The real scoop on 2013 Cheap Disneyland Tickets, California Disneyland Ticket Discounts, Southern California resident discounts, and even Free Disneyland Tickets. SoCal residents love Disneyland, and many San Diego locals and tourists enjoy a day trip or a few days at Disneyland California. We'll help you make your Disney vacations affordable!
Last updated June 3 2013 Cheap Disneyland Tickets.
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Get Disneyland ticket discounts for your cheap Disney vacations at Disneyland, in Anaheim, Cal, about 90 minute drive north of San Diego. You can visit Disneyland California and Disney California Adventure parks on the same day with most park hopper tickets and passes.
If you want to enjoy the San Diego area, and Disneyland in one trip, you might want to stay in North San Diego County
(Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach or Del Mar) so you are closer to the LA area for your trip up to Disneyland.
1 Day 1 Park Ticket - If you are just interested in one park (either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure), you can get a 1 day 1 park ticket for $92 adults ages 10 and up, and $86 for kids. This is the best price for a one day ticket, and is available both online and at the gate.
1 Day Park Hopper Pass - One day park hopper ticket, which allow you to visit both Disneyland and California Adventures in the same day, is $137 for ages 10 – adult, and $131 for children 3 – 9.
2 Day Park Hopper Ticket - Two day park hopper ticket prices are $210 for adults and kids 10 and up, $197 for kids 3 – 9. You can save $35 on these Disneyland ticket prices if you only want to visit one park each day.
Other Disneyland Hopper Ticket Prices - Before you buy tickets for three or more days at Disneyland and California Adventures, be sure to read further, as there are several great Disney deals to save money for 3 days or more. But here are the ticket prices you would pay at the Disney gate:
3 days with Magic Morning at Disneyland - $260 ages 10 and up (kids, adults and seniors), $244 younger children ages 3 - 9
4 days with Magic Morning at Disneyland - $285 adult and kids 10 and up, $265 child 3 - 9
5 days with Magic Morning at Disneyland - $300 age 10 and up, $279 age 3 - 9
Which ticket is best? It depends on what you like. Disneyland Park is more popular than California Adventures, although the World of Color show at California Adventure is spectacular. You can’t see everything at Disneyland in one day, or even two days. If you love theme parks, definitely visit Disneyland for 1-3 days. But you might enjoy the variety of other Southern California theme parks, and spending some time at some of the best beaches in Southern California.
Now that you know the Disneyland California ticket prices, let's see how you can get those cheap Disneyland tickets!
Southern California City Pass - The 2013 Southern California CityPass card is a great way to see all the major Southern California theme parks, averaging only $64 a day for adults and less for kids! You receive 5 full days of theme park general admissions, a $419 value, for only $319 at CityPass, including 1 day at Universal Studios Hollywood, and 1 day at Seaworld San Diego, and 3 days at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, including one Magic Morning early day admission (and of course Fast Passes). Save 26% off the main entrance prices. All for $319 ages 10 and up, $279 ages 3 – 9. Must use within 14 days of first use. A San Diego Zoo option is available to add on one day at either San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park (now called the Safari Park) for a small extra fee.
This really is the best way to get Cheap Disneyland tickets and enjoy all the other major attractions! For more information see Southern California CityPass
Online Disneyland Specials - Disneyland Park offers online specials for tickets, so check them out to see their specials. Buying your ticket ahead of time also allows you to bypass the ticket lines at the gate, so you get in faster. Sometimes they offer online specials that you can't get at the gate. For example, you may get a 5 day Disney park hopper pass online at the same price as 3 day, so you get two days free! Or you may save $10 to $20 per ticket if you buy online. They really want you to spend your entire vacation at Disneyland, and not some other Southern California theme park!
Disney 3 Days $220 Park Hopper Tickets - Disney is offering this special deal from January 7 2013 - Mar 11 2013. This 2013 Disney deal for 3 days at both parks costs $220 for adults and only $205 for children ages 3 - 9 years. Park hopper pass good at both Disney theme parks on the same day. Must purchase the tickets in advance and they expire 13 days after the first day of use. Includes one early entry Magic morning admission.
4 days online ticket price - check online for current offers.
5 days online only - check the Disneyland website for current ticket deals.
Photo World of Color Show at Disneyland California Adventure
Employee Discount Programs - Most large employers in CA offer discount tickets for Disneyland. Contact your HR department for information.
College Students - Check with your student union to see if they have discount tickets for Disneyland.
Youth Groups - Contact Disneyland for discounted tickets for youth groups.
Craigslist Cheap Disneyland Tickets 1 Day - Cheap Disneyland 1 Day Tickets are usually available on Craigslist Orange County, San Diego or Los Angeles. If you want to purchase Disneyland discounted tickets from Craigslist, buyer beware. There are many scam artists out there, and you will never know if your ticket is good until you try to use it at the Disneyland entrance gate, when it is too late. Who want to pay twice for tickets? But if you want to give it a try, read more about how to buy tickets on Craigslist without getting scammed, see Buying Discount Tickets and Coupons.
Grocery Stores Cheap Disneyland Tickets 1 day - Check the gift card rack at a Southern California grocery store and you may find admission tickets. These are nice gift ideas, but the ones I've seen are the same price that you can buy them at the gate, so the only thing you save it the wait in line at the gate. Tip - don't buy these second hand, as you have no way of telling if they have been activated!
2013 Disney Salute to the Military - The Disneyland Resort is saluting U.S. active and retired military personnel by offering 3-Day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets for just $125 each, valid from October 1 2012 through September 28, 2013. 3-Day Park Hopper tickets may be purchased by any eligible U.S. military personnel or their spouse for just $125. There is a 6 ticket limit. Blackout dates: December 23 2012 - January 2 2013, February 15 - 17 2013, March 25 - April 5 2013, and July 4, 2013. Discounted room reservations are also available. For information regarding Military Promotional Tickets or to make room reservations, military personnel may contact participating U.S. military base ticket offices.
Military Discount - Get discounted Disneyland tickets for active duty and retired military personnel. Military discounts offered but must be purchased in advance at your local U.S. military base ticket offices. Offers may vary from time to time so check for current offers. Typically discounted tickets are available for the Disneyland Resort Hopper Passes and Annual Passes.
Disneyland Ticket Discounts can be found from several sources if you are a Southern California resident. When you purchase or use it for the first time at Disneyland Park, the adults in the group must show a valid California State ID for zip code 90000 - 93599, or if you don't have a CA State ID, other proof of residency in SoCal. Obviously kids don't have to show an ID. These are also good for Baja residents within 21000 - 22999.
2012 Southern California Resident Go Wild 2 Day, 1 Park - $2 days at Disneyland for $99. - This Disney deal replaces the 2Fer deal. For $99 you get one day at Disneyland and one day at California Adventures, or two days at Disneyland, or two days at California Adventures - your choice. Option to upgrade 2 day part hopper just $114, or 3 days 1 park for $129 or 3 day park hopper for $144. Valid until Jun 9 2012. Blackout dates Mar 30 - Apr 15 and Jun 4-5. This offer is currently expired, but look for it again in early 2013.
Costco Disneyland Tickets - Costco typically has cheap Disneyland tickets for SoCal residents, but I have not seen them for the past six months, so perhaps Disneyland is no longer offering Disneyland tickets through Costco. A recent offer of Costco Disneyland tickets were for $38 a day if you purchased a Four Day Park Hopper Ticket for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (Southern California residents only zip codes 90000 - 93599). $199.99 for 4 visits plus a $50 card to spend money. That works out to $38 a day for a pass. You can visit both Disneyland and California Adventures on the same day. You can see if Costco currently offers Disneyland tickets online at
Costco Disneyland Tickets for So Cal Residents. They do offer discount Disney vacation packages through Costco travel.
Annual Disneyland Passports - Disneyland Park, Grocery Stores, and Costco sell different annual passports to Southern California residents. These will have blackout dates for the most crowded days, but who wants to go on a crowded day anyway if you have many other choices?
The Southern California Annual Passport costs $359 online, and is my favorite pass for locals because it is good on most Sundays and weekdays throughout the year (blocked days include summer, spring break, and Christmas/New Years weeks). The SoCal Select Annual Passport costs only $279 online, but is only good on weekdays (blackout days include summer, spring break, Christmas and New Years weeks, and all Saturdays). This is a good deal for families who home school their children, or retirees. I've seen the Select Annual Passport for less at the grocery store - the ultimate cheap Disneyland tickets! Check out you local Costco, retail store gift card rack, or Disneyland online for specific offers. You can also frequently get other Cheap Disneyland tickets at Costco.
Here's some expired Disney offers. We'll see if Disney offers them again or not.
Summer Pass - So Cal resident Summer Pass 3-Day 1-Park costs $139 for three day Disneyland ticket, or $154 Disneyland 3-Day Park hopper ticket (to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the same day). A great deal - cheap Disneyland tickets for only $46 a day! These were available online and at some SoCal stores, and we may see them again in 2012.
2Fer Tickets - The 2Fer tickets were offered in 2010, but for 2011, this has been replaced with the offer listed above. "2Fer" discount tickets are typically available each year from January through mid April. Buy and use the ticket at one park and then have 30 days to use them at the other park. This allows you to visit your favorite park, such as Disneyland California, and return again within 30 days to visit the other park such as California Adventure. This is the best deal for SoCal residents if you just want to visit each park one day during the year. Buy a one day admission ticket, and visit the other park on another day – Free. $76 for ages 10 and up, $68 for children ages 3 – 9 years. For an additional $25, you can upgrade to a 2-Day Park Hopper, and visit both parks on the same day for two days.
If you are looking for 2013 Free Disneyland Tickets, Disney changes their offering each year. In 2009 they offered free Disney tickets on your birthday, and in 2010 free Disneyland tickets for volunteers. Both of these Disney free ticket offers have expired, so I am not aware of any free Disneyland tickets for 2012 or 2013 from Disney. You can enter a contest for Free Disneyland Tickets.
Check this page for other 2013 Disney ticket deals.
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Note that Disneyland has reached 1 million volunteers, and has closed this program in early March 2010. Thank you to all the volunteers who are helping their communities.
If you are looking for Disneyland ticket discounts, you probably want the cheapest Disneyland tickets. Well, you can't get any cheaper than Free Disneyland Tickets.
2010 Free Disneyland Tickets - Disney has announced a new program in 2010 to reward volunteers in their community. 1 million volunteers can get free passes to Disneyland, for a one-day visit. Volunteers can start signing up on January 1 2010. HandsOn Network will be used to setup the community volunteer projects.
Some Basic Rules about these Free Disneyland Tickets - February 13-14, March 21, June 21-22, July 4, November 21, and December 11-12, 2010 are blackout days when the tickets can't be used, but otherwise they can be used on any day until December 15, 2010. Children must be at least 6 years of age to participate in the program and receive a ticket. Children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when volunteering.
Disneyland Specials for Pass Holders - If you have a multi-day or annual pass or passport, you can take advantage of other offers, including:
• Disney's Special FASTPASS® cards for certain attractions for you and up to 5 additional members of your party.
• A collectible Ear Hat figurine with exclusive trading pins‡
• Donate your free ticket to one of the select non-profit organizations designated by Disney Parks:
o Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern California
o Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
o Dreams Take Flight Canada
Using your Free Disneyland Tickets - It will take about two weeks after your complete your volunteer work to obtain your voucher for a free Disneyland ticket. You will need a valid ID (passport or drivers license) to use your ticket, or for children, a copy of birth certificate.
So mark your calendars on January 1 and make it a family project to give back to your community through volunteer work, and earn free Disneyland tickets for your family. The ultimate cheap Disneyland ticket!