What Is the Most Inexpensive Way to Purchase DisneylandⓇ Resort Tickets?
Making the most of your vacation time requires careful planning and budgeting, and getting discounted Disneyland tickets is a piece of that puzzle. Many ticket sellers claim to offer the best discounts, but sorting through which ones are the real deal can seem intimidating. The different parts of the DisneylandⓇ Resort don’t always require tickets, so you don’t want to buy an additional day of tickets when you don’t have to.
With some research and planning, though, it’s easy to avoid overspending on DisneylandⓇ Resort tickets. You don’t have to wade through dozens of websites to find the best vacation package. There are travel experts available by phone who can help walk you through which types of tickets are best for you and your family.
As a general rule, buying tickets online and in advance is your best option. Waiting to buy tickets at the gate can cause you to miss out on great opportunities for multi-day pass discounts and time-saving add-ons. Bundling tickets and hotel rooms are also great ways to save money, but not all ticket sellers will give you the opportunity.
Getting to Both Parks
It’s important to note that Disneyland® Resort is made up of two main parks: Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park. The original Disneyland® Park is home to more kid-friendly rides that feature classic Disney movies. Disney California Adventure® Park has more thrill rides and rides inspired by modern Disney movies, including Pixar movies like Cars and A Bug’s Life. Each park has amazing evening shows that will wow you with fireworks, clips from classic Disney movies, or other fun surprises.
If you’re short on time and decide to only see one park, a one-day single-park ticket is the most inexpensive way to get a quick Disney experience. However, you can get multi-day tickets with a significant per-day discount. These multi-day tickets allow you to visit one park per day, so a two-day ticket provides the best balance of cost-effectiveness and length of time possible in each park. A three-day ticket will allow you to spend two days at whichever parks end up being your favorite.
Keep in mind that you don’t need a ticket to access Downtown Disney®, which has a range of shopping and attractions available. If you plan on spending more than a few hours at Downtown Disney®, consider going on a separate day so you don’t waste valuable time you’ve purchased at Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.
Park Hopper Tickets
If you want to go between Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park on the same day, you’ll need a Park Hopper® ticket. These special tickets allow visitors to go in and out of both parks as many times as they need to on a given day. They give families more flexibility, which can be very helpful on short trips or when there are specific shows you want to see at each park. They’re also great for groups with a wide range of interests since they make it easy for groups to split up and pursue their favorite rides before meeting up again later in the day.
However, since these tickets cost more than the standard single-park tickets, they’re not the best option for families on a tight budget. A multi-day, single-park-per-day pass will always cost less than a Park Hopper® pass of the same length. If you plan your trip well, single-park tickets can still provide an excellent experience, especially since there are only two parks requiring tickets in the Disneyland® Resort complex.
Buying in Advance
It may be tempting to wait until you arrive at the park to buy Disneyland® Resort tickets since they’re not as limited as concerts or other attractions where seats can sell out. However, buying in advance and doing adequate planning can help you secure the best discount possible. Not all retailers offer the same discount, but companies that specialize in travel and theme park tickets can provide the best range of discounts.
Plus, buying in advance makes it easy to get mobile tickets, which are harder to lose track of when packing and moving around Los Angeles. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of advance tickets make them the best option for families and groups of all sizes.
Bundling with Other Tickets
If you’re trying to be flexible and change your plans until the last minute, you may find yourself buying a hotel first, then deciding on exact theme parks and ticket types later. However, buying all of your vacation tickets at once is the best way to save money. If at all possible, wait until you have your trip well planned-out and finalized before trying to book any tickets.
Since not all retailers will bundle tickets, make sure to find one that can if you want to save as much money as possible. aResTravel can bundle Disneyland® Resort passes, hotel reservations, and other attraction tickets to help you secure the best deal possible. Since our tickets are already heavily discounted, this is the most inexpensive way to purchase Disneyland® Resort tickets if you plan on getting a hotel or other theme park tickets.
Where to Buy
Many retailers will claim to have the best Disneyland® Resort ticket prices. Some of them will have hidden fees, or won’t give you the best discount possible. It’s best to go with a retailer that specializes in theme park tickets since these retailers will know about the discounts available and can work with you to give you the best discount possible. If you have questions about which types of tickets are best for you, asking a company with experience in theme parks will help you avoid misunderstandings and confusion.
At aResTravel, we have experienced staff you can call to get the latest information on how to get the greatest savings when planning your Disneyland® Resort vacation. We can make sure you’ve explored all of your options for bundling, multi-day passes, and other Disneyland® Resort package discounts.
Methods to Avoid
Like with any theme park, Disneyland® Resort tickets sometimes pop up on social media or resale sites. Sometimes an individual may be selling the tickets, or sometimes an organization or business will claim to have discounted tickets available.
While not all such listings are deliberate scams, they should be avoided, as there are few ways to get your money back if there are problems with the tickets. Even a well-meaning reseller could end up misrepresenting the terms of the tickets he or she is selling, which can quickly ruin your day at the park. It’s easy for casual visitors to overlook expiration dates or other ticket conditions, so you should always stick to companies who specialize in theme park tickets.
If you see a promotion for discount tickets on social media, check and make sure that the account promoting the tickets is associated with a reputable retailer. Sometimes fake accounts claiming to represent a theme park or other business will try to scam would-be visitors. If in doubt, always call a travel specialist and directly ask them about any opportunities for discount tickets.
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