• On May 31, 2018
    Christopher from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family of 3 will be visiting Disneyland/California Adventure for a 3 night stay at the Grand Californian at the end of June. Is there any difference buying 2 day tickets on site versus in advance? Is it possible to buy them at the hotel itself? Thanks!

    Hi, Christopher!

    I’m so glad to hear you’re planning a stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa this month. The hotel’s California Craftsman-inspired architecture and decor are absolutely stunning! Plus, with valid theme park admission, your family will be able to enter and exit Disney California Adventure Park using the private theme park entrance located right in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

    Purchasing your theme park tickets in advance can prevent you from spending time in line at the Main Entrance Ticket Booths to buy tickets in person. You can also typically purchase your tickets upon arrival at the front desk of your Disneyland Resort Hotel or via the Disneyland mobile app. If you decide to order your tickets online with the Disney eTicket option, you will be given a link to an online eTicket viewer. To use your Disney eTickets, you can print them at home to bring with you or have them digitally scanned directly from your mobile device at the theme park’s main entrance. You won’t need to wait in line at Will Call or ticket purchase queues. Once your Disney eTicket has been scanned, you will receive a standard Disneyland Resort theme park ticket to use during your visit. 

    I hope this information helps, Christopher. Please write back with more questions as your pixie-dusted visit to the Happiest Place on Earth approaches!

    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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