Radiator Springs
  • On Mar 8, 2023
    Paul from West Sussex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi - we are planning to visit over the Easter holidays for 1 day but we are not sure which day we can go. Do we need to book in advance to avoid all tickets being sold out or can we book on the day? Do certain days get fully booked in advance?

    Hey there, Paul - welcome to planDisney! I'm thrilled to hear about your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, and what a great time to visit! The weather should be beautiful.

    I'm glad you asked this question because the parks most certainly can reach capacity, especially in busy seasons. To enter the parks, you'll need both valid tickets and a theme park reservation for the day you're visiting. It's the theme park reservations that can often reach capacity and become unavailable for certain days. I would definitely be nervous about showing up on the day you were hoping to visit and there not being any reservations available for that day. You can see the current reservations for the parks on the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar.

    If you haven't already done so, I would highly recommend purchasing your theme park tickets from the Disneyland website. As part of the purchasing process, it will allow you also to make your theme park reservation. Since you can change your theme park reservation, it might be worth making the reservation now when you purchase your tickets - just to get it secured!

    Additionally, since it sounds like you and your group are visiting for one day, and there are two parks at the Disneyland Resort, I would highly recommend adding the Park Hopper option. While one day wouldn't be enough time to do every attraction at both parks, a Park Hopper would allow you to go back and forth between parks to see everything from Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland Park.

    I do hope this was helpful, Paul! I would love to help with any additional questions you might have while you continue to plan, so please feel free to write me directly if you think of any follow-ups.

    Have a Magical Day,
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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