All About Disneyland Resort Tickets and Passports

Purchasing tickets for a Disney vacation can be daunting because there are so many options! In 2 previous posts, I talked about tickets and Annual Passes to Disney World. Today’s article is all about Disneyland Resort tickets and Passports!

All About Disneyland Resort Tickets and Passports
The famous statue of Walt and Mickey in front of Sleeping Beauty castle.
Photo by: Travis Gergen

General Information

There are 2 exciting theme parks at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. They are the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park! There is also Downtown Disney, but you do not need a ticket in order to enjoy the shopping, dining, and entertainment! Guests are divided into 3 age groups: 10+ years old, 2-9 years of age, and 0-2 years old. Tickets are more expensive if you are 10+ years old. Anyone 0-2 years are free!

FASTPASS and MaxPass

The FASTPASS service is available to anyone with a valid theme park ticket. The Disneyland Resort parks attractions still have paper FASTPASS tickets (unlike those at Disney World). Look for distribution signs near the attractions to obtain one!

If you would prefer to get FASTPASSes via your mobile phone, you have the option to purchase MaxPass. With MaxPass, you can make your FASTPASSes once you enter into 1 of the Disneyland Resort theme parks. Once inside, scan your ticket and make your selections. When it is time to go to the attraction, you scan your FASTPASS barcode on your phone. Easy peasy 🙂

MaxPass also allows you to access your Disney PhotoPass downloads. If you are used to Disney World FastPass+, just be aware that the MaxPass option does NOT allow you to make reservations before entering into the Disneyland theme parks.

Cost for MaxPass is $15 USD per person per ticket per day. Annual Passholders can purchase MaxPass for $100 USD per person for the entire year (or until the Annual Pass expires). MaxPass is included with the Disney Signature Plus Passport (more on Passports later).

Magic Mornings

Magic Morning is an early access option for Disneyland Resort Guests for select attractions, shopping, and dining in the Disneyland Park. This early access begins 1 hour before opening on select Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. You must purchase a 3+ day theme park ticket prior to arrival. If you are familiar with Extra Magic Hours in the Disney World Parks, this is the Disneyland Resort equivalent.

All About Disneyland Resort Tickets and Passports
Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure!
Photo by: Taylor Rogers

Types of Tickets

1 Park per Day Ticket

In order to visit 1 of the Disneyland Resort theme parks per day, you will need to purchase this base ticket. If you plan on purchasing a 1-day ticket, the price will vary by date (from $104-149 USD for 10+ years of age). Ticket prices are NOT date based with 2- or more day tickets. For instance, a 2-day ticket will be $225 USD (10+ years old) and $210 USD (kids aged 3-9 years) regardless of when you visit.

Ticket with Park Hopper Option

If you’d like the option to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in the same day, then you will need to add the Park Hopper Option. Cost for this varies depending upon the number of days on your base ticket. For instance, adding Park Hopper to a 1-day ticket will be an additional $50 USD. This increases to $55 USD with a 2- or more day ticket.

All About Disneyland Resort Tickets and Passports
Mickey Mouse in Toontown!
Photo by: Donovan Reeves

Types of Passports

Just like in Disney World, Disneyland Resort offers an annual admission option. There are 3 different Disneyland Resort Passports available.

Deluxe Passport

The Deluxe Passport gives you admission to 1 or both theme parks for an entire year with blackout dates that vary by theme park. This also includes 10% discount on dining and merchandise.

Cost for this Passport is $799 USD for anyone 3+ years old.

Signature Passport

The Signature Passport includes admission to 1 or both theme parks with blackout dates. However, the dining discount increases to 15% with merchandise discounted at 20%. This also includes standard theme park parking.

Cost for the Signature Passport is $1,149 USD for anyone 3+ years old.

Signature Plus Passport

Finally, the Signature Plus Passport gives you admission to both parks every day of the year (no blackout dates) and includes MaxPass. Discounts on dining and merchandise are the same as with the Signature Passport. Standard theme park parking is also included.

Cost for the Signature Plus Passport is $1,399 USD for anyone 3+ years old.

California & SoCal Residents

The Disneyland Resort does offer discounts on tickets and Passports for California and Southern California Residents. For example, the latest Disney offer for SoCal residents was a 3-day ticket for just $60 USD per day! Be sure to check their website for the most up-to-date deals and offers!

I hope this review helps you decide which tickets or Passports are best for your Disneyland Resort trip!


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