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Ticket prices for Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea to be raised next April

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Ticket prices for Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea parks will be raised next April 1 when the national sales tax is set to rise from 5 to 8 percent, operator Oriental Land Co. said Friday.

The price of a one-day ticket for adults will be raised by 200 yen to 6,400 yen by passing the tax hike on to customers, according to the operator.

Prices will also be raised of a one-day ticket for toddlers and elementary school children by 100 yen to 4,200 yen, and for junior and senior high school students by 200 yen to 5,500 yen.

The price for a ticket that is valid for a year to use either Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, will be raised by 1,000 yen to 53,000 yen.

Oriental Land also said the number of visitors to the two parks during the year to next March 31 is expected to reach 30.7 million, 3 million more than estimated earlier and topping 30 million for the first time ever.

The rise is attributable mainly to events held over the year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Disneyland as well as new attractions at the parks, according to the operator.

Oriental Land also revised upward its group net profit projection for the year to next March by 13.9 billion yen, to 66.2 billion yen, on estimated sales of 460.3 billion yen, up 46.6 billion yen, both record highs.

==Kyodo

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