Study: This Florida theme park is more expensive than Disney World

The Family Vacation Guide ranks Busch Gardens Tampa Bay at top of list

A view of Cinderella Castle from Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World (Ken Pilcher, Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s no surprise that theme parks are expensive, but a new study shows there is a park more expensive than Disney World - and it’s right here in Florida.

A study by The Family Vacation Guide ranked the top 10 most expensive theme parks globally, as of May 2022. Of the 10, four of them are in the Sunshine State.

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According to the study, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay takes the title for the world’s most expensive theme park in 2022. Busch Gardens ticket prices start at $117.94 for single-day tickets, the study shows. Busch Gardens sent updated pricing showing single-day tickets start at $89.99, marked down from $124.99.

Next in the rankings was Walt Disney World, starting at $109 per ticket.

Tied for third place were Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios at $105 per ticket, according to the study. The website for Universal Orlando shows ticket prices have increased slightly to $109 for adult tickets.

In the 10th spot, the study ranks Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, with tickets starting at $82.

To view the full study, click here.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.