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  • On Apr 6, 2022
    Rose from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do have to have your tickets all paid for before reserving them for the park days

    Hi Rose!

    Welcome to planDisney! We're so glad that you found us hEAR. Thank you so much for asking this Disneyland Resort Theme Park Admission Ticket question!

    This is a great question, and I love that you're planning so far ahead! If you plan on purchasing Theme Park Admission Tickets by themselves, then yes, they would need to be purchased in full before you make your Park Pass Reservations. You can buy your tickets through the website, a blogger, a travel agent, a membership you might have like Costco or AAA, or even an organization you belong to. All of these would require either a full cash or credit card charge payment to receive your tickets.

    If, however, you bundle your tickets with a hotel stay as a Disneyland Resort Hotel Package or Disneyland Good Neighbor Package, then you would just need to put down a $200 deposit at the time of the booking and then you'd be able to book your Park Pass Reservations either upon check out or as soon as your dates fall within the 120-day booking window, whichever happens first. The remaining amount of the hotel + ticket package would then be due 30 days before your check-in date; in your case, Rose, you won't get that much time to delay a payment, but this plan is kind of a way to make your reservations now and pay later. Vacation Packages are also neat in that they're refundable, including the tickets. If you need to cancel between now and 30-days before check-in you'll get 100% of what you paid back. If you need to cancel between 30 days before check-in up until 5 days before then you'd only forfeit the deposit and have the rest of the amount paid returned to you.

    Pro Tip: If you decide to purchase tickets and stay in a hotel without a package, you'll want to make your purchase soon as Day Ticket Park Pass Reservations fill up fast. However, guests who stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotels have access to a special pool of reservations that stick around a lot longer.

    I hope that this helped to clEAR your question up, Rose! Thank you again for stopping by planDisney! Be sure to check out our official planDisney Instagram account where we're sharing all kinds of tips and tricks! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning Questions, We're All Ears! 

    ~Kristen N.
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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