5 Tips for Choosing a Disneyland Vacation Package
Since COVID, Disneyland attendance has reached 85% of the 2019 rate. It looks set to surge further as tourists flock to the infamous site.
Now is the ideal opportunity if you’ve dreamed of going to Disneyland. There are fewer guests and updated protocol to ensure safety. Booking a Disneyland Vacation Package ensures you follow the new park reservation system.
Read on to learn the different packages, hotels, and point systems that can save you money.
1. Choose the Right Package
There are two main packages: the Disneyland vacation package and room-only. The vacation package includes a Disneyland hotel room and a 2 to 5-day park e-ticket for one park per day.
You may enjoy early park access (subject to park regulations), a collectible pin, and a lanyard with the standard Disneyland vacation package. Unfortunately, Disneyland no longer accepts turn-ups; you must book your ticket and park access in advance.
2. Consider a Good Neighbor Hotel
The three Disneyland resorts are within walking distance to the parks; however, you pay a premium price for the location. A cheaper option is to book a Good Neighbor Hotel.
Disney has awarded these hotels a “quality approved” status. They offer rooms from economy to superior and can be included in your package. All the rooms at Disneyland sell quickly, but you can now book 500 days in advance with a $200 security deposit.
3. Include ART Passes
For just $30, you can ride the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) to the parks. The transport isn’t an official Disney line, but you can add a day pass to your Disney package.
You will spend less time walking between sites and more time enjoying the attractions. But, again, you’ll have to buy the passes in advance.
4. Check the Package Is Authentic
Last year, a grandfather bought a Disneyland ticket for his grandchildren from a third party. Sadly, when he arrived at the gates, he was refused entry because the tickets weren’t acceptable.
Disneyland is strict on the new procedures, so only buy from recognized sites to ensure they follow the protocol and are authentic. Red flags for non-authentic tickets include 70% discount sites, pictures without valid dates, and cash-only transactions.
5. Purchase Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resales
Walt Disney Company founded the timeshare Disney Vacation Club (DVC) in 1991. Members buy into 15 specific resorts, so the timeshare is deeded real estate. They receive annual points into their DVC membership accounts for Disneyland vacations.
You can sell, bank, borrow, and will the points. By buying DVC resales, you can book the resorts for up to 50% cheaper than standard rental rates. DVC discounts vary depending on the room size, length, and period of your vacation.
You can view how many points you need to book a room via the DVC points chart.
Book Your Disneyland Vacation Package
These top tips will guarantee the best Disneyland vacation package for you. Whether you choose great value timeshares through Disney Vacation Club Resales, the Disneyland Hotel, or saving with Good Neighbor Hotels, there are now more ways than ever to enjoy Disneyland.
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