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  • On Dec 23, 2022
    Haley from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How come I cannot book reservations for specific restaurants and rides at the park after purchasing tickets and park reservations?

    Howdy Haley!  

    A great big warm welcome to planDisney! It is almost time for your magical vacation to begin!

    Dining reservations can be booked up to 60 days in advance, using the Disneyland Resort App, via the Disneyland Resort website or by calling (714) 781-DINE (714-781-3463). But, if you’re unable to snag a reservation at your desired location, don’t lose hope! I recommend checking back closer to your desired date, you may be able to grab a dining reservation at your favorite location due to someone else’s last-minute cancellation. If all else fails, check with a Cast Member at the host stand of the restaurant to inquire if there is walk-up availability on the day of your visit. I have had luck with this method in the past. 

    When it comes to making Lightning Lane selections using Disney Genie+, you will need to wait until the day of your visit. Once you’ve scanned into the theme park turnstiles, you may begin to make your selections. Then, you’ll be able to select the next available arrival time at select attractions throughout the rest of the day. And, if you have a Park Hopper ticket, you can make a Lightning Lane reservation for either park during the Park Hopper hours. Even if you’re at the other park! 

    I hope this information is helpful! Have a wonderful vacation at “The Happiest Place on Earth!” 


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Meet the Panelist: Tiffanie, California

Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childfree millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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