We love Disneyland. Our family goal is to get there every December around Christmas time (beautiful!). Last year our Disney savings was funneled to something more important (like a house payment), but this year our Disney savings is going to get us there for sure! We've begun the booking/deal searching phase, so I'll share those highlights with you here.
I booked our hotel using our air miles this week. It took calling United 5 separate times, 2 disconnections, several wrong transfers, and an hour and 15 minutes, but I got our room for FREE!
Total savings by using air miles to pay for our hotel: $720
Total savings by booking a hotel with included cooked-to-order breakfast: $100+
Disneyland tickets never go on sale. Never. 3 Day Park Hoppers for adults run $250, kids are $235. Ouch!
A friend informed me of a fantastic Costco deal she found yesterday, so we quickly ran to the bank to grab our Disney savings, and headed out to Costco ASAP.
Costco is selling 4 Day Park Hopper tickets for $259.99, and they INCLUDE a $50 Costco cash card!!!! So, it's like getting the tickets for $209.99 (not to mention the extra day). Here's what we did:
*Bought three tickets = $779.97
*Went to the Merchandise Pickup line and got our tickets and Costco cash cards
*Got back in line
*Bought our fourth ticket. Paid for the first $150 of it using the gift cards. Paid $109.99 cash.
*Left with a $50 Costco cash card and our 4 Disney Tickets
Total Savings by buying our tickets at Costco (after gift card): $130.04 (plus we get a free day!)
So, after booking just our hotel with air miles and purchasing our tickets at Costco, we have already saved ourselves $950.04!!! That is a HUGE savings, don't you think?