Disneyland Ticket Discounts, Deals & Coupons
LAST UPDATE: 9/8/20
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 15 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!
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 and Passes 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
- 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, 2022, or 13 days after first use, whichever comes first.
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.
- Sign up today for the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and optional FREE Hot Deals emails! The main newsletter comes out on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and the Hot Deals announcement with the special Undercover Tourist sale prices comes out on the final Monday of each month (or the next business day). We do not send out the private links separately from the newsletters, so please plan ahead.
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
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: November 21-28, 2020; December 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021; March 26 – April 11, 2021; July 4, 2021 and November 20-27, 2021.
No current offers.
Southern California residents qualify for reduced-price Disneyland Annual Passes. See the Disneyland Ticket Prices page for details.
Military Salute Tickets for Visits 1/1/20 – 12/18/20*
Active or retired US military personnel may purchase up to a maximum of six 3-Day Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for $184 per ticket or 4-Day Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets for $204 per ticket, to be used by themselves, family members (including spouse) or friends. The tickets expire and may not be used after 12/18/20.* Tickets may not be used on the following blockout dates: 4/12/20 (Easter Sunday). You can add MaxPass to these tickets.
*Please note: If you have already purchased a 2020 Military Salute ticket, the expiration date has been extended to December 16, 2021. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. Blockout dates are: December 19, 2020 – January 4, 2021 and March 26 – April 11, 2021.
How to Get Military Salute Tickets
Tickets for use 1/1/20 – 12/18/20 were announced on 9/26/19 and went on sale 11/5/19.
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 or at a Disneyland ticket booth.
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.
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 2020 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 passes 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 passes!”
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.
It may be more cost-effective to buy an Disneyland Annual Pass (which Disneyland calls an “Annual Passport”) if you will be in the parks for more than a few days during the year. Be sure to include an Annual Pass in your calculations when deciding on the best pass to buy.
When purchasing tickets for a family, group or couple that will visit Disneyland together, it is often worthwhile to buy ONE Signature or Signature Plus Passport for someone in the party. That’s because in addition to the admission, a Signature Passport includes parking, many Disneyland Resort restaurant and shopping discounts and discounts at the Disneyland resort hotels. Just have the Signature Passholder use the discounts and parking privileges for everyone’s benefit. (Most restaurant discounts are good for the entire party — a few have limits.)
Southern California Annual Passport – Southern California residents within zip codes 90000-93599 qualify for a reduced-price Annual Passport (with some blackout dates). See the Disneyland Ticket Prices page for details.
DVC members qualify for $20 off new purchases and renewals of a Disneyland Deluxe, Disneyland Signature or Signature Plus Passport. The discount is valid for members of the DVC member’s immediate household only.
Occasionally, Disneyland Annual Passholders can purchase discounted park tickets for friends and family, we list those below.
You can buy your pass in person at any Disneyland ticket booth. If you have never had an 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 Annual Passport from Disney in advance online or by phone at (714) 781-INFO (4636). If you buy in advance, you will receive an eTicket that you can print out at home and use to enter the parks. During that trip, you can pick up your Annual Passport at one of the ticket booths at the Main Entrance and have your photo added to the card. Adults will need to show photo ID to pick up their Annual Pass.
Many supermarkets in Southern California sell “gift card” style vouchers for Disneyland Annual Passports at full price.
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. Even if the price goes up after you purchase it, your voucher is valid until the end of the calendar year without paying any extra. After that time the voucher still retains its value (what you paid) but you have to pay the difference in price if annual pass prices have gone up. The Annual Passport is valid for one year from the date you redeem the voucher.
You can renew an Annual Passport up to 40 days prior to its expiration date. Renewals are automatically activated immediately after the current pass expires. If you will not use a new Annual Passport within the 60 days after your old one expires, it’s better not to renew. Just buy a new pass when you actually need it.
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 qualify for $20 off Disneyland Signature and Signature Plus Passports. This is good on the first purchase — not on renewals. The discount is valid for members of the DVC member’s immediate household only.
- 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.