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If you plan to visit for more than a day, you can save money by buying three-, four-, and five-day Park Hopper tickets that grant same-day "hopping" privileges between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. You get a discount on the multiple-day passes if you buy online through the Disneyland Web site.
A one-day Park Hopper pass costs $101 for anyone 10 or older, $91 for kids ages 3-9. Admission to either park (but not both) is $76 or $68 for kids 3-9; kids 2 and under are free.
In addition to tickets, parking is $15-$20 (unless your hotel has a shuttle or is within walking distance), and meals in the parks and at Downtown Disney range from $10 to $30 per person.
If you're staying in a hotel near the park, ask if any discount packages are available when you book.
If you think you'll only need a few hours at Knott's Berry Farm, you can save money by coming after 4 pm, when admission fees drop to $28. This deal is offered any day the park is open after 6.
A full-day pass for adults is $56.99; Southern California residents pay $46.99 and children three and older, up to 48 inches tall, are $24.99. Tickets can be purchased online and printed out ahead of time, to avoid waiting in line.
In addition to tickets, you'll need to pay $12 for parking. Meals are about $10-$14 per person. The Laser Tag attraction is an extra $10, and the Big Swing ride is an additional $5.
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