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  • On Sep 6, 2023
    Jody from SK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We fly into LA on Oct 19 and planned to come to disneyland on the 20th. What happens if I buy tickets now and something happens and we have flight issues that make it impossible to come that day?

    Hey there Jody,

    Thanks for your question and welcome to planDisney! 

    Travel disruptions can be so frustrating. I experienced quite a few on a recent trip that threw our plans off, so I very much understand your desire to think out possible scenarios here in case you experience delays as well. Luckily, the Disneyland Resort is very flexible when situations like this arise!

    In general, the two things needed for a trip to the Disneyland Resort are theme park tickets and theme park reservations.

    Tickets are one-time purchases and typically don't expire for quite some time after purchasing (you can double-check this in the confirmation email you received when you purchased them, but if you purchased them recently then they likely don't expire until late 2024 or early 2025, depending on the ticket type). While multi-day tickets will expire 13 days after their first use, it sounds like your tickets are wholly unused at this point.

    Theme park reservations are needed for each day you plan to visit the parks and are subject to availability based on park capacity. This is the detail for your visit that would need to be addressed if you experienced a disruption in your travel plans. However, it's also easy to switch your theme park reservations! 

    Typically, you can change your theme park reservations in the My Plans section of the Disneyland Resort website. However, I have heard of some issues if you're trying to change a theme park reservation for a date that has already passed. If you run into that issue then I would recommend calling a Cast Member at the Tickets line or visiting one of the ticket kiosks near the park entry gates.

    Thank you again for your question, Jody! Your trip will be here before you know it and I hope you have a fantastic time visiting the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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