Disneyland Ticket Discounts!
Are you planning a trip to Disneyland? It is one of my family’s favorite destination spots and we have been a number of times over the years. While Disneyland is never a cheap trip, there are some saving strategies I have learned over time that I wanted to share. This article will provide you with many tips on how to save on Disneyland Tickets and we have a list that we update weekly below with all of the best Disneyland ticket discounts currently available.
Check out our Disneyland Savings page for more tips on:
- Disneyland Secrets and Tips
- How to Save on a Disneyland Hotel (or Disneyland area hotel)
- How to Save on Food at Disneyland
- Find all Disneyland deals on our Disney Deals page here
Now, lets look at how to get the best Disneyland Ticket deals, which could possibly be the biggest expense of your trip. Saving on Disneyland Tickets will be one of the best ways to bring down the expense of your vacation.
Generally speaking you save more when you buy your tickets separately vs part of a vacation package, so it’s always a good idea to see what current Disneyland Ticket Discounts are available.
Another important point – You will want to be careful when purchasing discounts for Disneyland tickets, there are plenty of scams out there. In the past folks have bought tickets off of ebay and Craiglist, and we highly recommend you stay away from this practice (folks sold tickets that had only been partially used, for the remaining days). Disneyland has really cracked down on fraudulent ticket sales, and they will take your photo with hand held computers at the gates, and if someone else’s picture is attached to the ticket you will not be able to use it and will have lost that money. I would only buy tickets from a vendor you know is reputable.
Here Are Disneyland Ticket Deals That We Know Are Legitimate:
(We update the Disneyland ticket discounts and promotions weekly)
There is a big change for Disneyland tickets in that the prices now range from value to peak ticket prices for 1 day, 1 park a day tickets (dependent on the time frame that you will be going to the parks & when it’s considered more crowded).
Examples of Disney Ticket Prices for 2017:
1 Day 1 Park A Day Tickets – range from $95 – $119 (rate is dependent on time you go to visit)
1 Day Park Hopper Tickets – Range from $155 – $169
2 Day 1 Park A Day Tickets – starting at $187
2 Day Park Hopper Ticket – starting at $232
3 Day Park Hopper Tickets – starting at $303
4 Day Park Hopper Tickets – starting at $320
5 Day Park Hopper Tickets – starting at $335
We found great discounts for Disney Tickets from aRes Travel! I have purchased my family’s tickets through aRes Travels discount ticket deals in the past, and can assure you they are the real deal. We just printed our tickets off and redeemed them at that gate, and were able to save.
Bundle & Save on Three Days of Fun! Disneyland® Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood Combo Pass
Bundle & Save on Four Days of Fun! Disneyland® Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood Combo Pass
You can save up to $17 per person through aRes Travel on the 5 day park hopper, but they offer discounts on all of the ticket offers (from 2 day hopper tickets to the 5 day hoppers!). Some examples of current offers include:
- 2 Day Adult Park Hopper – $240 (save $4 off gate price)
- 2 Day Child Park Hopper – $228 (save $4 off gate price)
- 3 Day Adult Park Hopper – $305 (save $10 off gate price)
- 3 Day Child Park Hopper – $301 (save $2 off gate price)
- 4 Day Adult Park Hopper – + 5th Day FREE! $333 (save $17 off gate price)
- 4 Day Child Park Hopper – $318 (save $2 off gate price)
We can also get some great deals on Character Dining from aRes Travel:
- $22 Child Gate Character Dining
- $38 Adult Gate Character Dining
- $28 Child Gate Premium Character Dining
- $48 Adult Gate Premium Character Dining
Purchase through December 31, 2017. Valid January 1 through December 31, 2017.
Offers great savings on Disneyland part tickets PLUS entire vacation packages, and they are a legitimate site to purchase from. We have heard from many TNWM readers who have purchased package deals through them, and were very happy with their experience. This is our pick for great bundle deals.
Plus, use promo code: THRIFTYNW to save an extra $10 off Get Away Today’s already discounted packages. Book at getawaytoday.com or call 855-GET- AWAY to book your vacation. Just mention Thrifty NW Mom sent you!
Here are some of the discounts available from Get Away Today:
Adults at Kids’ Prices -Adults at kids’ prices on 3-day, 4-day or 5-day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Tickets – up to $15 per ticket savings!
One Magic Morning early entry with each 3-day or longer ticket.
Valid for travel during Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, May 1 – 31 & Aug. 1 – Sept. 30, 2017! Availability is limited, get your tickets while supplies last!
They are also a great place to shop for discounted tickets to other area attractions like Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm and Legoland (save up to $15 per ticket)!
3rd, 4th or 5th Night Free Anaheim area hotel specials.
Park Savers just discounted their tickets even more for the new year, and are offering some of the lowest ticket prices right now. Their best deals (and best sellers) are their great prices for the one park tickets. For example their 2 day, 1 park tickets are currently just $196.
Here are some of their best current deals (many of these are the lowest price you will find on the internet):
They are currently running a special where you will get the 5th day FREE on 5 day park hopper tickets! Find them here for just $325 for an adult 5 day park hopper ticket or $318 for a child’s ticket!
Other prices available from Park Savers:
- Adult 2-Day 1 Park Per Day Tickets – $195
- Child 2-Day 1 Park Per Day Tickets – $183
- Adult 2-Day Park Hopper® Ticket – $240
- Child 2-Day Park Hopper® Ticket – $228
- Adult 3-Day Park Hopper® Ticket – $305
- Child 3-Day Park Hopper® Ticket – $301
- Adult 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $325 + 5th Day FREE!
- Child 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $318
And more Disney Ticket deals here.
Check out all of the Park Savers Disneyland Tickets Deals here
They are part of Orbitz, and they offer Disneyland Tickets discount too. You can find out what promotions are available through them on this page here. Just put your dates of travel in up on the top right hand corner and select View Pricing, to see what offers are available for your dates of travel.
More Ways to Save
Toon Town, always a good time!
Buy at your Grocery Store during rewards offers
This is a great way to save significantly on your tickets if you plan ahead and purchase during a rewards offer at one of your local grocery stores. Another thing about grocery stores, is that they are not required to dispose of their Disney Tickets if the price increases. This means they will continue to sell the lower priced tickets until they are gone (I found some at last years prices at one of my local Safeway stores this Feb.).
Some examples of ways to save at recent offerings at NW grocers include:
Safeway runs a get 4x the gas rewards on gift card purchases from time to time. They sell Disneyland tickets (or Disney gift cards) in their gift card section. For my family of 5, a 3 day park hopper ticket would have earned us 5000 in gas rewards – or 5 $1 off discounts. Since I can use them for up to $25 per fill up that means that this offer would have saved me $125 in gas that month (and so I consider that a $125 savings on the tickets!).
Fred Meyer (Kroger Stores) pays you on your rewards points
Albertsons runs promos from time to time where you will get a certain Dollar amount off your next grocery store purchase with gift card purchases.
Target offers 5% off if you use your Target Red card to purchase Disney Gift Cards/Tickets
If Disney is offering a ticket deal that you can buy at the ticket gate during your visit, then consider buying the Disney Gift cards during one the promo offers mentioned above, and you can *double dip* on the deals. You will get the savings for buying the Disneyland gift cards, and then you can also use those cards like cash at Disneyland to take advantage of the ticket offer you found through Disneyland.
If you are planning to do more then just Disneyland on your trip. the CityPass for Southern California is a nice option. The CityPass gives you back-and-forth admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure for any three days during the 14 consecutive day period the pass is valid. It includes on Magic Morning admission which lets you in one hour before regular opening time but it must be used on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. You can also upgrade the Disneyland portion of this pass if you want to spend more days at Disneyland. You will just want to make sure you do it before you use up day 3 on the pass, and you will have to do it onsite at Disneyland.
Costco Disneyland Tickets Discounts
Sometimes Costco will offer a Costco Gift Card with purchase of a Disneyland Hotel ticket. These are getting harder to find, but are great offers if you come across one!
Cars Land at night – so pretty!
Things to Consider When Buying Disneyland Tickets:
Park Hopper vs non-Park Hopper Tickets
Non park hopper tickets can save you up to $30, so they are definitely a cheaper option. For the Disneyland park though, I always opt for the Park Hopper tickets. They are just more convenient for the way my family likes to visit the park, but some folks are fine with staying in one park per day – and if that’s you then its a good way to save.
Unlike Disney World, the Disneyland and California Adventure Park are right across from each other, and its nice to have the option to go back and forth. Especially if you are staying in one of the Disneyland hotels and want to use the special entrance into the California Park (start there and work your way over to Disneyland). It is also nice, when one park opens earlier or closes later – to maximize time in the parks for the full day. If you are only visiting the parks for two days, its less important (as you can do each park in a day).
How Many Days to Visit
One tip that not everyone realizes is that you can upgrade your ticket once you are at Disneyland. For example, if you buy a 2 day ticket and decide to visit three days, as long as you have one day left on your tickets you can upgrade to more days (do this at the ticket booths). So, when in doubt buy the lesser number of days and if you decide to visit the park an extra day or two you can upgrade your tickets onsite.
That being said, we always prefer a 3-4 day hopper ticket with young kids. This allows us one day to explore each park at our own leisure, a third day to finish off the rides we might have missed the first two days and if we do day 4 we use that as an opportunity to jump in and out of the park, and do a second round of rides on our favorites, etc. We enjoy a pool break daily, and like to take our time working our way through the parks and not feel pressured to do everything right away, which is the main reason we prefer this length. You could do both parks in two days though, if you like a more aggressive schedule and less time out of the park. 5 days would be too much for my crew – by day 4 we don’t even spend that full day in the park (but we have been more then once too).
There is also plenty to do for a full day out of the park, in the Disneyland area – so we generally plan one days stay where we don’t have park entrance. Downtown Disney has Build A Bear, Frozen studio for make-overs, ESPN Zone for fun, and much more. Pool time is also fun, and there are plenty of day trip opportunities in the immediate area.
Multi-Day park hopper tickets will provide you one day of early entrance into one of the parks. If you stay at a Disneyland hotel you will get early entrance for each day you visit the park. This early entrance opportunity is a wonderful opportunity to get on the more popular rides like Cars, without extreme wait times!
One last tip
Some of the ticket deals above provide you a voucher that you have to turn in to redeem your actual tickets for. Many of the hotels will allow you to pick your tickets up at check -in. All of the Disneyland Hotels do. If your hotel offers this service, it can save you time as you will be able to avoid the ticket lines in the park (and they can be long)!