Tickets BasicsDisneyland offers single-park tickets for one or two days or park-hopping tickets with access to both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure for one day up to five days. Park-hopper Disneyland tickets must be used within 13 days of first use. Reduced price for children, ages 3 to 9. 2 and under are free. Annual passes (called passports) are available.
Looking for more info? Go to About.com's Disneyland Resort overview for details about the two theme parks, rides, restaurants, directions, and more.
You could purchase tickets once you arrive at the resort. But, you might have to contend with long lines, especially in the early part of the day (and you'll be facing plenty of long lines after you enter the parks). Also, deals and discounts that you could get by purchasing tickets in advance might not be available at the park. Plus, if you are under pressure to start your park fun, you might make a rushed, uninformed decision and buy passes on impulse. You would be better off thinking things through, doing a bit of research, and purchasing tickets in advance knowing that you shopped around and got a good deal. Here is another reason: 3-day and higher park-hopper tickets include one Magic Morning early entry admission -- but only when ordered in advance.
Purchase Tickets from DisneylandThis is the way most visitors get Disneyland tickets. Once you determine how many days you want to visit and which park(s) you want to visit, you can order tickets online. Delivery options include a no-charge eTicket, which you can print out at home, or mailed tickets, which incur a delivery charge. I can't think of a compelling reason not to go for the eTickets.
Disney sometimes offers special deals, generally on its multi-day, park-hopping tickets. You can check for specials and order Disneyland tickets direct from Kijubi, an authorized Disneyland ticket agent. The prices are identical to Disney's prices.
Check for the latest California theme park deals, including Disneyland.
Are You Planning to Visit Other California Theme Parks?Consider purchasing the Southern California CityPass, a package deal that combines Disneyland tickets with passes to other theme parks and offers considerable value. The package price is less than the combined prices of the individual parks. But, make sure you will be visiting all of the parks and taking full advantage of the package. Otherwise you could end up losing money. The Southern California CityPass includes a 3-day Park Hopper pass to Disneyland plus one-day passes to Universal Studios Hollywood, and SeaWorld San Diego at a discount. Buy direct from Disneyland via Kijubi.
Will You Need Transportation?If you will be carless during your Southern California visit, you could purchase Disneyland tickets and separately arrange a shuttle bus, shared van, or other transportation to and from the theme park resort. Or, you could get a package that combines Disneyland tickets and transportation. The tour company, Viator, offers two such packages. Its prices are in line with what you might spend if you booked the transportation yourself, and it offers one-stop shopping convenience.
- The Los Angeles Disneyland tour includes round-trip transportation from Los Angeles-area hotels and a one-day, one-park pass to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure. Buy direct from Viator.
- The San Diego Disneyland tour includes round-trip transportation from San Diego-area hotels and a one-day, one-park pass to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure. Buy direct from Viator.