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  • On May 19, 2022
    Karen 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, I just want to know what can I do if I already bought 3 tickets and have reservations but I need 1 more ticket for a 4yr old and reservations aren’t available for the same day I have for my first 3 tickets? Can I buy it on the same day in the booth?

    Hi there, Karen!

    Thanks for visiting us at planDisney. I’m hopeful we can find a solution that works well for your situation.

    As you know, each Guest of the Disneyland Resort theme parks must have valid theme park admission and a theme park reservation. Reservations are limited and subject to availability. It is important to note that, while tickets may be purchased in person at the ticket booths, all regular tickets are subject to the same reservation requirement and to the same limited availability.

    There is some hope though! Park reservations do become available occasionally. Most of the time, the best thing to do is to keep checking the theme park reservation availability calendar. For much of this week, I was not seeing reservation availability for today. But as I’m looking at the calendar now, I see that reservations are available for a visit to Disney California Adventure Park today. So that means that some Guests must have needed to cancel their reservations at the last minute yesterday. I’m hopeful a similar situation will happen for you. Leading up to your scheduled visit, and especially the night before, you will want to keep an eye on that calendar. If you see availability show up, I recommend acting quickly to purchase the additional ticket you need.

    While I hope it doesn’t need to come to this, another option could be to consider rescheduling your existing park reservations to a later date that currently has more availability. As long as your tickets are still valid, you may cancel existing park reservations and book new reservations. If your standard theme park tickets are scheduled to expire before any future visit you could plan, there are a couple of options. If your tickets are wholly unused, they may be upgraded to new tickets of equal or greater value that will be valid. An option for partially used tickets is to upgrade them to Disneyland Resort Magic Key passes. On or before the last day of use, most standard park tickets can be upgraded to Magic Key passes within the Disneyland mobile app.

    There is one more option available that I can think of. This one involves turning your visit to the Disneyland Resort into a magical getaway at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. Guests of on-site hotels have access to theme park reservations exclusively for them. There is often availability from that pool of reservations even when other reservations are taken. My family and I especially love staying inside the magic of the Disneyland Resort for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. Hotel Guests may access these park reservations by clicking on the “Retrieve Hotel Reservation” link from the "My Theme Park Reservations" web page.

    I’m wishing on a star that one of these approaches works for your needs, Karen! May you have a magical visit to the Disneyland Resort.

    See ya’ real soon!

    ~Tony
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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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