• On Jun 1, 2017
    Aubrey from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can we purchase disneyland/california adventure three day passes at Paradise Pier upon check-in or do we need to purchase park tickets before we arrive?

    Hi there, Aubrey! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You can purchase your Disneyland Resort theme park tickets in a variety of ways, including at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel when you check in. However, I suggest purchasing your tickets in advance to save some time. When you buy tickets online, you can select the eTicket option. You will then receive a ticket voucher within 24 hours via email that you will take, either printed or on a mobile device, directly to the park entrance. Once your voucher or mobile device is scanned at the gates, you will be given a standard paper ticket to use for the duration of your stay.

    Also, since you'll be staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, you have access to Extra Magic Hour every day of your stay. You can enter Disneyland Park one hour early on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and Disney California Adventure Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. This extra time is invaluable in my opinion! Crowds are typically very light in the mornings and since the extra hour at Disney California Adventure Park is exclusive to Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests, you can go straight to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! or Radiator Springs Racers and have very minimal waits. Also, FASTPASS tickets have started to become available during Extra Magic Hour lately which is a change from how it was done in the past. While not guaranteed, definitely check to see if FASTPASSES are being distributed during that early hour to help you see and do even more!

    Have a magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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