A Ride in the Teacups
  • On Apr 7, 2022
    Victoria from AK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    1. When you purchase your Disneyland tickets for your theme park, does that include the rides too? Or will you have to pay for rides?

    Hiya, Victoria! Welcome to planDisney!

    I see that you'll be visiting the Happiest Place on Earth in just a few short weeks! How exciting! During your stay, you'll have the opportunity to experience the newly returned Nighttime Spectaculars, including Disneyland Forever Fireworks, World of Color and the Main Street Electrical Parade. These Guest-favorite evening experiences are a staple of the Disneyland Resort and you will not want to miss them!

    Victoria, when you purchased your tickets to the Disneyland theme parks, that includes access to all rides using the standby line. You are not required to make any additional purchases to get your spin on inside the Mad Tea Party, defeat Zurg on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters or take in the fun on any of the other rides at either theme park. Ka-Chow!

    You can make an additional purchase for Disney Genie+, which allows you faster access to rides and attractions of your choice using the Lightning Lane. The Lightning Lane entrance is located next to the standby entrance on each ride. As soon as you enter the park, you can make a selection for your first Disney Genie+ ride using the Disneyland Mobile App. The app will give you the next available arrival window for that particular attraction, so you can plan your free time accordingly. Once you scan into your first ride, you can open up the app and make your next selection! This add-on is completely optional. But, as the Disneyland Resort strives to create a magical experience for every Guest, you will be able to experience the attractions of your choice with or without this additional purchase!

    I'm sure this comes as good news for you, Victoria, as you'll be whisked away on many magical carpet rides (or at least theme park rides) during your visit!

    Happy planning,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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