Disneyland on a Budget
Cheap Disneyland Hotels
According to Hotel.com, a budget hotel at Disneyland costs about $126/night.
The Disney Vacation Club has 1 hotel at Disneyland Park, that’s the Villas at the Grand Californian. You booked these villas at a cost of points per night. The average “cost” for a night in one of their studios is 20 points. You can rent points from here and get a room for $320/night or $16/point.
- Anaheim Carriage Inn
- America’s Best Value Astoria Inn & Suites
- Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate
- Days Inn Anaheim Maingate
- Anaheim Maingate Inn
Cheap Disneyland Tickets
Disney keeps such a tight grip on their ticket sales that it can drive anyone crazy. I remember my time at Disneyland where they asked to take a photo of me for my ticket, and they really do check it every time you scan in.
Disney makes sure that every person in their parks has paid their fair share.
And with that, it hurts me to type that cheap Disneyland tickets exist but the discount isn’t huge. I spend most of my time trying to find ways to save more than 10% on Disney tickets. Let’s talk about how you get those discounts.
The cheapest and easiest way to get Disneyland tickets is through an authorized reseller. I purchased mine through Get Away Today. They send me a voucher that I just exchange for tickets at Disneyland. It’s a quick and easy way to save.
Another way to save on Disneyland tickets is by procuring Disney gift cards at a discounted rate. This is great for all things at Disney including tickets, food, souvenirs, and more.
Get Away Today has the best Disneyland ticket deals. They sell at the cheapest, are the most efficient, and the safest. I don’t recommend any other company. I used them and picked up my tickets when I checked into the Grand Californian.
You can save even more money on your Disneyland trip by booking a tickets + hotel package with them. Use promo code PLANNING10 for an even better deal.
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Cheap Disneyland Food
On my most recent trip to Disneyland, I spent only $300 on food for two and the trip was 4 nights/5 days. That’s only $60/day and we ate really well! We went to at least three restaurants and went on a food tasting tour within the entire Disneyland Resort. Here’s how I managed to keep my costs low.
One of the first things I did when I got to Anaheim was head to the Walmart that’s one mile away from the resort. While there I purchased water, crystal light packages, snacks, and breakfast on the go. This is the strategic list that I use for every Disney vacation. Actually every vacation period.
Buying groceries made my snack spending disappear. So did the money I would have spent on non-alcoholic drinks. Even when we sat down to eat all we asked for was a cup of ice and we used our water and crystal light juice powder.
Carnation Cafe within the Disneyland Park is a signature location to eat during your trip. Not only is the food great and the environment fantastic, but its also inexpensive. We had a great meal for cheap here.
Cafe Orleans, also within the Disneyland Park was another perfect place to eat. It was actually on our food tour to try the Monte Cristo sandwich there. The sandwich cost us $20, the fries $7. Both of which we shared. This sandwich is huge, I’m seriously not kidding. I have a very healthy appetite and two of the four pieces was enough.
While at Disney California Adventure, make sure to head over to the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land and try both the Mac n Cheese cone as well as the Chili Con Queso cone. Cone number 3. They are $8.99 and two of them will not only be the most delicious thing you’ve had but it will fill you up.
I could go on and on about saving money for your Disneyland trip but with these tips alone you can save a ton of money on your trip.
Make sure to do your research and buy the best guidebook on Disneyland that’s out there. With this book you won’t wait in line over 20 minutes, ( I used it and didn’t), you’ll have summaries on all the places to eat, the rides and so so much more.