Friday, February 13, 2009

Disneyland Package Deal?

You've got to give it to Disney for creating probably the most user-friendly interface in the world to find package deals that include park admission, hotels, etc. We checked out one of their current deals, Everyone Gets in for the Kid's Price package. It's very simple to find what you want and they clearly point out what you're getting in the package.

We looked at a family of four, two adults and kids 5 and 9, arriving just at the start of most Spring Breaks, Friday March 27, and checking out on Sunday the 29th. They would be staying at an economy hotel near the park, the Anaheim Quality Inn, and they'd be getting four 3-day Park Hopper tickets for Disneyland and California Adventure. To save money we declined the character breakfasts, meal options, transportation, etc. The total came out to $961.

Switching over to, we found the same hotel for $96/night and the park tickets at the Disney site for $447. A total of $639 or a difference of $322. Quite a difference doing it yourself!

Booking with Disney though, you do get special add-ons like a one-hour scavenger hunt at Disneyland's Toontown before it opens up to the public, access to Fantasyland before the park opens, preferred seating at some California Adventure attractions, as well as commemoritive pins and baubles. You'll have to weigh whether the extras are worth the cost for your brood.

1 comment:

  1. Disneyland is my dream place, I can see my favorite cartoon character alive there. This post is also very useful to understand about best hotel packages over there.