Disneyland ticket prices have changed dramatically over the years since the park’s opening in 1955. When Disneyland opened, admission was only $1 for adults and 50 cents for children, with each attraction charging at their location. Disneyland has stayed true to Walt’s vision that it will “never be completed” with so many new experiences and features constantly being added, and Disneyland ticket prices have in turn climbed over the years as the resort has expanded and grown in its offerings.
In recent years, Disneyland introduced a tiered pricing system for 1-Day tickets to help manage increased demand at the parks and crowd levels, and there are also different ticket options available for Multi-Day and Park Hopping experiences. We will break down current ticket Disneyland pricing, the types of Disneyland tickets, special event ticket prices, ticket details for Magic Key holders, Disneyland military ticket pricing, and California resident tickets, and more.
This page is specifically meant overview of all standard ticket prices. There are worthwhile savings available on advance purchase tickets. Be sure to read our guide to discount Disneyland tickets for all the info.
Why Are Disneyland Ticket Prices So Expensive?
Disneyland typically raises their ticket prices once a year for most ticket types, including 1-Day, Multi-Day, and Park Hopper, and 1 Park Per Day tickets—you can read more in our guide to when Disneyland prices will raise ticket prices next based on previous patterns. These price increases lead many to the question “Why are Disneyland tickets so expensive?”
One reason that Disneyland ticket prices are expensive is due to increasing demand. Disneyland has an attendance of about 18 million guests per year! When the park is in the highest demand, ticket prices will be higher, and when the demand is lower, Disney will try to entice guests with promotions. The need to adjust to higher demand is seen in Disneyland’s introduction of the tiered ticket system with prices that reflect how crowded the parks are, and this helps the park to better balance the times when guests will visit.
Another reason why Disneyland is so expensive is the incredible quality of experiences offered at the park. Disney Parks operate at the highest theme park standards and boast safety, efficiency, incredible service, and quality in every experience and attraction, which is what makes the parks so magical. Maintaining this atmosphere comes at a cost, especially with new experiences always being added. In the last five years alone, there has been an incredible amount of new and reimagined lands introduced to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, with Avengers Campus (2021), Pixar Pier (2018), Galaxy’s Edge (2019), and the Toontown reimagining (2023). New rides at Disneyland are always being added along with the introduction of other exciting experiences, making for a higher-value experience at the parks that is reflected in its pricing.
Disneyland Ticket Prices 2023 & 2024
The cost of a Disneyland ticket depends on which ticket type you’re purchasing: whether it’s a single park vs. Park Hopper ticket or a 1-Day vs. Multi-Day ticket. The cost of a 1-Day ticket will vary depending on what tier it is, and prices will range between $104 and $179 for adults and $98 and $169 for children. Multi-Day tickets are offered for 2 Day, 3 Day, 4 Day, and 5 day tickets.
Pricing is also different for adults and children, with adults considered 10+ years old, children considered ages 3-9 years old, and children ages 2 and under not requiring a ticket.
1-Day Disneyland Ticket Prices
For 1-Day trips to 1 Park Per Day (a day at either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure), pricing is broken into various ticket tiers: Tier 0, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6, with Tier 0 being the least expensive and Tier 6 being the most expensive. Days that have higher demand, like busy seasons and holidays, will usually be higher tier and more costly for 1-Day tickets. When you buy a 1-Day ticket, it will be valid for the date you selected or another date in the same or lower tier. For this reason, those who purchase a Tier 6 ticket will have the most flexibility.
When planning your visit, you can find a calendar with pricing on the Disneyland website to see the tiers and pricing of each day of the month. Pricing will vary by month and date, and tickets will cost more on days with peak crowds and during weekends.
For example, you can see below that all days of the crowded month of October of this year are clustered within the $159-179 range of Tiers 4-6. October is projected to be the busiest season of this year (and one of the worst Disneyland months to avoid if you hate crowds), with prices for 1-Day tickets reflecting this.
Prices will also reflect the slower seasons at Disneyland as well. Disney recently made a change in their ticket pricing that offers more dates for lower-tier tickets across the calendar year than ever before.
Below is a breakdown of the pricing per tier for 1-Day Disneyland tickets for 1 Park Per Day:
Disneyland 1-Day Pricing (1 Park Per Day)
|Tier||Adult 1-Day||Child 1-Day|
Disneyland Multi-Day Ticket Prices
There are also tickets available for multiple days at one park for 2 Day, 3 Day, 4 Day, and 5 Day visits. It’s difficult fit everything you want to do into a single day at Disneyland, especially if you are planning on visiting both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. While it might be unavoidable to plan anything longer than a 1-Day trip, you will get a much more relaxed experience with a Multi-Day ticket and the opportunity to enjoy everything the parks have to offer you, which is why this option is appealing to many guests. If you know that you’ll be planning to visit Disneyland for several days, the Multi-Day tickets are worth it due to how much they save you in price per day.
These Multi-Day tickets cost the same for any dates you visit:
Disneyland Multi-Day Ticket Pricing
|Number of Days||Adult||Child|
|2 Day, 1 Park||$285||$270|
|3 Day, 1 Park||$360||$340|
|4 Day, 1 Park||$395||$370|
|5 Day, 1 Park||$415||$390|
Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket Prices
Disneyland Park Hopper tickets allow you to go back and forth between the parks during your visit. Park Hopper tickets are available for 1-Day tickets (in their respective tiers for $65 more per ticket) or 2-Day, 3-Day, 4-Day, and 5-Day tickets. You can see our full analysis of whether Disneyland park hopper tickets are worth it.
When you book your Park Hopper ticket, you’ll get to choose which park you’d like to start out in (Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure). After 11am, you can enjoy either park. In the table below, you can find Park Hopper ticket pricing for both 1-Day tickets in their various tiers and Multi-Day. Park Hopper tickets for 2-Day, 3-Day, 4-Day, and 5-Day tickets will cost $60 more per ticket than a 1 Park Per Day Multi-Day ticket.
Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket Pricing (1 Day and Multi-Day)
|Park Hopper Type||Adult||Child|
|1 Day Tier 0 Park Hopper||$169||$163|
|1 Day Tier 1 Park Hopper||$179||$173|
|1 Day Tier 2 Park Hopper||$194||$187|
|1 Day Tier 3 Park Hopper||$209||$201|
|1 Day Tier 4 Park Hopper||$224||$215|
|1 Day Tier 5 Park Hopper||$234||$224|
|1 Day Tier 6 Park Hopper||$244||$234|
|2 Day Park Hopper||$345||$330|
|3 Day Park Hopper||$420||$400|
|4 Day Park Hopper||$455||$430|
|5 Day Park Hopper||$475||$450|
Is Disneyland Park Hopping Worth it?
Given that Disney California Adventure is located right across from Disneyland, it’s incredibly convenient and fast to get from park to park on foot. If you are only visiting for one day, Park Hopping is worth it to experience as much as possible in both parks. If you’re visiting for multiple days, it might make more sense to spend an entire day in each of the parks enjoying the attractions and entertainment. If you do decide to visit one park at a time, be sure to check out our Disney California Adventure 1-Day Itinerary and Disneyland 1-Day Itinerary.
Whether or not Park Hopping is worth it also depends on which experiences you’d like to prioritize during your time at the parks. Personally, I have an equal amount of favorite rides at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, so I like to start my 1-Day Park Hopper ticket out at Disneyland catching the high-demand rides first with the Disneyland morning touring strategy and then enjoy the attractions at Disney California Adventure in the afternoon.
Are Disneyland Tickets More Expensive At the Gate?
Disneyland tickets are not more expensive at the gate. However, while you can certainly buy Disneyland tickets at the gate, there is the the danger of showing up without a park reservation. The Disneyland theme park reservation system requires guests to have both a park reservation and valid ticket for the same date for each day your visit is planned for.
Because you need tickets in order to make a park reservation, buying tickets at the gate is risky because you might not be able to access the park if it doesn’t have space.
Though the Disneyland site will not give you a discount in advance, there are discounts on 2-5 day Disneyland tickets which we detail here.
Disneyland Special Event Tickets
Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets
Disneyland also offers special ticketed themed events like Oogie Boogie Bash where guests can dress up and experience character meet-and-greets, entertainment like parades, shows, and treat trails, and more. Oogie Boogie Bash parties are offered on multiple nights at Disney California Adventure, and prices vary depending on the date. Guests are admitted to the park at 3pm, and the event takes place from 6-11pm.
This year, Oogie Boogie Bash prices ranged from $134-189 per person, with the more expensive dates reflecting crowd levels in the past. For Oogie Boogie Bash, the peak price of $189 is on the day of and day before Halloween, with the Sunday parties costing more than weekdays and prices increasing the closer the parties get to the height of the busy Halloween season.
Because obtaining these special event tickets can be so competitive, you might be left with only the more expensive nights by the time it’s your turn in the queue. This year, tickets sold out extremely quickly. With this year’s ticket prices, Oogie Boogie Bash for a family of three is costing anywhere between $402 and $567 depending on which night you go.
While it may be temping to buy a ticket to enjoy the park for the first half of the day, keep in mind that you’ll be getting a high quality experience with shorter wait times for rides during the event. We recommend saving the money that it would cost to get a ticket during the day and make the most of the time included in the pre-event park mix-in and event itself if you also have other days at the resort around the party.
Disneyland After Dark Tickets
Disneyland After Dark is a series of separately ticketed nighttime after-hours events offered by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure that feature themed entertainment, special foods, merchandise, character meet-and-greets, the opportunity to ride attractions with low wait times, and more. Disneyland After Dark events this year have included Star Wars Nite, Throwback Nite, Pride Nite, Princess Nite, and Sweethearts’ Nite. These events last four hours, and guests also have the opportunity to explore the parks for 3 hours beforehand.
These are separately ticketed events that tend to sell out quickly, and costs typically range from $129-169 per person depending on the night. For example, the Throwback Nite this year cost $129 on April 18th and $145 on April 20th, and Star Wars Nite ranged in price from $149-$169 and had the highest price of $169 on May the 4th (Star Wars Day).
While these tickets seem expensive, they are approximately in the same cost range as a Tier 2 to Tier 5 1-Day ticket for adults. These events also include incredible, unique opportunities that you won’t get to experience in a typical day at the park, especially if you are interested in the theming.
Disneyland Military Tickets
Disneyland offers specially priced Disney tickets to active and retired U.S. military personnel. The current offer is for 3-day and 4-day Disney Military Promotional Park Hopper Tickets. These are available for purchase through their participating US military base ticket office. Tickets can be bought by service members or their spouses, and tickets can be purchased for themselves or family and friends, with valid military I.D. required for purchase and use.
Here is the pricing for this offer:
- 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $245
- 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $320
- 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $280
- 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $380
Service members and their families should absolutely take advantage of this offer. This is the option my Navy family always goes with, as it’s hard to beat this pricing!
California Resident Ticket Offers
Disneyland occasionally has California Resident ticket offers. Currently, there is a ticket offer for for California residents living in zip codes 90000-96199 where they can choose between two options for a 3-day, 1-park per day ticket: a Monday to Thursday ticket offer and a Monday to Sunday ticket offer between June 12 through September 28, 2023. Park Hopper and Genie+ upgrades are also available.
For the California Resident ticket offers, it’s required to give proof of residency with a valid government-issued photo ID. For the current offer, the pricing is as follows:
California Resident (Monday to Thursday) Ticket Offer
- 3-Day (Monday to Thursday), 1-Park Per Day Ticket – $249
- 3-day, Park Hopper for $309
- 3-day, 1 Park ticket with Genie+ for $324
- 3-day, Park Hopper ticket with Genie+ for $384
California Resident (Monday to Sunday) Ticket Offer
- 3-Day (Monday to Sunday), 1-Park Per Day Ticket – $299
- 3-day, Park Hopper for $359
- 3-day, 1 Park ticket with Genie+ for $374
- 3-day, Park Hopper ticket with Genie+ for $434
Magic Key Passes Ticket Prices
The Disneyland Resort Magic Key Program is Disneyland’s annual passholder program that offers four tiers of Magic Keys with various levels of discounts and perks as well as reservation-based admission to the park outside of blockout dates (which is when a pass type is not valid for park admission). In order of the most offerings to the more basic offerings, the tiers are the Inspire Key, Believe Key, Enchant Key, and Imagine Key. While the higher tiers are the most expensive, they offer more valuable benefits, while the lowest tiers are subject to more limitations and blockout dates but come at a more affordable cost.
Which tier is right for you will depend on how much you plan to visit the parks throughout the year. If you are a local and are planning to visit frequently, you might opt for a tier with more benefits. We’ll break down the pricing and benefits of each type of Magic Key below.
Inspire Key- $1,599
The Inspire Key is the highest tier with limited blockout dates, discounts on merchandise and dining, and standard parking included. The benefits of the Inspire Key are below:
- The ability to hold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time
- 20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days when you use your pass for park admission
- Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads
- Up to 20% off select merchandise and up to 15% off select dining
- Standard theme park parking included (excluding blockout dates, at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Area)
Believe Key-$1,099 –Available for renewal only
Guests with the Believe Key can enjoy less blockout dates with significant discounts on parking, dining, and merchandise. Currently, the Believe Key is only available for renewal. The benefits of the Believe Key are below:
- Hold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time
- Up to 10% off select merchandise and up to 10% off select dining
- 20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days when you use your pass for admission to the park.
- Unlimited PhotoPass digital photo downloads
- 50% off standard theme park parking (excluding blockout dates, at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Area)
Enchant Key –$699 – Available for renewal only
The Enchant Key has more blockout dates than the Believe Key and Inspire Key, and it allows you to hold up to 4 park reservations at a time. Currently, the Enchant Key is only available for renewal. The benefits of the Enchant Key are below:
- Hold up to 4 theme park reservations at a time
- Up to 10% off select merchandise and up to 10% off select dining
- 20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days when you use your pass for admission to the park
- 25% off standard theme park parking at the Toy Story Parking Area (excluding blockout dates)
Imagine Key -$449 –Available for renewal only for Southern California Residents living in zip codes 90000 to 93599
The Imagine Key is subject to the most blockout dates for busy seasons, but it’s exclusively offered to Southern California Residents. The benefits of the Imagine Key are below:
- Hold up to 2 park reservations at a time
- Up to 10% off select merchandise and up to 10% off select dining
- 25% off standard theme park parking at the Toy Story Parking Area (excluding blockout dates)
- 20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days you use your pass for admission
Is It Worth It To Get a Magic Key Pass?
If you are planning on visiting Disneyland several times a year, it might be worth it to consider a pass and the advantages it will offer you. A major benefit of the passes is their discounts on dining, merchandise, and parking. With parking and dining in particular adding up so easily, the benefits of these discounts and the other perks offered by the passes can be worth the cost. This also means you can avoid the current price of Disneyland ticket prices and lock in admission for a year at the current rate.
Disneyland Ticket and Hotel Discounts
There are a few different ways to access Disneyland discount ticket prices, which we detail in our guide to discount Disneyland ticket deals. Disneyland also releases hotel discounts on stays at a Disneyland Resort hotels throughout the year, with special discounts offered to Magic Key holders, military service members, and Disney Visa cardmembers. You can read more details about Disneyland hotel discounts and current offerings in our guide to Disneyland Resort hotel discounts in 2023.
Additional Disneyland Costs to Consider
While Disneyland ticket prices are a big part of your trip’s expenses, there are also other day-to-day costs to consider at Disneyland. These include hotels, parking, dining, souvenirs, paid services in the park, and more. Some of these are larger expenses, while others are smaller ones that can add up if you’re not careful. You can read all of this summarized in our guide to the cost of a Disneyland vacation here.
Parking: If you’re driving from out of town or decide to get a rental car for your trip, parking at Disneyland can be a signifiant expense. Currently, the cost of Disneylandp parking is $30 per vehicle for standard parking and $50 per vehicle for preferred parking. This can quickly add up, and if you are enjoying a 5-day trip, Disneyland parking can end up costing between $150 and $250.
If you are driving from out of town for a one-day trip, parking can be an unavoidable cost, but if you are staying at a hotel during your trip, we recommend utilizing an Uber/Lyft or ART shuttle unless you are planning on using a rental car to explore the surrounding area and drive to places other than to and from the parks. The ART shuttle offers one-way fares that cost $4 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $1.50 for children (ages 3-9) and seniors (ages 65+), a 1-day pass that costs $6 for adults and $2.50 for children and seniors, a 3-day pass $16 for adults and $3.50 for children and seniors, and a 5-day pass that costs $25 for adults and $5.50 for children and seniors.
Dining: Disneyland offers Quick Service and Table Service dining options at the parks. How much food will cost for a trip to Disneyland will depend on the price point of each dining location you choose to eat at. On the Disneyland website, each dining option will have a $ sign that represents the typical cost:
- $- ($14.99 dollars and under per adult)
- $$-($15 to $34.99 per adult)
- $$$-($35 to $59.99 per adult)
- $$$$-(over $60 per adult)
You can save on dining at Disneyland by eating breakfast outside of the parks, finding cheap but filling meals, splitting portions, or bringing your own food into the park. Disneyland dining packages and dessert parties are also offered for shows and parades, which give guests a meal and reserved viewing areas.
Hotels: There are three Disneyland-owned hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, and the Paradise Pier Hotel (transforming into Pixar Place Hotel). The Disneyland Resort hotels come at a higher price per night, and there is a great variety of hotels near Disneyland (including both cheap and luxury options) to choose from. Disneyland offers discounts for Disneyland Resort hotels that range from 10% to 25% depending on the time of year.
Genie+: This paid service enables you to book Lightning Lanes for the most popular rides at the park, skipping the long line once per ride per day. To use Lightning Lanes, every member of your group needs to have Genie+ purchased. Pricing is typically $25 per person but can change depending on how crowded the parks are/when you are visiting. During peak seasons, it can rise to $30 per person. This cost can add up over several days, especially if you have a larger group and are enjoying a longer trip.
Individual Lightning Lanes: Individual Lightning Lanes are offered for the most high-demand rides at both parks, and they are offered at an a la carte rate (not included with your Genie+ purchase). There is a limit of 2 attractions per day for purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes. Costs will fluctuate, but attractions usually are between $15-25 per person. You can read our guide on Individual Lightning Lanes at Disneyland and see which rides it’s worth the price for in our guide.
Stroller Rental: Stroller rental at Disneyland costs $18.00 per day for one stroller and $36.00 per day for a double stroller. However, we recommend bringing your own stroller or renting one outside of Disneyland, as you have to return them when you leave and can’t use them for traveling to and from the park at the beginning and end of the day when they might be much needed.
Souvenirs: Souvenirs can be a sneaky expense that add up across several days at the parks if you’re not careful. A helpful way to combat overspending is to buy Disney souvenirs ahead of time at a cheaper price, establish a souvenir budget for the parks, or only purchase souvenirs on the last day of your trip to prevent impulsive purchases. Also, make sure you are prepared with any necessities ahead of time so that you don’t need to make any unexpected purchases—use our ultimate Disneyland packing list to make sure you have everything you need in your bag.
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