It's been awhile since I have shared my money saving tips for Disneyland. I figured it would be good to do a recap plus add some other ideas I've found!
If you've missed Part I and Part II, you may find them here:
Here are some other tips which will save you money for your Disneyland vacation:
Stay at a Good Neighbor Hotel - While certainly staying onsite at Disneyland will be an amazing, memorable experience (and there are many reasons to stay onsite which I address in another article here), it just is not in the budget for everyone or for every trip (if you visit as much as I do). Staying at a Good Neighbor Hotel within walking distance of Disneyland Resort not only saves you on accommodations, but it also saves you on the daily parking fee charged by Disneyland.
Visit Disneyland Before Your Child Turns 3 - Did you know that kids under 3 are free? As long as they are not three years old, they can be 2 and 364 days old and still get into Disney for free. :) Plus, if you do any character meals your under-3-year-old can eat off your plate for free, saving you additional dollars!
Another tip... Visit Disneyland Before Your Child Turns 10 - Once your child turns 10, your child will need an adult ticket. If you visit before the age of 10, you will only have to pay for a child ticket for your child.
Order Light Up Wands and Necklaces Online - I always buy light up rings in bulk on Amazon in quantities of 12 or 24 and bring them with me to Disney. My kiddo loves to brighten up (literally) the nights of other kids by giving out these inexpensive light up accessories. She even made a friend that we have since visited in San Diego because she gave her a light up ring! The cost of a dozen of these rings is about the cost of 1 or 2 of them a the parks, so you can light up your whole family for cheap!
Get the Newspaper - When you arrive into Anaheim, stop by a grocery store or newspaper stand and pick up a copy of the paper. Often, you can find money saving coupons that you can use around Anaheim and even in Downtown Disney!
Start a Pressed Penny Tradition - A much more affordable souvenir is the pressed penny. Disney has LOADS of different designs. For 51 cents, you have a cheap souvenir that you can get the kids excited about before the trip. They can find their shiniest pennies and start grouping them with two quarters. Then you can sort of make a scavenger hunt out of finding the machines. They can pick their favorite ones. It is a fun tradition and is much cheaper than collecting Disney Pins. TIP: Those little mini M&M tubes make great containers for putting in your change. I stack mine in groups so they are easy to dispense.
I hope these tips help you on your next trip to Disneyland!
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