When we ventured into California, high on our list of must-dos was a visit to Disneyland. The SoCal City Pass was one of the ways we discovered we could save some money on the tickets. We are Florida residents with annual passes to Disney World so yes, we are Disney fans! We also had the idea to visit Legoland California and SeaWorld San Diego so when the SoCal City Pass came up in our search and allowed us to visit all 3 for one low price (YES, it is low compared to buying all 3 separately) we jumped at the opportunity.
We made it to Disney California Adventure Park!! What a perfect day we had! Go early for sure and start in Carsland. We spent 3 hours there because my son was in love! #disney #californiaadventure #mickeymouse #california #citypass . . . #travelbandb #familytravel #travelfamily #instadaily #igtravel #travelblogger #travel #adventure #instagood #travelwithkids #vacation #fulltimetravel #igers #babiesandborders
How it Works
The SoCal City Pass is really simple, you buy one per person and print them at home. Then, you use your printed piece of paper as your ticket to enter the parks. SeaWorld, Legoland and Disneyland are included in the basic ticket, with the option to add the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park. The ticket for Legoland and SeaWorld is a 1 day entrance, so one day to Legoland and one day to SeaWorld. The Disneyland ticket is a 3-Day park hopper with Magic Mornings. That means you have 3 days to visit Disneyland, you can visit one or both parks each day and they have early entrance to the parks on certain days.
From the CityPass website:
“Southern California CityPASS is valid for 14 consecutive days, including your first day of use. You can visit the theme parks in any order you wish during that 14-day validity period, and your party can even split up and visit different parks on different days if you wish.”
We had an issue with the 14 day timeframe because our 14 days fell over Thanksgiving and then we got sick. Everyone got sick. We had used our 3 days at Disneyland and our visit to SeaWorld but we hadn’t visited Legoland California in Carlsbad. I called City Pass to explain our situation and they were really easy to work with! They gave us an extension that allowed everyone to be healthy for our Legoland visit.
Legoland California! Using the last day of our @citypass this past Friday! It is very similar to the Legoland in Florida but also has some different rides! Legoland is best for ages 3.5 and up, 42 inches and taller. We had some great food on our visit (which the Florida park is missing.) @legolandcalifornia #california #legoland #lego #kidpowered #travelbandb #themepark #travelfamily #kidfriendly #instadaily #ride #citypass
Overall, I was really happy with the value. The saved value is 30% according to their website and at the time (we went last fall 2016) there were no better deals to be had for those specific parks. There are other options, like the GoCard for the San Diego area but they don’t offer Disneyland tickets as a choice. If we went back to that area we would certainly purchase another CityPass.
Wanna know where we stayed while visiting the area?
Check out the Anaheim RV Park. It was awesome! Free muffins and coffee.