If you’re living in Southern California, or are planning to have a vacation trip there, then stopping by at Disneyland would definitely be in your plans. Despite of the rising costs of travelling, it’s still possible for you to give the world famous Disneyland a visit without having to break your bank.
If you’re a Southern California resident, there are a lot of ways that you can save some dough on your Disneyland tickets. First off, the park offers three Southern California resident passes available at different price ranges.
The cheapest pass gives you unlimited access to both Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland for one whole year. However, there are blackout dates in which you can’t use the pass, and such dates can count up quite a number, especially during their peak season.
You can also opt for the mid-range ticket that basically has the same benefits but has lesser blackout dates, mostly blacking out holidays and weekends. The last pass, which is the most expensive, does not have any blackout dates. It also includes parking already.
The cheapest pass has almost the same value of 3 single tickets, so if you’re planning to visit the park for more than 3 times in a year and could be versatile with the dates you’ll be visiting, then this pass would be the cheaper way to go.
The second choice could be taken advantage by almost everyone. You can check out a lot of grocery store chains, since most of them offer discounts to Disney tickets if you’re a member of their preferred shopper’s club.
Additionally, a lot of companies that are Southern California based give their employees discount passes that can be used by the whole family. Even AAA offers discounted tickets for their members. Additionally, active US Military service members are entitled to having discounts as well. Thus, try your best to avoid buying tickets at the gate with full prices before you have checked out all of these options.
The nice thing about Disneyland is that it’s set in a real neighborhood. Hence, you have the ability to walk out the gates walk down a few blocks and eat at the nearby fast food restaurant that you want.
If you’re staying in a Disneyland hotel, most would offer you free breakfast and portable hot tub already. So, if you’ll be choosing a hotel, try to get one that offers free breakfast. If you do get a hotel that does so, take advantage of it and tell your family to eat up during the morning buffet.
The majority of Disney area hotels have a shuttle service that regularly loops back and forth from your hotel to the park. If you’ve got a fridge in your hotel room, you could make sandwiches during the morning and put them in your fridge. When lunch time comes, you could then ride the shuttle back to your room and grab a bite of your premade sandwich.
Doing this can also be a good way to have a break within the day since you also get some time to spend in the comforts of your room, in which you could rest, sleep, watch TV, listen to music or basically do anything that you want to do, before deciding to go back to the park for a round two!