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How to Get Discount Disney Tickets


Since I am well known as a Disneyland connoisseur, I’m often approached by friends or blog readers asking me for advice on planning their trip. The one thing EVERYONE always asks me is, “How can I get discount Disneyland tickets?” 

While Disneyland occasionally offers good seasonal discounts on their hotel rooms, and multi-day tickets offer the best value per-day, Disney doesn’t really offer discounts on their Park tickets. Every now and then Costco might have a good deal on multi-day tickets, and members of the military can usually get discount tickets. But that’s pretty much it. (And for goodness sake, NEVER buy tickets off of Craigslist!!)

The only SAFE way for most Guests to get valid Disneyland tickets at a discount is through a travel agency, such as Undercover Tourist!!

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If you’re planning a Disneyland trip for 2022, keep reading for everything you need to know about saving money on your Disneyland tickets!


Discount Disneyland Tickets for 2022

Current Disneyland Ticket Prices

There are many types of Disneyland tickets offered to Guests. The type of ticket you want to buy will depend on your age, which Parks you want to visit, what day you want to visit, and how many days you want to visit.

If you want to visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for just one day, the price will vary depending on demand for that day. For example, a Saturday ticket will cost more than a Tuesday ticket. 

If you want the option of going back and forth between the two Parks, you will need a Park Hopper ticket.

If you plan on going for multiple days in a row (or multiple days between a set period of time), you will want to purchase a Multi-Day ticket.

*Prices are subject to change at any time. Refer to the Disneyland website for the most up-to-date pricing on tickets.

1 Day 1 Park Tickets
Adult (Ages 10+)
Ages 3-9
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 0
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 1
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 2
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 3
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 4
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 5
1 Day 1-Park Ticket – Tier 6


1 Day Park Hopper Tickets
Adult (Ages 10+)
Ages 3-9
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 0
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 1
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 2
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 3
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 4
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 5
1 Day Park Hopper Ticket – Tier 6


Multi Day Tickets – 1 Park
Adult (Ages 10+)
Ages 3-9
2 Day 1-Park-per-Day Tickets
3 Day 1-Park-per-Day Tickets
4 Day 1-Park-per-Day Tickets
5 Day 1-Park-per-Day Tickets


Multi Day Tickets – Park Hopper
Adult (Ages 10+)
Ages 3-9
2 Day Park Hopper Tickets
3 Day Park Hopper Tickets
4 Day Park Hopper Tickets
5 Day Park Hopper Tickets

For more info, refer to the Ticket Calendars on the Disneyland website.


Southern California Discount Tickets for 2022

* This deal is no longer being offered.

Great news for California residents! Disneyland has announced a special 3-day ticket for California residents at a discount price. This special discount offer will last through summer 2022!

  • California residents can get a 3-day, 1-Park-per-day ticket for $249. (Regular adult ticket prices are $310 for 3-day.)
  • California residents can get a 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $304. (Regular adult ticket prices are $365 for 3-day.)

But if you purchase your ticket through my recommended travel partner, Undercover Tourist, you can save even more!

  • 3-day, 1-Park-per-day ticket through Undercover Tourist is $187.74 (Disneyland price is $249)
  • 3-day Park Hopper ticket through Undercover Tourist is $244.34 (Disneyland price is $304)

Additional info:

  • The ticket is for ages 3+. Children under 3 receive free admission.
  • The tickets must be used before May 26, 2022. The three days do not have to be consecutive but must be used before May 26.
  • There are NO block-out dates BUT guests must make a theme park reservation prior to entry.
  • Offer valid only for California residents within ZIP codes 90000-96199 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999.
  • You can purchase up to 5 tickets with one California ID per day.
  • Each adult using a California resident ticket must show proof of residency and valid government issued photo ID for purchase and admission.
  • Subject to capacity, restrictions, and change without notice.

Disneyland Annual Passes / Magic Key

Disneyland sunset the Annual Pass program in 2021. Its replacement is called Magic Key! Magic Key passes work very similar to the old Annual Passes, but there are a few differences.

Click here to read all about Disneyland Magic Key passes!

Discount Magic Key Hack!

* Please note this “hack” does not work right now because new Magic Key passes are not available to purchase.

While there are no official discounts on Disneyland Magic Keys, you can use this work around to save some money!

If you purchase a Disneyland discounted multi-day ticket through Undercover Tourist, you should be able to “upgrade” that ticket to a Magic Key pass via the Disneyland app on the final day you use the ticket. Note that you can only upgrade to a Magic Key type that is available, and not currently sold out. And you MUST upgrade by the end of the day on your final day of use.

The discounted California resident tickets CANNOT be upgraded. 

How Many Days Should I Visit?

Between the two Parks – Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, plus the Downtown Disney District, it’s tough to see everything in one day! 

I recommend taking at least three days to casually enjoy the Disneyland Resort. You could possibly see and do everything you want in two days, but three days will give you more time to relax and enjoy the Parks!

You Must Make Park Reservations!

NEW!!! Starting in 2021, you must make Park reservations in advance of your visit!

Park reservations allow the Disneyland Resort to limit the number of Guests in the Parks, which enhances the quality of Guest experience. It also allows Disneyland executives to determine how busy the Parks will be that day.

Prior to purchasing your tickets, be sure to check the reservation calendar to see if the days you want to visit have reservations available. Reservations open up 120 days in advance, and are released at 8am. Click here to see the availability calendar and make reservations.

Once you purchase your tickets, you can link them to your Disneyland account and make your theme park reservations. I recommend making your reservations as soon as possible! Weekends and holidays tend to book up very quickly.

It is possible to grab last minute reservations if you keep checking the calendar, since Guests are cancelling reservations all the time. But best to make your reservations as early as you can!

Purchase Discount Disneyland Tickets

Now that you know everything there is to learn about Disneyland tickets, don’t forget to purchase your discount Disneyland tickets through Undercover Tourist!

Undercover Tourist is my recommended travel partner. I have used them several times for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World tickets.

Undercover Tourist offers discounts on select Disneyland and Walt Disney World tickets, and have the BEST prices I have seen – beating out the other popular travel agencies!

Here is some additional information to know about using Undercover Tourist to buy your tickets:

  • There are no discounts on single day passes.
  • With multi-day passes, the more days you buy the better your discount!
  • You can also get tickets for Universal Studios, Sea World, and LEGOLAND.
  • With Undercover Tourist you can also add hotels and rental cars.

Undercover Tourist also partners with many of my favorite Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels! Go to the Undercover Tourist home page and select “Hotels” at the top and then select “Los Angeles” to find the best prices on hotels in the area (including the official Disneyland Resort hotels).

If you have any questions or concerns about using Undercover Tourist, please reach out to me! I’m so happy I now have this resource to offer to you. I know Disney trips can be expensive, and every dollar you save counts!

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.