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  • On Oct 6, 2022
    Cynthia from CA 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 I buy tickets at the park what is the likelihood that there is a reservation available for the same day

    Hiya Cynthia!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for sending this Disneyland Resort planning question to us hEAR!

    First of all, I'm so sorry that you're reaching out due to theme park admission tickets not being available for your desired Disney day this weekend. That's very unmagical indeed. This answer is tricky because it's possible (I'm very much one who subscribes to the belief of 'you never know until you ask'), but, you very well could drive down there and nothing is available. The good thing is that Disneyland has been doing a good job of putting out signs around the parking areas to give a heads-up if tickets aren't available for the day, that way you won't pay to park, go through security, and then stand in line at the ticket booths to be told the same.

    Just from looking at the online ticket sales portion of the Disneyland website as well as the Park Pass Availability Calendar, I'm not sure we'll see anything else open up. Panelists are Guests just like you, and sadly we don't have a magic mirror into the internal workings of everything behind the scenes. Something that you could do is purchase an admission ticket from another source (a travel agent, AAA, sometimes grocery stores and big box stores in CA and surrounding states sell ticket gift cards) and then you'd only need to track down a Park Pass Reservation, which sometimes do become available same-day.

    Pro Tip: There are still a few more weekends with both ticket and park pass availability to enjoy the not-so-scary Halloween Time fun at Disneyland Resort. And PS - don't miss these creepy eats and spooky treats

    I'm so sorry this wasn't the answer you were sEARching for, Cynthia. I'm wishing for some extra magical pixie dust for you! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Panel Instagram account where we're sharing even more tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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