Originally in 1955, there was only one theme park and one hotel built Disneyland Anaheim. But the ever growing success of Disney entailed the expansion of the theme park in the 90’s. Hence today, Disneyland in Anaheim is not only a park, but a resort complex with two theme parks, three hotels and a walk-in district that is sure to give anyone a delightful flight to a world of magic.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? But I will not lie, that fun fantasy-filled trip will cost you. But just because we don’t have a bed of cash does not mean we cannot have fun in Disneyland Resort, Anaheim! Here are a few tips to make your trip cheaper, but just as fun.
1. Fly for free to Anaheim
I kid you not, this is possible! If you’re not from California and you want to visit Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, you can make your trip cheaper by flying in for free! Simply click here for more information, and start your cheap but fun adventure to Anaheim!
2. Choose your theme park
As mentioned, there are two theme parks in Disneyland Resort Anaheim. The original park has the typical Disneyland layout – Main Street USA, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland etc. It is the larger of the two and naturally has more attractions. This park is more suited for the younger bunch who wants to immerse in fantasy and magic. If you have not been to any Disneyland Park anywhere in the world, I advise you choose this. This will give you an authentic Disney experience. But if you’ve already been to other Disneyland Parks like in Paris or in Japan, choose the other one, Disney’s California Adventure (DCA). All Disneyland Parks in the world look almost the same so you’ll probably get the same experience, but DCA is unique in Anaheim.
DCA is also more suited for thrill-seeking teenagers who want to be blasted up in roller coasters and thrown around in wild loops. This park is also uniquely Californian. The entire park is a tribute to California; hence sub-lands such as Pacific Wharf, the Golden Vine Winery, the Hollywood Pictures Backlot and many more.
You don’t have to visit both parks. You won’t be missing out if you don’t visit both. Just consider the ages of the people you’re traveling with and if there’s another Disneyland Park nearer your home.
3. Don’t stay in the Resort’s hotels
It’s really tempting to sleep in Disney hotels, but the thing is, you will spend most of the time outside. You’ll only be needing your hotel room for the bed and the bathroom. There are plenty of inns near Disneyland Resort! You just have to choose one that has a good lock, neat bathroom and soft bed. Believe me, it’s not hard to find around Anaheim.
4. Unwind in Downtown Disney
There is no entrance fee in this part of the resort. You can simply walk-in, enjoy the view, shop, dine, or see a movie! Downtown Disney is a perfect place to unwind after a long thrilling walk around either one of the parks.