Disneyland Money Saving Tips!

There are always ways to save on your trip to Disneyland! It doesn’t have to break the bank. In this video, I’ve shared a few more ways you can make Disneyland affordable for your family. (You can see even more Saving Money Videos for Disneyland on my channel) Enjoy!

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  • citticat2
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    No, Go to Whole Foods and buy wholesome food – fruit, veggies, granola, nuts, sour dough bread and salami.

  • Anne Greene
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    I think Disneyland has recently changed their rules about outside food in the park.  You're now only allowed to bring in outside food for your baby, or if you have one of a small list of dietary restrictions (not gluten/peanut/dairy or common restrictions like that – they're rare  restrictions like PKU or metabolic disorders).   Some of the staff at the gates will let you through with snacks in your bag, but most won't, and it's a bummer to waste your money on granola bars and snacks and watch them throw them out at the gate.

    • Shawn Lecrone
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      We brought a bit of food with us last week to the park and it was no problem for either park the 3 days we were there.  This included waters, etc…  (snack bars, cookies, etc…)

    • MrProTechHD
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      you can bring in your own food and non alcoholic drinks at Disneyland  but i rarely saw anyone with their own food and drinks besides snacks and fruit juices  you got  2,000+  people  what security is going to do? chase after you because your eating your own food?

  • Brittany Davis
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    Earl of sandwich is a great family friendly sandwich place at downtown Disney. As far as Disney prices go, it isn't too bad! 

  • Neltje Grandela
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    No matter what price I have to pay, I will always drop it for those frozen Dole Whips! That's a Disneyland treat you cannot miss!

  • Nicole Quincy
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    My kids loved the glow bracelets I brought! I also found a princess and a Mickey glow wand at the grocery store before we left, and a 3 pack of princess or Mickey pens at Party City for $1! And Disney bubbles for in the lines. Your tips really helped me prepare for our trip! Thanks!!!

  • Debbie Seethaler
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    Thanks for the Disney tips.  I can't wait to take my kids.  We've been trying to save for a long time now but still far in the future. Can't wait to go to Disneyland!!!!!

  • Andrea Riddle
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    Thank you for the tips!  I watched this before our last trip…we took frozen water bottles and used them throughout the day.  We also took fruit snacks, nuts, etc. for snacks while we walked around the park…they held us off until time for meals.  :)

  • Amy Cote
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    The dollar store often has Mickey Mouse or princess books (notepads) that you can use as your autograph book. Much cheaper than buying one in the store! 

  • Laura Adkins
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    I think you have awesome tips. We have friends that go to Disneyland and tell us a ridiculous amount that they spent and I know they could have cut that cost in half. 

  • Allison Dustin
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    We need these tips badly.  I can only imaging the cost of going to Disneyland and making the most of the trip has to be an expensive endeavor.  These tips will be most helpful.  Thank you!

  • Callie Bowers
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    This is so helpful! We are heading to Disneyland in a couple of weeks and I am so happy I found this video. I always go back and forth about spending money on food. I am happy I can bring a few snacks for us!

  • brittany long
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    I am very wary of discounted tickets online.. But in your video it mentioned that you bought yours from GetAwayToday.com. Obviously they are safe and secure since you had no problem getting into the park. How much did you save by going to them?

  • MrsGermanizer
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    Hi, I think the biggest way to save some serious $$$ will be on your accommodation and food choices. We own 3 vacation rentals right across the street from Disneyland and for less than the cost of 2 hotel rooms, you'll have a 1,000sqft gorgeous condo with 2 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 2.5 bathrooms, an adorable and fully stocked kids room, 3 FREE strollers (they will run you $14 per stroller, per day alone!), 2 FREE parking spots (Disney charges $17 per day). And let's not forget the fully stocked kitchen that even includes some basic food supplies like coffee, spices, condiments, etc.! Lots of our guests, end up NEVER eating out and literally saving hundreds if not thousands in food alone, since you should estimate spending a minimum of $200 per day, if you end up eating out 3 meals per day for a family of 4 in and around Disneyland. So look for Mickey's Magical Getaways on VRBO – I promise you that you won't regret it!

    • The Melea Show
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      +Lea Henry It's all about where you stay and my budget was based on 4 people- not 8 like your family. So that makes a big difference too. I know that GetAwayToday.com has ticket discounts and hotel discounts if you haven't booked yet. They have been my favorite travel company by far and they are Disney's #1 seller other than Disney themselves! If you need a discount, tell them Freebies2Deals, and it should take off a little extra for you. 🙂

  • Lea Henry
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    Thank you so much, we ended up booking getawaytoday.com again and received extra $10 off our vacation package. Every bit helps. We went to Disneyland Jan 4-8th and it was pouring down rain just like it was in Oregon where we live and it was very cold. There was also a tornado warning & a very mild earthquake. Lol…So Disneyland closed a lot of the rides, especially the TeaCups all week so that was disappointing. But, it never stopped a lot of other people from coming into the park. So, we will go back during Halloween in hopes that the rain will not be there and maybe see more things and rides. Any other tips for Halloween 2016 at Disneyland? Getawaytoday mentioned that there will be a trick or treating with Mickey so they will close the park early for that. But you have to purchase tickets $76 each person in addition to staying at the park for trick or treating. Do you know if thats new or if its worth it? Thank you for replying…..

    • The Melea Show
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      +Lea Henry Sorry, your comment went to spam for some reason!! AHH! The Mickey's Halloween Party is TOTALLY worth it. We don't pay for a regular park ticket that day and sleep in and go to the pool instead. And just pay for the $70ish ticket and go in around 6pm. I did a video on HalloweenTime at Disney. If you haven't watched that, go find it! 🙂

  • BlackRockBrewing
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    OH-MY-Gosh, you're a genius! I just discovered this video, where have I been all this time? LOL:) I will Subscribe and go through your old vids. You put a lot of time into researching these tips and tricks, thank-you. Please keep them coming!

  • ashley huffman
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    My daughter had been begging me to take her to Disney! We are saving (even more thanks to you!!!) to hopefully get her there by her birthday next year!! Thank you for all of the tips!

  • Ivy Mae
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful tips! I have been using Swagbucks on an everyday basis to save up for my honey moon at Disneyland. My goal is to eat at the Blue Bayou for pretty much free because it is my favorite restaurant at the park. I definitely recommend Swagbucks to anyone who has that extra couple minutes for the day to earn points and whoever wants to save money!

  • radradio7
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    Wow these are some awesome tips for planning a trip to Disneyland! This will definitely help to not break the bank! $

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