Disneyland Tour Options: Comprehensive Guide to ALL the Tours at Disneyland!

Selecting a Disneyland Tour is a popular choice for many guests looking to learn more about the fine details and history of the parks. In this guide, we provide an overview of every tour offered at the Disneyland Resort along with pricing, benefits, and more.

Disneyland just announced that non-VIP tours will be returning for the first time since Disneyland closed for the pandemic. See the details on the returning tours below.

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Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour

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Get ready to have a frighteningly good time with Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour. Roam the Park where you will hear some spooky ghost stories that have occurred in Disneyland. This tour is returning in 2023 as part of the Halloween at Disneyland celebration.

Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour Times and Pricing

  • In the past, this tour cost $110 in addition to purchasing theme park admission. You can find out more information on the Disneyland Halloween Happiest Haunts Tour on the official website.
  • Age Interest: Tweens, Teens, Adults – Due to the spooky nature of this tour, guests 3 and over only.
  • Tour Length: 2 hours
  • Tour Times: TBA – Call for tour times or check Disney’s website.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Benefits of Taking Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour

  • Expedited access to Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Enjoy a reserved viewing area for Halloween Screams, a nighttime spectacular
  • A photo op with the Hitchhiking Ghosts—Audio-Animatronics from Haunted Mansion
    • This is a new addition to the tour offering! We are curious to see where they pull guests in for this photo. Will it mean some kind of backstage access to the Haunted Mansion?
  • A Disney’s Happiest Haunts Guided Tour Pin
  • A Halloween-themed treat

“Celebrating Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort” Tour

Guests are now able to explore Disneyland’s inspiring history of storytelling and magic over the last century through a guided tour that visits key sites at the park. During this tour, experience the park as a “living story” and soak in the celebration of Disney100 at every turn!

“Celebrating Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort” Tour Times and Pricing

  • Cost: $110 per person (this cost does not include admission tickets nor tax!)
  • Tour Length: 2 hours
  • Tour Times: 9:25am-1pm (check Disney’s website for up-to-date tour times and to book)

Benefits of Taking the “Celebrating Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort” Tour

  • Tour Buena Vista Street, Animation Academy, Main Street Opera House, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Take a special picture in front of the Disney100 decorated Sleeping Beauty Castle and access a complimentary digital download
  • On the day of your tour, access reserved viewing for the “Magic Happens” parade
  • At Animation Academy, participate in a drawing experience that features “special characters” for the Disney100 Celebration
  • Collect a Disney100 commemorative pin

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“Walt’s Main Street Story” Tour

Have you ever wondered what inspired Walt Disney to create what is now the go-to vacation hot spot in the world? In the “Walt’s Main Street Story Tour”, you’ll hear classic stories of what inspired Walt to create a place for both the young and young-at-heart and hear some of the challenges he encounter along the way to building his dream. The tour features the history and details of Main Street U.SA. The highlight of the tour is a visit to Walt Disney’s private apartment in the Disneyland Firehouse and refreshments on the patio.

“Walt’s Main Street Story Tour” Times and Pricing

  • Cost: $160 per person (this cost does not include admission tickets nor tax!)
  • Age Interest: All ages
  • Tour Length: 90 minutes
  • Tour Times: The tour is currently listed to be departing every hour from 9 am to 5 pm (check Disney’s website for up-to-date tour times and to book)

Benefits of Taking the “Walt’s Main Street Story Tour” Tour

  • Get a behind the scenes look at Walt’s apartment above the Firehouse on Main Street U.S.A.’
  • Refreshments on the Walt’s apartment patio
  • Disney PhotoPass photo of your party
  • And more – In the past, guests have also received a commemorative pin

“Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort” Tour

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See all that sparkles and shines on this holiday tour of both Parks! Hear how both Parks are transformed for the season and delight in listening to holiday traditions from around the world.

These tours return the first day of the Disneyland Christmas season, November 11.

“Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort” Tour Times and Pricing

  • Cost: $110 per person (this cost does not include admission tickets nor tax!)
  • Age Interest: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults
  • Tour Length: 2.5 hours
  • Tour Times: Check Disney’s website to book and for tour times.

Benefits of Taking the “Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort” Tour

  • Receive reserved seating for A Christmas Fantasy parade!
  • Receive a delicious treat on this tour. Treat could be a gingerbread man and hot cocoa or something new!
  • A ride on “it’s a Small World Holiday”
  • And more – In the past guests have received a commemorative credential and pin

Disneyland Resort VIP Tours

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Get to know the Disneyland Resort with your very own concierge! This ultimate Disneyland tour caters to you and your family’s every wish – giving you priority boarding to over 30 plus attractions, VIP seating at select parades and shows, easy access to character meet and greets, and more! Think this is outside your reach? Not necessarily! Here is how you can experience royalty at the Disneyland Resort with the Disneyland Resort VIP Tours.

Disneyland Resort VIP Tours Reservations and Pricing

  • As with all things Disney, reservations are strongly encouraged well in advance and are also required for this tour! Not surprisingly, tours book up fast! Reservations can be made by contacting Disney Special Activities at DisneylandVIPTours@disney.com or (714) 300-7710, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 5:00pm. Guests booking a tour must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Tours start at $4900 for a maximum of 10 guests. If there are more than 10 in your party, an additional Tour Guide is required, which is an additional cost. Yes, this sounds like a lot of money and it is; however, if you go with a group of family members who are willing to share the cost, this tour can be doable! Call to find out the exact cost for tours since prices are subject to additional fees.
  • Tours are customizable, but do require a minimum of 6 hours. Of course, longer tours equal more money. Tours are scheduled between 8:00am – 11pm.
  • Tips are not included, but highly recommended. Anywhere from $15-$20 per person makes for a good tip.

Benefits of the Disneyland Resort VIP Tour

Yes, the price is super high to take a Disneyland Resort VIP Tour, however, the benefits are what make it so worth it. Here is what you get when you take this tour:

  • Customizable Day – The moment you book your Disneyland Resort VIP Tour, the magic begins with a call from a Tour Coordinator who will assist you in planning your prefect day, such as your start time, family specifics, and special celebrations. By no means is this a minute-by-minute set itinerary. This plan is flexible for any spur of the moment changes.
  • Priority Access to Attractions – This benefit alone is what makes the VIP tour worth the money! Get priority access to over 30 plus Disneyland Resort attractions! Have unlimited access to all Fastpass Attractions and 15 other attractions in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.
  • Priority Character Meet and Greets – Get priority access to meet and greet Mickey in his home in Toontown, available princesses in Fantasy Faire, and Anna and Elsa in Arrendale.
  • Reserved Seating – Get special VIP seating for select parades, shows, and fireworks!
  • Dining Reservations – Leave the dining reservations to your Tour Guide! Just tell him/her where you want to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner and your Tour Guide will try their best to accommodate your wishes.
  • Unlimited Disney PhotoPass – Capture your special day with unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for the day! This includes access to photos taken on select attractions and during select character dining experiences.
  • VIP Tips and Disney Stories – Your expert Tour Guide will share an earful of Disney insider tips and stories throughout your magical day!


  • Cancellation notice of 48 hours is required to avoid a cancellation fee equal to 2 hours at the booked rate per each VIP Tour Guide.


  • To check out a recent review of the Disneyland Resort VIP Tour, check out our personal review and guide here.

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Below tours have not yet been announced to be returning and the below information has not been updated…

The Grand Circle Tour

The Disney Railroad train

If you are a train enthusiast like Walt was, then The Grand Circle Tour is a must-experience tour for you! On this Disneyland tour, you will hear memorable stories about Walt’s love of trains and how this love inspired many aspects of his films and the Disneyland Resort.

The Grand Circle Tour Times and Pricing

  •  Cost: $85 per person (this cost does not include admission tickets nor tax!) This tour has not yet been announced to be returning.
  • Age Interest: All ages
  • Tour Length: 2 hours
  • Tour Times: Check Disney’s website for up-to-date tour times.

Benefits of Taking The Grand Circle Tour

  • Climb aboard the Disneyland Railroad’s parlor car – The Lilly Belle – and ride the rails around Disneyland. This unique experience is not available to Park guests!
  • Enjoy a beverage and a specially-themed donut before you chug your way through this tour.
  • Receive a tour-specific collectible, such as a copy of the Disneyland Railroad map and a credential.
  • Receive a collectible pin.

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Disneyland Resort Tours Additional Information

  • Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. Same-day books are available for every tour (except the VIP tours) on a walk-up basis. Tours do sell out so it is a good idea to book ahead.
  • Please call (714) 781-TOUR or (714) 781-8687 to make reservations. Guests must be 18 years of age or over to book a tour.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) during every tour for the entirety of tour.
  • Full payment is due at time of booking and is nonrefundable.
  • Tours in languages other than English may be available with advance notice.
  • Theme Park Admission tickets are needed to participate in all tours and are not included in the cost of any of the tours.
  • Same-day visits to one or both theme parks—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park—requires separate admission to both parks.
  • Complimentary strollers, wheelchairs, and lockers offered to VIP Tour Guests (based on availability).
  • Plan to do a lot of walking on every tour since all tours are primarily outdoors. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Some tours are audio-enhanced and equipment is provided, but you may bring your own headphones. Call ahead of time to see if your tour is an audio-enhanced tour!
  • Tours are also subject to cancellation without notice due to, without limitation, attraction availability, inclement weather, or other conditions.
  • All offerings, services, and experiences are subject to availability, change, or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
  • Some tours qualify for a 15% discount if you are a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member. Also, Disney Rewards Visa card holders may be eligible for a 15% discount.

The Day Of Your Disneyland Tour Information

The day has finally arrived for your Disneyland Tour! What do you do now? Here is some helpful information to assist you so you’re prepared for your Disneyland tour!

  • Once in the Park, head to the Disneyland Tour Gardens kiosk (left of City Hall) for check-in.
  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your Disneyland tour—late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • Present your confirmation number (which you will be given when you book your tour with a Tour Specialist over the phone. Note your confirmation number because Disney does not send out confirmation emails) and photo ID at the tour kiosk. If you do not have your confirmation number, you may use your last name and the credit card number used to purchase the tickets.
  • After checking in, gather by the sign that says, “Guided Tour Guests—Please Meet Your Tour Guide Here.”

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About Kim Schultz

Kim has her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature with a minor in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University. She received her editing certificate from University of Berkeley Extension and won numerous awards for fiction writing from the San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage.

One thing she loves most in life besides family and writing is Disneyland! Kim and her family are season pass holders and travel to Disneyland numerous times a year (between 10-15 times to be exact!).

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  1. For the holiday tour as it mentions both parks does that mean you must have a hopper ticket for that day? Or as it a tour & you’ll just be with the guide do they let you do the tour if you just have a 1 park pass for Disneyland that day?

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