• On Oct 2, 2021
    James from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    should I purchase my tickets in advance of arriving to the park?

    Hi James,

    Welcome to planDisney! I hope you're dreaming lots of magical Disney dreams and looking forward to them all coming true during your Disneyland Resort adventure!

    While it's possible to purchase tickets once you arrive, I would highly recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time! Ever since Disneyland Resort reopened last spring, theme park reservations have been required in addition to valid tickets for entrance into the parks. If you take a peek at the availability calendar, you'll see that it's not uncommon for days and parks to fill up, leaving no more reservations available. I'd hate for you to travel there, pay for parking, and then find out that there is no availability for the day. Planning ahead will not only give you time to anticipate all the magic and fun you'll enjoy, but you'll also be able to rest assured, knowing that your place in the parks is secure. 

    I'd recommend checking the park hours and availability calendars and purchasing your tickets as soon as you know which dates work best for you. When you buy your tickets directly from Disney, you'll go through the process of making your theme park reservations during check-out. To verify that everything is all set, you'll be able to view and manage your reservations on the My Theme Park Reservations page or the home page of the handy dandy Disneyland mobile app

    Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney, James! I hope that you have a truly magical visit to The Happiest Place on Earth!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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