Family Walking by Castle
  • On Apr 12, 2022
    Viliami from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can we still purchase tickets even though the park is fully booked? Maybe some people or families canceling their trip on that day? We really want to go so bad

    Hi there, Viliami! Welcome to planDisney!

    I see that you're wishing upon a star to visit the Happiest Place on Earth! I totally understand that feeling, especially with the return of Character Greetings this week! We've all waited patiently to give Mickey and his pals a big hug or high-five. I've been following posts on social media all day to see Guests' faces light up as they finally come in contact with their favorite characters again.

    Disneyland Resort has taken a gradual approach to reopening safely. This includes the requirement to have park reservations to enter either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. Though it is possible, Viliami, to purchase park tickets through a third-party vendor and make park reservations if they open up, this does prove to be a risky strategy. I'd recommend two possible magic carpet rides to get you where you'd like to go.

    First, you could keep checking the Disneyland Resort Website feverishly to see if the date you prefer to visit becomes available. You are correct that many Guests do change their plans and there is a possibility of reservations opening on the day you'd like to visit. If you check the website each day, even multiple times per day, leading up to the date you'd like to visit, you may find that your wish has been granted with newly available park reservations! This is a good alternative to purchasing tickets and hoping the parks become available, as doing it that way requires you to pay in advance and the tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. It would be unfortunate if you purchased tickets for a particular day in hopes that you could go, but were unable to use them.

    Along that same line of thinking, you could choose to purchase tickets for a backup date. Find another day on the calendar that works for your group and purchase tickets with park reservations for that day instead. If you find that the date you originally wanted does become available, you could change the date on your ticket to that date instead and only pay the difference if the price is greater than your original ticket purchase.

    Viliami, I know this may not be the news you wanted to hear, but you will have a magical time at the Happiest Place on Earth whichever day you're able to visit! Just keep an open mind and get ready to make some core memories!

    Hakuna Matata,

    Ashley
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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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