Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Can Your Family Afford to Visit This Theme Park?


Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hogwarts Castle

The new Harry Potter theme park, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opened this morning to mobs of Harry Potter fans. While all the attractions look dazzling and fun for all ages, I'm wondering who can afford to take their family there. Prices are steep!

Per the website, Universal Orlando Resort theme parks include Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is located.

Single-day, single-park tickets to Universal’s Islands of Adventure are priced at $69 for children age 3-9 and $79 for kids age 10 and up and adults.

Single-day tickets with access to both Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida are priced at $99 for children age 3-9 and $109 for kids age 10 and up and adults.

Believe me, I'd love to take my boys here more than anything. Looks amazing! However, that adds up to $296 for entry only to one park for a family of four with two kids under age 9. And if the same family wants to hit both parks in a single day, it'll cost them $416 for entry only. If you have tweens or teens, it could run you between $316 (single park) and $436 (both parks).

But don't fret, you can save $10 on multi-day tickets (up to 7 days) if you buy them online. Multi-day! Multi-broke!

Add in travel expenses and/or airfare, if you don't live in Orlando, food and drink in the park, which is no doubt overpriced, and a few souvenirs, and you could be looking at a few thousand dollars for a single-day family vacation.

More power to you if you can afford to make this trip (jealous!), but this adventure isn't going to make my family's summer vacation plans -- unless one of you finds an amazing price-cutting coupon deal.

Do you want to take your family to the new Harry Potter theme park? Will you pay this price?


Image via Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Cafe Kim Cafe Kim

Gah. That is expensive!

kelli... kelli0585

Well. . . it just depends.

What's seeing the 7 seconds of a grin on your apathetic preteen's face when they find out you're taking them worth to YOU?  Priceless, I'm sure. 

madam... madamekatekate


Hurle... HurleyMom25

That sounds a little too expensive! For that same price I could buy a Summer Pass to Disneyland, my son is two going on three and I think he would have more fun at Disneyland. He doesn't know who Harry Potter is yet.

frysh... fryshannon34

Super expensive but also dont like Harry Potter

caval... cavalier_craz

My hubby and I are going in November. We have been so excited about this park opening up!! We're going without the kids (hey, they're too little to know where we're going without them!). We've booked it already. We don't think it's too expensive just for the 2 of us, but I can't imagine the cost when we have to take all 3 kids when they get older, especially because you KNOW they are going to want to buy everything in all the stores.

nonmember avatar Eccentric Pirat

Hell yeah its expensive.

But I''ll save my pennies - Harry Potter is WORTH IT.

BestB... BestBoysMom

We are going in August and for 4 adults and 2 children for a 2 day park to park ticket and getting 2 more days free with my husbands work discount is going to be 846.90. YES we are crazy but my mother is paying for it and it is considered our family's birthday and christmas presents this year. 

Carey... Carey2006

My son is only 3 but I'm sure one day I might have to take him & I'm sure I'll end up paying a lot more than these prices=(

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