AA Family at Disney's California Adventure; eating; coaster; Farris Wheel
  • On Dec 11, 2023
    Cindy 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.

    Dec 2023 can you buy tickets at the gate without a reservation?

    Hey there, hi there, Cindy! Welcome to planDisney. You've brought us a great question and I hope I'm able to give you a great answer.

    It sounds like you are considering a visit soon to Disneyland Resort and I think that is an excellent idea. I'm happy to share that tickets are available for purchase in person at Disneyland Resort. You can purchase tickets at the Main Entrance Ticket Booths located in the Esplanade between the two park entrances. The ticket booth should open approximately an hour before the parks open. I just reached out to Guest Services and they shared with me that you can purchase a ticket without making a reservation for it when you purchase it. If you are purchasing a 1-day ticket, they are tiered tickets so you will want an idea of what day you want to visit. If you don't know when you will visit, purchasing a tier 6 ticket is best to get the most flexibility in dates.

    While you can purchase a ticket without reservation in person, you will still need to make a theme park ticket reservation if you are planning to enter the parks that day. Waiting to purchase a ticket in person when you arrive for your visit isn't ideal because theme park ticket reservations do fill up, especially during the holidays.

    Cindy, thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back and ask us more planning questions!


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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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