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  • On Apr 22, 2022
    Lisa from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    OH NO!!! I am in town for 1 day only and now the system is showing no more park reservations for that day. Can we show up to the gate and hope to get in without a reservation?? Or can I call to see about having a reservation for this day?

    Hi there, Lisa! Thanks for sending your question to us at planDisney!

    I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble finding park reservations for the day you'd like to visit the Disneyland Resort. We've seen lots of Guests rushing to the Happiest Place on Earth recently, so I guess that Disney magic is calling us all!

    Theme park reservations are limited and are often booked out in advance. Unfortunately, there is no magic spell to create more availability, though if there was, I'd gladly wave my wand and make it happen for you!

    Lisa, I would not recommend showing up at the gate in hopes of entering a Disneyland theme park that day. The Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar is usually kept up to date, so that is your best bet on staying informed on any changes. Sometimes, Guests' plans change. When this happens and a Guest cancels a theme park reservation, it does become available for another Guest to book. I'd recommend checking back frequently to see if new reservations have opened up for the date you'd like to visit.

    If you're unable to secure a park reservation, you may consider checking out the parts of the Disneyland Resort that do not require an admission ticket for entry! You can spend all day shopping, dining and snacking your way around the Downtown Disney District. You can also check out some of the magic at the Disneyland Resort Hotels. Both Napa Rose Restaurant and Goofy's Kitchen offer character dining experiences outside of the theme parks, making them excellent options on a more relaxed Disney day, or on a day where the parks are full. Plus, Character Greetings have returned to the Disneyland Resort, so your day will feel complete with a big squeeze from Goofy and his pals!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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