Budgeting for a trip is important but sometimes, no matter how carefully one plans a budget, the travel expenses still blow off the roof. While this can sometimes be blamed on the traveler’s extravagant spending, the tourist destination or attraction is usually responsible for consuming the larger part of the budget. Fortunately, nothing goes unrecorded these days. Travelers have their ways of sharing their experiences and voicing their opinions to help other travelers make the best decisions. TripAdvisor is one such platform where travelers can share their experiences. Although there are lots of expensive attractions out there, these particular ones, having been mentioned by travelers thousands of times on TripAdvisor, have now been analyzed and compiled by SavingSpot to reveal the 10 attractions around the world that are just so expensive that one might have to save for some extra months to be able to afford them.
10 Empire State Building, United States
The Empire State Building - one of the tallest buildings in the world is popular among tourists who love elevated views. At a height of 381 m, the skyscraper presents some of the most mesmerizing views of the beautiful city of New York from its observation decks. Despite being one of the most expensive attractions in the world, it remains on the to-do list of many travelers which explains why it attracts over 4 million yearly visitors.
9 Warwick Castle, England
The United Kingdom is filled with thousands of years of history and Warwick castle offers a way to experience those numerous years of British history. The medieval castle is located in England and is one of the oldest in the country having been built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. Within the castle are several sections offering different types of live actions which portray the ancient lifestyle of the English people. There’s so much fun to enjoy in this castle; however, the thought of the extravagant cost of visiting might overwhelm one’s mind even when engaging in the adventures. Basically, Warwick Castle is not a cheap attraction to visit but it could definitely do better by reducing its prices especially when there are so many other interesting and cheaper castles to visit in the country.
8 Magic Kingdom Park, United States
Despite being one of the most expensive attractions in the world, it’s really surprising that Magic Kingdom remains the most visited amusement park in the world. If at such high prices, the attraction gets such a huge inflow of visitors, it would probably be worse if the prices were slightly reduced. The demand would be overwhelming but this has not stopped customers from complaining bitterly about the extravagant cost of tickets.
7 Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Iceland is known for many natural wonders and the Blue Lagoon is perhaps the most popular. This beautiful geothermal attraction located in Southwest Iceland is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a unique bath in warm and blue-colored water. Besides the mesmerizing beauty of the water, bathing in this lagoon is also said to be beneficial to the skin. Perhaps these benefits are the reasons the attraction is so expensive. Everything from the cost of tickets to snacks, towels, drinks, meals, and even shower caps is just too expensive. This high cost might be a turn-off for many travelers after the first experience since there are many other similar attractions in Iceland that are more affordable.
6 Universal Studios Florida, U.S.
Universal Studios is one of the most popular attractions in the world but also one of the most expensive. To begin, there are so many thrilling roller coasters to ride and lots of things to do in the park; however, to enjoy these one might have to dig deep into their pockets. Universal Studios has also been named the most expensive theme park in the world.
5 The View From The Shard, England
London is one of the most visited cities in the world and many travelers who visit love to see the city in its entirety. This is the reason The View from The Shard remains a highly demanded attraction. Travelers visiting for the Queen's Royal Platinum Jubilee Celebration will certainly love the 360-degree views from the tallest building in London. It may be one of London’s most popular attractions but that does not mean the price sits well with many travelers.
4 Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates
Views from observation decks are inspiring and beautiful especially when they are on the tallest building in the world. With a height of 828 m, this supertall skyscraper places visitors close to the sky with the entire city of Dubai beneath their feet. To enjoy this experience, however, one might have to be able to afford the overly expensive ticket price. Dubai is expensive by the way but even though this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience one should have, it does not stop the average earner from thinking about how deep the experience can dig into their pockets.
3 London Eye, England
Travelers seem to hold a soft spot for elevated views which explains why the London Eye attracts up to 3.5 million people yearly making it one of the most visited attractions in London. This attraction offers an incredibly beautiful 360-degree view of the city from the moving capsule-like observation decks. At sunrise and sunset, the views are even more mesmerizing. Children under 3 are usually allowed free access and the expensive tickets may sometimes make adults wish they could transform into 3-year-olds just to enjoy the views without having to leave the site with empty pockets or seriously strained bank accounts.
2 LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, England
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a fun place to visit with family as it features lots of magical rides for adults and children. The kids always seem to enjoy the fun more than the adults and that’s simply because they’re not the ones who have to deal with getting ripped off of every penny they have in their wallets.
1 Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is brought to life at Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making Of Harry Potter. Visitors to this attraction will be exposed to the filmmaking process of the epic Harry Potter movie as some of the most epic scenes were shot in the studio. This is a great place for those seeking to further dive deeper into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and learn about how the magical story was transformed into such an entertaining movie. While one cannot help but disapprove of the extravagant price, the experience here is nothing short of unique.