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  • On Mar 18, 2022
    Sunny 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.

    Is it possible to buy passes at the gate if the reservation calendar says it's full? We are planning an impromptu and want to make sure we can get in.

    Hello, Sunny and welcome to planDisney, we thank you kindly for your question!

    I remember with great fondness, the spontaneity and excitement of planning impromptu visits, and hopefully one day, this will return to Disneyland Resort. Sunny, at this time, the process for visiting the Disneyland Resort theme parks is by a Theme Park Reservation using valid theme park admission.

    Sunny, while purchasing your Disneyland Resort theme park ticket at the gate is possible, and some Guests have had success with doing so for same-day entry, and then quickly make their Theme Park Reservations, it is not guaranteed, as the majority of Guests do make their Theme Park Reservations in advance of their arrival. And if the Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar states there is no availability then you can be sure of that. There is always the remote chance that someone will cancel but this is not guaranteed and in my opinion, you are taking a great chance of arriving only to be disappointed, and I would feel badly for you. I fully empathize and understand how you may feel like a fellow advocate of spontaneity myself. The only advice I can offer is to continuously check the Theme Park Availability calendar, especially the day of your intended visit, in the hopes spots pop up and then you could purchase your tickets using the Disneyland Mobile App right away instead of waiting to get to the ticket booth when the spots might be taken.

    Download the Disneyland Mobile App to purchase theme park tickets, check theme park availability, secure theme park reservations and other vacation essentials. In the Disneyland Mobile App kindly update the Payment Method in My Profile on your Welcome Page to facilitate app transactions such as Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, and the addition of the theme park ticket option called the Disney Genie+ service which will save you time in lines for attractions that offer the Lightning Lane entrance. 

    Sunny, I apologize for not offering more promising information, I hope the information I did offer is useful to you, and I wish you all the luck with your impromptu visit to Disneyland Resort, thank you.


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