My Latest Money-Saving Klook Success Story
In the past, I’ve written about how travel sites like Klook can help you save on tickets to popular attractions. So, when my wife and I decided to buy tickets for Hong Kong Disneyland (after already visiting for a press event at the park on Friday), I found it fit to take my own advice and hit up Klook to see what was available. Sure enough, the site came through for me once again.
First, a crash course in the state of Disney ticketing these days. Years ago, Disney Parks started moving toward demand-based pricing for tickets. This means that days that are typically more popular with guests cost more. In the case of Hong Kong Disneyland, this is accomplished via the use of pricing tiers. Luckily, it seems that this time of year is pretty slow, so the Sunday we wanted to visit was only a Tier 2 whereas the follow day was a Tier 1. The other aspect of Disney ticketing you need to know is that they require reservations — but we’ll get to that in a moment.
Originally, I went on Klook to compare 1-Day ticket options. On the HKDL site, a 1-Day Tier 2 ticket was listed at HK$719 per person. Meanwhile, on Klook, we could buy the same tickets for HK $659 — amounting to a savings of about $6.76 USD per person.
This was going to be our purchase plan until we were reminded of a new statue being unveiled at the park on Monday in celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary. Being the good theme park bloggers that we are, we decided we should probably pop into the park then too. So, suddenly, we were now in need of 2-Day Tickets.
For context, a regular 2-Day ticket goes for HK$1,068 per person on Hong Kong Disneyland’s site. On Klook, the same ticket can be purchased for HK$958. However, I noticed that they also had a “2-Day Tickets for Tourists + Merchandise and Dining E-voucher” option. Not only does this include some (minor) coupons for food and merch but also costs just HK$768 per person! To translate, that works out to a savings of about $24.28 per person when comparing the two Klook options or a savings of $38.34 per person versus the regular HKDL site. This means we saved more than $75 with this option before the coupons are even accounted for.
While I haven’t redeemed my Klook tickets at the park just yet (this time, that is, as I’ve used them before), there are already good signs that I shouldn’t have a problem. See, now, many Disney Parks require guests to make park reservations in addition to buying tickets. For 2-Day tickets, you need to select the first day you plan to visit. Immediately after getting my Klook confirmation, I headed to the Hong Kong Disneyland site to make these reservations — and was initially concerned when the ticket number wasn’t working. However, just a couple of minutes later, I was able to use the Klook tickets to confirm reservations. I suppose I just needed to give the system a little time to update. Whoops.
The bottom line is this: when traveling, tourists may be able to save a few dollars or enjoy bonus perks just by shopping in the right place. Although I can’t speak to how legit all of these sites are, this is yet another positive experience I’ve had with Klook. Looking on their site, they happen to have lots of other offerings that might be worth a look the next time you visit a city they have supported attractions for. Just be sure to read all of the terms and details for each to make sure the package or offer makes sense for your adventure.