Disneyland is the ultimate vacation destination for families and kids of all ages. However, a trip to Disneyland and the Orange County area can be expensive, especially if you don’t plan some things ahead of time. And we want your trip to be magical, so we’ve been making some notes over the years and can offer some helpful tips on how to do Disneyland on a budget.

Save money on your Disneyland trip

Here are some tips on saving money on your Disneyland trip, including the essential money-saving tip of hiring a transportation service such as a car service from LAX to Disneyland. After all, traffic in the Anaheim area can be a doozy, and parking at Disneyland is $25 a day.

  1. Stay off-site – In most cases, we recommend that Disney travelers stay at a Disney property. Even though accommodations in a Disneyland Resort hotel can be expensive, it has benefits, such as early admission to the park and proximity to the attractions. But, if you are trying to visit Disneyland on a budget, it might be worth it to stay off-site. Consider staying at a hotel or Airbnb off-site to save money on accommodations.
  2. Plan your meals – Disneyland food can be pricey, and kids can be picky, so plan your meals ahead of time and bring your snacks and drinks to save money. Just make sure your snacks are packed in plastic bags or containers (no glass is allowed on the property), don’t require refrigeration, processing, or reheating, and don’t have a pungent odor.
  3. Buy your park passes in advancePurchasing tickets in advance can save you money and help you avoid long lines at the park.
  4. Use discount codes – Look for Disneyland discounts online or through your employer or membership organizations to save money on tickets and other park amenities.
  5. Buy souvenirs outside of the park – Disneyland souvenirs can be expensive, so consider bringing your own souvenirs, such as Disney-themed t-shirts or hats, to save money. You can also purchase Disney-themed souvenirs at several stores in and around the area.
  6. Use public transportation or hire a transportation service – Consider using public transportation or ride-sharing services to get to and from the park to save money on parking fees. If you don’t like the idea of public transportation or ride-sharing, hiring a transportation service such as a car service from LAX to Disneyland can be a cost-effective and convenient way to get to and from the park, especially if you’re traveling with a large group.
  7. Go during the off-peak season – Avoid peak season, such as summer and holidays, to save money on accommodations and park tickets. According to Disneyland’s website, the best time to visit Disney is mid-September through mid-November (before the Thanksgiving break). Mid-January through mid-March is also a good time when potentially lower crowds are expected (but be sure to see when the locals are on spring break first, as that might be a good week to avoid).
  8. Look for free entertainment – Disneyland offers plenty of free entertainment, such as parades and fireworks shows, that you can enjoy without spending extra money. Also, check out other Disneyland things you can get for free.
  9. Check for package deals – Disneyland offers package deals that include park tickets, hotel accommodations, and transportation, so be sure to check for deals that fit your budget.

Enjoy Disneyland without breaking the bank

Following these tips, you can enjoy a magical Disneyland vacation without breaking the bank. Remember to plan ahead, stay off-site, bring your snacks and drinks, and consider hiring a transportation service such as a car service from LAX to Disneyland and LAX to Disneyland car service with Anaheim Town Car Services. Contact us to book your Anaheim transportation today. Have a magical trip!