If you want to visit every single Disney park around the world, it'll take more than just a deep love of all things Disney. It'll take at least 13 days to visit all 12 Disney parks — and two Disney water parks — spread out over four different countries and spanning three continents and two islands.
To help you plan — or at least wish upon a star — for such a dream trip, GOBankingRates looked into how much it would cost to visit one park per day during peak admission season for one person age 10 and up. The study also included hotel costs but omitted the cost of flights, transportation, and food in most instances. Check out the dazzling Disney places that just might be within your reach.
Disney Park Ticket Breakdown: Disney World Vacation Packages, Disney Resorts and More
Disney park tickets come in various forms, such as Park Hopper tickets and Single Park tickets — and their total cost varies depending on the season. A Park Hopper ticket lets you do exactly as it describes: hop from park to park. In some destinations, like Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., there are multiple parks: the original Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. With a Park Hopper ticket, you can hop back and forth from park to park as much as you'd like without paying extra admission for re-entry.
For the purposes of this study, GOBankingRates didn't factor in the cost of these tickets in the grand total, instead primarily using the Single Park tickets to factor in the cost, except where noted. But if you do choose to pay for a Park Hopper over a Single Park ticket, you can generally save yourself some money with typical use.
Disney World tickets, or ticket prices for any Disney park for that matter, also vary depending on when you go — whether it's a weekday or weekend or peak season or off-season. Some Disney resorts overseas will refer to peak seasons as Super Magic times, whereas other Disney locations call it peak time. Either way, these are times when demand for the parks is highest — as are prices. On the other hand, during off times, the cost of a ticket can be much lower. GOBankingRates only factored in the cost of tickets during peak — or Super Magic — times.
Different Disneyland locations and different Disney resorts also have their own Disney hotels where you can stay. The park in Orlando, Fla., also offers Disney World vacation packages for your Disney World vacation. Follow this Mouscapade from Florida to California, through parts of Asia and then on to Europe to find out how much a tour of the entire magical world of Disney would cost.
Walt Disney World Resort: Magic Kingdom
The classic Disney park experience can be found here in the Magic Kingdom in Florida — from the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain to the Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World. Little ones will especially love the interactions they can have with Disney characters like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, who even has her own Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction.
If you want to just visit this park alone, the cost for a one-day Peak ticket is $124. If you decide to purchase a one-day Peak ticket with a Park Hopper option, it's $174, and you can visit the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom all in one day.
The best value for a five-day Disney trip to Walt Disney World is to purchase a vacation package through Disney that includes a five-day ticket with admission to one park per day, basic-tier accommodations, and a Disney dining plan that includes meals and snacks at more than 100 select Walt Disney World restaurants. The package also includes complimentary airport transfers to and from your hotel. The total cost of this package is $1,540, however it is customizable.
Walt Disney World Resort: Epcot
Travel the world without ever having to get your passport stamped and effortlessly canvas both past and present without the use of a time machine when you visit Disney's Epcot park. Favorite attractions here include the high-speed Test Track, the breathtaking Soarin' ride, and "Relaunched! Mission: Space," an authentic NASA-style training simulation ride. If you want to just visit this park alone, the cost for a one-day Peak ticket is $119, slightly less than that of its counterpart ticket to the Magic Kingdom — but keep in mind that this park is included in the Park Hopper option for $174.
The $1,540 total cost for the Disney World Vacation package covers the cost of visiting this park. Epcot, in particular, is a great park to visit primarily for the array of food options available. In fact, the park hosts an annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from late August to November every year. Epcot celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017, so get there before the end of the year if you want anniversary memorabilia.
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Walt Disney World Resort: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Fans of Star Wars, Toy Story, the Muppets, and Aerosmith will especially love a visit to this park, which has a number of high-octane, interactive, and entertaining attractions. Favorites include Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Toy Story Midway Mania.
One of the best parts about visiting this park is the entertainment. Character experiences include stars from films that include the Star Wars series, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Indiana Jones, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen.
The cost for a one-day Peak ticket to visit this park alone is $119 and follows the same pricing structure of sister parks Epcot and Animal Kingdom. This park also is included in the price of the all-encompassing Disney World vacation package.
Walt Disney World Resort: Animal Kingdom
Although the Animal Kingdom is traditionally known for its animal encounters and experiences, it recently added a brand-new land, Pandora — The World of Avatar, inspired by the box-office hit film, "Avatar." Disney worked closely with the film's director, James Cameron, to develop the park, which depicts a part of Pandora that wasn't shown in the film.
The price structure for entry to this wild park mirrors that of Epcot and Hollywood Studios, gaining you entry for $119 for a single-park ticket or $124 for a Park Hopper pass.
Walt Disney World Resort: Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
For the ultimate fun in the sun, a stop to both of Walt Disney World's water parks is definitely in order. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon offer rushing rapids, sandy beaches for sunbathing, lazy rivers, and even whitewater rafting.
The cost to visit just the two water parks in a single day is $62 per ticket. The water park ticket cost is factored into the all-inclusive Disney World package, however many other Disney amenities — such as mini golf, for example, and attractions at Disney Springs — are not included, so remember to budget accordingly.
Disneyland Resort: Disneyland Park
The one that started it all, Disneyland Park in California is a must-visit for any true Disnoid (that means Disney fan). Opened in 1955 by Walt Disney himself, Disneyland is made up of eight iconic lands: Main Street, U.S.A.; Tomorrowland; Fantasyland; Mickey's Toontown; Critter Country; New Orleans Square; and Adventureland.
A one-day Park Hopper ticket, which includes admission to Disneyland Park and to Disney California Adventure is $174 per person during Peak times. If you want to visit just Disneyland Park by itself in one day, the cost for a ticket during peak times is $124 per person.
The best value for a two-day Disney vacation to Disneyland Resort in California is to purchase a vacation package through Disney that includes a two-day ticket with admission to one park per day, basic-tier accommodations — the Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate, for example — and an Anaheim Resort Transit pass that covers transportation to and from your hotel. The total cost of this package is $468 and does not include food.
Disneyland Resort: Disney California Adventure
Located right next to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure has a total of seven lands that bring Disney and Pixar films to life, including Cars Land. Not to be missed is the park's signature nighttime World of Color light and water show. The park also features unique attractions such as Soarin' Over California and the new "Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout" ride, the first in the park's planned expansion to create a Marvel Land, announced in 2017.
If you want to visit just Disney California Adventure in one day during peak times, the ticket cost is $124 per person; otherwise, you can opt for the $174 Park Hopper ticket or the $468 Disneyland Resort package to visit both parks.
Shanghai Disney Resort: Shanghai Disneyland
When Shanghai Disneyland opened in June 2016, it was one of the most anticipated Disney park openings in recent history — and Disney's very first park to open on the Chinese mainland. This park features some familiar favorites you can find at the original Disneyland Park in California or at Walt Disney World in Florida, but it also has some other attractions that many U.S. Disney parks guests have not have experienced yet, like the TRON Lightcycle Power Run or Marvel Universe.
The cost for a one-day ticket to Shanghai Disneyland is 499 Chinese yuan, or about $76.26 in U.S. dollars, on a weekend. If you visit the park on a weekday, the cost of a ticket is 399 Chinese yuan, or $56.55.
The cost of a one-night stay at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel on a weekend is approximately 2,050 Chinese yuan, or $314.23 per night. To calculate a total cost to visit this park, GOBankingRates included the price of a one-day weekend ticket but did not include the cost of food or other incidentals.
Tokyo Disney Resort: Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland, the first Disney park outside of the U.S., opened in April 1983. The park mirrors the original Disneyland in California — with a few twists. For example, instead of Main Street, U.S.A., you have a World Bazaar, and the park area brings a slice of Americana to Japan with a Disney flair.
The cost of a one-day ticket to the park is 7,400 Japanese yen, or approximately $67.93. You could also choose to purchase a two-day Passport package that includes admission to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea for 13,200 Japanese yen, or about $121.14. For the purposes of calculating the grand total in this study, GOBankingRates did not include this two-day package ticket.
A two-night stay at the Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel is 48,000 Japanese yen, or approximately $440.86, not including the cost of food or other incidentals.
Tokyo Disney Resort: Tokyo DisneySea
Opened in 2001, Tokyo DisneySea was inspired by the ocean, and the park is unique in terms of its attractions and lands. For example, you can ride in a Venetian gondola, hop aboard the DisneySea Transit Steamer Line, and even take a ride on the Nemo and Friends SeaRider. Other lands include Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon and Mysterious Island.
To visit Tokyo DisneySea alone will cost 7,400 Japanese yen, or approximately $67.93. A two-day Passport package that includes admission to both of Disney's Tokyo theme parks is 13,200 Japanese yen, or about $121.14. This two-day package was not included in the grand total for this study.
To stay at the Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel for two nights is 48,000 Japanese yen, or approximately $440. For the grand total in the study, the cost of food or other incidentals was not included.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: Hong Kong Disneyland Park
Located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, this park opened in September 2005 and is only a 30-minute subway ride away from central Hong Kong. Attractions include a Fairy Tale Forest, an Iron Man Experience and the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars.
For 589 Hong Kong dollars, or $75.27, you can visit Hong Kong Disneyland Park. The nightly rate to stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel starts at 2,700 Hong Kong dollars, or $345.64 in U.S. dollars, not including the cost of food or other incidentals.
Disneyland Resort Paris: Disneyland Park
Disneyland Paris, which opened in April 1992, is home to five different lands and a variety of attractions, many of which have just recently opened. They include the new "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue," the Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain and "Welcome to Starport: A Star Wars Encounter."
The cost of a one-day ticket to this park is $91 per person. If you also want to visit the other Paris park, Walt Disney Studios Park, you can purchase a Park Hopper ticket to visit both parks in a single day for $109 per person. The Park Hopper ticket, for the purposes of this study, was not included in the grand total cost.
A two-night stay at the Disney's Hotel Santa Fe, a Route 66 oasis-themed hotel within walking distance of Disneyland Paris, is approximately $663. It's just one of seven different Disney hotels you can stay in when you visit Disneyland Paris. Of the seven, it's considered more of a budget pick. Other hotels like the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hotel New York are more expensive and offer more amenities. These costs do not include food or other incidentals.
Disneyland Resort Paris: Walt Disney Studios Park
Opened in 2002 and dedicated to the art of film, Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris features attractions inspired by movies such as "Armageddon," "Spider-Man" and "Ratatouille."
To visit just the park during a high-demand time costs $91 per person. To visit this park and Disneyland Paris in one day, you can purchase a Park Hopper ticket that costs $109 per person. The Park Hopper ticket, for the purposes of this study, was not included in the grand total cost.
It will cost about $663 for a two-night stay at one of the Disneyland Paris hotels that are in a more basic tier. The cost of food or other incidentals is not included.
Grand Total Cost to Tour All Disney Parks Around the World
Here's the breakdown of this global Disney trip for one person, during peak times, and including the cost of admission to a park and lodging. In most instances, food and ground transportation costs, as well as flights, were not included. You can get admission to all Disney parks around the world for the following prices:
- Walt Disney World Resort in Florida: $1,540.19 (package includes meals and airport transfers)
- Disneyland Resort in California: $468.80 (includes transportation to/from park from your hotel
- Shanghai Disney Resort: $390.49
- Tokyo Disney Resort: $576.72
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: $429.91
- Disneyland Resort Paris: $845
Grand Total: $4,251.11
At a just a little over $4,000 to visit all the parks, this global Disney trip could go from being "once upon a dream" to a reality for you with the right planning and budgeting. In most cases, it pays to look for package deals that can help you save on costs and give you access to park admission and lodging.
If you really want to save money, it also pays to visit the parks during non-peak times. Also, if you want to maximize your time visiting the parks, Park Hopper tickets might be well worth the investment if you're visiting a Disney resort with multiple parks, such as in California or Japan. And the more you save, the more you'll enjoy seeing that it really is a small world after all.