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    Source: Hong Kong News Headlines | Hong Kong's premier newspaper online | SCMP.com

    The price of entry to Hong Kong's two theme parks appears set to rise this year with Ocean Park imposing a 12 per cent increase and Hong Kong Disneyland changing its prices for the first time since it opened in 2005.

    The news comes just a week after park chairman Allan Zeman said the facility had no immediate plans to raise ticket prices to pay for the construction of new attractions. He said he understood the new pricing could be a burden on the community but the park needed to find ways to meet rising operational costs and repay loans.

    A daytime ticket for Ocean Park will increase on September 1 from the HK$250 to HK$280 per adult, and for children aged three to 11 from HK$125 to HK$140.

    The "gold smartfun" annual pass for adults will rise from HK$695 to HK$780, and from HK$350 to HK$390 for children. A student pass for full-time students aged 12 or above will rise from HK$485 to HK$540.

    The park will also launch a summer night admission promotion for patrons with Hong Kong identity cards - from 6pm to 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout July, August and the first two weekends in September. The cost will be HK$150 for adults and HK$75 for children. Hong Kong residents visiting the park on their birthdays will continue to get free admission, and they will be allowed to bring a guest at half-price in a new one-year promotion taking effect on September 1.

    The park's last price increase was in October 2009.

    Disneyland said it had no announcement to make on pricing and was monitoring the market closely, but an insider said the board of directors had been notified about a proposed price adjustment which had yet to be made final.

    To be adopted this year, it might include a rise in the adult one-day ticket charge from the current HK$350 to less than HK$400.


    Democrats legislator Fred Li Wah-ming said Ocean Park's price rise was higher than inflation and he was worried it might cut the number customers from abroad.

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    Re: Ticket prices to rise at HKDL: SCMP

    Are we looking at $399? Is HK pricing fond of that trick that US companies use? Or more like $375?

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      Re: Ticket prices to rise at HKDL: SCMP

      ORDDU: They should at the very least wait until the new expansion project has been completed.

      ORGOCH: Guess they feels they needs the money NOW--so's they can even finish the dang expansion!!

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        Holy crap! O_O
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        • #5
          Re: Ticket prices to rise at HKDL: SCMP

          Originally posted by SirEdge View Post
          Are we looking at $399? Is HK pricing fond of that trick that US companies use? Or more like $375?
          Around $380-$395 according to local Chinese press. They also say there'll be more offers for HK Residents. I guess they want the locals to buy APs.


          Originally posted by Witches of Morva View Post
          ORDDU: They should at the very least wait until the new expansion project has been completed.

          ORGOCH: Guess they feels they needs the money NOW--so's they can even finish the dang expansion!!
          The price increase was actually proposed long ago. The HKDL management wanted to wait until the opening of Toy Story Land.

          <<Guess they feels they needs the money NOW--so's they can even finish the dang expansion!!>>
          They say employee health insurance costs have increased 40% + ten attractions added since opening. If they don't have the money for the expansion, construction works won't be that fast. LOL
          Last edited by iluvHKDL; 06-21-2011, 11:56 PM.

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            Re: Ticket prices to rise at HKDL: SCMP

            There should be more offers/discounts for the locals considering the park is failing locally with declining numbers each year.

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              Well its official, if you are tourist visiting HKDL. You are officially gouged an extra $49 hkd to $399hkd to enter the park. Kids pay $285, while the old folks get a discount from $170hkd to $100hkd. If you are a local this price hikes won't go in effect until December.

              If they do the price hikes at least they should open the new attractions first not hike the prices beforehand.

              I am quite sure the numbers will even be lower with the price hikes. (I think this is a disturbing trend from Disney, build the park cheap offer low admission rates at the beginning. Then add one attractions and mark up the admission prices.)

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                Gouged? Hardly. I don't think this supposed price increase is bad, in fact I think the current price is CHEAP, let alone the new price! I just wish I could afford the airfare and all other costs!

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                  Originally posted by dland_lover View Post
                  Gouged? Hardly. I don't think this supposed price increase is bad, in fact I think the current price is CHEAP, let alone the new price! I just wish I could afford the airfare and all other costs!
                  Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise, a Small World, Astro Blasters, Autopia, Phillharmagic, two shows and a parade and some small fireworks399 HKD!!
                  Last edited by TimmyTimmyTimmy; 07-08-2011, 11:58 PM.

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                    Tokyo Disney ticket is around $75 and HKDL ticket is now $50

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                      Originally posted by Duyanh92 View Post
                      Tokyo Disney ticket is around $75 and HKDL ticket is now $50

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                        Sorry. I just wanted to mean that I will get many things I want in TDR and the price is not too different. Almost every attraction in HKDL can be found in TDL at the moment except the shows. This is just my opinion of a normal person and probably I do not know everything like you. Besides, HKDL is not a poor Disneyland Park and I'm still happy when I be there.

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                          whoa TDL has so many more attractions than HKDL, it is a glorified public park! The whole counting the picture spots as attractions is such bullsh$$


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                          • #14
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                            Wow. No need to tear me apart. Geez.

                            I know what HKDL has to offer, but still I think it's cheap. I'm not rich, by any means, but $50 for a day at Disneyland? Sign me up! I don't just do rides when I go- I'm big into photography, shopping and shows, too. So I can easily fill a day there. I did it at Animal Kingdom (easily) and I'd do it here, too. The only reason I'm not going before the expansion is done, is because of all the associated costs and the time it would take for me to save up for the whole trip (because I wouldn't just do HK- I'd have to go to Japan, too).

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                            • #15
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                              calm down my friend, in the end when you think about it they are all just theme parks. another thing is that is why they are building shanghai disneyland because the one in hong kong is crap and more or less failed. (another reason is china is the main economic engine of the world right now)

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