All About Disneyland’s Reservation System 2024

Disneyland’s theme park reservation system is still in place in 2024, which may confuse some because not all Disney Parks require them, but Disneyland in California certainly DOES! Here is all the information you need to book your theme park reservations for your next vacation!Disneyland Reservation System

Disneyland continues to use a reservation system for a better vacation experience, even though they’ve ditched the practice at Walt Disney World. 

  • Yes, Disneyland Park reservations are required
  • Yes, California Adventure Park reservations are required

You will need a reservation for all ticketed guests ages 3 and up. Even if you already have tickets, flights or hotels booked—add this to your must do list! Yes, even in 2024.

Important Disneyland Reservation Info

Disneyland Resort has a better process to control crowds and anticipate scheduling, entertainment and more. The all new Disneyland reservation system for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are staying around for the long haul.

Make your Disneyland Reservations: 

  • 180 days before your first day in the parks. Anyone with valid Disneyland theme park tickets can make Disneyland theme park reservations up to 180 days in advance.
  • Those without a ticket can purchase new tickets now and make reservations up to 180 days in advance.
  • All guests can make reservations to stay at one of Disney’s three on site hotels. A stay at the hotel does not include a theme park reservation or theme park access, but does pull from a different basket of bookings. 

Know before you go regarding tickets & reservations:

How to Make Disneyland Reservations

When the Disneyland theme park reservation system opens for your travels dates, you will want to make the process as easy as possible. 

Make a Disneyland reservation

  1. Access the Disneyland reservation system here, on Disneyland’s official website
  2. If you’re not already signed in, the website will prompt you to do so. If you’re using the Disney app, it will bump you over to the website during the process.
  3. Once you’re ready to make Disneyland reservations it will prompt you to add your tickets and assign each ticket a guest name in your Disneyland account. If you’ve already added tickets, you should see them here.
  4. Create your party by selecting the names/tickets of people going with you to Disneyland.Book a disneyland reservation
  5. Select your date and theme park that you wish to visit from the available theme park reservations, as shown in the video.
  6. Review and confirm your plans. It will say “Disneyland (or California Adventure) All Day” but it doesn’t mean you can’t hop it you have a hopper ticket.
  7. Restart the process for multiple dates and/or visits. And here’s a more detailed How To Link Your Disneyland Tickets Guide.

Know before you go regarding securing reservations:

Do you have more questions I haven’t addressed on Disneyland’s reservation system? Keep reading and please add your comments to help me better clarify this article as more reservation details are released. 

Disneyland Reservations Troubleshooting

Franticly trying to make your Disneyland reservations and need help? Here are some things to try:

  • Different browser.
  • Not recognizing your log in? Log into the Disney Store, then use a new tab to open the Disneyland site.
  • Chat with Disneyland IT on the Disneyland website.

Try a new device or browser. Some browsers just seem to work better with the system. If it’s not working on mobile, try a desk top or another browser.

Reservations only take a few minutes. Expect reservations to go live the morning of 180 days out, don’t stress, it should only take you a few minutes. Even for coveted dates like July 4, December 26 or December 31. 

Do not refresh or freak out if there’s a pause or error. Try the troubleshooting methods above and check your email to confirm if reservations were finalized.

I have had issues getting reservations because it wasn’t showing my tickets I had entered. I decided to click around in a new tab and was able to get through. 

What troubleshooting techniques worked for you? Please comment below so we can all benefit. 

Disneyland Reservations Questions

There are still a lot of questions I am happy to answer about booking your theme park reservations. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Can I preview the availability before buying tickets or making a decision?

Yes, preview Disneyland reservation calendar availability here for ONE PARK PER DAY and here for HOPPERS because it’s different for each ticket type! 

 When do Disneyland reservations open? 

Here’s when Disneyland  reservations open and what it means for your vacation:

  • Everyone can purchase new tickets now.
  • Anyone holding valid Disneyland theme park tickets can make Disneyland theme park reservations up to 180 days in advance.
  • All guests can make reservations to stay at one of Disney’s hotels or a good neighbor hotel. A stay at the hotel does not include a theme park reservation or theme park access. Book your stay here with my promo code

How far in advance can I make Disneyland reservations? 

Ticket holders can make Disneyland reservations up to 180 days in advance. 

Do I need a reservation even if I have tickets/hotel/flight to Disneyland? 

Yes, all ticketed guests ages 3 and up will need reservations in addition to your park ticket for park admission. 

Can I still park hop at Disneyland Resort? 

Yes, guests with Park Hopper tickets and reservations may visit the other park on the same day starting at 11:00 am. 

Can I leave the park and re-enter later in the day?

Yes, all theme park reservations come with re-entry privileges. 

Do I have to arrive at the exact time my reservation begins?

No, those are usually just park hours and you can arrive whenever you’d like. 

Can I modify or change my Disneyland reservation?

Yes, you can now modify or change your Disneyland reservation with ease on the Disneyland App. Valid dates for your ticket type will be shown and you can move them as needed.

How do I link my Disneyland Ticket Reservations for my entire party?

Easy! I’ve got the details on how to link your Disneyland tickets here.



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