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kermit116
12-28-2011, 08:30 AM
Do Costco stores in SoCal sell Disneyland tickets at a discount? If so, are they only the SoCal resident tickets, or can anyone use them?

SuzanneSLO
12-28-2011, 09:46 AM
While Costco has offered them in the past, there are no Disney tickets currently available. -- Suzanne

motch6
03-24-2012, 12:30 PM
After many years of offering Disneyland Tickets I have confirmed with two seperate locations in Sothern California that Disneyland has NOT offered to sell them through Costco for 2012... so far anyway!

But, i'd think they'd be offering something by now if they were going to do it as we are nearly four months into the year.

Anyone else out there have any news on this?

Last year their offering was a 4 day park hopper pass with a $50 gift card for around $150/ ticket.

Please help, if anyone knows of Costco getting something similar or if there are other locations that have better deals than your average Online Travel sites.:confused3

LucasandMickey
03-24-2012, 03:38 PM
My hubby works @ Costco up here in Oregon and we not have them either nor is there any word on getting them. Bummer, it's such a good deal!!!

monkey30
03-24-2012, 06:14 PM
We have them in Canada, you can see them on the Canadian website.

Maybe check there they are just the city pass ones, but still not a bad price

motch6
03-26-2012, 09:23 AM
I'm looking for either a 3-day or 4-day Park hopper pass deal. I don't need nor want that City Pass deal. We can get those down here too! :)


I think its weird after all these years that Costco has been carring those tickets that this year they don't have any!

I wonder if someone in sales on either end of the deal dropped the ball? Disney was making money off those deals so I'm not sure what their reasoning would be behind it!?!

The only thing I can think of at this point, other than someone dropping the ball, is that Disney didn't like the idea of all the OUT-OF-State or non-Southern California people picking up the deal they set aside for only Southern Californians. Again, its money in their pocket so i'm not sure why they'd care!

leazel
03-26-2012, 11:03 AM
I thought Safeway also sold park hopper tix? I know I've seen them in the past. :confused3 I'd look into that, if that is even an option.

motch6
03-28-2012, 10:46 AM
I thought Safeway also sold park hopper tix? I know I've seen them in the past. :confused3 I'd look into that, if that is even an option.

Vons/Safeway... I called them and this is what they have:

3-Day Park Hopper: $144 for ages 3 and up.
4-Day park hopper: NONE

2-day - One park/day: $99

And the annual passes: $199, $269, $379

Sad thing is that I was looking for the 4-day park hopper :headache:

Darn Coscto... throwing my schedule off!

CheekyRose
03-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Vons/Safeway... I called them and this is what they have:

3-Day Park Hopper: $144 for ages 3 and up.
4-Day park hopper: NONE

2-day - One park/day: $99

And the annual passes: $199, $269, $379

Sad thing is that I was looking for the 4-day park hopper :headache:

Darn Coscto... throwing my schedule off!
Does anyone know if you can get a 3-Day Park Hopper at Safeway and then add another day to it at the park by paying the $20 difference between the normal 3-day and 4-day price? I'm also looking for 4-day PHs, and this would be a great deal, if it works.

pixiewings71
03-28-2012, 05:27 PM
Does anyone know if you can get a 3-Day Park Hopper at Safeway and then add another day to it at the park by paying the $20 difference between the normal 3-day and 4-day price? I'm also looking for 4-day PHs, and this would be a great deal, if it works.

The tickets should have prices attached to them so when you go to upgrade the computer will know you paid $199 and will charge the difference between this price and the current 4 day hopper price.

blackjackdelta
03-28-2012, 06:00 PM
My wife knows the local manager here and it is a no go with Disney. He knew of nothing in the works or has distributed thru the management chain. Probably could not work a deal.

Jack

OnTheRoadAgain
03-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Vons/Safeway... I called them and this is what they have:

3-Day Park Hopper: $144 for ages 3 and up.
4-Day park hopper: NONE

2-day - One park/day: $99

And the annual passes: $199, $269, $379

Sad thing is that I was looking for the 4-day park hopper :headache:

Darn Coscto... throwing my schedule off!
Just FYI (you're not interested in the 2-day) my Safeway has the following PHs:

Kids (3-9)2 day $161, 3 day $183

Adults 2 day $173, 3 day $199

I'm in Northern California. Are the prices different in So Cal?

KaChow
03-28-2012, 06:25 PM
My wife knows the local manager here and it is a no go with Disney. He knew of nothing in the works or has distributed thru the management chain. Probably could not work a deal.

Jack

I work for costco and I have heard the same. Last time I called there had been no deal worked out with Disney, and no news of it happening.

motch6
03-29-2012, 05:35 PM
Just FYI (you're not interested in the 2-day) my Safeway has the following PHs:

Kids (3-9)2 day $161, 3 day $183

Adults 2 day $173, 3 day $199

I'm in Northern California. Are the prices different in So Cal?


Ya, SoCal is a lot cheaper than those... the pricing for a 3-day hopper is $144 for ages 3 and up... at VONS!

I'd also like to know if you can get those 3-day passes and upgrade to 4-day at the park for cheap! Can anyone confirm that?

motch6
03-29-2012, 05:38 PM
The tickets should have prices attached to them so when you go to upgrade the computer will know you paid $199 and will charge the difference between this price and the current 4 day hopper price.

And what exactly would that pricing be? If I pay for the VONS 3-day hopper at $144 what would the upgrade price be? Can anyone Confirm?

Because if the difference makes the total cost around $200-$234 a ticket... that's NOT a deal. That's regular pricing... heh! :laughing:

OnTheRoadAgain
03-29-2012, 05:45 PM
And what exactly would that pricing be? If I pay for the VONS 3-day hopper at $144 what would the upgrade price be? Can anyone Confirm?

Because if the difference makes the total cost around $200-$234 a ticket... that's NOT a deal. That's regular pricing... heh! :laughing:
Right. You will pay the difference, so you will not "keep" that discount once you go into the park and upgrade. There is no discount for APs as far as I know. I did this at the end of 2010.

Huff
03-29-2012, 05:46 PM
And what exactly would that pricing be? If I pay for the VONS 3-day hopper at $144 what would the upgrade price be? Can anyone Confirm?

Because if the difference makes the total cost around $200-$234 a ticket... that's NOT a deal. That's regular pricing... heh! :laughing:

Thats what the OP was referring to. If you got a great discount on a ticket somewhere and wish to upgrade it at the Disney ticket booths this is what happens! Disney will credit what you paid for the ticket and then charge you gate price for the new ticket you wish to upgrade to. You lose any savings you may have had when you bought the discounted ticket.

Note that this is not the way it used to be. Awhile back Disney credited you the gate price. They also pro-rated your AP for days remaining when you wanted to upgrade to a different type of AP. Not anymore on both counts!

pixiewings71
03-29-2012, 06:21 PM
And what exactly would that pricing be? If I pay for the VONS 3-day hopper at $144 what would the upgrade price be? Can anyone Confirm?

Because if the difference makes the total cost around $200-$234 a ticket... that's NOT a deal. That's regular pricing... heh! :laughing:

Right, you lose the discount entirely. It's not a great deal, that's why we always buy our hoppers from AAA, we get free parking and pay "regular" price so when we upgrade we've paid more towards the AP.

Thats what the OP was referring to. If you got a great discount on a ticket somewhere and wish to upgrade it at the Disney ticket booths this is what happens! Disney will credit what you paid for the ticket and then charge you gate price for the new ticket you wish to upgrade to. You lose any savings you may have had when you bought the discounted ticket.

Note that this is not the way it used to be. Awhile back Disney credited you the gate price. They also pro-rated your AP for days remaining when you wanted to upgrade to a different type of AP. Not anymore on both counts!

:thumbsup2

jofo
03-29-2012, 07:31 PM
Are the tickets sold at So. Cal. VONS for So. Cal. residents only?

alleycatmom
03-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Kind of off-topic, but what if you won donated tickets at a charity auction -- how would you go about upgrading those, if it's even possible? There are some one-day hoppers up for bid at my kid's school.

rramstad
03-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Are the tickets sold at So. Cal. VONS for So. Cal. residents only?

That's my understanding, apparently Disney requires photo identification with the So Cal address on it to use the ticket. There are specific zip codes that are eligible. I don't know how they actually enforce this, but it sounded pretty tight.

pixiewings71
03-30-2012, 12:36 AM
Are the tickets sold at So. Cal. VONS for So. Cal. residents only?

If they are the So Cal versions yes, I don't know if So Cal stores sell non-So Cal passes.....lol If that makes any sense. LOL

Kind of off-topic, but what if you won donated tickets at a charity auction -- how would you go about upgrading those, if it's even possible? There are some one-day hoppers up for bid at my kid's school.

Generally these do not have a value assigned. If they do then it will come up when they are scanned at the parks, unfortunately I don't think there is a way to tell beforehand. I'm not sure of course, I haven't seen the tickets, but usually donated tickets are not assigned a value.

blackjackdelta
03-30-2012, 09:37 AM
As Kerri stated, they usually carry no value. You could get lucky if they were purchased outright.

Jack

alleycatmom
03-30-2012, 01:25 PM
I'm not sure of course, I haven't seen the tickets, but usually donated tickets are not assigned a value.

Thanks! The tax thing the PTA had to fill out said the pack of four one-day hoppers is valued at $420. I wonder if that translates to a "real" face value for upgrade purposes. If I win them, I'll find out :)

pixiewings71
03-30-2012, 03:44 PM
As assigned value for tax purposes is different from a tax value that Disney will assign. Good luck!! I hope you get lucky!! :)

Chereya
04-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Thanks! The tax thing the PTA had to fill out said the pack of four one-day hoppers is valued at $420. I wonder if that translates to a "real" face value for upgrade purposes. If I win them, I'll find out :)

I've been a PTA person who received the same type of WDW passes that you described for auction purposes: 4 single day single park passes. The value they assigned is based on a single day single park admission price. The tickets themselves are plain white with black text - no colorful backgrounds or images. They do not have a gate value as they are donated - complimentary tickets - similar to the ones they give to cast members for them to pass to their friends. So, no, I do not believe they can be upgraded. You can always stop into your school office and ask to have a look at the physical tickets before you bid and see what kind of "fine print" is on the tickets governing their use. Good luck!

emilym27
04-01-2012, 04:44 PM
I would be prepared to pay the difference I bought 3 day park hoppers thru my work discounted $702 for 3 adult and 1 kid. I upgraded to Annual Passes and they gave me credit for $780 leaving $61.00 to pay for the rest of the year total month for all 4 of us. I fully expected to pay full price and loose my discount but that was not the case. This was last month and don't know if I just got lucky or not. The CM had the manager do something in her computer for the large credit.

bluedevilinaz
04-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Are the tickets sold at So. Cal. VONS for So. Cal. residents only?

That's my understanding, apparently Disney requires photo identification with the So Cal address on it to use the ticket. There are specific zip codes that are eligible. I don't know how they actually enforce this, but it sounded pretty tight.

I live in So Cal(don't have a Cal Id yet) and bought 2day so cal park hoppers for my fiance' and I and they didn't ID us at the store OR at the gates! Pay either cash or debit and you'll be fine. ;)

OnTheRoadAgain
04-01-2012, 08:23 PM
I live in So Cal(don't have a Cal Id yet) and bought 2day so cal park hoppers for my fiance' and I and they didn't ID us at the store OR at the gates! Pay either cash or debit and you'll be fine. ;)

Why? Do you think they pop up the zip code of a credit card? Wow, that's pretty intricate if they really differentiate between how the hoppers were purchased.

pixiewings71
04-02-2012, 12:11 PM
I would be prepared to pay the difference I bought 3 day park hoppers thru my work discounted $702 for 3 adult and 1 kid. I upgraded to Annual Passes and they gave me credit for $780 leaving $61.00 to pay for the rest of the year total month for all 4 of us. I fully expected to pay full price and loose my discount but that was not the case. This was last month and don't know if I just got lucky or not. The CM had the manager do something in her computer for the large credit.

You got lucky! Congrats!

I live in So Cal(don't have a Cal Id yet) and bought 2day so cal park hoppers for my fiance' and I and they didn't ID us at the store OR at the gates! Pay either cash or debit and you'll be fine. ;)

As did you.

motch6
04-10-2012, 11:16 AM
And what exactly would that pricing be? If I pay for the VONS 3-day hopper at $144 what would the upgrade price be? Can anyone Confirm?

Because if the difference makes the total cost around $200-$234 a ticket... that's NOT a deal. That's regular pricing... heh! :laughing:



Anyone have and update on this for me? What the add on cost would be?

Thanks.:confused3

Heh... NEVERMIND THIS POST... I didn't flip to the next page before posting! :) LOL

motch6
04-10-2012, 11:29 AM
I live in So Cal(don't have a Cal Id yet) and bought 2day so cal park hoppers for my fiance' and I and they didn't ID us at the store OR at the gates! Pay either cash or debit and you'll be fine. ;)

Costco was selling 4-day park hopper passes with a $50 gift card last year.. (2011) and people on their comment boards were mostly out of state people buying them and 99% of them said they didn't have problems at the gate!

Maybe that's why Costco couldn't strike a deal this year! Or maybe the reason Costco doesn't have any this year is because of the GRAND Opening of the new Cars Land, and Disney wants to be greedy this year!:laughing:

motch6
05-08-2012, 10:34 AM
Right, you lose the discount entirely. It's not a great deal, that's why we always buy our hoppers from AAA, we get free parking and pay "regular" price so when we upgrade we've paid more towards the AP.



:thumbsup2

Apparently the tickets that Vons currently has expire on June 9th !!! They don't know when to expect their updated ones in.

Also, they previously did not tell me this but their tickets have block out dates on them!! So, beware! Make sure you check exire dates and block out dates BEFORE buying!

animefans
07-10-2012, 01:58 AM
Just FYI (you're not interested in the 2-day) my Safeway has the following PHs:

Kids (3-9)2 day $161, 3 day $183

Adults 2 day $173, 3 day $199

I'm in Northern California. Are the prices different in So Cal?

Sorry for digging out this old thread
I am in Nor Cal (San Francisco to be exact)
Any idea who to talk to in Safeway to get the Disneyland ticket at a discount?

I tried walked into a Safeway, and asked Customer Service, and the lady said they are in the gift card section....

I did go look, and the price is the same as disney online

I plan to go Aug 1 and 2, for 2 days

Thanks!

K.K.

longtimedisneylurker
07-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Sorry for digging out this old thread
I am in Nor Cal (San Francisco to be exact)
Any idea who to talk to in Safeway to get the Disneyland ticket at a discount?

I tried walked into a Safeway, and asked Customer Service, and the lady said they are in the gift card section....

I did go look, and the price is the same as disney online

I plan to go Aug 1 and 2, for 2 days

Thanks!

K.K.

Part of the thing about an old thread is that some of the information can be out of date. Those prices you quoted were from before the May 20 price increase. Safeway did have some of those pre-price-increase tickets in many of their stores for weeks after the price increase but word is that they've pretty much switched all the tickets over to the current price tickets in Safeways. Discounts are very limited in availability now, so your best bet for finding any sort of discounted ticket might be to check with a travel company like getawaytoday.com or a credit union.

Califgirl
07-10-2012, 10:14 AM
I know this is an old thread - but I just wanted you to know that I haven't seen any Disneyland tickets at Costco since before the price increase. I have seen SeaWorld, Universal, LegoLand, but not Disneyland lately.

ValpoCory
07-10-2012, 10:15 AM
And what exactly would that pricing be? If I pay for the VONS 3-day hopper at $144 what would the upgrade price be? Can anyone Confirm?

Because if the difference makes the total cost around $200-$234 a ticket... that's NOT a deal. That's regular pricing... heh! :laughing:

When you upgrade a ticket at the DLR, you will end up paying regular pricing. That is how it has always been.

Lorilais_mommie
07-10-2012, 10:30 AM
Are there any discounts out there right now?
Other then the AAA ( which is not a discount) they are just adding free parking and a few other freebies..

kristinebarboza
07-10-2012, 09:08 PM
Vons/Safeway... I called them and this is what they have:

3-Day Park Hopper: $144 for ages 3 and up.
4-Day park hopper: NONE

2-day - One park/day: $99

And the annual passes: $199, $269, $379

Sad thing is that I was looking for the 4-day park hopper :headache:

Darn Coscto... throwing my schedule off!

do you happen to remember which vons carries the tickets
thanks

longtimedisneylurker
07-10-2012, 10:15 PM
do you happen to remember which vons carries the tickets
thanks

A lot of Safeway and Vons stores sell Disneyland tickets. I want to point out though that the prices you quoted are not the current prices. My Safeway is selling tickets and annual passes that match the current gate prices of DL tickets, and I suspect most if not all Safeways and Vons have updated their ticket stock with currently priced tickets. The post you quoted was for ticket prices prior to the May 20 price increase.

animefans
07-13-2012, 06:52 PM
Thanks for all the replies
Been busy IRL

It's a bummer that there does not appear to be any Safeway/Costco discount

But oh well, the trip must be done :)

sway0214
07-20-2012, 12:54 PM
Do you know if these price offers are for so cal residents only?

motch6
07-23-2012, 04:52 PM
do you happen to remember which vons carries the tickets
thanks

Vons/Safeway and Costco... ARE NOT getting DEALS from Disney this year because of Cars Land Opening!:furious:

motch6
07-23-2012, 04:55 PM
Do you know if these price offers are for so cal residents only?

Yes they were... BUT.. please read my other post.

There are NO DEALS for 2012 from Disney! They have in fact increased their ticket prcing!

This is all due to the GRAND Opening of Cars Land!

Sorry! I have confirmed and re-confiremd this with MOST vendors. Now that's not to say someone like your local Travel agency might have it a few dollars cheaper than gate prices though. (I say a FEW dollars, because i'm sure that's the best you'll get)!:crowded:

shoppingmy
10-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Made a quick trip to Costco this morning and saw that the Disneyland 4-Day Park Hopper tickets are back. Of course, the price has gone up since the last time I bought one of these tickets which was over a year ago.

I believe the new price is $279 which includes a $50 Disney Gift Card.

OnTheRoadAgain
10-15-2012, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the update. There is another thread on this with more info. The price is $259.99 and it comes with a $50 Costco gift card, not Disney. The are good for first use by the end of February 2013.

sneakydave
10-16-2012, 08:58 PM
shoot... I've already purchased tickets directly from Disney... That is what I get for planning ahead! :upsidedow

smiles33
10-17-2012, 01:58 PM
shoot... I've already purchased tickets directly from Disney... That is what I get for planning ahead! :upsidedow

They *might* be willing to refund it. I accidentally purchased 3 adult tickets (10+) and 1 for those aged 3-10 on the website, when both my girls are under 10. I emailed and explained my error and they refunded my tickets. Not sure if they did it because I emailed them RIGHT after I got my confirmation email and realized my mistake, but perhaps worth trying to ask if they would refund it?

bcla
11-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the update. There is another thread on this with more info. The price is $259.99 and it comes with a $50 Costco gift card, not Disney. The are good for first use by the end of February 2013.

I have heard suggestions that one can simply buy one, get the Costco gift card activated, then keep on purchasing more using each gift card.

Any left over gift card comes in handy for Costco gas.

SeanCLV
11-28-2012, 05:11 PM
Is this only at SoCal Costcos?

Geemo
11-28-2012, 05:19 PM
Is this only at SoCal Costcos?

These tickets were at Costco's in several states. Check the other thread for the item number and call Costco's near you to see if they have any.

Last I read, most Costco's are sold out. But it doesn't hurt to make the call to membership.

Geemo