Mickey in Front of Vintage Car
  • On Nov 30, 2021
    Julia from MD 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 are flying across the country for a brief stay in Los Angeles. We were hoping to visit Disneyland, but the calendar shows that all reservations are booked. How frequently do reservations open up? We are waiting to purchase tickets with MWR.

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Julia!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by. Let me first start with a huge thank you from my military family to yours, “Thank You!”. We are truly grateful for the incredible military offer the Disneyland Resort has for eligible military members and their families. 

    Since you do need a theme park reservation to enter the parks, I do recommend purchasing your theme park tickets beforehand. That way you will be able to schedule a theme park reservation as soon as it becomes available, especially since you’re planning on visiting during the holiday season. You’ll want to link your theme park tickets to your Disneyland account beforehand, so that you can quickly reserve the day when it becomes available. 

    Julia, if this is the only time that you can visit the theme parks, I would stick to your original plan. Keep in mind reservations are limited and are subject to availability. I just don’t want you to have unused tickets hanging around. My family enjoys spur-of-the-moment trips, so we usually always have a theme park ticket, or one day left on the Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket, available to use. I understand planning can be difficult, especially with being a military family, so what my family does, might not work best for you. So I do recommend doing what feels best for you and your family.

    Of course, if you are set on that date, you can always purchase tickets and schedule theme park reservations off the official Disneyland Resort website. Again, don’t forget to check the Availability calendar before doing so. You won’t be able to take advantage of the military offer, but you will have everything taken care of as it becomes available!

    Julia, I hope this helps plan for your visit. Please be sure to let us know if there’s anything else we can help with!

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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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