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  • On Mar 21, 2022
    Anita from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    A friend of mine wanted to surprise her daughter with a couple of days at disneyland but didn't realize you needed a reservation and now the parks are full. What options do you recommend to try to find reservations?

    Dear Anita, thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. You’re a kind friend to be helping your friend plan a surprise for her daughter.

    Anita, if your friend is looking to visit this week, I’ll be honest that I think it will be difficult to find reservations, as this is a very busy time at the parks with multiple schools having spring breaks. That said, I have seen reservation availability change within minutes, because as Guests change plans and cancel reservations, those reservations are released back into the system as available. You could get lucky if you keep refreshing the availability calendar and grab something right as it becomes available. But, during this busy time, the chances of that are less likely. I know that’s not the news you were hoping to hear, but I wanted to give you a realistic view of what to expect. 

    A few other tips….

    1. The reservation availability for One-Park-Per-Day tickets and Park Hopper tickets may vary, so it’s worth searching for both. 
    2. You could try searching for single day tickets instead of multi-day, in case there is more availability.
    3. Guests at Disneyland Resort Hotels may have access to additional availability – you can link to that calendar here
    4. Try searching from the Disneyland mobile app so you can check frequently throughout the day. The app accesses the same calendar but this way you can check often while you’re on-the-go. In the app, click the “+” at the bottom of the screen and select “Make a Park Reservation.”

    I am sending you a pinch of pixie dust in hopes that availability pops up for your friend and her daughter. 


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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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