Date
19 May 2019
HK Disneyland said it has to raise ticket prices to cover rising operating costs and meet operational needs. Photo: Xinhua
HK Disneyland said it has to raise ticket prices to cover rising operating costs and meet operational needs. Photo: Xinhua

HK Disneyland hikes ticket prices, offers local deals

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has raised its ticket prices for the first time since December 2017 even after trimming losses significantly in the last fiscal year.

Effective Wednesday, a one-day general admission ticket for visitors aged 12 to 64 goes up 3.2 percent to HK$639, while entry for children aged 3 to 11 rises by 3.7 percent to HK$475, the resort said.

A two-day general pass now costs HK$825 for an adult and HK$609 for a child, up 3.3 and 3.4 percent from the previous levels, respectively.

A Silver Magic Access membership for adults is adjusted to HK$1,278, which will be fully offset following just two visits. Gold membership is HK$2,059 while Platinum Magic Access membership is HK$3,599.

The average price increase for memberships for adults is 3 percent.

Ticket and annual pass prices for seniors (aged 65 or above) remain unchanged. Eligible guests with disabilities continue to enjoy a 30 percent discount on one-day tickets.

Just two months ago, when it released its financial results for the last fiscal year, the resort said it had no plans to adjust ticket prices.

It said the decision to raise ticket prices was based on several factors, including covering operating costs and meeting operational needs, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.

Still, the latest increases are the smallest ever for Hong Kong Disneyland, which hiked its prices by an average of 5.8 percent in December 2017.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong residents can still buy all tiers of new Magic Access memberships or one-day tickets at current prices until June 24 this year.

For existing Magic Access members, they can enjoy a 20 percent discount on the new prices for the first year and a 30 percent discount for the second year if they renew their memberships under the Magic Access two-year renewal special offer, which is available from April 24 to Nov. 30.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort recorded a net loss of HK$54 million for the year ended September 2018, significantly lower than the HK$345 million loss it posted in the previous year.

The resort is a joint venture between the SAR government, which holds a 53 percent stake, and The Walt Disney Company.

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