Planning a trip to Disneyland can be just as overwhelming as Disney World. For much different reasons however. One of the most confusing aspects of a Disneyland vacation is the number of ticket options available. Including adding other area attractions when purchasing a vacation package. I’m going to take a moment and highlight the most common ticket options.
Very important, DO NOT buy your tickets off any online auction sites, or via a online community selling website such as eBay or Craigslist. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the stories of people getting turned away from their families vacation when attempting to use tickets purchased in this way. The most common ticket offer is a partial ticket. Such as the seller offering 2 days of their 5 day tickets. Disneyland Cast Members will likely question you if they are suspicious and are known to taking the tickets and denying you entry. Don’t take the risk… Please…
Onto the more fun part of this conversation. What ticket options are there?
1 Day – 1 Park Ticket Option:
Just as it sounds, this ticket allows the holder to visit either Disneyland Park or California Adventure Park for one day. There is no hopping between the two parks. While this may be the least expensive option, it’s truly a limiting option. If you are spending only one day at Disneyland, then I highly recommend upgrading to a 1 Day Park Hopper option for less than $50 per person.
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket Option:
Also fairly self-explanatory, this option allows you to visit both parks in a single day. Again, if you only have one day to visit, make sure you do the best of both parks in that one day.
You can also do up to 5 Days with either of these ticket options. Up to 5 Day Single Park tickets or up to 5 Day Park Hopper tickets. If you do 3 Day Park Hopper or longer ticket option, you’ll receive one Magic Morning with your tickets as well. This allows you to go in early to either Disneyland or California Adventure on select days.
SoCal City Pass Ticket Option:
This is the most common ticket I recommend to my guests as it provides a nice variety of Southern California attractions. The downside of this ticket option is that the 3 selected attractions are a good distance from each other, so there is driving and transportation to consider. The great part of this ticket option is the savings you can receive. You receive a 3 Day Park Hopper Ticket to Disneyland with one Magic Morning, 1 day ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood and 1 Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Diego. All 3 attractions are popular with many visitors to this area, so having a nice option to purchase tickets all together and at a discount is a nice option. This option is also available with a Disneyland Hotel Package or a Good Neighbor Hotel Package.
Beyond Disneyland Ticket Options:
If you purchase a vacation package form Disney or through your friendly Travel Agent, you can add all sorts of other Southern California attractions as well. Including San Diego Zoo, Hollywood Tours, Beach Visits, and more. Ask your Travel Agent to provide you with the options and cost of any you are interested in.
Oh and if you find these tickets, they are a great keepsake, and some Disney Addict will probably buy them from you:
When Daniel isn’t sharing Planning Tips about Disney Cruises, Disneyland, Aulani, and other Destinations, he can be found either wishing he was at Disneyland or planning his and other’s Disney Vacations. Contact him or Request a Quote on the right side of the ChipandCo Page.
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