Disneyland releases its annual ticket discount deal

November 20, 2018, 11:50 AM · Just in time for Black Friday shopping, the Disneyland Resort has announced its annual early-season ticket discount deal.

This is the descendant of Disneyland's long-abandoned "2fer" ticket deal, when the park offered free admission to one park with the purchase of a ticket to the other. This time, it's a $70-per-day deal... when purchased as a three-day, one-park-per-day ticket. The discounted tickets go on sale today and can be used starting January 7 and through May 23, 2019 with blockout dates April 14 through April 22. The tickets also include on Magic Morning admission to Disneyland, but you have to use all your days within 13 days of your first visit on the ticket.

The three day ticket is (if you haven't already done the math) $210, and you can add MaxPass for an extra $30 to make it $240. Adding the Park Hopper option takes it up to $260 — $290 with the MaxPass.

Four-day tickets are $229, and five-days are $239, bringing the cost down to $57.25 and $47.80 per day, respectively. In each case, add $50 to the overall ticket for the Park Hopper option and $10 a day for the MaxPass.

The discounts are $70 off the standard price of a three-day, one-park ticket, $76 off the four-day and $81 off the five-day, so this deal provides a strong discount for anyone who wants to visit in the first few months of the year. You can buy up to eight discounted tickets per person per day, and Disneyland is sweetening the deal with a variety of festivals during that time, including the new "Get Your Ears On - A Mickey and Minnie Celebration," as well as the returning Lunar New Year and California Food & Wine Festivals.

The deal goes away on May 18, as the tickets must be used by May 23. Which, one presumes, means you can pretty much forget about even a soft opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge anytime before May 23 next year. (We're still guessing late June for an opening there. But, again, that's a guess.)

Replies (7)

November 21, 2018 at 1:09 AM

Hahaha...just insane.

November 21, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Must use within 13 days
My kid got sick last time!

November 22, 2018 at 1:35 AM

Disney is ruining Disneyland for out of state Disney lovers. They are selling annual passports to locals very cheap, and they are payable over 12 months. The locals make the park so crowded, that there is never a time you can go and enjoy short lines or smaller crowds. The Disney parks are ALWAYS crowded making the experience less than "Magical". We do not go nearly as often as we used to 10 to 15 years ago because of the crowds.

November 22, 2018 at 5:12 AM

Was so excited about this till I read that these tickets don’t kick in till 7 January):

November 22, 2018 at 8:09 AM

No way, 13 days

November 23, 2018 at 12:43 PM

To the person stating that locals get better deals, ABSOLUTELY not true at all. So, sorry if the prices are steep, but they are the same for us locals as well.

November 26, 2018 at 10:37 AM

According to how often I was asked if I had an annual pass (which would have given me 10-20% off merch), I disagree - this Canuck got soaked. What I paid for 3 days is 40% of an annual pass. That alone shows me how much cheaper it is for a local.

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