Planning a trip to Disneyland or Disney World? Don’t overpay for park passes. Check these tips before you go shopping for tickets.
1. First and foremost, note that you do not need to purchase tickets for kids under three. (They can also skip lines without a FastPass.)
2. Check Costco for deals on vacation packages and more. Sometimes you can even find tickets and annual passes for sale in Costco stores, too.
3. AAA Member? Get exclusive savings on park tickets and annual passes.
5. Planning on visiting multiple California attractions? Save with a SoCal CityPass. For $353, you can grab a 3-Day Disneyland Park Hopper pass (with Magic Morning admission), a one-day pass for LEGOLAND, and a one day ticket to SeaWorld. Buying these separately would set you back around $485 or more.
6. If you’re a Florida resident, get a 3-day Discover Disney pass for $139 or a 4-day ticket for $159. A regular 3-day pass is $290. You do need to have proof of your Florida residency, of course. (This offer ends June 9, 2017.)
7. Visit in the off-season. Not only will you avoid the crowds, resort and hotel prices will be lower, too. January and September are some of the best months to go since most kids are typically in school.
8. Plan your trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. They’ll help you plan a trip that suits your budget and they won’t charge you a thing to do it. (They’re paid a commission by Disney.)
9. If you’re traveling by air, check with the airlines to see if they offer discounted Disney vacation deals. American Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest are just a few airlines that have recently offered special deals.
10. Use your Target REDcard to save 5% on Disney gift cards that can be used almost anywhere throughout the parks.
If you’re a Disney-addict, you might want to consider the Disney Visa. Cardholders can save 10% on select purchases at the parks, resorts, and Disney stores.