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Plan and Book your Disneyland Vacation using the outlined steps below. Guaranteed to save you time and money.

Step 1 - Choose Your Dates

We’ve outlined some of the things you’ll want to consider when choosing your dates. Most guests typically have a time in mind but if you’re flexible take a look at some of the upcoming events.

Least Busiest Months

  • January
  • February
  • May
  • September
  • November

Most Popular Months

  • March
  • April
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • October
  • December

Halloween Time 2020

Halloween at Disneyland will run mid-September thru October 31st. Offical dates will be announced early-mid summer.

Holidays at Disneyland 2020

The Holidays at Disneyland will run early November thru early January. Official dates will be announced late summer.

Step 2 - Book Your Tickets or Package

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Recommended Ticket

Park Savers highly recommends buying a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket so you can see and do it all. It also offers the most flexibility for guests.

Recommended Property Hotel

The Disneyland Hotel is a property hotel owned and operated by Disney. Guests can experience some great nostalgia and benefits while staying here including early entry.

Recommended Off-Property Hotels

Here’s our list of recommended off-proeprty hotels:

  • Residence Inn Convention Center
  • Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
  • Westin Convention Center
  • Anaheim Marriott Hotel
  • Courtyard Anaheim

Packages + Freebies

Booking your tickets and hotel together in a package can save you more money. Plus you’ll receive some awesome extras like lanyards, ticket holders and area coupons.

Step 3 - Fastpass and MaxPass

The Disneyland Fastpass service is free with any valid ticket. It allows you to skip the standby line and go through a faster line at most major attractions. MaxPass enhances the Fastpass service by allowing guests to book Fastpass from their mobile phone using the official Disneyland App (more below).

Fastpass Service

  • Free for every guest
  • Physically have to visit the attraction to receive the Fastpass
  • Nothing else included

MaxPass Service

  • Costs $20 per person, per day
  • Book Fastpass from your phone
  • Unlimited downloads of park photos

Step 4 - Download The Disneyland App

We realize for some this might not be an option but most guests have access to a smartphone and the official Disneyland App will make your vacation so much better. It’s available on both Android and Apple. Once installed, link your tickets to it for easy access to the parks from your phone, make dining reservations, schedule MaxPass, see attraction wait times and more!



Read some of the most common questions about booking a Disneyland vacation and how to prepare for it.

Can I Bring Food Into The Parks?

Yes, you can bring your own food into the parks. There are lockers for rent inside the parks for storage or if you want to bring in a cooler there are large lockers available next to Lost and Found outside the parks.

Can I Book Fastpass In Advance?

No. Unlike Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Fastpass can only be booked day-of when the parks have opened and you’ve enter one of them.

Can I Share My Ticket(s) With Someone?

No. You cannot rent, split or share your Disneyland Tickets. Every ticket must be used by the same person for everyday of the ticket. Your photo is assigned to your ticket.

Are There Things For Little Kids To Do?

There are things to do for any age at Disneyland! The parks have over 40 attractions that have no height requirements so anyone, any age can enjoy them.

What Should I Pack?

I’ve put together an entire list dedicated to what you should pack for your Disneyland vacation. Things like sunscreen, good shoes, hand sanitizer & more.

Can I Buy Tickets At The Gate?

Yes, but there’s almost no reason to. Standing in a 30 minute line to buy tickets is a waste of time. You should buy them in advance with Undercover Tourist or if you’re there, buy them through the Disneyland App.

What's The Cheapest Way To Do Disneyland?

  • Buy Discounted Tickets
  • Bring Your Own Food
  • Stay Off Property
  • Walk To The Parks
  • Don’t Buy Any Merchandise
  • Never Pay For Water

How Can I See & Do It All?

  • You’ll need 3-4 days in the parks with Park Hopper and MaxPass.
  • Download the Disneyland App
  • Schedule a Fastpass attraction and while you wait go on smaller ones.
  • Fireworks one night, World of Color one night, Fantasmic! one night.
  • Stay on property for Extra Magic Hour every day.

Can I Scan My Tickets From My Phone?

Yes! You don’t have to scan your physical tickets when entering the parks. As long as you have the Disneyland App you can scan each guest’s ticket from your phone. 

What Is Extra Magic Hour & Magic Morning?

Extra Magic Hour is for property hotel guests only and is available each morning (1 hour early into one of the parks). Magic Morning Early Entry is available to guests with tickets 3 days or longer. They receive 1 early entry per ticket, 1 hour before park opening.

Are There Any Infant or Mother Stations?

There are two baby stations, 1 in each park. Here you change diapers, nurse and find a few baby items like pedialite and diapers. Cast Members are available to help with any needs you may have.