Disneyland Ticket Prices 2022: See Mickey and Minnie Mouse in California
If you want to visit Disneyland, also known as “the happiest place on Earth,” you need to plan carefully to make sure your smiles of excitement don’t turn into frowns of frustration.
Leave it to the last minute and the costs can suddenly increase, especially if you are traveling as a family or in a group.
But the good news is that if you think about your trip in advance, a trip to California’s Disneyland Resort might just fit into your family’s budget.
Here’s what you need to know to cut costs and have an unforgettable Disney vacation for less.
Types of Disneyland Tickets and Passes
The main thing to know before buying tickets is that the Disneyland Resort consists of two parks: Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Basically, there are two types of tickets.
Park tickets allow you to visit one park per day.
Hopper tickets allow you to visit both parks per day. You can get Hopper tickets valid for between one and 14 days.
The parks open between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and close between 10 p.m. and midnight, depending on the season.
Disneyland Ticket Prices
Ticket prices depend on how many parks you visit and how many days you want to witness the magic.
There are price variations based on peak times, key holiday dates, and special occasions, but you can check a price calendar on the Expedia website to find the best dates.
One-day park tickets start at £86 and can be purchased on the Disney website.
Add both parks to the booking and get a Hooper pass for an extra £49, or £135. You can go between the parks as much as you want.
If your plans change and you can no longer attend the booked day, you can use the ticket on a more expensive day if you pay the difference at the door. If you choose to use them on a cheaper day, no refund is given. Tickets purchased in 2022 must be used before December 2023.
If you’re likely to be in California for a week or more, multi-day tickets are a flexible, great-value option. You don’t have to use them on consecutive days, but they must be used within 13 days of first use. All can be purchased online at Expedia before you arrive in California.
Two-day tickets start at £204.66 for one park and £252.82 for Hopper tickets
Three-day tickets start at £264.86 for one park and £313.01 for Hopper tickets
Four-day tickets start at £288.94 for one park and £337.09 for Hopper tickets
Five-day tickets start at £304.99 for one park and £353.14 per day for Hopper tickets.
Tips for Buying Disneyland Tickets
If you’re short on time or don’t like waiting in line, it’s recommended that you purchase the Genie Plus experience before your visit. This means you will receive entry arrival windows to Lightning Lane for a different set of select attractions throughout the day. You’ll be able to order mobile food, make restaurant reservations, check into a restaurant, and join a list of walk-in restaurants.
If you are not staying inside the Disney Resort, hotel prices are much cheaper and you can easily drive in and out of the park. There are a variety of options at all price ranges on booking.com.
Buy a lanyard to keep your tickets safe. Lost tickets cannot be replaced and you don’t want the magic to end early.
If you order online on the Disney site, opt for eTickets. You can print them at home and go directly to the portal. Your e-ticket will be scanned and you will receive a standard Disneyland Resort theme park ticket to use throughout your visit.
Bring a cell phone charger. Your phone will be used a lot at Disneyland while you navigate the park through the Disney app and pay for food and gifts, so a portable charger will be your friend.