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  • On Sep 26, 2018
    Monserrat from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello.. I want to buy a 2 day park hopper ticket for Disneyland for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. How early should I buy my tickets? I am afraid of Disneyland reaching full capacity those days and want to purchase my tickets in advance!

    Hello, Monserrat! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question!

    I love that you are planning ahead for your Christmas adventure to the Disneyland Resort! The Holidays, and Christmas day in particular, are very popular times to visit the parks so I understand your concern. You can purchase your two-day tickets right now if you are ready to do so. According to the ticket terms and conditions, “multi-day tickets must be used within 13 days of first use or by January 13, 2020, whichever occurs first.” So there isn’t much risk with buying your theme park tickets in advance if you know you will visit the Disneyland Resort sometime in the next year or so. 

    Keep in mind, however, that having a valid theme park ticket doesn’t necessarily grant you admission to the parks if they are at capacity. Your best bet will be to arrive at the park gates at least 30-45 minutes before they open. Then if you want to leave or park hop in the middle of the day, check with a Cast Member before exiting to see if the parks are at or near capacity. You might not want to leave if there is the possibility you won’t be let back in. It’s rare that the parks reach capacity, but it has certainly happened in years past. 

    Another tip I have is to add the Disney MaxPass option when you purchase your tickets. Disney MaxPass allows you to make FASTPASS selections from anywhere in the parks using the Disneyland app. With MaxPass, you will find yourself zooming around the parks riding attraction after attraction with minimal waiting. Plus, downloads of all your PhotoPass photos are included on any day that you use MaxPass. 

    I hope this helps. Have a fabulous time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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