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  • On Oct 8, 2022
    Kaitlyn 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.

    Hello, my name is Kaitlyn, my parents purchased Tickets but didn’t realize at the time that two more of us were coming as well. So, we called, and also looked on the app, & no spots are open. Is there a way for us to purchase them at the Gate?

    Hi there, Kaitlyn,

    Thanks for visiting us as planDisney. I hope we can help find a way for you to enjoy the magic of the Disneyland Resort.

    As you are aware, each Guest of the Disneyland Resort must have both valid theme park admission and a theme park reservation. Because park reservations are limited, they may occasionally run out for popular dates. I too have noticed that many days in October have already run out of reservations. With Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort in full swing, it seems that many Guests have decided this is a great time to visit the Spookiest Place on Earth!

    While it is possible to purchase theme park tickets at the Disneyland Resort's main entrance ticket booths, I don’t recommend it. Whether tickets are purchased online, in the Disneyland mobile app, or at the ticket booths, park reservations are still made from the same pools of park reservations. So it is best to use the most convenient method for you. When purchasing online or in the app, you’ll be able to book your park reservations at the same time instead of in a separate step as with tickets purchased at the ticket booths.

    Tony’s Tip: So what can be done? I know this situation can cause some anxiety, as our family has had the same thing happen to us. There are two strategies I can recommend. One is patience and persistence. By continually checking the theme park reservation availability calendar, you may come across reservations made available when other Guests need to re-schedule. The other approach is to book a stay at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. That would give you access to theme park reservations exclusively for hotel Guests. Again, this October is proving to be a very popular time to visit the Disneyland Resort. Even hotel rooms are starting to be booked up. But there are a few available here and there if you wish to add even more magic to your Disneyland Resort experience. Or, if you are already booked at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, you may stop by the "My Hotel Reservations" page to proceed with booking park reservations for tickets linked to your account.

    I hope that helps find a way to enter a “world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy” with your family, Kaitlyn. Good luck!

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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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