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Old 08-03-2007, 02:04 PM
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Location: Austin
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My family's making a big trip to Disneyland next year. Everyone's doing the park hopper, good neighbor or Disneyland hotels. We want to go, but don't want to pay the $700-1,500 they're paying for two nights and twy-day park hopper deals.

Does anyone know of ways to cut the cost?
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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My family's making a big trip to Disneyland next year. Everyone's doing the park hopper, good neighbor or Disneyland hotels. We want to go, but don't want to pay the $700-1,500 they're paying for two nights and twy-day park hopper deals.

Does anyone know of ways to cut the cost?

You don't have to stay right next to Disneyland. If you get further away for your hotel/motel, I think you will find that you save quite a bit. The Disneyland Hotel (and most of its neighbors) is pretty expensive from what I remember. Do you know anyone in the area you can stay with for one or two nights? If you could save the cost of the hotel, you'd cut your expenses down quite a bit.

Another big expense is the cost of entering the park. That alone costs quite a bit, and if you're buying for a family of four, will run several hundred dollars. Also, if you can, bring an ice chest with stuff to make sandwiches, and also bring some snacks and drinks. The food and drinks inside the park are very expensive, but going back to the car to eat a picnic only requires a hand stamp, a walk, a tram ride, and a little of your time.

Those are just a few ideas that I can think of to help you stretch your vacation dollars at Disneyland. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:22 PM
 
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If you know anyone that lives in Southern California they could buy the tickets for you as CA residents pay less. You can also get your hand stamped and just go back to the comfort of your motel room and make lunch or pick up something along the way to eat there. Many of the hotels in the area also have shuttles so you would not even have to drive over and back, which will save you gas, time, parking, a walk to your car, and parking fee. Sometimes people sell Hopper passes and tickets on Ebay as well, so check it out.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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Actually, I don't think this will work. You have to show ID if you enter with a SoCal pass.

Stay off-site if possible.

Dawn


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If you know anyone that lives in Southern California they could buy the tickets for you as CA residents pay less. You can also get your hand stamped and just go back to the comfort of your motel room and make lunch or pick up something along the way to eat there. Many of the hotels in the area also have shuttles so you would not even have to drive over and back, which will save you gas, time, parking, a walk to your car, and parking fee. Sometimes people sell Hopper passes and tickets on Ebay as well, so check it out.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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i know that they have a website disneyworld.com/affordable i typed it in with land instead and they have where you can search for vacation packages on there maybe that will help
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Does anyone know of ways to cut the cost?
Don't go to Disneyland - You'll definitely cut the costs that way! In my opinion these theme parks are a big rip-off.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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Try the Candy Cane Inn just outside the park. It gets great reviews for a budget-friendly place, includes breakfast - and is an easy walk to Disneyland from your room. Buy your park tickets at AAA for a slight discount or online at the Disney website before you go.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:14 AM
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Don't go to Disneyland - You'll definitely cut the costs that way! In my opinion these theme parks are a big rip-off.
I wish I had a choice!
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