• On Jan 5, 2019
    Rima from CA 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 father is 97 and will be coming. He will not be riding any ride and mainly just sitting at a cafe while the rest of the family rides. Does he need a ticket?

    Hi again, Rima!

    I’m so excited that your visit to the Disneyland Resort is coming up soon. It is going to be a memorable time for your father, your son, and your whole family to enjoy together.

    All guests ages three and over visiting Disneyland Park and Disney California require theme park tickets. There are also many lovely places to explore at the Disneyland Resort that don’t require park admission. These include the Downtown Disney District and many venues throughout the Disneyland Resort Hotels. There, guests will find many shops, restaurants, entertainment, and other experiences to enjoy

    Walt Disney said that Disneyland "started from a daddy with two daughters wondering where he could take them where he could have a little fun with them, too." And so you will find that many of the in-park activities are very well-suited for your whole family to enjoy together. For example, one of our family’s favorite non-ride activities is Mickey and the Magical Map. I’m sure your family will also find many other other dining, character experiences and entertainment options to enjoy together. Some attractions, like Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough and Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage even have an accessible experience that allows any guest to participate, regardless of physical or other considerations.

    Have a Fantasmic! Time, Rima!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

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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