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  • On Jan 24, 2024
    Dentin Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to make a reservation for the Disneyland park? I am planning on taking my family on march 30th of this year. I have never been to Disney and I do not know how this all works.

    Hi, Dentin! Welcome to planDisney.

    It makes me so happy to hear that you are planning to visit the Disneyland Resort with your family for the first time! That is so special. It is my honor to help you plan your first visit to The Happiest Place on Earth.

    To begin, you will purchase your Tickets online at the Disneyland Resort website. When you acquire your tickets through the website, a Park Reservation is made for you at the time of purchase. It is very easy! Now, you will select your type of ticket. I believe that you would choose the Standard Theme Park Ticket

    Next, you will select the number of days you would like to visit. It sounds like you want to visit for a day, so you will choose 1. Then you will select the number of tickets you would like. Please note the ages of the people in your group. Also, children younger than age 3 don't need a ticket.

    Then you will select your preferred ticket type. There are two options available: One Park Per Day or a Park Hopper Ticket. If you believe that you would like to visit both parks in one day, I recommend the latter. However, if you would rather spend your day in one park, select the former. Both options are fantastic, it depends on your goals for the day.

    Now you will select the date you plan to use your ticket. In your case, you will choose March 30. Next, you will choose which of the two parks you plan to visit. As I mentioned previously, these are your reservations. 

    Then you have the option to include add-on conveniences to your ticket purchase. The first is the Disney Genie+ service. This is a great choice if you would like access to Lightning Lane entrances at select attractions and experiences. While this service is not mandatory, it will help you save time during your day. Lastly, you will finish checking out and complete your purchase. That's it!

    A few final thoughts, I recommend arriving at the Disneyland Resort early. For information regarding directions, please visit the Getting to the Disneyland Resort webpage. If you are driving to the resort, the Parking webpage is also very helpful. Don't forget to download the Disneyland App! You can use it to enter the parks, place Mobile Orders for food and drinks, check showtimes, and more. Finally, have fun, enjoy the Entertainment, and eat all the tasty snacks.

    I hope this information is helpful to you, Dentin. Feel free to return with any other questions you have. We are here to help!

    Your Pal,
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Meet the Panelist: Alejandra, California

Hola from California! I am a lifelong Disney fan, wife, and mamá. I planned my first Disney vacation at thirteen and have not stopped since! Being a Californian, I have had the privilege of visiting Disneyland Resort my whole life. It is my happy place and feels like home. And now that we are parents, my husband and I especially love vacationing at Disney with our son. I am excited to help you plan your next vacation in both English and Spanish! Learn More About Alejandra

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