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  • On Jun 3, 2023
    Erin from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I didn't buy tickets ahead of time. Is there anyway i can buy them at the gate? I looked online to book tickets and it looks like they are sold out on the week we are there. We will be there the 5-9. I will pay extra.

    Hi there, Erin,

    As you have discovered, each Guest of the Disneyland Resort theme parks currently requires both valid theme park admission and a theme park reservation. Because the number of park reservations is limited, they can occasionally run out. While it is possible to purchase tickets in person, the same reservation system is in place whether tickets are purchased at the ticket booths or ahead of time. So I highly recommend purchasing tickets online or using the Disneyland mobile app.

    There are two things I recommend at this point. First, you can keep checking the theme park reservation availability calendar. When other Guests need to change their plans, they can cancel or modify their park reservation. When that happens, it can make those reservations available for you. The other option to consider is to use your Disneyland Resort Hotel reservation to book theme park reservations that correspond to your stay. Guests of the three on-site hotels gain access to theme park reservations exclusively for hotel Guests. To access that separate pool of reservations, you may go through "My Hotel Reservations."

    My family and I also live out of state. So I understand the challenge it can be to coordinate all of the pieces that we want to fit together for a visit to Southern California. I’m wishing on a star that you can find the availability that you are seeking for a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth. It’s also worth noting that theme park reservations are not required for Guests who wish to dine and shop at the Downtown Disney District.

    Thanks for visiting us at planDisney, Erin. If we can help with any other tips and advice for visiting the Disneyland Resort or other Disney Parks destinations, I hope you’ll visit us again.

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Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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