Oh boy, a trip to Disneyland is absolutely nothing like it used to be. Of course it’s fun to daydream about how romantic the experience could be, except for waiting in those long lines, but then the reality hits, and it hits hard. A one-day park ticket costs $104, or you could pay an extra $65 for a Park Hopper option, which grants you permission to visit Disney's water parks, its ESPN sports complex, its golf course and its mini golf courses.
Then, you can count on spending anywhere from $15-20 on a meal (quick service), plus another $8 or so for the drink to wash it down, and then you have your total cost for transportation. That could run you anywhere from $160 to $240 for a ride-share round-trip from LAX. Last, were you to consider booking a room in a Disneyland hotel, those rates could run you from $415 to $675 each night. Or, for an off-property arrangement you could expect around $200 each night.
Instead of planning a financially-sapping rollercoaster of a trip to Disneyland, you could instead map out the nearest parks and museums to where you live. Exploring a museum or a park for the day with your date will cost you nothing compared to Disneyland, and depending on the museum or park, you might not have to pay anything at all.
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