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  • On Jan 8, 2022
    Pierre 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.

    What are theme park reservations? And, do we need them to enter the park?

    Welcome to planDisney, Pierre! Thanks so much for sending us this question! I'm happy to help you as you plan a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth! 

    Theme Park Tickets and Reservations are required to enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. Once you have purchased theme park tickets, you will make a theme park reservation. If you have specific dates in mind to visit, you might want to check Theme Park Reservation Availability first. If you have a one park per day ticket, you will make a reservation for the theme park you wish to visit. If you have a park hopper ticket, you will select the first theme park you wish to visit to begin your day. Then you can enter the other park after 1:00 p.m. and "hop" between the parks. Please keep in mind that this is based on availability.

    Speaking of reservations, you can also make advance dining reservations up to 60 days before the date of your visit! Some of my favorite spots to relax, refuel, and eat amazing food are Carnation Cafe and Lamplight Lounge. If you prefer to eat on the go, I recommend downloading the Disneyland Resort Mobile app to utilize Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering.

    I hope you have fun planning your vacation to Disneyland Resort and will visit us again at planDisney if you have any additional questions.

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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