If you ask most children around the country where they’d like to take their next vacation, it’d be safe to assume their answer would be Disneyland®. Known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland® is one of the most popular family destinations in the States, and for good reason. With tons of fun attractions, mingling with favorite Disney® characters, and beautiful weather year-round, an escape to Disneyland Resort® in Anaheim, CA sounds like a dream vacation. However, when you add up the cost of accommodations, travel fares, and food and drink, a week-long trip to Disneyland® may seem unachievable.

Luckily, there are a few ways that families can save money and turn their dream trip into reality, like:


1. Save Up

As with any family trip, it’s important to save your money before you say bon voyage for a week away. Using debit cards and cash as opposed to credit cards with hefty interest charges ensures that you won’t still be paying for your trip after you get home.


2. Plan Your Visit During the Off Season

Disneyland® is the least busy during “off-season,” primarily in late August, September, and January, as these months usually mark the end of vacation and return to classes for most kids.


3. Pay Less for a Longer Stay

Your kids will like this money-saving tactic. A one-day 1 Park Per Day ticket costs around $100, compared to about $60 per day for a five-day pass. When you plan for a more extended stay, you’ll save in the long run. This tip can also be applied to accommodations. The Tropicana Inn & Suites provides a $20 discount per night for stays of 5 nights or more. For more information on this offer, or to book your next Disney® getaway with us, contact Tropicana Inn & Suites today.


4. Save on Food by Bringing Your Own

Luckily, the folks at Disneyland® don’t mind if families bring their own food and drink into the parks. Although there are a wide variety of food and drink menus available for purchase within the parks, your family can save quite a bit of money by simply packing a bag of healthy snacks and water. Our on-site coffee bar and mini market, The Cove on Harbor, is a convenient place to stop for everything you’ll need.


5. Choose Lodging Outside of Disneyland

Your family can save big by staying at a hotel located just outside of Disneyland®. These accommodations provide rooms for a fraction of the cost of staying at the Disneyland Resort®, and they are within close walking distance to the main entrance of both Disney® parks.