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How Much Does a Disneyland Vacation Cost?

 
low costDisneyland or California Adventure Only: $74-$80 Each, Per Dayaverage costOne-Day Ticket with Park Hopper Pass: $99-$105high costTwo-Day Ticket with Park Hopper Pass: $161-$173
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Disneyland[1] sits in Anaheim, CA, on about 500 acres that also includes Disney's California Adventure Park[2] .

Typical costs:

  • A one-day ticket[3] for Disneyland or California Adventure costs $80 for visitors age 10 and up and $74 for ages 3-9 or about $310 for a family of four with two young children. Children under 3 are admitted free. A two-day pass for one park costs $158 for adults and $146 for children or about $610 for four.
  • Along with several new Disney Pixar-themed rides, California Adventure highlights state landmarks from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hollywood, including a traditional roller coaster on the Paradise Pier boardwalk. A one-day, one-park pass also costs $80 for age 10 and up and $74 for ages 3-9 or about $310 for a family of four with two young children. Children under 3 are admitted free.
  • A Park Hopper ticket allows unlimited access to both Disneyland and California Adventure on the same day. A one-day Park Hopper costs $105 for adults and $99 for children or about $410 per family. The original ticket stub and a hand stamp are required for re-entry into either park. A two-day Park Hopper pass runs $173 for adults and $161 for children or about $670 per family
  • Parking[4] costs $15 per day for cars and motorcycles, $20 for oversized vehicles and motorhomes, and $25 for buses and tractors with trailers.
Related articles: Disney World Vacation, Theme Park Admission

What should be included:
  • All park rides[5] and shows are included in the price of admission.
  • For families traveling with infants or very young children, a Baby Center[6] is available at each park. These quiet nooks include nursing and bottle-feeding areas along with changing stations.
Additional costs:
  • All shows are free at each park unless food is included. World of Color[7] is a light, water and sound show that appears nightly at California Adventure. Reserved seating[8] , including a pre-packaged picnic meal, is available for about $16 each or $60 per family.
  • Arcade games at each park are priced separately and typically cost $1 -$2, depending on the game.
  • Dining options[9] are plentiful in each park. On-the-go meals at Disneyland food carts cost about $6-$12 per person or around $30-$40 per familym while counter service is $10-$23 per person or $45-$66 for four. For a sit-down meal, traditional American fare is offered at several locations for about $7-$15 per person or $45-$75 per family. A twilight-lit fine dining experience is found at the Blue Bayou[10] with prices starting around $30-$40 per person or about $140 for a family of four.
  • With the exception of Club 33[11] - a membership-only club in New Orleans Square in Disneyland which claims to have an 18-year waiting list -- alcohol is not sold in Disneyland. However, alcoholic beverages[12] are offered in California Adventure starting around $6-$7 a cup for beer, about $10 or more per glass of wine or around $10 for a margarita.
  • For families traveling with cats or dogs, a kennel[13] is available just outside the entrance gate for $20 per day, per pet. Owners are asked to visit their pet every four to five hours and take them for a walk in the enclosed pet area. No overnight accommodations are available.
Discounts:
  • Buying tickets in three to six multiple-day increments varies from $209 for adults and $183 for children or about $600 per family, up to about $230 for children and $250 for adults or $965 per family. Prices include a $10-$20 discount if three-day plus tickets are purchased online. Multiple-day packages of three or more days also include one Magic Morning which allows an hour early admission to selected attractions at Disneyland on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
  • The Southern California City Pass[14] now includes a reduced rate of $276 for adults and $229 for children or about $1,010 per family for a three-day Park Hopper ticket that also includes admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, Sea World Adventure Park and entrance to either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
  • Annual passes[15] cost about $380 for both adults and children or $1,520 for four with a limited blackout schedule. Annual Passes without blackout dates cost about $500 and include parking.
  • Special offers for Southern California residents[16] change periodically.
  • Guests with current military ID may receive a three-day Park Hopper pass for $99.
Shopping for a disneyland vacation:
  • Disneyland maintains an online ticket booth[17] .
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External Resources:
  1.  disneyland.disney.go.com/maps/#/m=disneyland
  2.  disneyland.disney.go.com/maps/#/m=disneys-california-adventure
  3.  disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/?CMP=KNC-DLR_Tickets_Regional|G|4112012.RD.AM.01.01&s_...
  4.  disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/parking/
  5.  disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/list/
  6.  disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/baby-center-lost-children/
  7.  disneyland.disney.go.com/disney-california-adventure/world-of-color/
  8.  disneyland.disney.go.com/disney-california-adventure/world-of-color-picnics/
  9.  disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/disneyland
  10.  disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/blue-bayou-restaurant/
  11.  d23.disney.go.com/news/2009/07/inside-club-33/
  12.  www.disney-pal.com/California%20Adventure/bayside_brews.htm
  13.  disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/kennel/
  14.  www.citypass.com/southern-california
  15.  disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/
  16.  disneyland.disney.go.com/gate/tickets/zip/?appRedirect=/tickets/southern-california/
  17.  disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/?CMP=KNC-DLR_Tickets_Regional|G|4112012.RD.AM.01.01&s_...
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