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  • On Dec 21, 2018
    Jeannine from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I buy a yearly pass, can we visit the park on the day we purchase the passes even though it is a Blackout Date?

    Hi, Jeannine!

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your Disneyland Resort question. I’m glad to hear you want to enjoy a pixie-dusted year of memories at the Happiest Place on Earth with the purchase of an Annual Passport! As an Annual Passholder myself, I think it’s the best way to make as many theme park visits as possible for one price. Plus, California residents are able to make monthly Passport payments instead of paying the whole amount up front, which helps make the purchase more affordable for families. 

    If you purchase a Passport online, it will become active on the first day you enter a Disneyland Resort theme park with it. If your Passport has blockout dates, you are able to visit one or both theme parks on the first day of activation, even if it happens to be a blockout day. After that first day, however, you will not be able to visit the parks on a blockout day and will have to purchase a regular theme park admission ticket to enter the gates. 

    After you purchase your Annual Passport, sign in or create an account on to access information about your pass type, including the expiration day, possible blockout dates, and the many valuable benefits available to Passholders. I hope this helps, Jeannine. Please send us any other planning questions you may have!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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