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  • On Apr 4, 2022
    Mitzi 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.

    Can I leave Disneyland and California Adventure to go to our nearby hotel, and later return during the afternoon?

    Hey there, Mitzi!

    Yes, you are allowed to exit the Disneyland Resort theme parks and return to continue your adventure later in the day. And I highly recommend it! When I was much younger, I loved visiting the Disneyland Resort from park opening until park closing. It was great to soak up all the magic I could. But now that I’ve aged a bit, I find I need to slow down some. An afternoon break is almost always a must for me now. Park entry is subject to capacity limits. But with the theme park reservation system now in place, it will likely be extremely rare for a park to reach its limits during your stay.

    When you first activate your theme park ticket, the Cast Member at the park entrance will take a picture of you and electronically link it with your ticket. When you exit and return later, your picture will serve as verification that the ticket belongs to you. So you may feel free to spend some time at your hotel, enjoy shopping or a meal at the Downtown Disney District, or, if you have a Park Hopper ticket, visit the other theme park after Park Hopping hours begin!

    I hope you have a marvelous time at the Disneyland Resort, Mitzi. We are happy you have stopped by planDisney to prepare for your visit. We’d be honored if you follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more tips and recommendations. Once a month, you can also tune in to the latest planDisney podcast episode!

    We’ll see ya real soon, Mitzi!

    ~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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