: Mini ($68), Magic ($90) and Super Magic ($105).
By comparison, Disneyland tickets cost $69 in 2008.
2) Shanghai Disneyland — $56 to $94
The newest Disney theme park is also one of the most affordable. In fact, it could be the least expensive Disney park, depending on your definition of a one-day ticket.
Shanghai Disneyland also breaks its ticket prices into three tiers: Regular ($56), Peak ($81) and Peak Holiday ($94).
By comparison, Disneyland’s ticket prices were $56 in 2005.
1) Tokyo Disney resort — $40 to $70
The least expensive Disney theme parks come with a bit of an asterisk. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea offer a ticket pricing strategy unique to the Japanese parks.
While the Tokyo parks don’t use date-based pricing like some other Disney parks, they do offer variable pricing based on what time of day you enter the parks.
A one-day, one-park ticket at the Tokyo Disney resort costs $70. In a unique twist, the Japanese parks also offer a $51 Starlight ticket for visitors arriving after 3 p.m. and a $40 evening ticket for those showing up after 6 p.m.
What’s the least expensive Disney theme park in the world? Some parks offer tickets as low as $40 – Orange County Register
That asterisk means the $70 one-day, one-park ticket at the Tokyo Disney resort would be more expensive than the lowest-priced $56 regular ticket at Shanghai Disneyland and the $68 Mini ticket at the Disneyland Paris resort.
But that same $70 every-day-of-the-year ticket at the Tokyo parks still remains lower than the mid- and upper-tiers at the variably-priced Disney parks in France and China.
The $40 evening and $51 Starlight tickets are less expensive than any other Disney theme park ticket but do not offer a full day’s admission.
By comparison, the last time Disneyland ticket prices were below $40 was in 1999.
All prices are based on the rates posted to the individual Disney theme park websites and were converted to the nearest U.S. dollar from the local currency.