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How Much Does it Cost to Go to Disneyland in 2024?

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Mickey waves in front of flowering pink tree at Disney California Adventure


It’s no secret Disneyland in California costs a pretty penny. Recent price increases and extra features means your dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to. 

So how much does it ACTUALLY cost to go to Disneyland? Let’s break down the numbers.

This guide was updated in March 2024 and prices are subject to change. Visit Disneyland.com for the latest info.

Disneyland Ticket Prices

Disneyland offers several different ticket options, from 1 day tickets to Magic Key passes (similar to annual passes). Typically, the more days you visit during your trip, the cheaper the price is per-day.

1-Day Disneyland Tickets

A 1-day Disneyland ticket has tier pricing, meaning that the price can vary depending on the day of the week or the time of the year. In 2024, a 1-day 1-park adult Disneyland ticket ranges from $104 up to $179. If you want to visit on a weekend or during a holiday, expect to pay the higher price.

Multi-Day Disneyland Tickets

You can avoid the whole tier pricing confusion if you purchase multi-day tickets. Choose anywhere from 2 days to 5 days. In 2024, a 5 day 1-park-per-day adult Disneyland ticket is priced at $480, which breaks down to $96 per day.

Park Hopper Disneyland Tickets

If you want the option to “hop” between both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, you can add the Park Hopper benefit to any ticket type for an extra fee. 

Child Disneyland Tickets

There is special pricing for children ages 3 through 9, which is just a little bit less than adult prices. Children 2 and under are free.

Disney Genie+

Genie+ is an optional benefit that helps reduce your time in line. It is similar to the old FastPass system, which has been retired. Genie+ costs a minimum of $30 per day, per guest and is managed through the Disneyland app on your mobile device. BONUS – Purchasing Genie+ includes unlimited downloads through PhotoPass for that day, including attraction photos.

Seperate from Genie+, some popular attractions have a paid lightning lane option, which means you can pay a fee for a reduced wait time. This fee ranges anywhere from $20-$30 per person, per attraction.

Click here to learn more about Genie+ and Lightning Lanes.


Additional Disneyland Costs

Parking and Transportation

If you are driving to the Disneyland Resort, you will need to park in either the Mickey & Friends parking structure or the Toy Story parking lot. Both areas cost the same – $35 per car, or $55 for preferred parking. There is an extra fee for oversized vehicles. Click here to learn more about parking options at Disneyland Resort.


I’m guessing you’ll want to eat at some point, right? There are several dining options available at Disneyland. I recommend doing quick serve dining because it’s quicker and tends to be cheaper than a sit-down restaurant. But let’s assume you do quick serve dining for breakfast and lunch, a sit down restaurant for dinner, and a couple snacks during the day, you are looking at roughly $80 per person per day. Whew.


Having photos taken through Disney’s professional photographers, known as PhotoPass, is optional but makes for a great memory from your trip. Luckily, PhotoPass downloads are included if you purchase Genie+. Otherwise PhotoPass downloads will cost you $19.99 per day.


You don’t want to visit Disneyland and not buy any momentos of your trip! Popular souvenirs are magnets or keychains, which cost around $10, or a personalized Mickey ears hat will set you back around $30.


Example Disneyland Budgets

For a family of four, including two adults and two kids between 3-9 years, for 3 days including park hopping, Genie+, and parking, plus meals and Mickey hats for everybody, the trip would cost approximately $3335. Keep in mind this doesn’t include airfare or hotel expenses.

For two adults visiting one day at the highest tier, including parking and meals, the cost would be approximately $580.


Ways to Save Money on Your Disneyland Vacation

If you’re looking for ways to make your Disneyland trip a little more budget friendly, consider these suggestions!

  • Purchase your Disneyland tickets through Undercover Tourist to save a few bucks! Click here to learn more about Undercover Tourist, the travel company I use for my own Disney Parks tickets.
  • Bring your own food and drinks. Guests are allowed to bring in some food items, like bagged snacks or bottled water. There is even a picnic area right outside the main gates where guests can store their food in a locker. Keep in mind coolers, glass bottles and containers, and electronic cooking tools are not permitted, but items like sandwiches, pre-made salads, chips, veggies, and fruit are allowed!
  • Visit during off-season. If possible, visit Disneyland during non-peak days, such as weekdays during January or February. Summer and the winter holidays tend to be the busiest times for Disneyland.
  • Buy souvenirs from Amazon. Amazon offers a lot of official Disney merchandise such as t-shirts, plus fun novelties like spray bottle fans and bubble wands.

I hope this guide helps you with your Disneyland vacation budget. There truly is nothing like a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, so I hope you get to visit sooner than later!





About Mindy

Mindy Marzec is a life-long Disney fan who grew up in Los Angeles. She started This Fairy Tale Life to share Disneyland travel tips for adults. When not at Disneyland, you can find Mindy at home snuggling with her cats and re-watching Thor: Ragnarok for the billionth time.