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  • On Aug 11, 2023
    Aliah from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Seeking assistance with payment plans for a trip that is being planned for the middle of October of this year for a group of six. Would love to get any feedback or support regarding ways in which to finance the cost of tickets.

    Hi Aliah! Thanks for dropping by planDisney.

    I completely understand how a Disneyland Resort vacation can be a real stretch for a family or a bigger group. We always carefully consider our budget as a family when we're planning a trip, so I have some suggestions on how to watch your cost.

    Unfortunately, there are no payment plans for admission ticket purchases, although there are payment plans for Vacation Packages, which combine your admission tickets with your hotel stay for increased value. My advice would be to update your profile and check to see if there are any Offers & Discounts that apply to you.

    Beyond discounts, there are ways to budget. We pack our own snacks and carry refillable water bottles, which we fill up at stations located around the parks. You can even bring your lunch. Just be sure you're following the guidelines on cooler size and don't use loose ice. There are picnic tables located just outside Disneyland Park and plenty of places to sit throughout the parks. If you need a stroller, bring your own rather than rent, but check that it meets the specifications for entry. Purchasing a Disney Gift Card can be a good way to stick to a budget, and it can be used throughout the parks. Also, depending on where you purchase your Disney Gift Card, you might be eligible for a percentage discount off that purchase, which amounts to savings on what you spend in the park!

    Some fun souvenirs are complimentary. If someone in your group is celebrating their first visit or a birthday, you can pick up a complimentary Celebration Button at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park or Guest Services in Disney California Adventure Park. Cast Members often hand out Mickey stickers, especially to little ones! Bring your own autograph book--even a little notepad will work--and ask Characters to autograph it for the best memento. Finally, stop by Animation Academy in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park for a complimentary animation lesson and you'll get to take home your Character sketch.

    With cost in mind, when purchasing your admission tickets, you can choose to skip options like Park Hopper. While switching parks is convenient, especially for a one-day visit, if you're planning to visit for multiple days, you can still experience both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park with a one-park-per-day ticket. Without Park Hopper, you just won't be able to switch parks during the day.

    I hope this helps! Have a magical day.

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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