AA Family at DCA
  • On Jun 13, 2023
    Mina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    so i plan on buying theme park tickets- what would i have to do o get through the entrance? just show my tickets and what about the rides? do i pay separately?

    Welcome, Mina! I am so glad you stopped by planDisney with your question as you prepare for your upcoming visit to Disneyland Resort!

    In order to enjoy the Disneyland Resort theme parks, Guests will need both a valid admission ticket and a theme park reservation for the same date. You will have the option to purchase a One Park per Day ticket or a Park Hopper ticket, which grants access to both theme parks after 11:00 A.M. on the day of your visit. Once you select your ticket and the date(s) of your visit, you'll have the opportunity to select the theme park in which you wish to start your day, for each date of your visit. This process will secure your theme park reservation for those dates. Once you have confirmed your ticket purchase and your theme park reservations, you can view this information in the official Disneyland mobile app using the "Future Plans" tab. I love using this feature because it displays any bookings I've made and linked to my account, from theme park reservations, to dining reservations, and Disneyland Resort hotel reservations - all in one place!

    Once you arrive at Disneyland Resort, you'll be able to use the mobile app to show the electronic barcode through the "Tickets and Passes" feature. Since your theme park reservations will be linked to your tickets, this is what you need to show at the park entrance and you'll be good to go! Alternatively, you can show the barcode or QR code you received in your email confirmation, which can be displayed electronically on your device or printed as a hard copy. 

    Mina, there is no extra charge to enjoy the rides and attractions at Disneyland Resort - your valid admission ticket and park reservation grants you access to the magic awaiting you there! However, you might be interested in purchasing Disney Genie+ Service, which will allow you to pre-book certain attractions for a set return window and reduce your wait times. This is completely optional, but it is a nice feature to help maximize your time during your visit! Disney Genie+ Service also includes unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass images, which we often use to capture our special family memories! You can also book single attractions by purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes, if there's one ride that's really calling your name!

    If you don't opt for Disney Genie+ Service, you can also enjoy the complimentary Disney Genie features, which offer recommendations for your day, based on your priorities. It's a great planning tool within the official Disneyland mobile app that I recommend to all Guests!

    As you can see, I rely heavily on the mobile app because it really does contain so many useful tools, both while you're on-site and enjoying the theme parks, but also before your trip. I highly recommend downloading and becoming familiar with it in advance of your visit so you're ready to step into all the magic awaiting you at "The Happiest Place on Earth!"

    If we can help with any other recommendations for now, please don't hesitate to come back and visit planDisney again, Mina. In the meanwhile, I'm wishing you lifelong, joyful memories with your loved ones!

    Magically yours,
    Tishra
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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