Universal Studios hikes ticket prices, anticipating October ‘congestion’

Halloween is still a popular time to visit theme parks, promising fun themes and festive ghosts – crowds, therefore, could swell during this busy time.

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It seems that theme park ticket prices are going up everywhere, almost everywhere.

Universal Studios announced that they plan to raise 1 Day Park ticket prices in October to ease crowd congestion during the Halloween period.

From October 22, 2022, the Osaka-based theme park Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will increase its maximum price for the 1 Day Park ticket from 9,400 Japanese yen (approximately $69) to 9,800 yen (approximately $72 ). This is an increase of 400 yen (about $3).

Meanwhile, the neighboring Tokyo Disney Resort has a maximum ticket price for 1 day of 9,400 yen, making Universal Studios Japan the most expensive theme park ticket in the country after this increase.

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The prediction of larger crowds means prices could naturally rise as theme parks like Universal Studios try to balance the number of park visitors against the physical capacity of the space and wait times. attractions.

Universal Studios Japan has released the following explanation for the ticket price increase:

The last third of October, including Halloween, is the most popular season of the year for us. We made the decision in hopes of alleviating the expected level of congestion.

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This coincides with Universal Studios Japan’s iconic Halloween Horror Nights and NO LIMIT! Halloween event from Thursday September 8 to Sunday November 6, 2022.

This year, NO LIMIT! The Halloween Horror Nights event is described as follows:

Halloween Horror Nights is back with terror and thrills like never before!
Survive an onslaught of zombie hordes in our most nightmarish Street Zombie event ever, now with projection mapping! Survive with friends in a fight against bloodthirsty creatures in Biohazard™: The Extreme+. And don’t miss Universal Monsters: Legends of Fear, inspired by the top-rated Halloween Horror Nights maze at Universal Orland Resort. This full line of horror attractions is back for the first time in 3 years!
Escape everyday stress with incredible thrills and chills only possible during Halloween at Universal Studios Japan!

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Visiting Universal Studios Japan during this period, after October 22, will mean that visitors will be charged the maximum 1-day ticket price of 9,800 yen for adults (12 years and older) and 6,500 yen for children (4 11 years old) (previously 6,300 yen).

With the popularity of events like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Japan, there’s no doubt that Universal Studios will do a little more this Halloween season, as people are still likely to attend the event.

Do you plan to visit Universal Studios Japan soon? Would you come during Halloween? Comment below!

Amity Park AKA Hello Kitty Land and Super Nintendo World are unique to Universal Studios Japan theme park. It is also home to classic Universal Studios areas such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minion Park, WaterWorld, and Jurassic Park.

Universal Studios Japan is famous for its frequent collaborations with existing major anime and manga properties such as Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), the pirate-themed series One Piece, the magical girl franchise Sailor Moon, classics like Detective Conan, Hunter x Hunter, and even gaming properties like Monster Hunter. Often part of their line of Universal Cool Japan collaborations, exclusive merchandise is also sold alongside their VR and 4D rides.

Herman C. Harkins