Ultimate Guide to Disneyland®: Coupons, Discounts, and Deals

October 1, 2021

An institution of childhood imagination, joy, and magic, it is no wonder that Disneyland® has reigned supreme as the ‘happiest place on earth for over sixty years.

This paradise of nostalgia, fantasy, and fun, located in Anaheim, California, is the perfect place to entertain children (or adults) of all ages.

Visitors will be transported to a kingdom of enchantment where dreams really do come true.  As they witness the thrill of entering the Star Wars Universe, or the familiar charm of strolling down Main St. U.S.A.

Before you put on your Mickey ears or don your favorite Disney princess costume, it’s time to hit the books! 

With a little bit of pre-planning and a whole lot of savings, our Ultimate Guide guarantees you’ll get the exclusive lowdown on every Disneyland® coupon, discount, and deal to be had.

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Discounted Tickets

Buying Disneyland tickets doesn’t need to be complicated! You can pre-purchase your discount Disneyland tickets with confidence by booking with us. 

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We provide various ticket options to fit any travel itinerary or budget, ranging from 2 Day - One Park Per Day tickets to 5 Day Park Hopper tickets. 

Like with many theme parks, multi-day tickets provide the most bang for your buck. For example:

  • 3 Day - One Park Per Day ticket SAVE up to $14 per ticket
  • 4 Day - One Park Per Day ticket SAVE up to $32 per ticket
  • 3 Day - Park Hopper ticket SAVE up to $23 per ticket
  • 4 Day - Park Hopper ticket SAVE up to $46 per ticket

Pro Tip: If your Disneyland visit is going to be a family affair, be sure to utilize their children’s prices & promotions:

  • Children ages 3-9 years old are eligible for child tickets which are cheaper than adults
  • Children under two years old enter for free!

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Ticket Packages & Bundles

We can’t say definitively whether the west coast truly is the ‘best’ coast, but we do know that you can save some serious coin by bundling your Disneyland tickets into a Disneyland Vacation Package.

Sunbathing, celebrity spotting, and screaming with amusement turn your Disneyland trip into a true Californian vacation!

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By reserving one of our many hotels by Disneyland, you can whittle down driving time and make space for fantastic vacation memories.

Keep the entertainment (and savings) coming by bundling your Disneyland tickets with nearby attractions of interest like:

  • Disneyland Vacation Package - SAVE as much as 26%**
  • Disneyland & Universal Studios Hollywood Vacation Package - SAVE as much as 24%
  • Disneyland & LEGOLAND® California Package - SAVE as much as 24%
  • Disneyland & Knott's Berry Farm Combo Tickets - SAVE as much as 11%
  • Disneyland & Knott's Berry Farm Package - SAVE as much as 26%

**travelers have saved up to this and more depending upon their travel dates.

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Specials & Promos

Are you mystified about where to find the best Disneyland promos and specials? Not anymore! We’ve waived our magic sorcerer’s wand and unearthed the best deals for you:

Military

There is no greater honor than serving our country, and Disneyland wishes to pay forward the courage and bravery of these strong men and women with generous discounts for the U.S. Military personnel.

California Residents

Do you call the Golden state home? With the incredible discounts afforded to California residents, there is simply no reason not to make Disneyland part of your routine. 

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App

Time is money, and there is no better way to optimize your time at Disneyland than with the official Disneyland Mobile App

This genius application is as handy as a genie in a bottle and allows you complete control over your park plans.

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Magically enchanting features of the app include:

  • The ability to check ride wait times
  • View Disney PhotoPass Photos
  • Locate your favorite Disney characters within the park
  • Navigate seamlessly with a GPS enabled map
  • Make contactless ticket purchases
  • Mobile ordering for food & beverages
  • Access to the Virtual Queue
  • Preview menus and check dining availability

Free Things to Do

Unbeknownst to many non-Disneyphiles, there are many free things to do or items to collect in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. 

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In between your day of thrills and dance-offs with your favorite Avengers character, make sure to:

  • Collect your free celebration button 
  • Answer some survey questions in exchange for free stickers
  • Sample the free sourdough bread at The Boudin Factory tour
  • Take a free art lesson at the Animation Academy
  • Get a free driver's license after putting your pedal to the metal at Autopia 

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Parking

Dreaming of a car-free Disney day? 

Lighten up your transportation budget and save yourself the stress and anxiety of navigating a packed parking lot by ditching your car. Ultimately, we have found it more cost-effective to utilize free hotel shuttles or employ a ride-sharing app like Uber.

Bring Your Own

Goofy and the gang all know - there’s no such thing as being too prepared for Disneyland! 

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By exercising a little forethought and planning, you can remove the need for extraneous purchases or rental fees on the day of your visit. 

We advise bringing the following items:

  • Stroller - forgo the rental fee and bring your own from home
  • Poncho/Raincoat - an unexpected rainstorm can end up costing you a pretty penny
  • Small Backpack/Storage device - skip out on locker rentals
  • Portable charger - the Disney app is a mighty battery drain 

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Souvenirs

What’s a day at Disneyland without a sweet memento or pair of mouse ears to remember it by? 

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If your little princes and princesses have been begging for Disney souvenirs since you pre-purchased your tickets months ago, here is a fantastic hack to fulfill their craving for Disney toys and apparel without breaking the bank:

Buy all of your Disney souvenirs (t-shirts, costumes, Mickey ears, etc.) ahead of time and surprise the tots with their lavish haul once you arrive in your hotel room. 

Thanks to Disney licensing rights, you can find Disney memorabilia everywhere from Target to Walmart and Amazon for a fraction of the price. 

Little ones will love being able to wear their new gear into the park, and mom and dad can enjoy their vacation time sans a gift shop meltdown.

Pro Tip: Looking to get Donald Duck or Minnie’s John Handcock? Save your hard-earned dollars by bringing your own autograph book and pen from home.

goofy with kids taking selfie with ferris wheel at Disneyland Resort in Los Angeles, California, USA

Photos

While there is no denying the allure of being the star of your own professional photo session at Disneyland, if you are trying to stay in the green, we suggest forgoing photo packages and acting as your paparazzi.

Pro Tip: Dying for the classic post-roller coaster ride shot? Unlike many other theme parks, Disneyland is A-OK with you snapping a picture of the image on the screen with your own device.

Food & Drink

It must be Murphy’s (or Disney’s) law that the second you enter the park, your kiddo is uttering those two infamous words, “I’m hungry.”

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A full day of feeding a family at Disneyland can add up quickly. 

Thankfully, there are several ways in which to enjoy delicious eats while not spending a small fortune:

  • Eat a large breakfast at your hotel pre-park entry
  • Bring your own snacks and water into the park
  • Split meals - most portions at Disney eateries are more than generous and can easily feed two
  • Do your research - quick-service restaurants will usually be the lowest cost option
  • Prioritize your favorites - if you simply must have that Mickey beignet or the famous Disney Dole Whip, build it into your food budget!

The sweet smell of churros fills the air as you sing along to the uplifting melody of ‘it’s a small world’ and contemplate testing your mettle at the mighty Space Mountain.

Whether it’s your first or fortieth time at Disneyland, a day here is never ordinary. Every moment is filled with magic as you experience heart-pumping rides, enthralling live shows, and your beloved Disney characters coming to life.

You are truly never too old or too young to explore the fantasy of Disneyland. So stop waiting and start planning your own ultimate Disneyland Dream Vacation today.

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