This week Rachel concludes our series all about Disneyland, with a look at your ticket options and a few other fun things to do while there. Thanks Rachel for sharing your experiences with us!photo via http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/3721037553/
So, you’ve decided you’re going to Disneyland. You’ve booked your hotel and figured out your dining plans. Next, tickets! Tickets to Disneyland are basically the same as at Walt Disney World: Park hoppers or single-park tickets, and they run just a few dollars cheaper than WDW tickets.
If you’re looking at doing more than Disneyland in Southern California, the Southern California CityPass may be the right choice, and can be booked as part of your vacation. It includes a three day park hopper to Disneyland, one day at SeaWorld San Diego, one day at your choice of the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park, and one day at Universal Studios Hollywood. These tickets are about $65 more than the three-day park hopper at Disneyland. We used all admissions on the CityPass except for the Universal Studios.
And what to do outside of the parks? In the Downtown Disney district you’ll find shopping, dining and entertainment, all just outside the park gates. While smaller than the Downtown District at Walt Disney World, it includes several of the favorites, including the World of Disney Store and Lego Imagination Center. You’ll also find Disney Studio 365, a makeover spot similar to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique but it transforms you into a superstar rather than a princess.
While Disneyland is a little different than Walt Disney World, I don’t think I could say one is better than the other. They are both magical and both have their strengths and weaknesses. So if you’re up for something a little different than Walt Disney World but still want the magic of a Disney parks vacation, I strongly encourage you to consider Disneyland!
Rachel is a Virginia native who now lives in Louisiana. She is married with two children, ages 5 and 3. After dreaming and wishing for several years, her family had their very first Disney vacations this year and are now addicted to researching and planning—whether for themselves or for others. They now plan to visit the parks at least once a year.