Last updated 3/11/2017
How to Save Money on Disneyland Tickets
Saving Money is Magical
I am obsessed about finding the absolute lowest prices on everything I can. |
Disney vacations can be expensive, so I believe in saving money where possible!
I've done a lot of research on how to save money on Disneyland tickets. I will share with you:
Wait…Is it Even Possible to Get Discounted Disneyland Tickets?
This might be a surprise to some. It was to me.
Yes! You CAN save money on Disneyland tickets … if you know where to go and what to buy.
My First Tip: Go for More than Just One Day
There’s so much to see and do at Disneyland that just one day doesn’t cut it.
Personally, I think that 3 days is about perfect, but that depends on your appetite for all things Disney, your budget, the age of your kids, and so on.
Three days gives you a chance to experience the shows, parades, all of the attractions at both parks, all at a relaxed and reasonable pace.
Also, one day tickets are almost never discounted.
The more days you stay, the more you save. No surprise there.
Types of Disneyland Tickets
I always recommend getting the Park Hopper, as the parks are both awesome and they’re 100 yards apart from each other.
A Park Hopper ticket allows you to go back and forth between Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure® park on the same day.
Pick one park (Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure) and enjoy it all day long.
Get one early admission to certain attractions, stores, shows, and dining at Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public. Available on select days only (currently Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Magic Morning is available only with a 3+ day ticket or Southern California CityPASS.
Bottom Line: Family of Four Will Save $66
I did the math – a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) will save up to $66 by using the ParkSavers option instead of buying directly from Disneyland.
Here’s what that looks like:
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Use coupon code PICTURETHEMAGIC at checkout on ParkSavers.com to receive an extra $2 off each ticket.
After deciding to feature ParkSavers.com, I contacted them to ask for some exclusive savings. They said yes!
Why I Recommend Park Savers
It was a wonderful day when I discovered ParkSavers.com.
I used to think I had no choice but to purchase Disneyland tickets from Disney. Discovering an alternative that would help me to save money on Disneyland tickets was exciting!
They’re a legit, authorized Disney ticket reseller with great customer service. They’re rated A+ on BBB. You’re safe to purchase from them in confidence. For more reassurance, read this Yelp thread (there are a lot more like it on TripAdvisor too).
Tickets are Same as Buying from Disney
Tickets purchased from Park Savers have the EXACT same benefits as those purchased at the Disney gate.
Disclosure: If you buy tickets through the Park Savers links, I get a small commission. It’s not much but it helps keep the website running and doesn’t cost you any extra. You don’t have to use my links, but I’m very thankful when you do. I recommend them not because of the commission but because I use them myself.
Do NOT Buy Disneyland Tickets from These Places
With so many people wanting to know how to save money on Disneyland tickets, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places trying to scam those people out of their money.
Avoid these places when buying Disneyland park tickets:
- Any site that uses the word “Disney” in the URL (that isn’t clearly a Disney-owned site). Disney doesn’t allow its authorized ticket sellers to use their brand in their website URL.
- Any broker selling 1-day tickets at a discount. Disney doesn’t allow this by its authorized sellers.
- Anyone selling you partially used tickets. First of all, you can’t be sure if the pass will work until you arrive at the gate. Second, if the ticket does NOT work, Disney won’t help you because tickets are non-transferrable.
- Craigslist & eBay. Scammers will try to sell you stolen or used tickets.
- Any site requiring you to pay with any method other than credit card.