FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Some say Disneyland is an expensive place to visit, but sometimes there may be a cheaper way to visit Mickey and the Gang.
For two adults leaving Los Angeles, it turns out that, working the numbers, a six-night visit to Disneyland Paris (including flights to the French capital) is sometimes cheaper than a six-night visit to Disneyland in Anaheim.
When we checked the prices of the two Disneylands, we chose a six-night visit from June 12 to June 18 for two adults with park tickets included. We selected the cheapest hotel locally for both reservations, allowing the hypothetical customer to walk from the hotel to the park. No add-on has been selected.
Starting with Disneyland in Anaheim, the cheapest place to stay was the Paradise Pier Hotel, which came in at $540 a night. Five days of tickets were included to come to a grand total of $4,571.50. Screenshots of the reserved order selections are included below.
On the other side of the Atlantic, at Disneyland Paris, the cheapest hotel on site has again been selected. Hotel Santa Fe was quoted at $323.56 a night, the cheapest room available was selected, seven days of tickets were included, no meal supplements were added, no insurance selected, with the final price amounting to $2,173.36.
But there is the cost of getting to Paris to consider. We checked that as well, and the flight from Los Angeles to Paris Orly for the selected days was $1,456.74. You can use the “magic shuttle” to get from the airport to the park.
Comparing the two, from Los Angeles the price to go to Disneyland in Anaheim and stay at a hotel there from June 12 to June 18 for two adults is $4,571.50.
The cost to fly to France, take transportation from the airport to the hotel and travel to Disneyland in Paris while staying at an on-site hotel from June 12 to June 18 for two adults is $3,676.06.
The difference between the two experiments is $895.44.
This pricing was not consistent and varied depending on the days chosen, but the fact remains that sometimes it can be cheaper for a Californian to visit Disneyland Paris than to go to Disneyland in Anaheim.
While going to Europe for a Disneyland trip might be a lot for some, this article is not meant to be a guide – merely a reminder that there are a lot of people there and seeing it can be cheaper. provided that.