If you have just 72 hours in LA, there are a lot of different sites that might tell you different places to explore. While technically, Disneyland is located in Anaheim, it’s a close drive from LA and The Happiest Place on Earth is certainly worth a visit! While Disneyland isn’t exactly being known for the most budget friendly place, there are lots of free things to take advantage of. Check some of the best free things at Disneyland that you can enjoy!
Free Autographed Photo from your Favorite Character
Taking a picture with your favorite character at the park may mean waiting in long lines for the photo opp. But did you know you could easily get an autographed photo for FREE and no waiting in line! Before you go to the park, simply send a letter including which character you would like to receive a note from, to the following address:
Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Free Celebratory Buttons
Lots of people head to Disneyland to celebrate a special occasion and Disney wants to help people commemorate the special event with a pin! They have pins for birthdays as well as 1st time visits to Disneyland.
Free Birthday Dessert at Some Sit Down Restaurants
You’ll have to make a reservation beforehand and let them know that you will be celebrating a birthday to receive this free gift. Reservations can easily be made via the Disneyland mobile app.
Free Chocolate at Ghirardelli
At Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll find a Ghirardelli store located at Pacific Wharf. From a hot fudge sundae to a banana split, there’s lots of tasty treats to choose from. Or, enjoy free chocolate samples instead!
Free Ride Photos at the Buzz Lightyear and Astro Blasters
After the ride, check out the screens where you can see photos of you and your friends during the Buzz Lightyear attraction. Photos can be emailed to your email address of choice for free!
Free Luggage Storage at Disneyland Resort Hotels
If you happen to arrive early before your scheduled check in and you need a place to store your luggage, the hotel can do it for you for free.