You Are The Hero Of This Vacation
What is a better family vacation than taking the whole family to Disneyland? Where there’s something for everyone to see and enjoy. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for those not fortunate enough to live close by. There is so much to see and do on Disneyland’s five hundred-acre amusement park that most need more than one day to see it all in. This Ultimate Guide to Disneyland with Kids will help those with limited time and resources to experience Disneyland to the fullest.
Imagine The Kid’s Faces!
Nothing makes the economic sacrifice more worth the effort than the complete look of awe and wonder on your kiddos’ faces when they see Cinderella’s castle in person for the first time. Or their goofy grins when they wear the iconic Mickey Mouse ears hat. What joyful moments! Memories are what you’re paying for when you take the family to Disneyland.
Make Your Money Go Further
Souvenirs are a significant expenditure on any trip you want to remember forever. So here are some tips on how to get the most for your dollar and make it go farther than ever before.
Get Both The FastPass And The MaxPass!
The FastPass Is entirely free. This service through your Disneyland App allows you to schedule events showing through the park. It lets you reserve seats at whatever showing is happening that day as long as seats are left to reserve. There are restrictions and limitations. Go here to find out more about FastPass.
The MaxPass is the best way to experience Disney in the shortest time possible. It costs $10 extra per day and per person. That may sound a little expensive, but let me explain why this extra $10 per person saves you money in the long run and practically pays for itself within the first day. For the average family of four, the MaxPass will cost you $40. Here’s one thing that makes this expense a benefit instead of a burden.
MaxPass Benefits Pay For Itself And save You From The First Day
1. That 10 dollars allows you to get infinite digital photo pass pics of any ride in the park, which is less than what is charged for the average one photo. The average expenditure for photo passes for a family of four is around 70 dollars. That’s not all you’ll save in the long run, either.
2. The MaxPass allows you to skip ahead of long waiting lines and reserve a time to ride your favorite ride or watch your favorite show. Letting you spend your time exploring and taking in as much as possible of the park in a short amount of time. Check out the Maxpass details here.
Money-Saving Tips That Let You Do More For Less
These money-saving tips can help your money go farther and get that Disneyland dream vacation you always wanted on a budget. But, of course, there is nothing better than being able to do more with just a little.
Take A Larger Group
Larger groups. Take more than one family—the larger the group, the lower the price per person. Large groups get significant discounts, and with the better deals, they have all-inclusive packages that include flights, hotels, and food and drink inside the park. Get Multi-Day Discounted Packages by clicking here and saving even more.
Visit During The Off-Season
Go during the off-season. It’s cheaper to purchase your vacation or vacation package when there are fewer crowds. The prices go down to attract more crowds, letting you save big. With that as reason enough to go in the off-season, there are also more benefits you’ll appreciate later while waiting in lines. The heat of summer weather can be a real problem for tourists and can turn family fun into a nightmare if you’re not careful.
Though most people take their vacations in summer, I caution you not. For many reasons:
The Heat Of Summer
- Larger Crowds = Longer waits.
- Sunburns and trying to find shade
- Standing in the heat while waiting in lines.
- Walking around for long periods without much shade
- Paying more for admission, you could buy for less in the offseason.
- Spending more to stay cooler all day can end up costing you the long run.
- You will see less and experience less of the park because you need more breaks between rides and cooling off.
Try to plan your vacation if possible during the Spring and Fall months and avoid school breaks (Spring Break) and Holidays like Christmas when there’s a theme and the price goes up.
Staying off-site at a hotel/motel could save you hundreds of dollars on your lodgings. It’s always best to decide before you leave and during the planning of the family vacation what is worth it to splurge on. Some consider the price worth it who want the experience of an authentic Disneyland Vacation. Ultimately though, the decision is yours to make. For an even better rate (If you are driving and not flying), you can stop at your local travel center rest stop just across state lines for better brochures and lodging coupons.
Buy Souvenirs At Local Stores
Many places in and around Disneyland Resort sell Disney merchandise and souvenirs for the whole family. So put that Maxpass to work collecting digital photos of the experience and then shop for things like T-Shirts and other merchandise at your local shops around hotels to save more.
Use That Baby Stroller to Your Advantage
Plan your snacks and meals ahead of time for even more savings. There’s no law saying you can’t bring your food with you if you’re running the gambit with a stroller, then use it to your advantage and tote your snacks for in-between meal snacking. Small coolers come in handy, and when the ice begins to melt, you can have fresh cold water when you need refreshing.
Save Up And Share The Expenses
The second you decide where to go and calculate how much you will need to make this trip a success, start a savings jar that everyone contributes to and shares in the profits come vacation time. Then, just put in your pocket change and watch the amount grow! It’s easier if more than one person pitches in, even if it’s only spare pocket change. The amount grows faster than you think, and you could end up with quite the little nest egg if you begin saving six months or more before your trip.
Eat Full Meals Outside Of The Park
If you’re not working with an all-inclusive package for your meals, find a hotel with a complimentary continental breakfast and order a pizza for dinner. Leaving those two meals alone during the day could add significant savings better spent elsewhere. Food is necessary, but you don’t have to pay high prices inside the park to stay full or satisfied. You could even pack your PB&J sandwiches for lunch to save even more. It’s your vacation, so you can pick and choose what you want to splurge on and when. So with all the money, you didn’t spend inside the park, you can hit an all-you-can-eat-buffet for dinner! Yum!
Take Advantage Of Free Things To Get, Do, And See In And Around Disneyland
Finding free fun is not hard when it comes to Disneyland. Many shows are free and even easier to go to in the off-season. Here is a site that lists some things to do inside Disneyland that you can enjoy for free, including taking a free art lesson or sampling the bread.
Here is an article on things you can get for free inside Disneyland. Outside of Disneyland, in Anaheim, you can find free things to do to keep the family entertained for a while if you need a break from Disneyland or want to explore the local sights and sounds.
Disneyland can be unique and fun. There are many ways to save money on your family vacation, and I hope this helps you as the Ultimate Disneyland Guide For Saving Money With Kids. It would be best if you didn’t have to pay a fortune for a beautiful Disneyland experience. Stay safe out there, and don’t forget to make every day your best day ever. Time and money are always best spent with the people we love.
Last Updated on 07/02/22 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff