Magic Happens Parade at DLR; mickey; moana; Main Street
  • On Mar 8, 2024
    Shane from SK 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 tickets at the gate and be able to enter the park that same day?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Shane! 

    I love to hear that you are planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort next month. While it is possible to purchase a Theme Park Ticket on the same day you plan to enter the parks, there is a very important detail to keep in mind.

    There will need to be Park Reservations available on the day of your visit. You can check availability via the Reservation Availability Calendar. Please note that this is a live calendar that is constantly being updated and reservations are subject to limited availability. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Booths located in the Esplanade, the area between the entrances of both parks.

    To avoid any disappointment, I highly suggest purchasing your tickets in advance online or through the Disneyland App. Once you make your purchase, a reservation will be made for you, and you'll be one step closer to experiencing the magic! Speaking of the app, you can use it to enter the parks, check attraction wait times, place Mobile Orders for food and drinks, and much more.

    During your visit, I recommend making time to watch the "Magic Happens" Parade at Disneyland Park--it is my favorite! Check the Disneyland App for showtimes. You may also have the opportunity to enjoy the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, a foodie's dream come true.

    I hope this answers your question, Shane. We can't wait to have you at the parks real soon!

    Your Pal,
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