If you are planning on whisking the kids off for an amazing family holiday to California, Disneyland will no doubt be firmly in your sights. It is fair to say that taking the kids to the USA is not a trip which will be very kind on your purse, so making sure that you save money where possible is of course recommended. Thankfully, when it comes to Disney, there are many hacks which you can use to make sure that you don’t overspend, and that can help you to save money, the key is knowing where. We have some of the best money saving hacks for you, so read on before planning that trip to Disney.
When it comes to buying entry tickets for Disney you can save a lot of money if you buy tickets online, which can help you beat the queues with Disneyland tickets through priority entry. Another option is to look in Costco, who very often have discounted Disneyland tickets just waiting for you. Don’t forget that kids under 3 years old do not need tickets for Disneyland.
When to go?
January and September are the quietest months to go to Disneyland, naturally if you have kids this may be tricky, but if there are no kids going, this is the best time for a quiet park.
Sit Down Meal
When it comes to eating in Disneyland, it can get quite pricey so make sure that you book in for a sit down meal for lunch rather than doing so for dinner. The prices of the same meals are between 15-20% cheaper at lunchtime.
Kids will love sitting down with their favorite Disney character for a meal, but again, the costs can run quite high. Booking your character meal at breakfast however, rather than other times of the day, can save you up to 35%!
Bring Your Own
As long as you don’t bring glass into the park, you are more than welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks, so be sure to take advantage of it. It may be a pain in the first few hours when you are lugging it all about, but you can save money and by the end of the day that bag will be empty.
The Fast pass is the best way to ensure that you miss the queues on the most popular rides, but not many know that you can reserve your Fast pass from 30 days before you go. Set your alarm for 7am, exactly 30 days before your visit, and get those Fast passes locked in. The best time to use your Fast pass, in order to get the most from it is between 12pm and 3pm, these are when the queues will really get out of control.
To save money on stroller rental in the park, order a cheap stroller online and have it delivered to your hotel in California. Doing this means you’ll have a stroller when you arrive which you can use in the park, and then you can discard it or donate it to someone when you are done.
Use these hacks and save plenty of cash on your Disneyland trip.