Disneyland Ticket Discounts, Deals & Coupons
LAST UPDATE: 9/9/21
Disneyland tickets cost more every year, but you can still find Disneyland ticket discounts if you know where to look. MouseSavers.com has covered Disneyland for more than 20 years, and we list every reliable Disneyland ticket discount, coupon or deal available. There are Disneyland ticket discounts anyone can use as well as special discounts for Southern California residents, US military members and others. Read on for more!
Special note: A theme park reservation is required for the first park you visit. Before buying tickets, check the park reservation calendar to make sure you can get into the parks you want to visit, then buy your tickets and link them to your Disney account, then go back to the park reservation calendar to lock in your park reservations. If your plans change, you can change your park reservations later, assuming there’s availability at the park you want to switch to. Park hopping is available from 1:00 pm until park closing; read more about how Park Hopper currently works.
This page is about ticket discounts for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. If that’s not where you’re planning a trip, perhaps you want our page about discounts on tickets to Walt Disney World in Florida. Or you may want information and tips for the Disney parks in other countries.
Any prices listed on this page are subject to change at any time.
- If you are visiting this page for the first time, we highly recommend that you first read our Advice, Tips and Tricks for Disneyland (California) Tickets page, which contains important tips that could save you money and help you avoid scams.
- For comparison purposes, you may want to check the regular prices of all Disneyland (California) tickets and annual passes.
Sources for Disneyland (California) Ticket Discounts
- Discount Tickets from Undercover Tourist
- One-Day Ticket Discounts
- California Resident Ticket Discount Offer
- Southern California Resident Ticket Discounts
- Military & Civil Service Ticket Discounts
- Corporate, Government & Other Membership Discounts
- AAA Ticket Discounts
- Disneyland Area Supermarket Ticket Discounts
- Teacher Ticket Discounts
- College Student Ticket Discounts
- Credit Union Member Ticket Discounts
- Canadian Resident Ticket Discounts
- Australia/New Zealand Resident Ticket Discounts
- Online Travel Agencies
- Discounts on Annual Passes
- DVC Member Annual Pass Discounts
Other Disneyland (California) Ticket Information Pages
Undercover Tourist, a great ticket vendor we’ve recommended for many years, offers significant discounts on Disneyland tickets and tickets for other California and Florida attractions. We really like Undercover Tourist because they constantly strive to have both the best prices and best customer service in the business. That’s a tall order, but we have years of experience and feedback from our readers that tells us they really deliver!
Also, Undercover Tourist has straight-to-the-gate tickets for Disneyland! No more waiting in line at a ticket booth to get your actual tickets on the first day of your vacation. Now you just print the tickets at home and take them right to the turnstile. The gate attendant will scan your paper tickets and hand you card-size tickets to use for the rest of the trip. It only takes a few seconds and you’re on your way to Space Mountain. You can also put the tickets on your phone and save paper (works on most iPhone and Android devices).
Current Disneyland tickets purchased from Undercover Tourist expire January 12, 2023, or 13 days after first use, whichever comes first.
You can use Undercover Tourist’s ticket calendar to see if there are theme park reservations available before you purchase tickets.
Exclusive Discounts for MouseSavers Newsletter Subscribers
Undercover Tourist offers its best prices to subscribers to the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and Hot Deals announcements! By using the exclusive link located in every monthly MouseSavers Newsletter, you always get a special extra discount on every multi-day Disneyland ticket (and most other attraction tickets)! In addition, Undercover Tourist puts a handful of individual tickets on sale every month, and those tickets are offered only to Hot Deals subscribers! (It’s a different set of tickets every month, and can include any combination of Disneyland, Walt Disney World and/or other California or Florida attractions.) The MouseSavers Newsletter and the Hot Deals emails also contain exclusive hotel and other discounts not found anywhere else. Remember, it’s completely FREE.
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One-day Disneyland tickets and Disney California Adventure tickets are almost never discounted. The exceptions are all for advance purchase only:
- Disneyland tickets sold through universities (for students)
- Disneyland tickets for school teachers
- Disneyland tickets offered to employees by large corporations and government agencies in Southern California
- Military discounts on tickets through base MWR offices
For a limited time California residents can purchase special 3-day tickets (for ages 3 and up) to visit one park per day (either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure) or purchase Park Hopper tickets. Tickets are valid through September 30, 2021 with no blockout dates (subject to theme park reservation availability), and may be used on three consecutive days or three separate days within the travel period.*
Tickets options for this special offer are:
- 3-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $249
- 3-day Park Hopper for $304
Proof of residency is required. A theme park reservation is required for the first park you visit and is subject to availability. Park hopping is available from 1:00 pm until park closing; read more about how Park Hopper currently works. Guests who purchase tickets online can print their tickets at home.
Tickets must be purchased by September 30, 2021.
*Valid only for California residents within ZIP codes 90000-96199 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of residency is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire September 30, 2021. May purchase up to 5 tickets per person per day with valid ID. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. Subject to capacity, restrictions and change without notice.
- Discounted California Resident Tickets can be purchased through Undercover Tourist.
Most Disneyland ticket discounts for residents are for people living in Southern California zip codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California zip codes 21000-22999. Photo ID and proof of residency is required at the time of purchase and may be required at the time of admission as well.
Please note: If you purchased a special 3-day Southern California Resident Ticket, the expiration date has been extended to December 16, 2021. (The original expiration date was May 21, 2020.) Tickets may be used on three consecutive days or three separate days within the travel period. Blockout dates are: March 26 – April 11, 2021; July 4, 2021 and November 20-27, 2021.
No current offers.
Southern California residents qualify for a reduced-price Disneyland Annual Pass. See the Disneyland Ticket Prices page for details.
Military Salute Tickets for Visits 7/6/21 – 12/16/22
Active or retired US military personnel may purchase up to a maximum of six 3-Day Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for $225 per ticket or 4-Day Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for $260 per ticket, to be used by themselves, family members (including spouse) or friends. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. The tickets expire and may not be used after 12/16/22. Tickets may not be used on the following blockout dates: December 17 – 31, 2021 and April 9 – 17, 2022.
Tickets must be purchased by December 12, 2022.
Please note: Valid admission and a theme park reservation is required for the first park you visit. Park hopping is available from 1:00 pm until park closing; read more about how Park Hopper currently works.
How to Get Military Salute Tickets
Tickets for use on 7/6/21 – 12/16/22 were announced on 6/30/21 and went on sale 7/6/21.
Military Salute Tickets must be purchased in person, with military ID by the eligible member or their spouse. The tickets can be purchased at participating US military sales outlets (MWR/ITT office) on a military base.
Rules for Military Salute Tickets
These tickets are for active or retired members of the US military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the US Coast Guard, with a valid military ID card. It also includes the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Dept of Defense (CIA, FBI, Secret Service) and Coalition Forces are not included.
The military ID will be checked when the tickets are activated. Once the tickets are activated the group can split up.
More details are available on the 2021 & 2022 Disneyland’s Military Salute ticket offer page.
Where to Ask Questions About Military Salute Tickets
If you have questions about this promotion, please don’t send them to us. All the information we have is listed above. If you need more info, here are some good resources:
- Call your local base MWR/ITT directly and ask them.
- Military Disney Tips has a very long FAQ on these tickets.
Active duty and retired military, DOD civilian employees and their dependents qualify for Disneyland ticket discounts.
Disney will check ID at the gate. Military personnel may bring in non-military guests with the military discount as long as they accompany the non-military person(s). If military personnel purchase tickets and give them as gifts to non-military users that they will not be accompanying, they risk having the recipient denied entry and the tickets confiscated.
- Discounted military tickets are available through your local base MWR/ITT office. The prices and the exact tickets that are available will vary from base to base.
- Civil Service employees of certain branches of government (such as NASA) can purchase discounted tickets at their exchange shops at the same rates as military. Typically the tickets must be ordered and will take a couple of weeks to arrive. While the employee must purchase the tickets, reportedly anyone can use them. Thanks to Melissa for the info.
Employees of large companies, major government agencies, or large membership groups like unions or professional organizations (typically those with 200-plus employees or members) may qualify to purchase discount Disneyland tickets, regardless of whether the company has any direct relationship with Disney. Tickets are offered through private websites operated by various ticket suppliers that service large organizations. A password is required to access those sites. Check with your company or organization’s benefits department to find out whether your company participates and how to get the password.
If you work for a company that is a major corporate sponsor at Disneyland (i.e. the company’s logo is on a major attraction), or has a significant business relationship with Disney, you might qualify for significant discounts on tickets. Check with your Human Resources department for additional info.
Additionally, employees of companies that have a business relationship with Disney sometimes qualify for deep ticket discounts. Reportedly employees of Chase (which offers Disney Visa cards), Kellogg’s (which does a lot of cross-promotions with Disney) and ADT (installs alarms for Disney) get ticket discounts, for instance. Check with your Human Resources department for additional info.
Some of these membership discounts can be significant, but others are no better (or even worse) than Disneyland ticket discounts available to the general public, so be sure to compare the final price (with any service fees and/or shipping) to the price from Undercover Tourist.
The American Automobile Association is subdivided into regions, with each region having a different independent affiliated club. Each regional club offers different attraction tickets. Some offer discount Disneyland tickets; some don’t. Some don’t have discounts, but offer a free bonus of some kind with the order, and if that bonus has value to you, that can be worth considering. Usually you’ll find that clubs on the West coast and driving distance from Disneyland are the most likely to offer discount Disneyland tickets. For the very latest information, you should always call your local club or check their web site to see what they offer. Obviously, you will need to be a member of AAA to get these discounts, but in many cases, a club in one region will allow members in other regions to take advantage of their discounts. It never hurts to ask!
- Automobile Club of Southern California offices sells advance purchase multi-day discount Disneyland tickets. Members of other AAA clubs can use this discount, but you must purchase your Disneyland tickets in person at an Auto Club branch. If you will have a car while in Anaheim, the closest AAA office is at 420 N Euclid Street, about 4 miles from Disneyland. Phone number is (714) 774-2392. Thanks to pho lishus and Dan L for info.
- Some Central and Northern California AAA offices and neighboring states’ AAA offices (i.e. Arizona and Oregon) sell advance purchase multi-day Disneyland tickets (usually only Park Hoppers). They may or may not be discounted. Be sure to call your local AAA office in advance to check prices and make sure they have the Disneyland tickets you want in stock. Sometimes they allow members of other clubs to buy tickets, but usually in person, not online. Sometimes a free parking pass is included with the purchase of multi-day tickets.
- Last we checked, the Washington State AAA offices offer Disneyland tickets at regular price, but include a free parking pass with every multi-day Disneyland ticket. For some situations this might be a better deal than getting a discount on the tickets. But price it out both ways to be sure.
Some supermarkets such as Safeway, Albertson’s and Ralph’s (primarily in California and neighboring states) may carry promotional advance purchase discount Disneyland tickets. These are typically just the Southern California resident tickets offered at the same price you’d pay at the Disneyland ticket booths, but sometimes you can either get a little extra discount, or you can use their club card to get some kind of bonus, like a discount on gas or a future grocery discount. You may need to show an ID with a Southern California zip code in order to purchase the tickets.
If you are a teacher in the US or Canada, be sure to check with your teachers’ union for possible discount Disneyland tickets. These discounts can come and go as Disney evaluates their various corporate and affinity discounts. Just because they had one last year doesn’t mean it’ll still be there this year (and vice-versa).
Some of these teacher union discounts can be significant, but others are no better (or even worse) than Disneyland ticket discounts available to the general public, so be sure to compare the final price (with any service fees and/or shipping) to the price from Undercover Tourist.
- Members of the California Teachers Association sometimes qualify for great Disneyland ticket discounts. To check on what’s available right now, either visit the benefits website or call TSA/First Financial Credit Union at (800) 537-8491. Thanks to Diane E for info.
- MouseSavers.com reader Barbara W reports, “First Financial Credit Union may extend this discount to members of other Teachers Associations through their toll-free phone line. (The rep I spoke to had no problem with my parents’ membership in a Canadian association.) Disneyland tickets must be shipped to a residential address in the US only.” Another reader reports that they would not allow a teacher from outside California to order. So “your mileage may vary.”
- MouseSavers.com reader Heather O reports, “the PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association) also offers significant Disneyland ticket discounts…. I found that I could save $25-30 on most multi-day tickets!”
Many universities in Southern California offer Disneyland tickets and Disney California Adventure tickets at a small discount for their students. If you are a college student, check with your Student Union. You’ll typically only save around $1 on 1-day Disneyland tickets and $6 on 2-day tickets, but this is one of the very few ways to get a deal on 1-day tickets.
Some California credit unions may offer discount Disneyland tickets to their members. These deals are getting fewer and further between as Disney has been slowly reducing the number of deals it offers to corporate and group clients. Still, if you belong to a credit union in California, be sure to inquire about this.
- Select Disneyland tickets are sold at Flight Centre locations in Canada, in Canadian dollars. Frequently you’ll find lower prices here than direct from Disney.
- Select Disneyland tickets are sold at some CAA offices. Some Disney Store locations may also carry select Disneyland tickets. (We strongly recommend calling ahead to find out whether the location near you is offering tickets.) The price of Disneyland tickets purchased in Canada is adjusted periodically to conform to the current exchange rate, so at times it may be possible to time a purchase to benefit from a sudden change in the exchange rate. (Tickets purchased in Canada may be intended only for Canadians and there is a slight chance you might be asked for ID, so US citizens who live near the border should keep this in mind.)
- Readers report that Canadians can redeem Air Miles for select Disneyland tickets. See the Air Miles site for details. Thanks to Dawn N for info.
Please note: If you have already purchased a Canadian Resident ticket and have not used it, the expiration date has been extended to December 16, 2021. The ticket expires 13 days after first use or December 16, 2021, whichever comes first. If you used your first visit between February 28 and March 13, 2020, but did not use all remaining visits, the 13-day expiration period has been extended to December 16, 2021.
Australian and New Zealand residents can purchase a special Disneyland ticket that is not sold at the parks: a 10-Day Disney Vacation Pass, which is basically a 10-Day Disneyland Park Hopper ticket, including one Magic Morning admission. Typically this ticket sells for only a few dollars more than a 5-day Park Hopper, making it a great deal for longer trips. This ticket is only sold in Australia and New Zealand, through travel agents including Flight Centre and Air New Zealand Holidays. Not all agents list the Disneyland tickets on their web site; you may need to call to get prices and buy the tickets. The price of Disneyland tickets purchased in Australia and New Zealand is adjusted periodically to conform to the current exchange rate. Thanks to Paula S for info.
Please note: If you have already purchased an Australia/New Zealand Resident ticket and have not used it, the expiration date has been extended to December 16, 2021. The ticket expires 13 days after first use or December 16, 2021, whichever comes first. If you used your first visit between February 28 and March 13, 2020, but did not use all remaining visits, the 13-day expiration period has been extended to December 16, 2021.
Most of the time, the big Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, etc. sell Disneyland tickets at full price. Every once in a while, one of them will offer a special deal on one or two Disneyland tickets as a come-on, to get people to come to their site and hopefully book other things. The Disneyland tickets available on sale can change from day to day (or hour to hour), but it can be worth checking these sites to see if they have a deal on the specific ticket you want. Read our caveats below before purchasing. If you’re only going to save a few dollars, we think you’re better off with Undercover Tourist. If the OTA is offering some kind of super-deep loss-leader Disneyland ticket deal that’s going to save you a bunch, and you are comfortable with the various issues we mention, you may want to take that deal.
Important notes for buying tickets from OTAs:
- Read the terms and conditions carefully. We’ve seen things like a disclaimer saying they don’t guarantee that your tickets will be valid and will let you into the park (!!!).
- Make sure you compare the final price, with any tax, fees or shipping, to other sources like Undercover Tourist. A deal that looks great at first glance may not be once miscellaneous fees get tacked on.
- Check and recheck your information before hitting the purchase button, especially your email address. They will email you the e-tickets and if you make a mistake with your email address it won’t go to the right place. That’s not the end of the world; you can call them and they can find your order by name and resend it, but OTAs have notoriously bad customer service.
- Do not take the add-ons or upsells offered, especially any kind of “buyer protection” insurance. If they offer you a special limited time deal on something else like a rental car or hotel, be skeptical, and research carefully whether it’s a good deal. The main reason the OTAs offer these kinds of special discount Disneyland tickets is in the hope that they can also sell you something with a better profit margin, so chances are good that any other thing they offer you will be full price (or sometimes even above full price!).
- Stick to the big agencies you’ve heard of, that advertise widely and have a decent reputation. If you hear about a great deal from a company you’ve never heard of, we advise staying away. There are lots of scammers and fly-by-night sellers offering Disneyland tickets out there and it’s hard to tell the real vendors from the scammers. Even a vendor that’s not a scammer may not have a reliable supply of tickets because they’re not an authorized dealer and don’t have an actual contract with Disney. They’re buying tickets under the table from another travel seller, and if their supply dries up unexpectedly while your order is being processed it might be a serious hassle. We have seen this exact situation more than once, and the people who got left holding the bag were not happy.
Disneyland has a new annual pass program. The new passes are called “Magic Key Passes,” and they work very much like the previous “Annual Passports.” The primary difference is that guests need to get a reservation for each day they want to visit. Read more about this system in our Disneyland Ticket Tips & Tricks page.
It can be more cost-effective to buy an Disneyland Magic Key Pass than regular tickets if you will be in the parks for multiple visits in one year (or one visit of more than 5 days). Be sure to include an Magic Key Pass in your calculations when deciding on the best tickets to buy, and be sure to check the blackout dates to make sure you don’t buy a more expensive pass than you need (and, of course, that you buy a pass that will cover the dates you want to go).
Even if you’re only visiting once, for 5 days or less, it might be worthwhile to buy ONE Magic Key Pass for someone in the party. That’s because in addition to the admission, any Magic Key Pass comes with many Disneyland Resort restaurant and shopping discounts and discounts at the Disneyland resort hotels. The Dream Key has higher discounts (20% on merchandise and 15% on food, versus 10% for both with the other passes), as well as FREE parking, but you’ll need to buy a lot of stuff and/or park many times to justify the extra expense. Just have the Passholder use the discounts (and parking privileges if any) for everyone’s benefit. (Most restaurant discounts are good for the entire party — a few have limits.)
Southern California Residents are eligible to buy the very cheapest pass — the Imagine Key Pass. This pass is a bargain at $399, but it does have the most blackout days – for the most part it’s a Monday-Thursday off-season pass. It does have discounts on merchandise and food, just like the more expensive passes. To be considered a “Southern California” resident, you need to live in a zip code between 90000-93599. See the Disneyland Ticket Prices page for details.
DVC members have always had a small discount off new purchases of Disneyland Annual Passes. We don’t yet know whether those discounts will continue, but it’s likely Disney will offer something. We’ll have details here as soon as we have more information.
Occasionally, Disneyland Annual Passholders can purchase discounted park tickets for friends and family. When this happens, we list any offers below.
You can buy your pass in person at any Disneyland ticket booth. If you have never had a Magic Key or Annual Passport before, you’ll have to get a photo taken by a PhotoPass photographer, which will be associated with the pass.
You can also buy a Disneyland Magic Key Pass from Disney in advance online or by phone at (714) 781-INFO (4636). If you buy in advance, you will receive a code that you can scan into the Disneyland app on your phone. The start date of your pass will be the first day you enter a park (or the first day you use the FREE or discounted parking, if your pass includes either of those features). On your first trip, you’ll be advised to go get your photo taken, and if you don’t get a photo taken, they’ll eventually refuse to let you use your pass until you get it done.
In the past, many supermarkets in Southern California would sell “gift card” style vouchers for Disneyland Annual Passports at full price. We think it’s likely that will continue, but it doesn’t save you any money, and it’s not really any more convenient than buying the pass online. Either way, you’ll need to get the pass linked to your Disneyland account, and then use the Disneyland app to actually show your pass to enter the park and get discounts.
If you live in California (not just Southern California, anywhere in California), you can put a down payment on a Magic Key pass and pay the rest in monthly installments. There’s no extra charge, so it’s basically an interest-free loan from Disney. You need to give Disney a credit card that will be charged every month automatically. You need to make sure you keep a valid credit card on your account for the whole year (you can swap cards or update expiration dates in your Disneyland account online). If any monthly payment doesn’t go through, your Magic Key will be immediately deactivated until you make the missed payment.
Disney really wants you to use your phone to store and show your annual pass. If you don’t have a smartphone that can use the Disneyland app, or just prefer to have a physical card, you can get one for $20 at a ticket booth or guest services location.
Generally we don’t see much point in buying an annual pass in advance, except if you know the prices are about to go up and you want to lock in the current price. If you buy a Magic Key, you can hold off on activating it for a year. If you go a whole year without activating your Magic Key pass, it will expire and at that point will only be good to trade it toward a new Magic Key pass.
You can renew a Magic Key, but we’re not yet sure what the policies will be. The older Annual Passports could be renewed up to 40 days prior to their expiration date, and it’s likely they’ll do the same thing or something very similar for Magic Key passes. It remains to be seen what kind of renewal discount Disney will offer for Magic Key passes. In the last few years of the Annual Passport program, they eliminated the discount for renewal, but they were actively trying to wind down the Annual Passport program. With this new Magic Key program, presumably Disney would like people to continue to hold the passes continuously.
Obviously if there’s no renewal discount, there’s no real point to renewing; just let the old one expire and buy a new one when you are ready to go back to the parks. If Disney does bring back the renewal discount, make sure to consider your future plans carefully before renewing. If the renewal discount is, say, 10%, there’s no real savings to renewal unless you plan to visit the parks within the next 10% of a year (37 days). With a 20% discount, it’s not worth renewing unless you plan to be back within 20% of a year (73 days), and so forth. If your plans for your next visit are further out than that, just let your current pass expire and buy a new one when you come back.
If you are purchasing an Annual Passport that has blackout dates, be sure to read our advice page so that you can maximize your use of the pass at the time of purchase.
The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a Disney-operated timeshare program with properties at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Vero Beach, Hilton Head Island and Hawaii.
- DVC members get $20 off three of the Disneyland Magic Key annual passes, specifically the Dream Key, Enchant Key, and Believe Key.
- Very occasionally, DVC may have a special offer for discount Disneyland tickets. When that happens, we list it here, but currently there are no special Disneyland ticket discounts.