Mom and Daughter in Resort Room
  • On Aug 16, 2023
    David from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Should I make Disneyland hotel reservations prior to buying my tickets for the park or the other way around? Does one give me a discount for the other? Also, I am retired military. Does this help?

    Hi there David, thank for dropping by planDisney!  How exciting that a trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" is in your near future!

    I personally like to book a Disneyland Resort Hotel Vacation Package which will bundle your hotel reservation as well as your theme park tickets into one, it is so convenient!  You could also explore the Disney-approved Good Neighbor Hotel Vacation Packages as well if that is a better fit for your family.  We have stayed at both, and both have great benefits!  

    We love to take advantage of early entry when staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, the early access to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park is the best time to ride several attractions with low wait times.  Our favorite benefit at the Good Neighbor Hotels is the free breakfast that some offer!  That is a great way to save money during your trip, and we love to grab a breakfast as we're heading out for our walk to the parks.  

    There are special offers and discounts available for Eligible US Military Members that you should explore, there may also be other discounts that could apply to you as well!  Thank you for your service to our country, I would definitely try to catch the special Flag Retreat ceremony that takes place in the afternoon at Disneyland Park.  It's such a great tribute to those who have served, and you can view the time it will take place each day under Atmosphere Entertainment at Disneyland Park.  

    I hope you're able to book your magical trip here soon!  David, if there is anything else we can help with, please do not hesitate to come back and ask!

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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