A theme park resort is more expensive than Disney World, and you’ll be surprised which one it is
There’s been a lot of buzz in recent months about price increases Guests are experiencing when planning a vacation to the world’s most magical place, but new research shows Disney World guests may actually be luckier than they think.
A new study from The Family Vacation Guide ranked the ten most expensive theme parks in the world. The most recent data available at the time of the study is from May 2022.
The Vacation Guide study found that four of the ten most expensive theme parks in the world are located in the Sunshine State, which is not surprising, especially for frequent visitors to Florida who have experienced more than the Disney parks in Florida. .
And while most of us won’t be surprised that Florida is home to four of the most expensive parks, ClickOrlando Reports that the study found something that might surprise, even shock, some of us.
According to the study, although Disney World is the most magical place in the world, it does not win the title of “the most expensive theme park experience in the world”. No, that title goes to Disney World neighbor Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Ticket prices at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay start at around $118 per day ticket, according to the study’s findings. (After the study was completed, the theme park sent updated pricing to The Family Vacation Guide, listing day ticket prices starting at $89.99; however, at the time of this publication , ticket prices have increased, although the current promotion offers a buy one free ticket offer that expires in about a day.)
Disney World earns the title of the “second most expensive theme park experience in the world” as day tickets to the Walt Disney World Resort start at $109 per person, according to the official Disney website. But visitors to Florida parks may scoff at that figure, knowing that $109 Disney World tickets aren’t available during peak seasons. In reality, Disney World Tickets at this price are often unavailable.
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The study found a tie for the world’s third most expensive theme park between Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park and Universal Studios theme park. (Uh, no, we’re not surprised they’re tied.) Ticket prices at Universal’s theme parks in Florida start at $105 per person — or they did in May. Since the publication of this article, this price has increased to $109 at both parks.
Universal will soon add a third theme park to its Florida property. The epic universe of Universal The park is expected to open in the summer of 2025. It remains to be seen what effect the new park will have on ticket prices at Disney’s closest rival in Florida.
Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World San Diego, and Kings Island are further down the list.
Coming in last in the study — but still the tenth most expensive theme park in the world, so you decide how you want to interpret this data — is Cedar Point theme park in Sandusky, Ohio, where day ticket prices begin. at only $82 per person.
To consult the complete study of the Family Vacation Guide, Click here.