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  • What does Disneyland have to offer for low income families that wish to take their kids to Disneyland so that they can have the opportunity to visit the Magic Kingdom?
  • - Asked by Corinthia on 4/23/2013
  • Hi, Corinthia!

    I think almost every family can make a magical Disney Parks visit a reality, even on a tight budget. One of the best strategies for cost-conscious families vacationing at the Disneyland Resort is to avoid visiting during peak seasons, which generally include the summer months and the Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. You’re much more likely to find lower hotel prices and special theme park ticket promotions when park attendance is lower in the off-season. Mid-January through early February is a good time to visit, as well as early fall after most schools are back in session. 

    Discounted tickets are also available to some members of the American Automobile Association (AAA), teachers unions, California credit unions, the U.S. military (active or retired), and college students. Most of these tickets can’t be purchased at the resort, so be sure to look into the possible deals before you leave home if any of those may apply to you. Did you know that children under the age of 3 get free admission to Disney Parks? They also eat for free at all-you-can enjoy dining experiences (including character meals!) but can still enjoy many attractions, shows, parades and other experiences offered at the resort. This helps make a Disneyland Resort vacation more affordable for many families with babies and young children.

    There is a picnic table area just outside the entrance to Disneyland Park, so families can pack their own sack lunches to enjoy rather than spending money on food inside the parks, and my family has always brought along our own snacks and bottled waters.

    I hope this helps, Corinthia, and you have a pixie-dusted visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth!” Please write back with any other planning questions you may have, including restaurant, hotel, and souvenir recommendations to suit your budget. 

    Wishing you magic,

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