Despite their prominence in bringing magical experiences to Guests from all over the world, one thing that has been prominent over the past few months is the way Park portfolio continues to inflate prices or implement brand-new pricing systems such as Disney Genie+.
Shanghai Disneyland will also increase its admission prices beginning next month.
It is clear that not all Guests have welcomed the new or modified experiences at Disney theme parks like the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida. The Orlando theme park vacation destination, in the past year, has rebranded its free FastPass+ offering with the Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane Selections while the beloved Disney Magical Express will be replaced in the new year.
In a similar vein, Shanghai Disneyland at the Shanghai Disney Resort, also home to the Disneytown retail area, will raise admission prices for Park entry beginning January 9, next year. In an announcement from July 2021, Disney Parks revealed its new pricing structure for tickets, arguably in a quiet fashion, and as we roll quickly towards to end of the year, Guests are just days away from paying the increased price.
Per the Shanghai Disney Resort, the new ticket information is as follows:
Starting January 9, 2022, Shanghai Disney Resort will adjust its pricing rate for admission to Shanghai Disneyland. The new definition and rate for the four-tiered pricing structure – Regular, Regular Plus, Peak and Peak Plus, will be as following:
“Regular” price of admission to Shanghai Disneyland, covering most of the weekdays and selected weekends, is set at 435 RMB;
“Regular Plus” price of admission will cover selected weekends and selected weekdays, and is set at 545 RMB;
“Peak” price of admission, which covers most of the days in summer season, selected Chinese statutory holiday periods (including its shoulder days), internationally recognized celebration periods, park special event days, and other peak visitation days, is set at 659 RMB;
“Peak Plus” price of admission, covering selected Chinese statutory holiday periods, park special event days and selected days in summer season, is set at 769 RMB.
The new ticket price information also confirms that the discounts for certain aged children, as well as for seniors and Guests with disabilities, will continue, as will free admission for infants under age three. The Disney theme Park, which has shared ownership by the Shanghai Shendi Group and The Walt Disney Company, states that the four-tiered pricing structure introduced in 2019 has “better reflect[ed] local consumer visitation habits” and “has supported the Resort to more effectively spread visitation throughout the year based on attendance forecast and maximize Guest experience.”
Up until January 8, 2022, Guests will still pay the original prices, which are:
Finding its home in Pudong, China, Shanghai Disneyland features seven lands, which include: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, Tomorrowland, and Toy Story Land. Nestled behind Enchanted Storybook Castle, Fantasyland is home to a number of popular Disney attractions like Peter Pan’s Flight and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
In 2019, it was announced that Shanghai Disneyland would be the first Disney Park in the world that will welcome a Zootopia-themed land in the form of the City of Zootopia located inside Fantasyland. Last year, the Shanghai Disney Resort became the first Disney Park to reopen following a temporary closure relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.