Today, the Disneyland Resort released information on its much-anticipated reservation system. Guests wanting to visit Disneyland upon its reopening will be required to have both a valid ticket and a reservation for that date to be granted entry. The same system is currently in place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
The theme park reservation system will launch on April 12, and guests with existing valid theme park tickets can begin making park reservations for the days that their ticket is valid. Theme park ticket sales will resume on April 15, and guests without park tickets may begin purchasing tickets and making park reservations. As a reminder, ticket expiration dates were extended for many outstanding tickets. To accommodate as many types of ticket holders as possible, park reservations for select dates may be made available on a rolling basis. Ticket calendars will be updated on a rolling basis. Check for updated availability.
However, unlike when Walt Disney World Resort reopened, Disneyland will allow Park Hopping between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure right away! Disney World began its phased reopening in July 2020 and didn’t begin selling Park Hopper tickets again until January 2021.
Disney Parks Blog also released this step-by-step guide [below] for Disneyland Guests, outlining the steps required to make a theme park reservation:
- Once you have valid theme park admission, access our theme park reservation system
- Create your party
- Select the day and theme park you’d like to visit
- Review and confirm your visit
Park Hopping, for those Guests who are unfamiliar, is a system that allows Guests to visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park on the same day.
Guests who purchase or have a Park Hopper ticket and an appropriate park reservation may visit the second park on the same day beginning at 1 PM. Please check the Park Hours calendar and the Disneyland app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours, as they could start earlier at a later date, depending on the day and park. Guests with Park Hopper tickets must make a park reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting the other park. At this time, a park reservation is not required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change. Please note that the ability to visit the other park will be subject to that park’s capacity limitations.
Currently, the hours released for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are 9 a..m. to 7 p.m.. Guests with a Park Hopper ticket can make a reservation at one park, which they will be able to enter at 9 a.m. — then, they can head over to the other park and stay from 1 p.m. until park closing.
It is important to note that these park hours are subject to change at any time during Disneyland Resort’s phased reopening.
Will you take advantage of park hopping when Disneyland reopens?