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Free Ways to Save at Disneyland

Make your trip to Disney even more enjoyable with these FREE ways to save at Disneyland!

Free Ways to Save at Disneyland

Ways to save at Disneyland is probably the number one question that I’m asked about lately so I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite tips for saving on Disney travel in the next couple of weeks including today’s tips for FREE Ways to Save at Disneyland. We JUST returned from a Disneyland trip and not only did we have the best time, but we came in under budget AND even though we visited at a very busy time, our longest wait time for a ride was 20 minutes, no joke.

Traveling to the Disneyland Resort is always a magical time. However, it can become stressful when  trying to figure out how to budget for your trip or how to possibly get everything done. Because of this, I’ve teamed up with my friends at Get Away Today to give you five ways to save both time and money when you’re visiting the Disneyland Resort for FREE!

This way, you don’t have to worry about anything but having fun at “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Utilize FastPass

If you’ve never utilized FastPass, you certainly need to! This feature is completely FREE and will save you so much time while you’re there. Since it’s already included in your Disneyland admission ticket, all you’ll need to do is head towards one of the FastPass attractions. Once you’re there, you’ll see a FastPass distribution center. At this point, you just need to insert your Disneyland admission ticket and you’ll receive a FastPass reminder with a return time printed on it. Head back to that attraction during the return time and you’ll be able to experience all of the magic without a long wait! You can get a FastPass at least every two hours, sometimes sooner. Your reminder ticket will tell you when your next FastPass is available. Because of this, I would recommend setting an alarm on your phone so you know when you can pick up a new one.

Use Mobile Ordering

If you were excited to learn about FastPasses, just wait until I tell you about this next one. Disneyland just released a brand-new update on May 29, 2018 called Mobile Ordering. At select restaurants, you can order delicious food directly from the official Disneyland Resort app on your phone. This means that you won’t have to stand in the hot sun to wait in a long line with anxious kiddos. All you need to do is download the Disneyland app, log into your Disney account (it’s free to sign up), click on the “My Plans” tab and select “Order Food.” From there, you’ll want to place your order and select a pick-up time. All you need to do is head over to the restaurant during your allotted time and “Check-in” on the app. This will notify the restaurant that you’re there and they will begin to start making your food. Once it’s done, you’re ready to pick up your treats and eats from the Mobile Ordering window! This time saver will let you get back to the rides and entertainment as fast as possible.

Free Stuff

Although it might be kind of pricey getting into the park, once you’re there, there is a lot of free stuff you can take advantage of! Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or even a first visit to the park? You can pick up a free celebration button at City Hall on Main Street U.S.A. or at any of the shops around Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. This is the perfect way to showcase your special day, whatever it may be.

Feeling hungry or parched? The Disneyland Resort is filled with spots that give out free samples. At any quick service location, you can ask for a free water cup. Whether you need a quick drink or want to refill your water bottle, this is a great way to stay hydrated. Additionally, you can get free bread samples from the Boudin Bakery in Disney California Adventure. In true San Francisco form, you’ll be able to snack on some of the best Sourdough bread while enjoying all of the fun. Plus if you’re looking for something sweet, head on over to the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Here, you’ll be able to get a free piece of chocolate as you’re welcomed into the shop. While I can’t guarantee that the delectable chocolate smell won’t tempt you to buy some more, the free chocolate sample is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Hotel Specials

If you’re planning a vacation to Anaheim, make sure you NEVER pay full price for your hotel stay. When you book with Get Away Today, you can take advantage of their discounted rates, free night specials and exclusive amenities just for Get Away Today guests. You’ll be able to save hundreds of dollars just by booking a hotel that has free nights, free parking and even a free hot breakfast buffet every morning. Whether you put that savings back into your pocket or use it for special dining experiences at the park, this is one of my favorite ways to save when going to Disneyland.

Buy Discount Disneyland Tickets

Last, but certainly not least, don’t ever purchase your admission tickets from Disneyland directly. Make sure you book your Disneyland tickets through Get Away Today to get an amazing deal.

To see the most current ways to save go to the Get Away Today and take a look at all of the current options. Not only are they a reputable company that I trust completely, but they’ve been helping guests save the most on their vacation to The Happiest Place on Earth for over 28 years.

The best part? It’s absolutely FREE to use their services and speak to their travel agents. Combine their discount Disneyland tickets with one of their hotel specials and you’ll be able to save the most on your next vacation. Plus, you won’t have to wait in line at the resort to get your tickets. When you book at least six days in advance with Get Away Today, you’ll be able to go straight to the gate for added convenience.

See more of my ways to save on Disney travel articles here.

If you haven’t booked your next trip to the Disneyland Resort, visit getawaytoday.com or call 855-GET-AWAY to speak to one of their travel experts directly. Looking for another free way to save? Use my promo code SheSaved to save an additional $10 off your hotel and tickets vacation package. Let them know that SheSaved sent you!

Keri Lyn
Meet the author – Keri Lyn

The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for over 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. She Saved has become a community for like-minded consumers who appreciate saving money, time and sanity by getting the best deals on quality products and experiences.

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2 Comments

  1. I would add to the free samples section is there are water bottle filling stations throughout Disneyland. 1) Tomorrowland Terrice restaurant 2) Inside Red Rose Tavern, there are two of them 3) By the Mint Julep Bar

    All are filtered water and easy to find. Not many people realize you can bring in your own water bottle and snacks. These things will also help you save some money.

  2. Yes!! Love these tips! I have 3 more posts coming out in this series and will be mentioning more things like this, especially the snacks. That can be such a huge way to save because eating in the park can be SO spendy!! Thanks Jessica!

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