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How to Get FREE or Cheap Disneyland Tickets

How to Get FREE or Cheap Disneyland Tickets

Cheap Disneyland tickets are essential if you’re trying to visit the Mouse and his friends. If you’ve been hoping for an Anaheim vacation, you’ve probably noticed that the Happiest Place on Earth is also the Most Expensive Place on Earth.

Fortunately, there are many ways that you can score cheap Disneyland tickets that can make your next vacation a bit more affordable.

There are many ways to get cheap Disneyland tickets!

If you’re buying your tickets directly from Disney, then you’re making a serious mistake! Tickets direct from Disney are usually the most expensive.

Watch out for scams!

However, it is critically important to beware of scammers. There are many people who scam others on Craigslist and other sites that are selling fake tickets. Those fake tickets are worthless but can cost you an awful lot!

If you’re searching for cheap Disneyland tickets, then make sure you know how to avoid the most common Disney ticket scams! Here are five strategies that can help you.

Got AAA? Try this.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is divided into regions and each region may have access to different deals. I’ve heard that you’ll find the best prices on Disneyland tickets at the Anaheim AAA office located at 420 N Euclid Street. Members from other regions may be able to purchase these discounted tickets.

Northern California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon residents may also be able to get discounted passes from their local AAA offices. However, the deals vary and I’ve heard they aren’t as good as the Anaheim deals are.

Military and veterans can get cheap Disneyland tickets.

Got a Military ID (or a friend with one)? Get Military Salute Tickets!

Military Salute tickets are currently just $185 for a 4-Day Park Hopper pass to Disneyland and California Adventure. These are insanely cheap Disneyland tickets, since the regular price for these passes is $355! That’s barely more than half-price! Get the details on Military Salute tickets here.

Teachers may get cheap Disneyland tickets.

Teachers in the United States and Canada may be able to get discounted Disneyland tickets through their local teacher’s union. You’ll want to be careful, though, because some people have reported that the prices on these tickets can sometimes be higher than ordinarily-priced tickets!

College students may get cheap Disneyland tickets.

Some colleges offer discounted Disneyland tickets through the Student’s Union. The value of these tickets may vary, so it’s important to check all your options to find the best deal.

Some companies offer cheap Disneyland tickets to their employees.

Many employers, even those without a direct Disney relationship, offer discounted Disneyland tickets. Large companies are more likely to participate in something like this than smaller companies.  You can always check with Human Resources to find out if your company has any sort of discounted Disney program.

Credit unions may offer cheap Disneyland tickets to their members.

Although this is becoming increasingly rare, some credit unions may have discounted Disneyland tickets for their members. We’ve always said that credit unions are better for low income families!

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There are several ways you can get FREE Disneyland tickets!

Members of certain groups, demographics and organizations (such as the military and the media) may be able to get even better deals on cheap Disneyland tickets. However, these are limited and they aren’t always available.

Disney Experts can join the Disney Moms Panel for a free vacation for four!

During the first week of September of each year, Disney opens their annual search for new Disney Mom Panel members. Panelists receive free parks tickets and/or a free Resort vacation for four in exchange for their participation.

You don’t even have to be a Mom to qualify! The panel includes moms, dads, grandparents and others who are passionate about and experienced with Disney vacations.

They have Panelists that specialize in:

  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney Vacation Club
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Walt Disney World Resort

They also search for panelists that can speak different languages. They are currently accepting panelists who speak:

  • English
  • French
  • Portugese
  • Spanish

In order to join the panel, you’ll need to check in early September. The application process includes three rounds. You will need to show your expertise by answering questions, writing short essays and photo/video submissions. Final selections are made in November.

Media (including bloggers) can get two free Public Relations Courtesy Tickets.

If you work for broadcast, print or online media, you may be eligible for two free Park Hopper tickets! These one-day passes, also known as  Public Relations Courtesy Tickets, are also available to freelance writer and approved online media (including bloggers) who feature travel, lifestyle or entertainment news.

These tickets are not guaranteed. You will need to apply via email. All decisions regarding approval are at the discretion of Disneyland Resort Public Relations. Get the details about Public Relations Courtesy Tickets here.

Swagbucks offers free Disneyland tickets and gift cards!

Swagbucks has added Disneyland gift cards and e-Tickets to their Rewards Store! All you need to do is complete surveys, watch videos and complete other tasks in order to earn your Disney rewards.

If you signup using this link, you’ll even get a $5 bonus to start!

It is important to realize that getting your free Disneyland tickets is not an immediate or easy task. Other bloggers have reported that it can take six months or more of Swagbucks use in order to accrue enough Swagbucks for their Disney rewards.

Save even more on your Disney vacation!

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Pamela 57

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

I have been searching for a way to take my 3 granddaughters to Disneyland to give them a memory with Nana they will carry forever especially when Iam gone to heaven..the girls have never been and we live 2 hours away they are 5 and 4 and 3. I have MS and wanted to take them before i.not able to.

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

Hi Pamela. If the above ideas aren't enough, it may be worth contacting 211 to see if there is anything more that they can suggest.

Cindy Brownson

Monday 19th of August 2019

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Riley Thomson

Thursday 22nd of August 2019

Cindy, I am so glad you were able to find some helpful information. Thanks for your kind words. -Riley