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  • On Aug 31, 2022
    Jennifer 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.

    I am looking to get a reservation for a day that is sold out. Do tickets ever open up? Is there any way to get on a waitlist or similar? Thanks so much.

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    That’s a great question. As you know each Guest visiting the Disneyland Resort theme parks must have both valid theme park admission and a theme park reservation. When purchasing theme park tickets online or in the Disneyland mobile app, park reservations are booked at the same time. So it will appear as if tickets are sold out for a given date if park reservations are not available then. But that availability can vary. That is because Guests often need to change their plans. So they may cancel an existing park reservation and book a new reservation for another date using the same ticket.

    You can check the theme park reservation availability calendar to see which parks have openings. For example, earlier this week, I noticed that this Saturday showed no available reservations. But now, I see that Guests with 1-park-per-day tickets may book a reservation at Disney California Adventure Park and Guests with Park Hopper tickets may book at either park. Availability may change at any given moment. So if you happen to see an opening that works for you, I recommend purchasing your ticket and booking that reservation as soon as convenient.

    Tony’s Tip: Once you purchase a theme park ticket and book a park reservation, your reservation for a future date will show up on the “Future Plans” screen of the Disneyland app. You can find that on the ☰ feature menu. On the day of your visit, you will want to transition to using the “Tip Board” and “My Genie Day” screens to get recommendations for attractions, dining, and entertainment during your visit. The Disney Genie service is complimentary. If you would like to purchase the Disney Genie+ service, which includes the ability to book Lightning Lane return times to select attractions, you may do so at the time of ticket purchase or in the mobile app after you have already used your ticket to enter a theme park.

    I hope you have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort, Jennifer!

    ~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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