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Now that the Mouse House is open, you probably think all you have to do is buy your Disneyland tickets on WelcometoSoCal.com and go. Or head to the parks and buy them at the gate. Right? Well, not exactly. Disney is limiting park capacity; how much we don't know. The good news is that Disney increased capacity on July 1, but again, we don't know by how much. But it seems like a lot. While the May and June Disney booking calendars filled up as soon as they opened back in April, the July and August calendars remain pretty open as of this writing. Another tip-off is that Disney is drastically increased capacity to the Disneyland Hotel. With 990 rooms and an average of 3 people in each room, it seems reasonable to assume roughly 3,000 more tickets a day will be added to the daily capacity. So capacity appears to be going up, way up. And that's good news for Disney fans.
After 15 months of lockdown, Disney fans are eager to get back to The Happiest Place on Earth. And with so many new things to do and see, demand will be higher than Spider-Man's 65' high aerial slingshot. As the old adage goes, the Early Birds gets the worm. Or in this case discount Disneyland tickets!
Discount Disneyland Tickets Guide
By Di Parks Updated January 24, 2022
Since 2005 we've partnered with Advance Reservations Systems out of San Diego as our primary ticket and hotel provider. Ares is a top-notch ticket provider with a rich history of providing outstanding customer service and fast confirmation emails. Ares prices are always the lowest on Disneyland Park Hoppers and Single Park tickets, with savings ranging from $8 to $28 per ticket.
While the Disneyland Resort is now open to all out-of-state guests, Disney is offering California residents a special savings of $80.50 on 3-Day Park Hoppers and $77.50 on 3-Day Single Park tickets for a limited time. But hurry... this limited-time California Resident Promo offer can disappear at any time.
For fifteen years, we've partnered with Advanced Reservation Systems in San Diego. ARES technology is second to none offering the lowest Disneyland ticket prices on the web.
Reservations are now required. Before you book on any site, be sure to check the Disney Calendar for availability. Disney is accepting reservations up to 120 days in advance. Days fill up fast, so book early to ensure you get the days you want.
A lot has changed since those early days. Like the fact, there isn't even a physical Disneyland ticket any longer. You can do everything right from your Disneyland app.
We also want to share how and where to save on Disneyland tickets from some other ticket providers like Costco, as well as some helpful Disney links to help you plan. We've listed them here.
WHAT'S NEW? Disneyland's newest land, Avengers Campus, is where Super Hero's unite to defend the planet from evil villains. Try your hand, or web, at WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure where Super Hero fans will discover their Super Hero powers by putting their web-slinging skills to the test. WEB SLINGERS is an action-packed interactive, high-tech thriller attraction located in the heart of Avengers Campus.
For the nostalgic Disney fan, climb abroad an authentic African skiff at the newly reimagined Jungle Cruise. With new exciting jungle explorations, more and expanded jungle stories, and of course, new jokes delivered from your favorite skippers. Hopefully, new jokes will have you and your crew cracking up, or at least offering some polite chuckling. As if more humor is even possible!
For those with a love for Disney music, be sure to see "Mickey's PhilharMagic" where guests can foot-tap' & hand clap' to a new musical number, "Un Poco Loco" that is part of an animated scene based on Disney and Pixar's "COCO."
Even King Arthur Carousel at Disneyland Park received some tender loving care with new sparkling 14k gold leaf accents, more vivid bold colors sure to keep the attention of even the smallest of Disney fans. Each ride Stallone has been lovingly hand-painted using more than thirty different colors.
Some Helpful Tips! Disneyland Resort 2021 offers guests many new, as well as old, cherished memories.
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian, and Paradise Pier hotels are all spruced up and ready for guests.
Offering a wide variety of accommodations and amenities, all three Disney hotels feature Disney magic for quality, service, and outstanding hospitality.
For more Disneyland Resort news and information, check out Mouse Time Magazine. Mouse Time is our new digital Disneyland Guide packed with great planning articles and interesting Disneyland Resort stories.
Before you start booking your Disneyland Vacation Getaway, there are a few things to know, like the latest Health and Safety changes. Yes, masks are required for all unvaccinated guests and all guests indoors except when eating. As far as we know, Disney is not checking for vaccination credentials but leaving it up to you to mask up if you're not fully vaccinated.
Before passing through those magical turnstiles leaving your world behind to enter the wondrous world of Disney, you will need to have some of those real-world things in your possession. Like a valid park reservation, as well as a valid Disneyland Park Hopper or Single Park ticket for the park you are entering on the same date you reserved it for.
Before you click the BUY button on any site, be sure you are buying from an "Authorized Disney Seller." Look for this Authorized Ticket Seller badge before you click BUY.
Disney has always regarded online ticket sales as "pre-arrival" sales. So they can offer sites like this one and others some pretty good deals that are passed along to you.
Here are some helpful links to get you started.
Costco.com offers Disneyland vacation packages. (As of this update, Costco does not sell individual Park Hopper or Single Park Tickets.)
Auto Club offers its members special Southern California pricing on 3 Day Park Hopper and 3 Day Single Park tickets and 2, 3, 4, and 5 Day Park Hopper and Single Park tickets to all guests regardless of residency.
Discount Disneyland Tickets and Disneyland Vacation Packages. We have been offering cheap Disneyland Park Hoppers and Single Park Tickets, as well as Disneyland Vacation Packages since 2004. Now with "Go Straight to Gate." As an authorized Disneyland ticket seller, you likely won't find better prices anywhere across the inter-web.
Student Discounts programs and booking at the Disneyland Resort will remain temporarily paused through January 2022. To be contacted when information regarding Disney Imagination Campus experiences are available, please select from Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Performing Arts, Disney Grad Night, Education, and Disney Field Trips here.
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE Military Families, both active and retired, have a few options for 3 and 4 Day Park Hopper and Single Park tickets, excluding Magic Morning.
Disneyland Resort Group Discounts are available for quailed non-profit organizations for up to 15 guests or more. Please call (714) 781-4565 for more information.
Disney Legacy Passholders - Annual Passports were discontinued as of February 9, 2021. A new passport called Disney Legacy Passholders is in the works. Details have yet to be announced. Follow the link for more information and download some cool Virtual Backgrounds.
Here are some more helpful links about other essential things to know.
Are you planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort with toddlers? If so, be sure to read "Visiting the Disneyland Resort with Preschoolers" on page 102 of Mouse Time Magazine. Read it here.
Parking at the Disneyland Resort is as simple as it can get considering Mickey and Friends parking structure can park 10,000 cars on its own. As more people return to the parks, patience is the key here. As of July 8, 2021, current rates are $25 per vehicle and $40 for closer proximity to the exit elevators. Rates can change at any time so check Disneyland Guest Services for the most current information at 714-781-4000.
Tap, tap, tap to Disney's new song added to "Mickey's PhilharMagic” based on Disney / Pixar's "Coco"
Get ready brave recruits; AVENGERS CAMPUS is open to all Super Hero's and their fans in Disneyland park's newest land, where guests step out of this earthly world and into a new out-of-this-world home of MARVEL Legends!
Defending the planet from evil-doers can work up quite an appetite. To keep Avengers Campus Super Hero's and their recruits powered up and in tip-top fighting force, check out what's on the menu at Avengers Campus eateries.
See where Avengers Campus dining and attractions are located on our updated Disney California Adventure map.
New to Disneyland Park? Map out your adventure before you go with our highly detailed Disneyland Park map, including restaurants, rides, shows, height requirements, and more.
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On our updated Disneyland map and California Adventure map are also downloadable to your desktop computer. Find everything you need to plan your day, or night including restaurants, park points of interests, Meet & Greets, ride heights and more.
To get the latest Disneyland park and California Adventure news, be sure to bookmark our Disneyland Resort blog where you'll find a Matterhorn full of timely articles and photographs.
When buying Disneyland tickets directly from the "Big Mouse" himself, prices vary depending on weekly and seasonal demand and how many days you plan to visit the park. You will never a find a lower price for 1-day Disneyland tickets than what Disney offers, but for multi-day passes, you can always find a better deal online.
Photo Credit: Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort
Before you beat a path to Avengers Campus, Web-tech shop to pick up a Spider-bot backpack, stop by Web Slingers on the way. Try your hand or web at some web-slinging, Avengers Campus new innovative technology attraction. Read all about Web Slingers on page 54 of Mouse Time Magazine.
What do we know about discount Disneyland tickets?
Welcome to SoCal has been writing vacation and tourism guides to Southern California attractions since 1991, back when we first published Welcome to SoCal Magazine.
We love SoCal and want everyone to have a chance to enjoy its charm, which is why we found a way to offer our readers special discounts to local attractions.
Back then, we had to stuff tickets into envelopes and mail them out by hand! (Thank goodness e-ticketing and print-at-home tickets came around!)
While we are not licking envelopes anymore, WelcometoSoCal.com is still a leading online vendor of discounted tickets to Southern California theme parks and attractions like Disneyland.
We spend every day searching for the best Disneyland deals and compiling data about upcoming Disneyland events and attractions so you don't have to stress about it.
If talking to a live person is more your style, you're welcome to call us at 1-800-636-8026 and speak to a local expert about planning your SoCal adventure.
You can also use the live chat in the bottom corner of the site for immediate assistance.
We guarantee the lowest prices on multi-day Disneyland tickets, Disneyland + hotel packages, and Disneyland + Universal Studios Hollywood combo tickets.
Do Disneyland tickets cost more at the gate?
You can expect to pay full price for admission if you wait until you get to the park gate to buy Disneyland tickets. One-day tickets have a fixed price and Disney and its ticket vendors rarely discount these anywhere, but multi-day tickets are always cheaper online.
To save time and money on 2+ day visits, you should purchase Disneyland tickets in advance online. You can print tickets at home or use e-ticketing on your phone to walk straight to the gate.
Read More about "Mickey's PhilharMagic” new foot-tappin', hand clappin' song in Coco.
Is Disney California Adventure part of Disneyland?
Disney California Adventure is right next door to Disneyland, but it's a separate park that requires either its own tickets or Park Hopper tickets.
Where can I buy discount Disneyland tickets?
Ticket vendors like Welcome to SoCal offer discounted Disneyland tickets as well as combo packages that get you into California Adventure and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Can I buy a ticket to both Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood?
Disneyland and Universal Studios are separate parks with different parent companies, so no single ticket gets you into both, but you can buy combo packages with tickets to both parks.
Can I bundle hotel and save when buying Disneyland tickets?
As with most travel deals, bundling can bring down the cost of a big trip, and Disneyland is no exception. Bundled hotel and Disneyland tickets packages are among our top sellers.
Can I still get $50 Disneyland tickets?
You may have heard about "$50 Disneyland tickets".
These were from a time when buying multi-day Disneyland passes could bring the cost down to about $50 per day.
As Disneyland's prices have increased, "$50 tickets" have become a thing of the past, but multi-day passes are still one of the best ways to save money on tickets.
Do Disneyland tickets ever go on sale?
Disneyland does sometimes run sales or offer special discounts on tickets, but not very often.
However, ticket vendors usually match or beat these prices, so it's still worth checking sites like Welcome to SoCal to confirm that you're really getting the best deal.
Photo Credit: Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort
Photo Credit: Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort
NOTE: FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass are currently suspended due to COVID19 social distancing policies requiring the use of FastPass lanes for expanded regular waiting space.
Can I buy Disneyland FASTPASS tickets online?
FASTPASS is Disneyland's free system for helping park guests spend less time waiting in lines. You do not need to pay extra to use FASTPASS, but it's not without its quirks.
Rather than allowing you to skip the line immediately, FASTPASS lets you reserve a later time you'd like to enjoy the attraction so you can go have fun somewhere else in the meantime instead of standing in line.
You do not need to pay extra for access to FASTPASS if you are willing to walk to the FASTPASS ticketing machines outside attractions. (Note: Not every attraction offers FASTPASS.)
Daily FASTPASS availability is limited, so you need to make your reservations early before it runs out.
If you want to be sure you have access to FASTPASS without walking to each FASTPASS kiosk, Disney offers the MaxPass, as explained below.
What is Disneyland MaxPass?
MaxPass is a Disneyland ticket upgrade that gives you unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads and easier access to Disney FASTPASS using the Disneyland app.
MaxPass is not required to use FASTPASS, but it's the only way to use FASTPASS on your phone. Otherwise, you need to walk to the FASTPASS kiosk outside the attraction to reserve your spot.
MaxPass allows you to reserve a FASTPASS from anywhere in the park, or even from a neighboring park (e.g. reserve your spot in a Disneyland ride while you're in California Adventure) via the Disneyland app.
What is Magic Morning at Disneyland?
Magic Morning is a perk for Disneyland resort guests with 3+ day tickets which allows them to choose a day to get early admission to select attractions, stores, entertainment, and dining locations in Disneyland for one full hour before the park opens to the general public.
A few important things to know about Magic Morning: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Magic Morning requires you to buy qualifying 3+ day tickets before you get to the park--you can't get it at the gate.
Disneyland recommends showing up 1 hour and 15 minutes early so you have extra time to park and get to the gates.
You must select your Magic Morning day in advance.
Magic Morning is only available Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
Magic Morning is not available in every part of the park. For example, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is not included.
Photo Credit: Matt Stroshane/Disneyland Resort