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  • On Jun 5, 2023
    Yvette from Tasman 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 parents have to pay for a full ticket if not riding the rides?

    Hello there, Yvette! 

    Welcome to planDisney and we appreciate you coming by with your question! As a fellow parent myself, I can appreciate your inquiry about Theme Park Ticket prices.

    Yvette, when you purchase a Disneyland Resort Theme Park Ticket, you are purchasing a full day admission to the Parks themselves, with use of all rides, shows, experiences, and attractions within. There is no lower ticket tier available for guests who choose not to ride any attractions, but I would urge you to look beyond just the rides and truly experience what many consider to be more than just a Theme Park. In fact, Walt Disney conceived the idea of Disneyland Park when he was watching his daughters ride the Griffith Park Carousel and felt that "...there should be something built where the parents and the children could have fun together." The Parks have evolved into so much more than that today and there's something for everyone!

    If you are a foodie, perhaps check out Disney Eats to see what they might have available to you during your visit. Are you a Marvel or musical fan? "Rogers: The Musical" will have just debuted at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure. Also, take advantage of Disney PhotoPass to grab some wonderful memories of you and your family together at the Happiest Place on Earth! 

    Fun Fact: when Disneyland Park first opened, Ticket Books were sold which limited the number of times you could experience an attraction. These Ticket Books are now considered collector's items! Nevertheless, I'm glad I can now ride Pirates of the Caribbean as many times as I want!

    Yvette, I hope that answer was helpful for you and I hope that you have a wonderful and magical visit to the Disneyland Resort! If you have any further questions for us at planDisney, please feel free to reach out to us again anytime!

    Have a Magical Day!
    -Al
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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