Going to Disneyland during the off-season is such a no-brainer for me. The crowds are thinner, lines are shorter, hotel rates are lower, and there are always special promotions going on. For example, you can buy 3-day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets for $150, which is essentially the kids' admission price. Other great winter and spring deals include:
* Free Gift Cards for staying at on-site Disneyland Hotels: When you stay at the Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian or Paradise Pier, you'll get a gift card worth $50, $100 or $150 (depending on the length of stay).
* 3-Day Vacation packages starting at $69 per person, per day: This includes a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket, so subtacting the $150 tickets from your $207 means you're only paying $57 per person for a 2-night stay! And you get early entrance to the parks!
* Kids Fly Free -- if you book a Disneyland Resort vacation package flying with United Airlines from San Francisco Airport, kids fly free! That's mind boggling.
Of course, traveling in the off season means that some rides might be closed for repair. And there's always that pesky rain. And by the way, about those deals, I've only listed the cool stuff. For more information and all those restrictions and details, you have to call a travel agent or go to Disneyland.com. But that's all minor stuff compared to the fact that you save your money and sanity by traveling to Disneyland in the off season.