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 continues to use a reservation system for a better vacation experience, even though they’ve ditched the practice at Walt Disney World.
The reservation system is still required 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.
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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:
- Tickets for Disneyland Resort are available online here.
- preview Disneyland reservation calendar availability here for ONE PARK PER DAY and here for HOPPERS because it’s different for each ticket type!
- Park hopping is permitted, beginning at 11:00 am with a valid hopper ticket and reservation at your initial park.
- Link your Disneyland tickets to the app.
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.
- Access the Disneyland reservation system here, on Disneyland’s official website.
- If you’re not already signed in, the website will prompt you to do so. Create or sign into your Disney account online, not via the mobile app.
- Once you’re ready to make 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.
- Create your party by selecting the names/tickets of people going with you to Disneyland.
- Select your date and theme park that you wish to visit from the available theme park reservations, as shown in the video.
- 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.
- 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. A Touch of Disney kicked off the virtual queue and about 30 minutes in, many were plagued by errors. My friend kept her page open with the error message without refreshing. Then they paused the queue. During the pause, they were fixing things and my friend ended up getting in to purchase first in our group.
I also 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
Your input is much appreciated as we all learn and gather information together during the reopening of Disneyland Resort. Here’s answers to your most common questions about Disneyland’s new theme park reservation system.
Can I preview the availability before buying tickets or making a decision?
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 theme park reservations?
Ticket holders can make 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 Tickets to my entire party?
Easy! I’ve got the details on how to link your Disneyland tickets here.
More questions on the Disneyland reservation system? Let’s talk!