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  • On Feb 18, 2022
    Yana 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.

    Hi there, few moms and daughters want to visit Disneyland next week. Are we required to have a ticket purchases ahead of time and a reservation or can we purchase at booth?

    Hiya, Yana! Welcome to planDisney. As a mom of two sweet daughters, I was excited to read your question, as mom-daughter trips to Disneyland Resort are very special to me! In fact, we just booked a mom-daughter trip during spring break in a few weeks! 

    Yana, theme park reservations are required for entry, hence I strongly recommend looking in advance of your arrival for availability. I just checked the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar and within the next week, currently I see availability only on February 23. I will say that availability can change very quickly as Guests change plans so even if your desired date is not available, it’s worth it to keep checking. Or, if February 23 works for you, you may want to snag those dates now! You can purchase tickets and make reservations in one go.

    If you make it to the parks, which I really hope you do, can I suggest a few ideas to make your mom-daughter trip even more magical? 

    You can pick up complimentary buttons at any Disney gift shop, available for multiple occasions; there is a “1st Visit” button, a “Happy Birthday” button and an “I’m Celebrating” button to name a few. These are a fun way to commemorate your trip and they look festive in photos. 

    You could consider getting matching Ear Headbands for the group, which make for super fun photos throughout the parks. The World of Disney shop in the Downtown Disney District has a huge selection. 

    Also, you can add Disney Genie+ to your day with new tickets or add it once you’ve entered the parks. Adding this service gives you access to 19 Lightning Lanes across the two parks, which are far shorter than standby queues and hence you’ll save lots of time waiting in line. Genie made our wishes come true! Another perk of Disney Genie+ is you get complimentary access to Disney PhotoPass for the day, meaning unlimited, high resolution, digital downloads of the photos taken at attractions and by Disney PhotoPass Photographers. Just two weeks ago, I took a very special trip to Disney California Adventure Park with my dear mom, and we giggled through our “photo shoot” as we hopped around multiple PhotoPass locations throughout the park. I have dozens of fun, sweet, precious photos with my mom from that day that I will treasure forever. Be sure to ask the photographers about doing a Magic Shot – they can add a special effect or character to your photo! 

    Yana, I’m sending you a pinch of pixie dust for this mom-daughter trip to work out next week! 


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Meet the Panelist: Kamini, California

Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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