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Running Disneyland for just one day costs an insane amount of money

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 16: Disney parks and resorts brought in $18.4 billion in revenue in 2017, according to The Walt Disney Company's 2017 annual report. Clearly, the Disney theme parks are a huge revenue source for the company, but they also cost a lot to operate. The Disneyland Resort alone consists of two theme parks — Disneyland and California Adventure — as well as three hotels and the Downtown Disney entertainment and dining complex, all of which incur maintenance costs, payroll costs and other expenses that keep the parks and other properties running smoothly 365 days a year.Click through to discover Disney's money secrets.

It costs millions of dollars each day to operate the park

Disney parks and resorts brought in $18.4 billion in revenue in 2017, according to The Walt Disney Company's 2017 annual report. Clearly, the Disney theme parks are a huge revenue source for the company, but they also cost a lot to operate. The Disneyland Resort alone consists of two theme parks — Disneyland and California Adventure — as well as three hotels and the Downtown Disney entertainment and dining complex, all of which incur maintenance costs, payroll costs and other expenses that keep the parks and other properties running smoothly 365 days a year.

Click through to discover Disney's money secrets.

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