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  • On Aug 22, 2023
    Julie from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best and most affordable way for 2 to book and stay for an Anniversary? 20 years :)

    Welcome to planDisney, Julie,

    And congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. I can think of no better place to celebrate than The Happiest Place on Earth. In fact, my wife and I also celebrated our 20th anniversary (and several other anniversaries) at the Disneyland Resort. We are truly hooked and look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries there.

    Here are my tips for enjoying a special anniversary celebration at the Disneyland Resort on a budget:

    • We start by looking for special offers and discounts. It’s worth checking on offers regularly, as they are updated often. And don’t forget to consider any perks or discounts available through an employer, union, or other affiliation you may have.
    • Next, we decide where to stay. One of the best anniversary visits for us was at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. There are also many Good Neighbor Hotels that offer convenience and value. We stayed at a Good Neighbor Hotel across the street from the Disneyland Resort for our 20th anniversary. We really appreciated how convenient the location was for taking breaks.
    • My favorite way to easily save on a Disneyland Resort vacation is to collect Disney Gift Cards to pay for theme park tickets, a Disneyland Resort Vacation Package, dining, and souvenirs. The savings really add up when we purchase Disney Gift Cards at a discount at select warehouse clubs or even some retailers when using their store credit or debit card.
    • I highly recommend including the Disney Genie+ service when you purchase your park tickets or Vacation Package. When purchasing Genie+ in advance with your tickets, you will get the lowest price for that service. Although Genie+ is optional, it is a special way to plus-up a visit. The complimentary digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos that come with Genie+ are especially valuable for making and keeping memories of your anniversary celebration.


    I’m so excited for both of you, Julie. I’m sure you will treasure your experience celebrating your anniversary at the Disneyland Resort. Be sure to ask a Cast Member for a complimentary button to commemorate your visit. We find it adds to the celebration when Cast Members and fellow Guests offer congratulations when they see us wearing our buttons.

    As you continue to plan your special celebration, I hope you visit us at planDisney again.

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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