Saving Time, Money, and Sanity at Disneyland

Disneyland is magical, but it can also be challenging doing Disneyland with kids. I’m sharing how I save time money and sanity at Disneyland. Packing right, planning and being prepared will ensure your Disney trip is as magical as you dreamed of!

Disclaimer: I received some products mentioned in this post in exchange for promotion. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

1.) Disney Rewards VISA

I used my Disney Rewards Chase Visa for some of my purchases over the past year. My rewards covered the cost of an entire ticket to Disneyland! With tickets being over $100 a person, it’s nice to have one covered! If you decide not to use your rewards on a ticket, it can be used throughout the park on food – or at any Disney store in person or online!

2.) Disney MaxPass

Matching Tops // Loved by Hannah & Eli

For an addition $10, you can schedule your fast passes on your phone on the Disney app. Plus you get to download all of your photo pass photos for no additional charge. This means less time waiting in line, and leaving your camera behind!

Being able to schedule the fastpass every hour saves so much time!

3.) Go with Mazda

Driving in LA traffic with two kids tired from traveling is no fun! Thankfully we arrived to a Mazda CX5. All of our luggage and larger stroller fit with room to spare. The back had plenty of room for two rear facing car seats as well. I was able to plug in their iPads in the backseat to make it to the hotel in Anaheim!  The CX5 also has blind-spot monitoring, which was so incredibly helpful driving in an unfamiliar city! Starting at 24,045 and getting 27 combined MPH, this car is an amazing choice for a small family!

4.) Pack Prepared

The food in the park is spendy. Packing your own food can save quite a bit of money. I packed lunch in the cooler spot of my Petunia Pickle Bottom Axis Backpack. I was also prepared with our favorite snack bars from That’s It. Their fruit bars and veggie bars are the perfect snack for the entire family!

5.) Naps at the Park

Whether it’s in a stroller or baby carrier, if you have littles under the age of four, napping at Disney is a must! If you aren’t staying at a Disney Resort, having them nap at the park saves a lot of time! The first time we went, we went back to the hotel to nap. By time we took the shuttle there and back and waited for him to fall asleep and nap, we wasted too much of our day! Beckett napped in our Lillebaby, and Graydon napped in our Graco stroller!

We had such a great time at Disneyland! I can’t wait to go back!!

Sunglasses// Diff Eyewear [CODE ASHLEYP for 25% off]

Top to match my Rose Gold Minnie Ears // Pink Blush Women’s 

Beckett’s Mickey MOCCS // Freshly Picked

Jeggings // Evy’s Tree

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4 Responses

  1. What an adorable family. Thanks for these money saving and time saving tips. Love the rewards card and spending twice. ☺️

  2. Laura says:

    Disneyland is super far from us 🙂 But I absolutely LOVE that Mickey back pack!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    These are great tips! I am so excited to take our little girl to Disney one year. My husband and I love it!!

  4. I have never been to Disney before, but I am hoping to go, in the future. thanks for sharing

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