How Much Does It Cost to Visit Disney, around the World?

December 11, 2015, 12:33 PM · Talking about Disneyland Paris' refurbishment plans earlier today, a reader suggested that Disneyland Paris' attendance woes are related to the prices of its tickets. That inspired me to check the price of tickets at the various Disney theme parks around the world, to find which resort offers the best value to its visitors.

Value is always relative — a high-priced ticket might offer better value to a tourist than a lower-priced ticket to a less desirable destination. But looking at the prices side by side can help consumers make a more information comparison between resorts.

Obviously, if you are considering visiting any of these Disney theme park resorts, the additional costs of travel and accommodations change the price of visiting significantly. But it's interesting to see just how much the price of Disney tickets varies around the world.

For this report, we looked at non-resident prices, quoted on the parks' official websites, converted to US dollars at today's exchange rates. In one case, we found confirmation of the long-established travelers' rule that you can get a better deal buying in local currency than buying abroad in US dollars.

To help you make apples-to-apples comparisons of ticket prices, we looked at one-day, one-park tickets, as well as unrestricted annual passes for each resort. We have listed the prices from highest to lowest for one-day tickets, and highest to lowest per park for the annual passes. (Three of the five Disney resorts offer two parks, while Disney World offers four and Hong Kong just one.)

*Update: As readers have pointed out, many visitors use multi-day tickets, so we've added a third option - the price of a multi-day ticket, with one day for each park. We did not include the Park Hopper option in Orlando, Anaheim or Tokyo, though that appears to be required in Paris. Also, we have changed the prices for Walt Disney World throughout to reflect the added expense of local taxes, which WDW does not include within its posted ticket prices.)

One-day, one-park tickets

Walt Disney World Resort (Magic Kingdom): US$111.83

Walt Disney World Resort (all other parks): US$103.31

Disneyland Resort: US$99

Disneyland Paris Resort: The U.S. version of the DLP website cites US$94, but the UK version offers £57= US$86.76, while the French website charges €69 = US$75.88.

Hong Kong Disneyland: HK$539 = US$69.55

Tokyo Disney Resort: ¥6900 = US$57.16

Multi-day tickets

Disneyland Paris, two days*: US$190 ($95/day); £115 = US$175 ($87.50/day); €139 = US$152.81 ($76.41/day)

Disneyland, two days: US$185 ($92.50/day)

Walt Disney World, four days: US$324.83 ($82.21/day)

Hong Kong Disneyland, one day (there's only the one park): HK$539 = US$69.55 ($69.55/day)

Tokyo Disney, two days: ¥12,400 = US$102.51 ($52.26/day)

*Disneyland Paris multi-tickets allow entry to both parks on both days.

Annual passes

Disneyland Resort (2 parks): US$1049 [$524.50 per park]

Hong Kong Disneyland (1 park): HK$2988 = US$385.53 [$385.53 per park]

Tokyo Disney Resort (2 parks) ¥86000 = US$712.40 [$356.20 per park]

Walt Disney World Resort (4 parks) US$882.89 [US$220.72 per park]

Disneyland Paris Resort (2 parks): DLP reports its AP price in Euros on all versions of its site. €223 = US$245.22 [$122.61 per park]

The takeaways?

Which Disney theme park resort do you think offers the best value to its visitors?

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Replies (20)

December 11, 2015 at 12:55 PM · Tokyo Disney tickets are a steal! If only round-trip flights from the U.S. were more reasonable..
December 11, 2015 at 1:19 PM · Don't forget the "Being Canadian Tax" implemented this year with the drop in oil. After the banks get their cut it is 40% more to visit Walt Disney World for Canadians.
December 11, 2015 at 1:26 PM · If everything I've heard about TDR is true, then yes, that definitely offers the best value.
December 11, 2015 at 1:34 PM · At $57 a pop, no wonder Tokyo Disney is always packed to the gills.
December 11, 2015 at 1:51 PM · Visiting the Tokyo Disney Resort has spoiled me for Disney themeparks. The quality and value is unmatched anywhere in the world.
December 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM · The two Disney parks in Tokyo are outrageously cheap in a country that is notoriously very expensive.
December 11, 2015 at 4:26 PM · ahh...

Who buys single day tickets to WDW or Disneyland???

As such, an unrealistic comparison since multiple day tickets reduce the cost of admission vs single day.

December 11, 2015 at 5:06 PM · I understand that most Japanese locals have annual passes anyway. But the one day price is very reasonable for tourists.

Tokyo Disney is the top item on my bucket list. Someday...

December 11, 2015 at 5:41 PM · @Mathew

Tickets to Japan aren't as bad as you might think. I've travelled there for as low as 600$ roundtrip and have never paid more than 1000$.

It's astounding how affordable park tickets are in Tokyo. Kind of blows a hole in the defense of those who think high ticket prices are a necessity for Disney to be profitable.

December 12, 2015 at 4:34 AM · I wonder if the price in Tokyo is lower because on average visitors buy more food and merchandise then at other parks. It seems like the food and merchandise there are so cool. I would spend a bucket full of money if I went there, and fill my empty bucket with flavored popcorn. :)

Or maybe it is that they don't get that many non-annual pass holders visiting. I know some resorts have a different number of gates, but if you just look at how many visits (based on the one day price) per year you would need to make to get your money out of the pass, you can see it is the most for Tokyo at 12.5 visits per year and Disneyland(CA) at 10.5 per year. Disneyland Paris is the fewest number of visits with 3.2. So for people who live within driving distance, want to visit frequently, and that don't want any restrictions on days they can visit, Disneyland Paris is the best deal.
I think a lot of people would say Tokyo was the best deal even if all ticket prices were the same because they think the quality is better, and that seems to be backed up by how much people pay for the annual passes vs. the one day price.

December 12, 2015 at 7:11 AM · I think gate prices are one thing but if you factor in the cost of getting there in the first place, hotel costs and food costs your find a different price for everyone, anyone in the UK should know Disney Paris is our closest park but it's also one of the most expensive to visit when you compare like for like, a week at Paris will cost you a lot more then a week to Orlando when you compare everything, it's just so expensive to get to Disney Paris for UK residents, I can fly to Orlando and get free transport to my hotel cheaper then I can go by train or plane then factor in costs of getting to Disney Paris. The. The food costs at Paris are ridiculous expensive. I have been to Paris once but been to Orlando eight times and have book our next visit, my family holidays will be in Orlando unless they start making Paris more attractive cost wise.
December 12, 2015 at 9:23 AM · We bought the Fantasy Season pass in Paris for 169 Euro (Exchange rate was about 182 US in March) Has very limited blackout dates and has free parking and discounts. Went three days and returned in August for one day to ride Space Mountain 2. Pass was a great value.

Japan tickets are really cheap and you can get some really great rates at the Hilton and Sheraton. Just stayed 3 nights at the Sheraton for $156 per night.

December 12, 2015 at 12:55 PM · People buy single park, single day tickets to DLR all the time. Not everyone wants to visit both parks, nor do they all want to stay multiple days. It happens a lot for locals without AP's especially during the holidays.
December 12, 2015 at 2:54 PM · If you live in California, you can travel to Tokyo, buy park tickets and hotel for about the price of a Disneyland PAP.
December 13, 2015 at 3:05 AM · DLP has specials year round. This past June I paid about $700 each for 3 people for 5 days, 4 nights at the DLP hotel (5 day park hopper included), and my room was about 300 feet from the front gate of DL. With breakfast included. That's WAY cheaper than any other park at their best resort.
December 13, 2015 at 5:47 AM · JK is right and its also true for French people like me. A 2 weeks stay in Orlando renting a gorgeous villa with 2 weeks admissions to WDW (and also some other parks) is around 6,000 euros for a family of 4, including air travel round trip. A 3/4 days stay at DLP with park, hotel and transport (train or plane from south of France) is easily around 2,000 to 3,000 euros. OK, hotels at DLP and renting a villa in Orlando, so I'm a bit comparing apples and oranges. However, truth is we made WDW 5 times since 2009 and zero for DLP...
December 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM · I thought Disneyland Paris was doing really well! I thought it was a top European Destination? I mean by Disney standards, probably not as crowded, but I wouldn't call a tag day for them.

BTW, while DLP looks cheap to enter the park, it is very expensive on Food and resort stay. We are talking Grand Floridian and Contemperatry pricing.

December 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM · I thought Disneyland Paris was doing really well! I thought it was a top European Destination? I mean by Disney standards, probably not as crowded, but I wouldn't call a tag day for them.

BTW, while DLP looks cheap to enter the park, it is very expensive on Food and resort stay. We are talking Grand Floridian and Contemperatry pricing.

December 13, 2015 at 6:51 PM · Anthony, DLP attendance is OK but dropped 5% in 2014 compared to 2013, which was 7% down on 2012. I would guess the downward trend has continued this year.
December 14, 2015 at 4:26 AM · You can some really good deals for Disneyland Paris, I went to Paris with my husband a few years ago and picked up some one-day two park tickets for €35 each (less than $40) - I did have to go through the French version of the Disneyland website though, which required the use of google translate!

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