Everything You Need to Know About AAA Disneyland Tickets
Updated November 23, 2020
Purchasing Disneyland tickets from AAA can be great….if they can offer you a deal. AAA does sell Disneyland tickets online for AAA members to purchase and they offer all types of tickets including Park Hopper and 1 Park Per Day. However, their online tickets DO NOT offer any discounts (we check their available tickets daily)
According to AAA’s website, if you purchase at your local branch you can save up to $5 per ticket. That’s if you’re willing to drive down there and sit with someone to purchase them. Even then, the most you’ll save is up to $5 per ticket. That’s not a great deal!
DO NOT WORRY! Our friends at Undercover Tourist have much better pricing when it comes to purchasing Disneyland tickets. You can save up to $25 per ticket from the comfort of your own home! They also offer some very special promotions including free days and character dining. You can’t beat that! To purchase your 2020 tickets just click here or use the button below.
How To Buy AAA Disneyland Tickets
If you’re an AAA member and you’re looking to purchase AAA Disneyland tickets you’ll want to use the instructions below. It’s not hard at all, you’ll just want to make sure that you’re getting the savings that you want vs. other online competitors. While AAA has its member benefits, it doesn’t always mean they are the lowest online price.
I would suggest looking at the chart below to compare the current ticket pricing. However, if you want to see how to look at AAA Disneyland tickets through their website please use the following instructions:
- Go to AAA.com and log in using your online account information.
- Once logged in you’ll see a menu at the top. One of the items here is “Travel” which you’ll want to scroll over.
- You’ll then see a sub-menu that lists “Amusement Parks & Attraction.” Click on this link.
- Scroll down the page until you see “All Parks and Attraction Tickets.”
- If they have AAA Disneyland tickets they will be listed in this section. As of Dec. 24th, 2019 AAA did not sell any Disneyland Resort Tickets.
If you want to go into your local AAA office and ask if they can sell individual park tickets you can. Be sure to compare pricing on tickets however before you buy. There’s a good chance our friends at Undercover Tourist have better pricing.
AAA and Disneyland
For many years AAA and Disney had an agreement where AAA could sell Disneyland tickets as a wholesaler. This meant that AAA could set their own prices and offer bigger discounts for their members. This worked out great for AAA members because the discount came with their membership and all they needed to do was visit a AAA location or call their agent and purchase the tickets.
Unfortunately, within the last year or so, that wholesaler contract ended and now AAA only offers tickets via retail with Disney. What this means for AAA members is that they can no longer receive bigger discounts on tickets.
Members are now encouraged to purchase an entire package with AAA. That means a hotel plus tickets. With each package comes some magical extras including a free lanyard, pin and button, a magical extras savings card, and discounts on tours.
We actually think these are great perks for AAA members. Our only issue is with pricing. It’s nice to be able to book your entire package in one purchase and receive a lot of extras but the hotels and tickets offer no discounts. We highly recommend looking at packages from our partner Undercover Tourist. They offer the Best Price Guarantee on each of their packages, discounts on their tickets, and discounts on their hotels. Plus they offer free pins, lanyards, buttons, and magical extras. If you find a better price they will beat it by $10. They also offer layaway programs for every package that only requires $125 down.
What is the AAA Price for Disneyland Tickets?
|2019 Ticket Pricing||AAA Discount Pricing||Gate Pricing|
|2-Day Park Hopper||$276||$280|
|3-Day Park Hopper||$344||$355|
|4-Day Park Hopper||$367||$380|
|5-Day Park Hopper||$372||$395|
|2-Day 1 Park Per Day||$221||$225|
|3-Day 1 Park Per Day||$291||$300|
|4-Day 1 Park Per Day||$316||$325|
|5-Day 1 Park Per Day||$321||$340|
All price above include taxes and represent the available pricing for AAA members for AAA Disneyland Tickets. Note that pricing is subject to change due to promotions or a price increase.
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Undercover Tourist Disneyland Ticket Options
We offer discount Disney Tickets including Park Hopper and 1 Park Per Day. We always suggest purchasing the 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket if you want to experience everything the Disneyland Resort has to offer. With changing parades and firework shows, new attractions, and restaurants, we’re sure there will be something new you don’t want to miss! Take it from us, the 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket is perfect when purchasing AAA Tickets Disneyland this year.
If you’re a true fan and you are heading out for the entire week we do offer 4 and 5-day tickets as well. Both of these give you plenty of time to see and do it all at Disneyland. Because one park may be busier than the other we always suggest purchasing the Park Hopper option which offers the most flexibility. That way if you find that Disneyland Park is really busy you can head over to California Adventure Park and take advantage of slower lines.
One of the best ways to navigate the different parks is to download the official Disneyland Resort app and look at wait times for attractions. If you find that Disneyland is crazy and California Adventure in slower, head on over there! Remember, cheap tickets doesn’t mean you’re getting less of a ticket. Ours have the exact same features as buying directly from Disney.
Saving on your tickets is important but almost just as important is how you receive them. Many companies out there require you to visit a box office before you enter the parks in order to redeem your tickets. This is a huge waste of time as box office lines are long.
We love e-Tickets because they work just like actual tickets but you don’t have to worry about losing them! You can go straight to the park gates and show them from your mobile device. A cast member there will scan them and you’re on your way! It’s so simple and time-saving you’ll never want to use another method again.
What to Expect if You Visit Your AAA Office
If you decide to purchase with AAA, call your AAA office beforehand and check to see what the price is on the tickets you’re interested in buying. Typically, purchasing from a AAA office is like sitting down with a travel agent. You can make an appointment or just walk in and wait for the next available agent. When someone is assigned to you let them know that you have a AAA membership (this is required) and that you’d like to buy Disneyland tickets from AAA.
The agent will look up what they have available and let you know the pricing on the tickets. From here, the agent will require some information including names of guests, the date you’re going to the parks, and how many tickets you need.
Once your order is finalized they will need a form of payment to complete your purchase. After accepting the terms and conditions of the tickets they will complete your order. Tickets should be emailed to you after your purchase within 1-2 minutes or less. They should be providing e-tickets so that you can skip the box office lines and head straight into the parks.
The entire process to buy AAA Disneyland tickets should only take about 15 minutes assuming an agent is available to help.
How to Buy AAA Disney World Tickets
Buying AAA Disney World tickets through AAA can be easy as long as you’re a member already. If you’re not a member you may want to consider the pricing of membership and the discount you would receive on your tickets if you’re thinking of joining just for that. I’ve done the calculations and as of right now, at the lowest membership level, it’s not worth it.
If you are a current member you can purchase AAA Disney World tickets online or through a local office.
To purchase them online visit aaa.com, sign-in to your account, and click Travel then Amusement Parks. You’ll see a listing for Walt Disney World Resort. Click the big image.
Next, toward the bottom of the text, you’ll see a red link that says, “Pre-Purchase Your Tickets”. Click on that link. Now click on the “Click Here” text at the beginning of the paragraph. Whew! That’s a lot of clicking but now you’re there!
As of right now, AAA Disney World tickets are not discounted in any way and are being sold at gate pricing. If you want to purchase Disney World tickets at a discount please see our discount pricing.
Helpful Disneyland Tips
Outside of your ticket options, there are also certain seasons that you may want to purchase your tickets during. We always offer discounts on your Disneyland tickets but sometimes we run special promotions and sales during certain times of the year. Typically Disney will raise their prices towards the end of February so if you want to purchase at the old pricing buy January through mid-February for the rest of that year. So even if you’re going in November you can still buy in January.
The other season we recommend purchasing tickets from the end of April to early May. Spring breaks are over and the parks are a lot slower in terms of traffic. During this time you can find special promotions like free days, Adults at Kids prices, and free character dining meals. It’s important to get the most out of your ticket purchase!
Now let’s talk about crowd seasons. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out the slow seasons at Disneyland. Simply avoid these times and you’ll be just fine:
- Spring breaks
- Major conventions
- New ride and attraction debuts
- Special events including runDisney races
You’ll experience much smaller crowds and shorter ride times if you avoid these things. You’ll also see shortened park hours during these times though so just be aware. No time is perfect, it’s just based on what you prefer. Summer is the busiest time of the year, so is Christmas through January 4th. Historically, New Year’s Eve and Day have been the busiest followed by Christmas Eve and Day.
So there you have it—everything you need to know about purchasing AAA Disneyland tickets! You’re a professional planner now so go out and save on your Disneyland vacation! Be sure to check out our 2020 Disneyland Planning Guide for more park planning details or our What To Pack For Disney Guide to help you bring all the right stuff for your magical vacation.