Everything We Know About Purchasing Disneyland Tickets

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Recently, the Walt Disney Company revealed that the beloved Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort will reopen their gates on April 30, 2021 for the first time in over a year! Here’s what you need to know about purchasing tickets for the parks when they reopen.

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Important Disneyland Ticket Information

As Disneyland Resort prepares for its phased reopening, theme park officials are bound by California Governor Gavin Newsom’s “Blueprint Refresh” guidelines. Just like when Walt Disney World Resort began its phased reopening in July 2020, the Disney experience may look a bit different than it did before — however, the magic will still be there!

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For example, all Guests age 2 and over will be required to wear approved face coverings, social distancing will be enforced, and Disneyland Resort will be limited to 15% capacity (in California’s tier 2), with only California residents permitted entry at first.

Furthermore, all Guests will need to use a new theme park reservation system before entering the parks. To enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure, a park reservation and a ticket for valid admission are both required. Tickets will be sold online and in advance.

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Update on Unused Tickets

Disney provided the following update for Guests with unused tickets:

Unused non-promotional single day tickets that expire on December 30, 2021 or March 31, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to December 30, 2022. Wholly unused, non-promotional multi-day tickets that expire on January 12, 2022 or April 13, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to January 12, 2023, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or on January 12, 2023, whichever occurs first.

Guests with multi-day tickets who used their first visit between February 28, 2020 and March 13, 2020 but did not reach their ticket’s maximum number of uses, will have the 13-day expiration period of their ticket extended to December 30, 2022.

Expiration dates on eligible ticket(s) will be updated prior to the theme parks’ reopening.

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Disneyland Ticketing: What We Know So Far

According to the official Disneyland website:

“Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, we will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for Guests aged 3 and up.”

“Theme park reservations will be limited and subject to availability. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon. New Ticket Sales: At this time, we have temporarily paused ticket sales. Additional details on when ticket sales will resume will be provided soon. Note: Until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks, in line with current state guidelines.” 

Disneyland officials have not yet announced how many tickets each Guest will be allowed to purchase at a time. It is worth noting, however, that during A Touch of Disney ticket sales, Guests were allowed to purchase up to eight tickets.


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Disney also confirmed the following after new guidelines were released:

Per the state guidelines, the name and contact information of each person who purchases a ticket to the parks should be collected for contact tracing purposes. This information must be provided by the ticket purchaser, who will serve as the main contact on behalf of his/her entire party. In addition, at the time a guest purchases park tickets and makes a park reservation, the purchasing guest must confirm that the guest’s party size will not contain more than 3 households and that the guest, and all members of the guest’s party, are California residents, since the guidelines limit theme park attendance to in-state visitors only.

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We will continue to provide updates as additional information regarding Disneyland ticket sales become available — including the much-anticipated on-sale date!

Are you planning on visiting the Disneyland parks this spring? Let us know in the comments below!

This article has been updated since it was originally published.

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