Eyeing a return to the Happiest Place on Earth this summer? Now’s the time because Disneyland Resort has announced a new summer ticket offer for California residents.
For a limited time, California residents can visit Disneyland’s two theme parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, for as little as $83 per person, per day. Three-day, one park per day tickets start at $249 or, for an additional $55, you can add the park hopper option so you can visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure each day of your stay.
Tickets are available for purchase beginning July 6, 2021, and can be used on any three days through Sept. 30, 2021. Keep in mind that both valid admission and a theme park reservation are required for park entry.
Purchase tickets at Disneyland.com, through a travel agent, or by calling 866-572-7321.
Where to Stay
For the most immersive experience, stay at one of the Disneyland Resort’s iconic hotels located within a stone’s throw of the parks. From July 5–October 2, 2021, you can save up to 25 percent off select rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and up to 20 percent at the Disneyland Hotel.
Less than a 10-minute walk from Disneyland is a great off-property hotel option, the new JW Marriott Anaheim. The AAA-awarded 4-Diamond Designation resort features an augmented reality sculpture garden, and a secret pathway for easy walking access to Disneyland, and seed to table food at the Parkestry rooftop eatery and bar, where guests can take in views of Disneyland’s fireworks while they eat or drink.
While You’re There
With Disneyland’s gates shut for well over a year, there’s a good chance you haven’t yet been back and have some catching up to do on all that’s new and notable at the parks. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in May of 2019 and the land’s marquee attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious ride Disney has ever created, opened just two short months before the pandemic forced Disneyland’s lengthy closure. If riding Rise of the Resistance is on your Disneyland bucket list (and it should be), snagging a spot in the virtual queue is the only way to get on this epic attraction, so you’ll want to be sure to read our guide to getting a boarding group.
Another new can’t-miss experience is a visit to Avengers Campus, the Marvel-themed land that opened on June 4, 2021. Don’t miss your chance to experience Disneyland’s newest ride, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. The ride also uses a virtual queue so be sure to follow our Rise of the Resistance tips to get your boarding group.
And for the first time in what feels like forever, fireworks are again lighting up the skies over Disneyland. “Mickey’s Mix Magic” projection show illuminates Main Street, U.S.A. and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park as fireworks and a great soundtrack keep the party going.
Know Before You Go
In order to visit Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, both a park reservation and a valid admission for the same park on the same date are required. Theme park reservations are limited and subject to availability. Buy tickets online at Disneyland.com.
This Is Halloween
Halloween lovers may want to take advantage of this ticket offer in September when the Disneyland Resort kicks off its celebration of the Halloween season Sept. 3. Read more about the return of Oogie Boogie Bash plus seasonal fireworks, ride overlays, and more.
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Brooke Geiger McDonald is the editor in chief of Make It Better Media Group. A Chicago native, she has worked for publications like O, The Oprah Magazine and SHAPE Magazine and her work has appeared in Parents, TravelPulse, Attractions Magazine, MSN, Disney Food Blog, and more. At home, she is outnumbered by her husband and two sons, and the four of them are certifiable Disney and Star Wars fanatics, always counting down the days to their next Disney vacation. Her favorite nonprofits to support include The Walt Disney Birthplace and Shedd Aquarium. Follow her on Instagram @brookegmcdonald and Twitter @BrookeGMcDonald.