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  • On Aug 7, 2022
    Carol from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we arrive at Disneyland mid-day, can we buy a half day ticket for one of the parks? Or do you have to buy a full day ticket if you want to go in for only the end of the day? Thanks

    Hi there, Carol! Thanks for popping in to planDisney with your question. 

    Unfortunately, there are no half-day ticket options. Theme park tickets are sold in full day increments – there are one-day tickets and multi-day tickets. There is so much to see and take in, you’ll need at least one full day, even if you visit only one park! 

    If it’s possible for you to spend the whole day at Disneyland Resort, you could go with the One Park Per Day option instead of a Park Hopper. You would select either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. However, if you’d like to experience both parks, I will say that park hopping is easy, as the parks are just across from one another. It takes only five minutes to walk gate to gate. With a Park Hopper, you will make a reservation for the park where you’d like to start your day, and after 1:00 p.m., you can hop back and forth between the parks as much as you’d like! 

    Keep in mind that you'll need both a ticket and park reservation to visit.

    May I also suggest that if you’re short on time, adding Disney Genie+ to your day will increase how much you can do with your time. Genie+ gives you access to Lightning Lanes for many major attractions, which are faster queues. Currently you can add Genie+ to your day for $20 per ticket per day (price subject to change.) When I visit with my family, we always add Genie+ so we can pack in more attractions during our stay. We have gotten far too used to Genie granting our wishes!

    As only Cinderella knows best, a dream is a wish your heart makes. I certainly hope your dream comes true at the Happiest Place on Earth! 


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