Theme Park: Shanghai Disneyland Announced Ticket Prices as The Lowest Among All Other Disney Parks
Shanghai Disney Resort has officially announced its ticket prices for Disneyland. The ticket prices are the lowest compared to any other of 12 Disney parks and 6 resorts at 374 yuan ($57), and 499 yuan ($75) for the grand opening period in June this year, also on designated holidays, festivals, summer holidays, and weekends.
By comparison, Disneyland in Hong Kong's one-day ticket costs 539 yuan ($82), while Tokyo charged 374 yuan ($57) for a ticket to the theme park. That means Disneyland in Shanghai's ticket prices is about 20 percent cheaper than the prices in Hong Kong, making the Shanghai theme park the cheapest in its ticket.
For elder visitors with the age of 65 and older, Shanghai Disney will also give a special discount of 25 percent. The same discount will be applied also to children with the height between 1 meter and 1.4 meters, while infants and children below the height of 1 meter will be allowed to enter for free. The same practices can also be found in Disneyland theme parks all over Asia. Visitors with disabilities can also enter the theme park with the same discount.
The world's newest Disneyland in Shanghai will be opened on June 16, 2016, and the grand opening period would be between June 16-30 whereas the ticket sales will begin on March 28. According to China Daily, the project had started more than six years ago. The date, June 16, 2016 (6-16-16) is chosen because triple 6s are believed to be favorable and bring good fortunes.
Bloomberg reported that the Shanghai Disney Resort project is worth $5.5 billion. The total area is as vast as 963 acres, which is three times the size of Hong Kong Disneyland. Disney even allocated and set aside more land in the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone for possible further expansion.
South China Morning Post elaborated that the part would feature many kinds of attractions and rides in their thematic areas. The themed areas are Adventure Isle, Fantasyland where there would be Alice in Wonderland Maze and Seven Dwarves Mine Train, also Gardens of Imagination with a Marvel Universe. The park will also feature Disney's more recent releases including Tomorrowland. Visitors also would be able to enjoy performances like musical parades of Disney characters, stunts, and sing-along activities of Disney songs.
The new Disneyland is expected to attract at least 25 million local and foreign visitors a year. The number is less than Hong Kong Disneyland, partly because the number of visitors would be limited. The park will open this summer as the Disneyland with the cheapest ticket, but not any duller than the others.