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  • On May 21, 2023
    Amy from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My parents surprised the family with a summer Disneyland trip! SO excited! My family has asked me to plan it. However, I can't figure out how to do that since I didn't buy the tix. How do I link the tix to my account since my dad bought them?

    Greetings and a warm welcome to you, Amy!

    Oh boy! Congratulations to you and your family on your upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort! I am so excited for you all to experience the Happiest Place on Earth too! Thanks so much for coming to planDisney with your question and we'd be happy to help!

    First, let's get to your issue. Have you already downloaded the Disneyland Mobile App to your smartphone? I find it to be the easiest method to link tickets. Just navigate to the "Tickets and Passes" screen and press the "+" at the top right to Link Tickets & Passes. Your dad will need to display the tickets somehow so you can use your phone's camera to scan the bar codes. Another way to link your tickets would be through the Disneyland website. Hover over the "My Disneyland" tab and click on "Link Tickets." You will have to manually enter all ticket ID numbers this way. 

    Now as far as planning your trip, do you all also have valid Theme Park reservations for the days you will be visiting? It's important that you do, so visit Tickets and Reservation Details if you need to confirm! It's also within 60 days of your vacation, so you will also be able to make any dining reservations for your group. Some of my favorite table service restaurants include the Blue Bayou Restaurant, Lamplight Lounge, and Carnation Cafe.

    Now that you have everyone's tickets linked, it'll be easier to book Lightning Lanes for your party. If your parents did not purchase Genie+ when they bought the tickets, your next opportunity will be after you've scanned into the Parks and you'll need to do this for each day that you would like this service. It'll be a great way for you to avoid the standby queues during the summer season! Please note that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway require Individual Lightning Lanes, which is a separate purchase. They are excellent, extremely immersive attractions that should not be missed! 

    If you are staying at one of the official Disneyland Resort Hotels, you are eligible for Early Entry, which allows you into the Parks 30 minutes before the general public! Otherwise, I would recommend trying to make Rope Drop first thing in the morning. You'll be amazed at how much you can see before the Parks become more crowded later in the day!

    Amy, I hope you found this helpful for planning your family's trip! If you have any further questions, I'd love to impart more tips to you, so feel free to write back to me or any of my planDisney pals! I hope you have a wonderful and magical trip to the Disneyland Resort!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -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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