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Disneyland on a budget: With "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" it's on the house, er, mouse

It may be snowing and raining and dreary in your neck o' the woods, but it's almost always sunny at the Happiest Place on Earth. And spring can prove to be one of the best times to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, CA – including more forgiving temperatures (standing in long lines in the southern CA sun in the summer can be brutal), great flight deals, and sometimes more hotel availability.

Although your budget may be low, and the cost of Disneyland single day tickets high (cost $62 for ages 3-9, and $72 for ages 10 and up), with Disney's "Give a Day, Get a Day at Disney" program this spring your Disneyland ticket is on the house, er, the mouse!

Visit Disney's Give a Day website, which leads you through searching for the volunteer program right for you, signing up with your selected organization through Disney. Once completed, you can redeem your volunteer day for a free ticket to Disneyland, which Disney will send you the link to through your email. Visit the site for more complete information, and make sure to read and follow all directions for sign-up and ticket redemption.

Disney is partnering with hundreds of organizations for people of all ages, so there’s literally something for everyone. Looking for volunteering ideas? Habitat For Humanity, a non-profit homebuilding and restoration organization, is just one of many non-profits partnered with Disney’s program and offers many opportunities for volunteers ages 5 and up. It’s a great way to spend time together while helping others and earning your tickets to see Mickey. Visit Habitat’s website to find a chapter in your area, then browse your local site for upcoming opportunities. Make sure to sign up and complete your volunteer service as soon as possible so you can book your spring Disney vacation.

Need a cheap flight to LA? For great deals on flights and hotels try Kayak.com which compares hundreds of travel sites (including your standards like Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, etc.) at once to bring you the best travel specials online.

So what are you waiting for? Get goin’ – sign up, lend a hand, and head on out to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth for free! This could be your cheapest, sunniest and happiest spring vacation yet.


 

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