Finding Discount Disneyland Tickets: Getting Them Cheap
Last update September 23rd 2016 There are a couple of ways to get discount Disneyland tickets. These discount tickets are available all throughout the year, but the discounts are more readily available in the off-season. You can save more than $20 per ticket if you follow the instructions below and visit the best ticket reseller, Get Away Today.
But first a word of advice about Disneyland ticket discounts…
Beware Discount Disneyland Tickets That Are Really Cheap!
NEVER buy Disneyland tickets from an online source that is not affiliated with Disney.
Used Tickets are often attempted to be resold. For example, someone might have a 4 day ticket and have only used half of it. It may sound like a good idea to purchase this and save a boatload of money, but Disney now has systems in place to stop purchases like this. With every ticket that is used, a picture of the ticket holder is taken so that it cannot be shared.
Ebay and Craigslist are filled with spammy tickets like we mentioned above. Be careful, don’t buy tickets from them! There are stories every year about people’s identity being stolen and Disneyland tickets being faked.
Warning Signs For Spammy Sites:
Make sure that Disney is NOT in the original URL (ie www. disney discount tickets for sale .com). Disney doesn’t allow affiliates selling tickets to have the Disney name in the URL. The authorized resellers are allowed to have Disney written in the url after the slash mark (for example www. get away today .com / disneyland – discount – tickets)
If the site wants to have you to meet and pick up the tickets the morning of, this is evidence that the tickets may already be used. Authorized resellers have the ability to send your tickets directly to the Disneyland ticket booths for you to pick up.
No sites may sell discounted 1 day tickets save for the exceptions below. Do NOT buy a discounted one day ticket.
Do not ever pay with a debit card or cash, because these are both untraceable. If a site REQUIRES payment with either of these methods then Do NOT buy from them!
If any of this is true, this is a fake spammy website that is NOT affiliated with Disney! Do not buy tickets from them. Below are the alternatives to these spammy tickets.
Disneyland Discount Tickets
There is no savings if you book your tickets in advance on Disneyland’s website or by calling them directly, however we have found a Disney-approved ticket reseller that has partnered with us to offer exclusive discounts just for MickeyVisit.com readers.
The best discounts available for Disneyland park tickets are from the authorized ticket reseller, Get Away Today. Not only do they have better Disneyland discounts than the other resellers, but the customer service and easy support is absolutely fantastic. They have an entire department dedicated to making sure every order has a 10/10 experience. When a customer shared that having tickets in advance would improve their experience, Get Away Today committed to physically sending the Disneyland tickets to their guests so they can avoid the lines at the ticket booths.
To offer these discounts, Get Away Today purchases huge blocks of tickets from Disney and breaks them up to sell to guests visiting the Disneyland Resort.
Through our exclusive partnership, we are able to offer the lowest priced Disneyland tickets. Check out the Get Away Today website for information on all Disneyland ticket discounts. These discounts are exclusively available to Mickey Visit readers. You have to click through our private links to unlock exclusive access to these lower prices (if you just go directly to the Get Away Today website you will just see their normal prices).
Pro Tip: Sometimes the lowest prices on Disneyland vacations can be found when you book a Disneyland package that includes both tickets and hotels. When you book with Get Away Today, you will receive our exclusive low priced discount Disneyland tickets plus extra package bonuses in a special vacation package. Guide to Disneyland vacation packages>
Exclusive Disneyland Ticket Discounts for MickeyVisit.com Subscribers
Get Away Today frequently offers exclusive discounts to MickeyVisit.com subscribers on packages and tickets. The best prices for Disneyland tickets are listed on this page below. Even after purchasing your tickets, you should subscribe to our deals email for exclusive discounts on shopping, dining, and transportation surrounding your Disneyland vacation.
How many days do you need on your Disneyland Tickets?
Disneyland sells two types of passes, a park hopper pass and a one-park pass. With the park hopper pass you are able to access both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland in the same day. You aren’t limited and by choosing this option you can start the day in one park and end in the other.
After purchasing your tickets, you will either be emailed a receipt which you can take to any of the Disneyland Resort ticket booths to pick up your tickets or if you booked far enough out in advance, Get Away Today will send you your physical tickets so you can avoid a line picking up the tickets at the Disneyland ticket booths. The email with the voucher comes sometime in the 24 hours after you purchase your tickets. Book your tickets at least two days before your arrival to ensure that they are processed in time for the first day of your Disneyland vacation and about a week before if you want your tickets to be sent to you without and overnight shipping cost.
Now, I have my review and opinion about how many days you need to visit Disneyland, which ticket type you should purchase, and a link to where you can find these Disneyland tickets the cheapest…
Three day and longer tickets also include one Magic Morning early entry admission into Disneyland Park to experience select attractions in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland one hour before the park opens on to the public on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday. This addition is quite worthwhile to experience popular attractions like Space Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight.
Pro Tip: Make sure to look for all of the hidden fees involved with booking your Disneyland tickets. When comparing the ticket prices, keep in mind that Get Away Today does not have any hidden processing fees. Many other resellers throw in high “processing fees” at the last minute in order to appear –at first glance–as if they offer the lowest discounts and cheapest tickets.
One Day Disneyland Tickets
I don’t know anyone who can do everything in the Disneyland Resort in one day. In fact, it just physically isn’t possible. There are so many attractions, shows, and types of fantastic food that you have to try, that one day just isn’t enough. In fact, did you know that Disneyland Resort actually has more rides that Walt Disney World? The only big difference is that the Walt Disney World rides are spread out across four parks, while the Disneyland attractions are all pushed in close together.
The other great reason to avoid visiting for just one day is that these tickets aren’t ever discounted to the general public. So, just think. You get more Disneyland magic and you save money by going for more days. That’s Disney logic for ya.
Two Day Disneyland Tickets
There are currently discounts being offered for two-day Disneyland tickets. These discounts can be found here.
While I don’t highly recommend visiting Disneyland for only one day, it is possible to get a good feeling of the resort in this amount of time. If you do choose visit for two days, be sure to get the park hopper ticket. With this ticket you can get FastPasses in one park and then switch to the other park to get more FastPasses there. The two computer systems that control the FastPass machines aren’t linked between the parks. Also, Disney California Adventure closes before Disneyland Park most nights, so to maximize your time, you’ll want to switch parks and head to Disneyland to end the night.
To see all of the discounts for both Park Hopper and non-Park Hopper tickets, click here.
Three Days and More Disneyland Tickets
As you start to spend more and more time in Disneyland, there will be even more discounts available (access these longer stay discounts here). The more days that you are thinking about spending, the more likely that your cost per day will be lower. Even without the discounts that begin to pop up, the daily rate of the ticket will be very low.
What this means is that upgrading from three days with park hopper to four days to four days with a park hopper will start to get less and less expensive. If you are ever on the fence about whether to add a day I always say to add. The more time that you have, the more you will be able to do and the more leisurely your pace can be.
Typically we will spend 3-4 and 1/2 days in the parks. This seems to be the perfect amount of time to really get acclimated to the Disney lifestyle and take in all of the parts of the parks. So, I really recommend getting the three to five day park hopper ticket to fully enjoy your Disneyland vacation.
Here’s why you have to make sure to get the Disneyland Park Hopper ticket: Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are sooooo close together. I can do it in about 20 long strides from gate to gate. Mind you I have long legs, but the gates are probably less than 70 yards from each.
The other piece of the puzzle are the two nighttime shows: World of Color and Fantastmic! Depending on when you can see these shows, you’ll want to switch between the two parks to find the best viewing. Also, realize that the food available in Disney California Adventure is far better than the greasier fare found inside of Disneyland. We eat most of our meals at Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventure.
There is no time wasted, they are necessary for the shows, and you’ll desperately want to jump between parks. So, please take my advice and get a park hopper ticket for either three or four days. For the best prices use a discounted authorized ticket broker to save you money.
We highly recommend Get Away Today for the best discount. They are one of the few companies that can provide easy access to direct Disneyland tickets for the parks (sent directly to your home) with the best level of customer service. Purchase tickets here.
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For your easy Disneyland tickets price comparison, here are the current maingate Disneyland ticket prices. Disneyland tickets and annual passes are not subject to tax in California.
The one day Disneyland ticket prices fluctuate based on demand. See the full schedule below and check individual prices on the Disneyland website. Also remember there are never discount one day Disneyland tickets offered.
2-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Ticket – $194.20 for adults (10 and older), and $182.12 for children (3-9).
2-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Ticket – $234.20 for adults (10 and older), and $222.12 for children (3-9).
3-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Ticket – $252.80 for adults (10 and older), and $240.91 for children (3-9).
3-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Ticket – $292.80 for adults (10 and older), and $280.91 for children (3-9).
4-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Ticket – $277.80 for adults (10 and older), and $262.80 for children (3-9).
4-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Ticket – $317.80 for adults (10 and older), and $302.80 for children (3-9).
5-Day/1-Park Per Day Disneyland Ticket – $292.80 for adults (10 and older), and $277.69 for children (3-9).
5-Day Park Hopper Disneyland Ticket – $332.80 for adults (10 and older), and $317.69 for children (3-9).
Check out the full Disneyland tickets demand based pricing calendar below to understand the fluctuating prices for one day Disneyland tickets.
Discount Disneyland and Universal Studios Combo Ticket
Now more than ever before, I am recommending a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood as part of your Southern California vacation. With the recent addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this theme park has really changed into a great entertainment destination. If anyone in your family is a Harry Potter fan, you need to add one day at Universal Studios Hollywood to your Disneyland vacation.
When you combine your visit to Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland, you save even more. Get Away Today offers a great discount on combination tickets allowing you to visit Disneyland for two or three days and Universal Studios Hollywood for one day. This is the perfect amount of time to experience both resorts.
This ticket is discounted lower than ever before exclusively for Mickey Visit readers. This is the lowest price you will find on Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood tickets anywhere.
You have the option to have either a two or three day park hopper ticket or two or three day one park per day ticket when you purchase this discount Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood combination package. Get Away Today also offers a discounted one day Universal Studios tickets.
You can find even more info on our Universal Studios Discount Tickets page. There you will find information on every type of ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood and our comparison of the prices of regular park guests, annual passes, military, combo Disneyland tickets and more.
Disneyland, Sea World, Legoland, Combo Tickets
If you want to get the full Southern California theme park experience, the CityPass is a fantastic option. The pass includes entry to Sea World (1 day), Disneyland (3 days-includes early entry), and Legoland (1 day). You can also upgrade the ticket to add the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park. The pass can be used on any day up until 14 days after the first use.
Get Away Today provides a discounted version of the Southern California CityPass. These tickets must be picked up at the Disneyland Resort and not at any of the other destinations. This is standard for all discounted versions of CityPass. See the current discount price of the Southern California CityPass here.
Free Disneyland Concierge Planning Service
Rather than just booking all of the Disneyland tickets and hotels yourself online, Get Away Today provides for direct interaction with their top ranked travel agents. Simply fill out our travel request form to receive direct help tailored to you.
If you are going to visiting Disneyland for more than seven days throughout a period of 365 days, it is probably worth it for you to get a Disneyland annual pass. Not only will you most likely save money on your tickets, but passes also provide a discount on food and merchandise. Some levels even include complimentary parking at the Mickey and Friends parking lot. Rather than just factoring in the amount of days in which a Disneyland pass would pay for itself, also include the discounts and parking benefits when making your decision. Consider just purchasing one annual pass so that you will receive these benefits and discounts wherever you go, but don’t have to pay the high prices for all members of your party.
With the amount that we eat on our Disneyland vacations, the dining discount from having one pass comes in quite handy. Pick one person in your group who may return to Disneyland within the year and purchase an annual pass for them.
Currently I recommend purchasing your annual pass directly from Disneyland. These passes aren’t discounted anywhere online. You can purchase vouchers at some Southern California supermarkets, but they cost the same amount as you would spend in park and you will still have to go through the same processing at Disneyland.
Compare all of the Disneyland Annual Pass options below:
Signature Plus Disneyland Annual Pass
This is only pass with no blackout dates and you can be admitted to the parks all 365 days of the year. Included are discounts of up to 15% off at most dining locations and 20% off most merchandise. Included in this passport is also complimentary parking in the two main Disneyland Resort parking lots. Plus, you get unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads with the purchase of this pass.
Signature Disneyland Annual Pass
This pass allows admission into the parks on most days of year except for some busy blackout days–the two weeks surrounding Christmas and New Years.
Included are discounts of up to 15% off at most dining locations and 20% off most merchandise. Included in this passport is also complimentary parking in the two main Disneyland Resort parking lots. Plus, you get unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads with the purchase of this pass.
Deluxe Disneyland Annual Pass
This pass is valid for 315 days throughout the year. Almost every holiday and Saturday is blocked off with this pass (this can vary, so check on the Disneyland Annual Pass blackout calendar).
Included in this pass are restaurant and shopping discounts of 10% off. Guests who had this pass before 2/22/15 could have purchased a parking pass that is valid for the same days of the annual passport.
See the full pricing and discounts for the Deluxe Disneyland Annual Pass here.
Southern California Select Disneyland Annual Pass
This pass is only sold to Southern California residents and requires an ID to purchase. The only people who should consider this pass are those who want to only visit Disneyland during the week and not during summer. This Annual Pass has the most blackout dates with every Saturday and Sunday blocked, all of July, most of August, and December.
Disneyland Annual Pass Blackout Dates
Some Disneyland annual passes are blocked out on busy days, like Saturdays in the peak season. If you know that the annual pass that you will purchase is blocked out on a certain day that you want to visit, purchase the annual pass that day. The blackout dates don’t apply the day that you purchase your pass. So, if you purchased an annual pass on a Saturday that would usually be blocked out, you will be able to use your pass at both parks on that day.
(This makes sense, Disneyland would never sell you an annual pass and then not let you use it the first day.)
See the calendar for blackout dates for Disneyland annual passholders to make sure that you don’t visit on a day that you may be blocked out.
Costco Canada Discount Southern California CityPass
Costco Canada provides a very steep discount of the Southern California CityPass, which can only be purchased by people with a Canadian address. Checkout the Canadian Costco website if this deal applies to you.
Upgrading a Disneyland Tickets to More Days or an Annual Pass
Disneyland tickets can be used as credit towards the purchase of a higher-priced ticket or annual pass. But, to be eligible for an upgrade you must upgrade during the time period that your ticket is still valid. Often, families will upgrade their ticket to an annual pass on the last day of their visit. When you upgrade a ticket the amount that you spent on the ticket will be applied towards the new pass. If you purchased discounted tickets, the amount that you paid will be the amount that is applied towards a new pass.
Info on Lost Disneyland Tickets
Right when you get your Disneyland tickets in hand, take a picture of the back so that in case you lose the tickets you will have the code number and information for them to void the old Disneyland tickets and print new tickets for you.
While the official statement from Disney is that they never replace lost tickets, that isn’t true. If you have already used a multi-day ticket in the parks and therefore already have a photo and name associated with it on the Disney servers, they can void your old ticket and print you a new one. If you lost your ticket inside the parks, do not exit. Visit City Hall or Guest Relations and they will be able to solve your problem there. If you already exited the parks, visit the Guest Relations window on the left hand side of the Disneyland main gate.
Even if you do not take a photo of the tickets as suggested above, Disneyland Guest Relations can find your ticket in the system if you still have a Disneyland FastPass or Show Pass that you collected using your Disneyland ticket.
This was the original Disneyland ticket book.
Last Minute Discount Disneyland Tickets
Tickets can be purchased until two days before your trip from Get Away Today as mentioned above. If you missed this window of time, check the Disneyland Welcome center located inside the Harbor Boulevard Doubletree for the only official last-minute reduced price tickets. It is very rare that this welcome center can offer you an special discount on tickets.
Disneyland Tickets Discounts For Youth Education Series
Disney Youth Education Series (YES) is a program offered throughout the year that provides educational classes on topics ranging from leadership to marine biology that are taught inside of the Disney theme parks. As a side benefit to these cool Disney classes is the opportunity to purchase discount Disneyland tickets.
The discount range varies for each type of ticket. The pricing is different for those taking the class and those simply going on the trip. There are lots of different rules and restrictions attached to these tickets.
You can see all of the Disney Youth Education Series classes offered here.
After checking out the class options, be sure to request concierge level help from a special group ticketing agent from Get Away Today. Simply fill out our form and get connected to an agent to help you immediately.
Corporate Government Agencies Disneyland Ticket Discounts
Disney offers discounts for entrance to Disneyland to large corporations and government agencies in Los Angeles. Check with the Human Resources department of your agency.
Also, most Disneyland Corporate Sponsors are given tickets or sell tickets to employees for a big discount. Check with your Human Resources department for all of the information regarding the available Disneyland ticket discounts. Always remember to compare these ticket prices to the discounts available to the public (listed above).
Disneyland Ticket Discount For Teachers Unions
Any teachers who are members of a union in the US or Canada are very likely to be eligible for heavily discounted tickets. Check with your union. These Disneyland discount tickets vary in the amount that’s discounted from agency to agency.
College Student Disneyland Discounts
There are a various universities and colleges throughout the Southern California area that offer discounts on one day and two day Disneyland tickets. These discount tickets which can usually be purchased from the various Student Unions do not provide much savings.
Military Disneyland Ticket Discounts
Members of the military, veterans, Department of Defense employees, and dependents of each of these groups have access to cheap Disneyland tickets.
You may purchase discount Disneyland tickets for guests who do not fall into the category as long as you are with them when they enter the park. Disney Cast Members are supposed to check ID at the front gate for all military tickets.
These discount tickets can be purchased at your local military base discount ticket office or from a ticket office in one of the various government offices. The Disneyland ticket prices vary from office to office.
Disneyland Law Enforcement Discount
While Disneyland does not offer any specific discount for law enforcement, there are opportunities to receive access to discounts.
Firefighters and members of the police should contact their benefits department or union for information on potential discounts. Many unions all along the West Coast have access to cheap Disneyland tickets.
Disney Vacation Club Member Disneyland Tickets Discount
The Disney Vacation Club is a Disney-owned timeshare operation with units at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Vero Beach, Hilton Head Island, and Aulani Resort in Hawaii.
Disney Vacation Club members get a $20 discount off a purchase of a NEW Disneyland Annual Pass. This discount on Disneyland annual passes does not apply to the renewal of any Disneyland Annual Pass. This discount is only available to the Disney Vacation Club Member’s immediate household.
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