How to Save Money on your next runDisney Disneyland Race Trip


We live 8 hours away from Disneyland. While it is possible to drive, and we have done it many times, it’s time-consuming and not something we enjoy. We looked at some cheap airfare options. We found that Southwest was having a $49 sale from our city. We looked at our accumulated frequent flyer points and we had enough to buy our airfares without spending anything out of pocket. 

 It was a combination of sale plus our points. Some airlines let you pool your points into a family pool, which makes it easier to reach a free ticket. 

Out of pocket cost: $0


We looked at the hotel options we had using our accumulated Chase Sapphire points. We found a 2-star hotel that is right across the street from Disneyland and with our points, would cost us nothing out of pocket. While it’s not a fancy room, it meets our basic needs. 

Out of pocket cost: $0

Park Tickets

We also have a Disney Rewards Credit Card. We accumulate those Disney dollars for park tickets and food at the park. The Disney Rewards Credit Card has additional benefits at the park, like card member exclusive Character Meet & Greet, discounts at the stores and at select Disney Restaurants. 

Sometimes you can find people that sell their Disney Rewards Card on eBay for a discounted rate. 

Unlike Florida resident discounts for Disney World, Disneyland only offers discounted admission to Southern California residents, which is a bummer. 

Out of pocket cost: To be determined

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