AAA Disneyland Tickets for 2020
Purchasing your AAA Disneyland Tickets 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 discount (we check daily on their available tickets).
AAA says 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 Get Away Today have much better pricing when it comes to purchasing AAA Disneyland tickets 2020. They 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 above.
How To Buy AAA Disneyland Tickets
If you’re a AAA member and you’re looking to purchase AAA Disneyland Tickets you’ll want to use the below instructions on how to purchase them. 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 it’s member benefits, it doesn’t always mean they are the lowest price online.
I would suggest looking at the chart below to compare 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 Get Away Today have better pricing.
After purchasing your tickets you’ll want to confirm how the delivery is done, whether it’s through email or box office pick up. To save some serious time you’ll want to have them be delivered as e-Tickets so you can go straight to the gates instead of going to a box office and exchanging them. Box office lines can be 20+ minutes and you could be in the parks playing instead of standing in a ticket line.
One other thing to look for when purchasing your tickets is if MaxPass is offered or not. If you know you want this option then be sure to purchase it with your tickets. Get Away Today offers both MaxPass and non MaxPass options which is really nice. It makes it quick and easy for loading to your phone and making Fastpass reservations.
AAA AND DISNEYLAND
For many years AAA and Disney had an agreement for 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. Savings used to to be upwards to $20 per ticket or more.
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 the bigger discounts on tickets only. Savings are only around $5 or less per ticket. That’s why we recommend purchasing your tickets with our trusted provider and wholesaler, Get Away Today.
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 Get Away Today. They offer a Best Price Guarantee on each of their packages, discounts on their tickets and discounts on their hotels. Plus they offer the free pin, lanyard and button, magical extras savings card and over $400 in coupons. If you find a better price they will beat it by $10. They also offer a 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. We do anticipate a price increase for 2020 just before Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens so we would encourage your to purchase your tickets before this happens to lock in current pricing.
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We offer 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 2020.
If you’re a true fan and your 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 offer 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 do this 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. With Get Away Today’s tickets you’ll you can choose to receive your actual tickets in the mail or by email as e-Tickets.
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. The 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.
Can I Buy Disneyland Tickets at AAA?
Yes, you can go to your local AAA office and purchase Disneyland Tickets. For 2020 nothing has changed with this option. My one suggestion would be to call your AAA office beforehand and check to see what the price is on the tickets you’re interested in buying. Then compare that price to Get Away Today’s and make sure you’re getting a good deal.
Typically purchasing from a AAA office is like sitting down with a Travel Agent. You can make an appointment or just walk is 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 you 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 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 processes to buy AAA Disneyland tickets should only take about 15 minutes assuming an agent is available to help.
Does AAA give discount Disney tickets?
As we’ve mentioned above the answer is yes and know. AAA does give discount Disney tickets but the savings can be minimal. If you’re looking for AAA Disneyland tickets you’re probably not going to find a great deal on these. A typical discount through AAA may be $1-$7 per ticket at most.
The best way to save is with Get Away Today who can offering savings up to $25 per ticket or more during special offers.
If you’re looking for discount Disney tickets to Walt Disney World there are probably some bigger savings to be had there but not guaranteed. I’ve seen them sell these tickets at gate pricing and I’ve seen them discount them upwards to $20 per ticket.
If you really want to purchase discounted tickets for Walt Disney World then I would suggest taking a look at Park Savers pricing.
AAA Disney World Tickets
Most of the article is about Disneyland tickets with AAA but I do want to talk about AAA Disney World Tickets and how they work. Like Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World tickets can be purchased at a discount if you know where to look.
Buying AAA Disney World Tickets through AAA themselves 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 anyway and are being sold at gate pricing. If you want to purchase Disney World tickets at a discount please see our current pricing.
American Automobile Association History
AAA has been around for over 100 years, having been founded in 1902 when several motor clubs combined into the Triple-A club. Their history includes road improvement, road maps, racing, driving instructions and safety classes for pedestrians. Today AAA has over 50 million members between 42 individual clubs. For most AAA members, the club sells and offers services that have to do with emergency services for vehicles. Members who need towing, fuel or help with lockouts can use AAA to cover the cost of these services.
AAA has been offering discounts for its members for many years including insurance, travel, entertainment, dining, shopping, financial and more. Included with these travel discounts was Disneyland tickets and Walt Disney World vacations. Unlike Costco Memberships, AAA only has offices where agents can help members renew or join AAA, take advantage of any partner discounts or book travel.
Members can also take advantage of discounts and savings online through the AAA website or app. They can also take advantage of AAA services through the AAA app including towing, fuel and lockouts.
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 to purchase during is end of April – May. Spring breaks are over and there is a lot of slowness at the parks. 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! But hurry as promotions are while supplies last! Visit here for current promotions on purchasing AAA Disneyland tickets 2020.
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 see much less crowds and better ride times if you avoid these things. You’ll also see less 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. We do offer a more extensive crowd calendar that you may want to look at.
Disneyland Park Advice – AAA Members
One of the best tips we can offer to those who end up visiting Disneyland Park on a Magic Morning/Extra Magic Hour day is to be prepared to enter the other lands right when they open. Guests who are taking advantage of Magic Morning tend to stay in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland for most of the day. Because of this lands such as Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Frontierland and Critter Country are typically much less busy up until about Noon.
So if Magic Morning runs from 8-9am you’ll want to be over at Adventureland or Frontierland starting at 9am. We like to head towards the back and work our way forward. It’s not a bad idea to grab a Fastpass too one of the bigger attractions as you head towards Splash Mountain. If it’s too cold to ride Splash Mountain head towards Haunted Mansion and then work your way forward: Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Jungle Cruise and Big Thunder Mountain RR.
You can now purchase MaxPass with your Disneyland Resort tickets as we explained above. This is a great option to save time and money.
So there you have it. All the information you need on purchasing AAA Disneyland tickets 2020. You’re a professional planner now so go out and save on your Disneyland vacation! Be sure to checkout 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.