• On Jun 24, 2021
    Caleb from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning on surprising my girlfriend with Disneyland tickets for her birthday so I was wondering if there is a way to purchase a ticket then after go back in and reserve a date?

    Hi Caleb,

    What a wonderful and fun surprise you're planning for your girlfriend! I think birthday celebrations at the Disneyland Resort are simply magical. 

    When you use the Theme Park Tickets & Reservations features at Disneyland.com to purchase new theme park tickets, you'll be prompted to choose your dates for visiting the theme parks. This new feature for purchasing theme park tickets and making theme park reservations at the same time was introduced back in mid-May as a convenient way to make planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort theme parks a bit easier. 

    One suggestion I can offer is to purchase your theme park tickets and select the dates you want to visit, knowing that you can cancel your theme park reservations and make new reservations if you need to change your travel plans. A theme park reservation itself can't be changed or modified, but you can cancel a theme park reservation through the My Theme Park Reservations features. You could then make a new theme park reservation. This could work well as an option for you if you have some flexibility in your travel dates. You can look at the Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar to get info for when the theme parks have reservations for you to make.

    Caleb, if you're looking for ideas on what to see, do, and enjoy when you visit the Disneyland Resort, come back and ask us here at planDisney. I also encourage you to follow the planDisney panelists on social media as we share tips for visiting the theme parks. I also recommend you follow the Disney Parks Blog as a way to stay up to date on all the cool new fun that's awaiting you.

    Here's wishing you a magical visit to the Disneyland Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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