Wednesday, March 10, 2010
It's tough to get deals at Disneyland, but here's one to consider if you're going over spring break: get a three day park hopper ticket for $149. Individual day-tickets cost $79, and a park hopper ticket usually costs $204 a person.
If you're a AAA member, you'll also want to check with them. They offer discount tickets too(though I'm not sure the current rates). AAA (and Disney) has a special right now - buy a three night hotel/five day ticket package and get two extra hotel nights free.
I was going to recommend Disney's Give a Day, Get a Disney Day volunteer program, where you volunteer through one of Disney's designated charity programs, and earn a free ticket to a Disney park this year. However, they've already reached their goal of one million tickets - and it's only March! You can still volunteer, but they won't reward you with a free themepark ticket.
It's worth it to stay in the park - Disney has three hotels on property. Stop by your local AAA office and ask for the Jan/Feb issue of AAA Traveler (it's free). I wrote an article in that issue about the benefits of staying on the Disneyland property. If you decide to stay nearby, here's my review of the Doubletree Anaheim.
Finally, for some fun, read the top 12 things I learned at Disneyland. You won't want to go to the park until you've read this!
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