How You Can Easily Get Disneyland Park Reservations!

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Disneyland tickets went on sale on April 15 and fans descended on the website, with many waiting upwards of 12 hours for their chance to be able to buy tickets to the Happiest Place on Earth.

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While tickets were (and still are) available for purchase, it was the theme park reservations that were the most difficult to come by. Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park are currently only able to operate at 25% capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions in the state. In order to maintain this capacity, Guests who want to visit Disneyland Resort must not only buy a ticket but make a reservation for the specific park they would like to visit that day (or the park they want to start their day at if they have a Park Hopper ticket).

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Theme park reservations for many days seemed to quickly book up, however, appearances can be deceiving.

If there is a certain day that you would like to go to the theme parks, but it seems that the day is booked up when you attempt to make a park reservation, do not give up hope. Disney seems to be adding more park reservation availability to their website daily. And, as more theme park reservations become available on a rolling basis, they will appear on the theme park reservation availability calendar. Because of this, we highly recommend checking in the morning (some have suggested 8 a.m. PST) to see what reservations appear to be available on any given day.

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As of this writing, reservations for California Adventure are available for most days of the month. This is for Guests who purchase a one park per day ticket. For Guests who purchase a Park Hopper ticket, the options open up considerably.

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Under current Disneyland guidelines, Guests who purchase a Park Hopper ticket must choose which theme park they would like to start their day at based on availability, and they can then hop over to the other theme park beginning at 1 p.m. on their reservation day. Guests should know that even though they have purchased a Park Hopper ticket, there is a chance that they will not be able to get into the second park if it is at capacity. So, you should always ask a Cast Member whether Disneyland or Disney California Adventure is at capacity before you leave your current theme park to Park Hop over to another one.

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There is no guarantee that new reservation availability will open up on certain days every day, but if there is a day that you are hoping to make a reservation for, checking the Disneyland site on a daily basis is really the way to go! Tickets and reservations are currently available for both Disneyland and California Adventure Park through the 4th of July weekend, and theme park reservations continue to open on a rolling basis as they can be made up to 60 days in advance.

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Are you heading to Disneyland Resort soon? Have you had any luck getting theme park reservations for your preferred days? Let us know in the comments!

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