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I’m sure many of you know by now that one of our favorite family vacation destinations is Disneyland. Truth be told, it happens to be a favorite vacation destination for our kidless couple-only trips too. There are many ways you can make a Disneyland vacation less painful on your pocketbook and one of the biggest ways to save is by booking with Get Away Today. I have used Get Away Today on numerous occasions and I have been very pleased with the service and impressed with the savings! It is by far one of the biggest ways I save on our trips to Disneyland.
Here are the current specials and sales happening at Get Away Today. You don’t have to enter a code to get these specials they will automatically be added to your package if you qualify.
- Adults at Kids’ Prices November 1 – 20, 2018 and November 28 – December 22, 2018
- 5th Day Free Park Hopper Tickets now – December 31, 2018
- Layaway Plans from just $125 down
- Extra Night Free Hotel Specials
I am sharing an example of the savings on a vacation I planned for November 14-18, 2018. Occasionally the savings from Get Away Today may only be a couple hundred dollars, but with this trip the savings was pretty substantial! This trip I save $585.40 over booking the hotel and tickets individually. I am saving 33% by booking with Get Away Today. Many times when you book with Get Away Today, extras like hotel parking will be included too. This will vary per hotel, but you will see the savings while you are booking your trip.
For this stay, I chose a 4 night stay at the Four Points Sheraton with (3) 2-day one park per day tickets. I’m sharing the process I go through when booking my trips. I always start with Get Away Today and then I see what the price is when I book everything individually. I usually check out Costco Travel too. Costco has extras like character dining, but I usually find that Get Away Today offer the lowest out of pocket costs for Disneyland trips. My total for this trip from Get Away Today was $1057. This price includes the hotel, park tickets and parking.
When I priced everything separately with the hotel and tickets I got a package price of $1642.40. I chose the cheaper rewards rate at the hotel, because I figured everyone can sign up for the rewards program (there is no fee). You can also save a little extra by purchasing your Disneyland tickets from Get Away Today instead of directly from Disney. The cost breakdown is as follows:
- Hotel = $948.40
- Parking (4 nights) = $64
- Disneyland Park Tickets = $630
By booking through Get Away Today I am saving $585.40. That savings is HUGE!
I am going to walk you through the entire process of booking a vacation package at Get Away Today to show you just how easy it is. Don’t let the length of the post overwhelm you, I made sure to be extra thorough so you’d understand exactly what you are getting and so you’d know how you can make some changes to save yourself a little money. It’s way easier than it seems, I promise!!
First, you need to know the dates you plan to travel. Usually, when it comes to our Disneyland trips we let great airline deals dictate when we travel. This doesn’t work for everyone, but it helps us save even more money on our trips. As an example I’m showing you the details of the trip for November 14-18, 2018. You will enter all the necessary information on the front page and hit the search button. I always select the hotel and ticket bundle.
On the following page you will see all your available hotel options (you can even book the Disney owned hotels too). These prices usually include 3-day Park Hoppers, which is a great option, but I will show how you can change the tickets if you don’t need that many days in the park. This will lower your package price. For this trip, I am choosing to stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim. Notice under the hotel price that this is one of the hotels that includes a 4th night for FREE. If you need help in choosing a hotel, you can check our reviews of all the hotels we have used near Disneyland.
Once you click “book” you will be taken to the specific hotel page where you can choose the type of room you need for your family. Since we only have 3 people on this trip, I am going to choose the 1 King, Sofa Bed option.
The next page will tell you about your ticket options. The amount of days in your package will determine the type of Park Hopper that will be added to your trip. You DO NOT have to go with the Disneyland ticket option they suggest. You’ll want to think about how many days you will need in the parks and if you think the Park Hopper option is a necessity. We honestly love the Park Hopper option since the parks are so close to each other, but because most of our trips are only 2 park days, we often choose the 2-day one park per day option. This option saves us a little extra money and one day at each park works out perfect for us.
To change your ticket options, you will want to scroll down the page where you see the “Or Select One of Our Other DISNEYLAND® Resort Resort Ticket Options”. For this trip we chose the 2-day 1 park per day option by hitting the “view” button. Make your choice and hit “update cart”. You can also choose to have longer Park Hopper options too. You an get up to 5 days in the parks.
You can see the price of my vacation has dropped from $1385 to $1067. Now you hit continue to complete checkout.
The next page will give you optional add-ons. If you have plan to do a Character Meal at Disneyland, I recommend you purchase discount tickets from Get Away Today. You can save up to $10 per person. To purchase Character Meal vouchers, click on “view deals”. To see which character meals are considered regular and premium, you can click “details” underneath each title and it will tell you which locations are considered regular and premium.
Before you complete checkout, there are a couple of things you need to know. You can save an extra $10 off your package by using my coupon code Thriving10 at checkout. To enter this code scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “promo code” button on the left hand side and enter Thriving10. This will take $10 off your package as long as it includes a 2 night hotel stay and 2 park tickets.
You will also notice at the bottom of the page that Get Away Today automatically adds their “Peace of Mind Plan” for $75.
The Peace of Mind Plan allows you to to change or cancel your trip without a fee. If you feel your plans are pretty much set in stone you can remove the “Peace of Mind Plan” from your cart and not pay the $75.00. Once you click “remove” an image will pop up where you can learn more about the Peace of Mind Plan, if you decode to remove it hit “Remove” on the pop-up, it will be taken out of your cart. The majority of our trips are last minute (because of great airfare deals like I mentioned before) so we usually don’t buy the Peace of Mind Plan. However, if I was booking a longer trip that was further in the future, I would gladly pay $75 for the peace of mind of knowing I could change things if necessary.
Next to you will need to sign in or sign up for an account to complete checkout.
You will notice you have several different options for payment including credit card, check, gift certificate, PayPal or even a Layaway Plan, where you can save your vacation with as low as $125 down.
While checking out, pay attention to how your package will be delivered. Sometimes it will be delivered via mail, other times it may be all electronically and you will get your e-tickets and hotel voucher sent via email.
There you go! The entire process of booking a trip with Get Away Today! If you book a trip with them I would love to hear about your savings.
You can also just purchase discount Disneyland tickets through Get Away Today too. Sometimes you may be staying with family, you may use points for your hotel stay and all you need are the tickets, so that is a great money-saving option too. Just head over to Get Away Today and click the “tickets” link at the top of the page.
Check out my other Disneyland posts for even more tips. If you have any questions, let me know. I am always happy to chat Disney.
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