International Guests Turned Away From Disney As Parks Reach Capacity

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A trip to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort is a wish come true for many.

Riding iconic attractions like Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad never gets old, but there are plenty of new attractions like WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disneyland Resort, as well as Remy’ Ratatouille Adventure and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Recently a group traveling from Australia wanted to experience that magic at Disneyland but were turned away at the gates.

TikTok user @alannah21 shared that they flew from Australia to Anaheim to experience Disneyland, which includes Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, only to find out that the Disney Park Passes had been completely reserved for their dates.

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Literally have never been more sad in my life!! Someone help! @Disney Parks #perfect #crying #stupid #disneyland #avengerscampus #disneylandcalifornia #californiaadventure #disney #whatiateatdisneyland #starwars #disneyparks #depressed

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Disney Park Guests are no longer allowed to walk up to the entrance gate and purchase tickets. Instead, tickets must be purchased in advance online or by phone, and Disney Park Reservations are required to enter, as well. These instructions are posted on the website, but these aren’t the first Guests to experience this issue.

The Park Reservation system has been in place since the start of the pandemic and, while most Guests have adjusted, there are still others who are just now making their first trips and discovering the changes that have been made.

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If you are booking a vacation and would like to avoid the stress and hassle of making Disney Park Pass reservations and dining reservations, you can easily do so by booking with a travel agent. Click here to get started today. 

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Disney California Adventure has plenty to offer Guests as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, check out the new Marvel-themed land in Avengers Campus, where they can meet Spider-Man, Loki, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters. Don’t forget to check out the glowing lights in Cars Land and ride Radiator Springs Racers. And of course, you have to ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT. Rock on the Silly Symphony Swings as well, and go catch Jack-Jack on Incredicoaster!

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run. Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane can all help you plan your day, as well.

What do you think of the Disney Park Reservations system? Let us know in the comments below!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district! Or, how about a trip to Disneyland Resort to experience Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, as well as the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district!

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