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Disneyland Discounts Every Penny Counts

Does the lack of Disneyland discounts have you feeling blue? Here’s some Disneyland discounts that make every penny count. Disneyland discounts

Whenever I hear, “Oh but it doesn’t really save me that much”, I have to stop in my tracks and show just how much every penny counts with Disneyland discounts.


Disneyland Castle


These Disneyland discounts, though small, add up to huge savings. I’ll use my family as an example for our typical 3 day summer visit to Disneyland Resort to do the math on these Disneyland Discounts.

Disneyland Discount Tickets

Disneyland discount tickets aren’t hard to come by, but the discounts don’t seem like much at first glance.

A few dollars per ticket, per day is a total score. You won’t find half price Disneyland tickets—and if you do, it’s a huge red flag.

Two Disneyland tickets featuring Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Minnie Mouse and Lighting McQueen.


Now let’s do the math on tickets (prices acurate at time of original publishing) for my family of 5 (two of our kids qualify at adult prices) to buy 3 day park hopper tickets.

Disneyland Discounts Hotels

There are so many hotels to choose from near Disneyland Resort which includes something for everyone’s budget.

I love staying at hotels super close to Disneyland Resort and for this pricing comparison, I chose to stay at Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn which is literally a 5 minute walk to Disneyland gates.

Just cross the street and you’re on Disney property.


Front view of Best Wester Plus Anaheim Inn on Harbor Blvd.
Best Wester Plus Anaheim Inn. Courtesy BW.


Want to see just how close many hotels are to Disneyland Resort? See my videos walking from many area hotels to Disneyland to get a lay of the land. 

Hotel prices fluctuate, so you may find higher or lower rates depending on your vacation dates. Since we’re doing a 3 day park hopper, I chose a 4 night hotel stay.

Remember when you price out hotels on Get Away Today the price is the complete total, not just total per night.

I always get confused when I am comparing because most other hotel searches are showing per night. 

Disneyland Discounts: Breakfast

Breakfast can definitely add up if you’re eating inside Disneyland Resort or just stopping by the local McDonald’s.

Eating out every day, or simply stocking up on groceries in your room doesn’t beat a free breakfast at your hotel.

Scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, fresh fruit and ketchup at Disneyland for breakfast.


I love searching hotels on Get Away Today’s website because you can select to search only hotels that include breakfast. Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn does include a free breakfast,  so let’s add up the savings! Need more hotels that include free breakfast? They’re all here

Say we eat at McDonald’s once, get Jamba at Downtown Disney once and eat breakfast inside the parks once. For our family of 5, I estimate that cost to be about the amount below.

  • Breakfast eating out daily: $120 (a conservative estimate if you ask me!)
  • Breakfast at the Hotel: $0
  • Total Breakfast Savings: $120
  • Running Total Savings: $198

Disneyland Discount Parking

Parking at Disneyland Resort will cost you about $20 each day  and many hotels charge a daily parking fee of about the same amount. 


By booking with Get Away Today, you’re getting access to exclusive savings like discounted parking, and you can also search hotels that already come with free parking too.


Disneyland parking garage sign with Donald Duck, parking level 5.


The hotel I’ve selected for this savings analysis offers free parking when booking through Get Away Today.

  • Parking at Disneyland: $80
  • Parking at Hotel: $0 (because we searched for a hotel with free parking!)
  • Total Parking Savings: $80
  • Running Total Savings: $278

Disneyland Discounts Character Meals

On vacation, we give ourselves a little room to splurge. Are you the same way? The way I look at is, we cut a few corners and save money so we can enjoy a little extra magic.

Character meals are the perfect way to treat your family to a little luxury by dining with your favorite Disney characters.


Storytellers character breakfast


Get Away Today no longer offers discount character dining vouchers, but you can use the Target Red Card trick to save 5% on character dining.

And you can double dip any Disneyland AP or membership savings. Right there it’s already a good savings with 5% off. Rates are current at time of publication.

  • Character Dining: $280
  • Target Red Card Trick: $266
  • Total Character Dining Savings: $14
  • Grand Total Savings: $292

We’ve saved nearly $300 dollars during this comparison analysis! How much will you save on your Disneyland vacation?

Disneyland Discounts What Everyone’s Saying

Help us add to our collection of savings, contact me with your Disneyland savings story. 

Amira said, “We saved $587 just for our vacation package by booking through Get Away Today.
We are doing 5 days, 4 nights at the Residence Inn Maingate. That includes tickets for DL for 5 of us(two are free) & the cost of our hotel. We also purchased the premium character dining, and paid a little extra for the shuttle. We also get free breakfast, and free parking so that cut our cost a ton as we have 7 mouths to feed and we’re taking 2 vehicles. ? We also have a full kitchen in our suite and BBQ grills outside so we’re planning on making our own dinners outside of the park! I speculate when you take all of that into consideration we’re going to save around $8-900!”  
Grand Total Savings for Amira: $587 and more to come!

Bonus Disneyland Layaway Discounts 

If I haven’t already sold you on booking your Disneyland vacation package through Get Away Today, you’ll want to know that you can even lock in low rates for as little as $175 down. Yup, you can search for amazing discounts today and not even pay it off until right before your trip.


Disneyland Monorail glides across the esplanade at Disneyland Resort, with California Adventure entrance in the background.


And what if prices change before you pay off your trip? Call them! They will make the adjustment for you. Their mottos is: you will never be punished for booking early!

Of course these are just the basics in savings that anyone can do! There’s certainly MORE ways to save which we talk about often in the Disneyland with Kids community on Facebook and on our podcast. 

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