Buying Discount or Cheap Disneyland Tickets
We all want to save on our Disneyland Tickets. Why? Because they are expensive! Every dollar counts when you're planning a trip! There are several ticket discounters out there who are authorized sellers. Many of them can help you save around $5-$10. There's one that can help you save even more then that on your discounted Disneyland Tickets; Park Savers
Best Disneyland Ticket Discounter
Park Savers has been selling discounted Disneyland Tickets for over 10 years! They are the most trusted discounter on the web! One of the biggest reasons we love Park Savers is their amazing customer service. Personal, friendly, and ready when you need it.
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Where not to buy your "discounted tickets"
Place's such as eBay, craigslist, and other online classifieds are not good places to search for discounted tickets. These have been associated with scams over the last several years.
Websites that include "Disney" in the web name or "Disneyland" are NOT authorized sellers. Authorized sellers are not allow to include those words in their business names or web addresses. For example, Park Savers does not include any of those. It's considered copyright infringement and it's an easy way to spot a scammer.
Any company that requires you to meet-up in person to receive your tickets is also not a good idea. Authorized sellers will either email you a voucher to print and take with you to redeem at a box office or send you your hard copy tickets in the mail.
Authorized sellers are not allowed to sell discounted 1 day tickets. If they are claiming this, it's a scam.
Last but not least, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Why risk losing all that money you saved for your vacation just to be scammed and save a few more dollars? It's not worth it! Typically savings with authorized ticket sellers is between $5-$20. Anyone claiming half-priced tickets are more then likely out to get you.
What ticket is right for me?
This is a loaded question..
First off you need to decide if you want to visit just 1-park per day or Park Hop with Disney's Park Hopper ticket. We always suggest a Park Hopper Ticket because everyday brings something different in crowds, ride closures, and likes and dis-likes, and food.
Then choose how many days you want to play...
1-Day Tickets: These are probably the most purchased tickets out there. It's mostly due to time restraints. You may only have one day in Orange County due to a conference or family event. With this ticket we always suggest getting the Hopper option with it so you can go between both parks. This is especially for people who have never visited before.
You'll feel rushed to get as much as you can done and we don't blame you. Try and go from opening to close. Load that fanny pack up with power bars and stretch while you're in line. ;)
2-Day Tickets: In the 2 day range, the 2-day 1 park per day ticket is the most popular. It gives you one whole day at each park without park hopping. You'll see a trend here but we always suggest the hopper option for many reasons, one of which is crowds. Sometimes Disneyland Park will be crowded and California Adventure wont be. It's nice to be able to move over in this situation.
Two days is a fair amount of time to get lots of things done during a slow season. If it's busy, you'll miss out on doing somethings. For discount 2-day tickets we recommend Park Savers, an authorized ticket seller and discounter.
3-Day Tickets: Now we're talking. This is a ticket that offers you some rest and the opportunity to get everything done that you want to. We'll typically start one day at one park, our second day at the other park and our third day doing our favorites between the two. Our exception to this is evenings and crowds. If one park seems really crowded we'll switch over to the other. If we spent 70% of the day at Disneyland Park we'll switch over to California Adventure Park for that rest of the evening just for a change of scenery and food options. It's a great way to take advantage of the Hopper option.
Again, this ticket gives you plenty of time to do everything without feeling rushed. We recommend purchasing your 3-Day tickets through Park Savers. They have great discounted prices on tickets and are an authorized ticket seller.
4-Day Tickets: Now you can start to mix in some hotel/off property time into your plans. You'll have plenty of time to do everything you want in the parks plus hang out at the pool or shop in Downtown Disney. Don't feel rushed in anyway. Purchase your 4-Day tickets with Park Savers and save a ton for those shopping sprees!
5-Day Tickets: Okay now you're just spoiled. While walking in between rides go ahead and take that much needed drink break or walk around the shops for fun. We love to ride the monorail full circle; be sure to ask to ride in the very front with the captain! Save up to $15 on this ticket!
Remember that you can always put days in-between your visits on multi-day tickets. From the first day you use your ticket you have 13 days to use the rest of the days. So if you want to head over to Universal Studios or Knott's Berry Farm go for it! We have discounted tickets available for both of those parks and more!
Tip: Take pictures of your ticket barcodes once you receive them. If you lose a ticket you can just go to a box office and they will replace it. If you don't have a picture or copy of the ticket, Disney will not replace it. This happens everyday!
Can I upgrade my tickets?
That's like asking Disney if it's okay to give them more money or not. Of course you can! You can add on days by paying the price difference between the days. Just visit a box office to do this!
Now the real question is should I upgrade to an annual pass? We'll always say yes!...but financial it should make sense to you. There are several passes to choose from:
Non So-Cal Resident Passes
- Signature Plus Passport: $1,049 - No block-out dates, free parking, 20% off park merchandise, up to 15% off dining (min 10%), and free Disney PhotoPass downloads.
- Signature Passport: $849 - Some block-out dates mostly at Christmas, free parking, 20% off park merchandise, up to 15% off dining (min 10%), and free Disney PhotoPass downloads.
- Deluxe Passport: $599 - Block-out dates at peak holidays and some weekends, 10% off merchandise, 10% off dining.
So-Cal Resident Passes (live within 90000 to 93599 zip codes)
- Southern California Passport: $459 - Block-out dates including weekends and peak holidays, 10% off merchandise, 10% off dining.
- Southern California Select Passport: $329 - Block-out dates including weekends, holidays, and other peak seasons, 10% off merchandise, 10% off dining.
So what would draw you to upgrade to a pass? Ask yourself how many times am I going to visit within 1 year from now and how many days will those vacations be?
If you pay $295 for a 3-day Park Hopper and then you plan on coming back within a year for another 3-days you'll have spent about $600 total on tickets. We'll, guess what! That's how much the Deluxe Annual Passport costs! So you're now at the same price...but there's more! Now you have access to discounts galore! In this scenario it's worth it.
Disneyland and other area attractions
Disneyland is the most popular So. California attraction. Of course there are other parks you may want to visit to for a different experience. We have several combo tickets that include both Disneyland and other theme parks.
So. California CityPASS
This is the most popular pass for guests to buy when visiting So. California. The reason for this is because it offers the most savings with a bundle ticket. You can save about $145 on each ticket. Wow! The ticket currently includes:
- A 3-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket
- A 1-day LEGOLAND Ticket and
- A 1-day SeaWord San Diego ticket
We highly recommend this ticket if you're looking for more to do than just Disneyland. For special pricing on this ticket click here.
Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood
There are 4 options for this combination ticket:
- 2-day Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket and a 1-day Universal Studios ticket.
- 2-day Disneyland 1-park per day ticket and a 1-day Universal Studios ticket.
- 3-day Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket and a 1-day Universal Studios ticket.
- 3-day Disneyland 1-park per day ticket and a 1-day Universal Studios ticket.
Why do we suggest this ticket? 3 words: Harry Potter World. Now that Universal Studios Hollywood has a Harry Potter land at their park we think it's totally worth it for 1 day. We have discounts on these tickets as well to help you save.
See our guide to purchasing Discounted Disneyland Vacation Packages that include Magical Extras and more!